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Peter’s Dream in Acts 10

Oh how many times must we deal with the question of Peter’s dream in Acts 10? Seriously? This comes up over and over again. “But Peter’s dream…” they will say, usually followed by some justification for continuing to eat bacon (or other unclean “food”). OK. Let’s let Scripture interpret itself: ACTS 10: 1 There was a certain man in Caesarea called... read more

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For those coming here for the first time, this site can be a bit overwhelming. There is a lot of content here – much of which may challenge some of the things you’ve believed most of your life. To be honest, much of my own beliefs have been significantly challenged and this site reflects the personal journey of discovery that I’ve been on since about 2010.     What is the... read more

Lunar or Weekly Sabbath?

Published by Rob Skiba ·THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2015 When is the Sabbath? I know this is a debate currently raging in some circles. Is the Sabbath based on the moon or has it always been about the consistent seventh day of the week? Well, consider the fact that “Saturday” is… Shabbat in Hebrew Sávvato in Greek yawm alssabt in Arabic Shabat’ in Armenian Subota in Belarusian dissabte... read more

The Day of Atonement

Published by Rob Skiba September 23, 2015 at 3:07 AM The Day of Atonement: Leviticus 23: 26 The LORD spoke to Moses, 27 “However, on the tenth day of this seventh month is the Day of Atonement. It’s a sacred assembly for you. Humble {afflict} yourselves and bring an offering made by fire to the LORD. 28 You are not to do any work that same day. It’s the Day of Atonement, because your atonement is made in... read more

Double Standard Abominations

Published by Rob Skiba July 1, 2015 at 3:29 PM A typical 21st Century Christian: “THE LAW HAS BEEN DONE AWAY WITH! IT WAS JUST FOR THE JEWS! WE’RE NOT UNDER THE LAW!!!! WE ARE FREE IN CHRIST!! WE ARE NOT BOUND BY THE OLD TESTAMENT!! STOP TRYING TO PUT US BACK UNDER THE LAW!! Now excuse me while I protest gay marriage and accuse other Christians of robbing God if they don’t tithe to... read more

Enough With the 613 Already!

Published by Rob Skiba April 8, 2015 at 2:49 PM I have to tell you… the whole issue of the alleged 613 commandments argument is getting soooooooooo old. Yet, I hear it alllllllllllllllllll the time. I just went through yet ANOTHER e-mail dialogue with someone who was going off on me about that issue, while saying that I was into a mixture of Talmudic, Kabbalistic and rabbinic theology. LOL! Wow.... read more

Rose on Easter Sunday Morning or on the Third Day?

Published by Rob Skiba April 5, 2015 at 4:06 PM Jesus said that He would rise from the dead ON the third day… Matthew 17: 22 And while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said unto them, The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men: 23 And they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised again. And they were exceeding sorry. Matthew 20: 17And Jesus going up to... read more

Did the “Early Church Fathers” Keep the Feasts?

Published by Rob Skiba April 5, 2015 at 2:07 PM Easter has nothing whatsoever to do with the Resurrection Day of our Savior. Please note that neither He, nor any of His disciples ate ham either. Just some “food for thought.” Likewise, please consider what Eusebius wrote. Eusebius was a Roman historian and Christian apologist who lived sometime between 260 and 340AD. He is generally... read more

Unleavened Bread and the Second Passover

Published by Rob Skiba April 4, 2015 at 9:55 PM It takes all of about 30 minutes of intentional research to prove that Christmas, Good Friday and Easter really have nothing whatsover to do with our Savior’s birth, death and resurrection. They are like Twinkies. As kids, we enjoyed eating them. But they have no nutritional value… and yet, they can still stay in us for a long time after eating... read more

The IDF, Leviticus 26 and What It Means To “Support Israel”

Published by Rob Skiba March 13, 2015 at 2:53 PM Christians have been and are still being deceived and guilt-tripped into a “We MUST support Israel” mentality. However, we really need to ask ourselves what that actually means – and do so in Biblical CONTEXT and not in geo-political (Zionist) contexts. Recently, Gonz (from Canary Cry Radio) posted a “rant” regarding this... read more

Circumcision, Salvation and the Feasts

Published by Rob Skiba March 9, 2015 at 1:40 PM My thoughts on the issues of circumcision, salvation and the Feasts. I’m not telling anyone what to do. I’m merely stating what I believe based on my studies on these topics. Take it or leave it. More and more people are realizing the it’s time to ditch the pagan celebrations of X-mess and Ishtar day and get back to the actual HOLYdays of... read more

It Doesn’t Get Any Clearer Than This…

Published by Rob Skiba March 4, 2015 at 9:49 PM From Genesis to Revelation, “sin” is clearly understood to be transgression of YHWH’s Laws. And in case that is not clear to you, it is spelled out for us in 5th Grade reading level English by the beloved Disciple, John… 1 John 3:4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.... read more

Finding Fault With Perfection… Or With Translation?

Published by Rob Skiba February 19, 2015 at 3:21 PM Many people like to quote Hebrews 8 whenever we suggest that obeying YHWH is still a valid and needed thing to do as Believers. The problem is they are guilty of two things: 1) Trusting in INSERTED (italicized) English words for their flawed doctrine and 2) Cherry-picking verses out of context. Hebrews 8 starts off with… Hebrews 8: 1 Now of the... read more

Oh Foolish Galatians!

Published by Rob Skiba February 12, 2015 at 10:48 PM Is Galatians the ONLY book in the Christian Bible? I think not. However, to read the usual antinomian responses to just about anything pertaining to the Law of YHWH, you would think it is. I personally have no problem with the book. I love it along with all the others it AGREES with. Saw something interesting today. Did you know that Paul is not the... read more

Should Christians Still Keep The Sabbaths and the Feasts?

Published by Rob Skiba January 28, 2015 at 2:19 PM OK. This particular blog is LOADED with information for you to consider. Please take the time to review everything listed here before being tempted to criticize and/or ask questions that may have already been addressed. I’m not going to have time to engage in any lengthy debate or really a whole lot of dialogue. I’ve got a LOT on my plate... read more

The Second Exodus, the Appointed Times and what it means to be “wise”

  Published by Rob Skiba January 26, 2015 at 5:49 PM This is the 5th year for us studying the Torah and we are about 13 chapters into Exodus right now. It NEVER ceases to absolutely AMAZE me what YHWH continues to reveal through Moses! I will write more in the days ahead. For now, I just want to focus on what it means to be “wise,” because it certainly plays a major role in the Last... read more

A New and IMPROVED “Great Awakening” is taking place

Published by Rob Skiba on January 11, 2015 at 6:42 PM When I first started to understand who I am, and I began to talk and write about it, many labeled me a member of the so-called “Hebrew Roots Movement.” I have consistently distanced myself from that label however due to many things that I flat out disagree with that are being taught by some of the more prominent leaders within that now so... read more

What coming out of Babylon looks like…

Published by Rob Skiba January 11, 2015 at 5:26 PM As I am going through the 100+ notes I’ve written over the past few years, it is very interesting to see the journey I’ve been on and how others have reacted to it along the way. When I realized that the gifts of the Spirit are still in effect today and that John 14:12 was true and still applicable to us in the 21st Century, all my Baptist... read more

“So do you keep all 613 commandments Rob??”

Published by Rob Skiba January 3, 2015 at 2:51 PM People ask me all the time, “Well if you claim to be Torah observant do you keep ALL 613 commandments in it?” This is of course usually done in a smug effort to try and trip me up and eventually label me either a liar, hypocrite, heretic or worse. I can almost guarantee that nearly everyone who hurls that accusatory question has never... read more

“Church Fathers” and the Closing Words of Scripture

Published by Rob Skiba December 30, 2014 at 5:47 AM People love to quote the “early Church Fathers” all the time. Unfortunately, the ones they are choosing to quote are really more like “early Church Children, Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren” and even rebellious step children. The true  “early Church Fathers” are the authors of the New Testament! Yes, they... read more

I’ll see your Paul and raise you ten plus… and a Vulcan just for the fun of it

Published by Rob Skiba December 16, 2014 at 2:48 PM Oh how interesting it gets whenever we talk about actually obeying YHWH with Christians. It still astounds me that there should even be a debate as to whether or not obeying YHWH is something we should be doing. Yet, time and time again, we find that it is a hotly contested debate. And within this debate, everyone and their dog wants to throw down Paul... read more

What is love?

Published by Rob Skiba December 11, 2014 at 10:43 PM Whenever post just about anything concerning keeping the commandments, I often hear people tell me that Jesus only gave two commandments for us to follow (as if He decided to trump His Father). Well, the first thing we must consider is this: John 10:30 I and My Father are one. So, right there we can toss out any notion of One... read more

The Deuteronomy 13 Test

  August 14, 2014 at 4:26 PM There is an excellent on-line teaching by 119 Ministries called, “The Deuteronomy 13 Test” that I highly recommend you watch/read. You can do so by going to this URL: http://119ministries.com/the-deuteronomy-thirteen-test   In this teaching, they direct our attention to (as you may have guessed) what is said in the thirteenth chapter of  Deuteronomy, wherein we... read more

Twisting and Distorting My “Twisting and Distorting” Note on Col. 2

    Published by Rob Skiba June 22, 2014 at 1:08 AM And so the lunacy continues… http://www.logosapologia.org/?p=5633     In the opening paragraph of the above blog, we see: In Colossians, Paul is addressing a situation quite similar to Skiba’s own “ministry” that also asserts New Covenant believers need concern themselves with the obsolete Mosaic covenant stipulations... read more

Just a Coincidence?

Published by Rob Skiba June 29, 2014 at 9:47 PM So, I was just thinking… or should I say, wondering: Is it just a coincidence that the last prophetic writer of the Old Testament and the last apostolic writer of the New Testament were telling us the same thing? Malachi 3: 6 “For I the Lord do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed.  7a From the... read more

Church in the Wilderness and the Fullness of the Gentiles

Published by Rob Skiba June 24, 2014 at 5:25 PM The CHURCH in the wilderness Like many, I once believed the Church was founded on the day of Pentecost. While that is true, I discovered I had the timing wrong. It was not the Pentecost of Acts 2, but rather of Acts 7. ACTS 7:38 This is he, that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel which spake to him in the mount Sina,... read more

God’s Love Language

Published by Rob Skiba June 23, 2014 at 3:00 PM Honey, Remember how I saved you from the bondage you used to live in? Remember how I did many mighty miracles to deliver you from the oppression of your slave masters? Then I took you far away from them and wrote down a few things in stone (with My own finger) to let you know what your new life with Me could be like? Honestly, I... read more

Law Against The Law?

Published by Rob Skiba June 4, 2014 at 3:16 PM Found an interesting website today: http://extent-of-regulation.dhwritings.com/ In one section, it says: How Numerous are the Laws Passed by the United States Congress?  R2075.jpg (26868 bytes) The United States Code (abbreviated USC) is the collection of laws passed by the United States Congress, minus the ones that have been repealed or superseded.  When... read more

Did Yeshua Take A Nazarite Vow (in Matt. 26:29)?

Published by Rob Skiba June 3, 2014 at 2:10 AM Before I begin this note, let me just say up front that I am asking this question myself: Did Yeshua Take A Nazarite Vow? I am going to suggest that He did. Based on my acknowledged limited understanding, please allow me to SPECULATE… The Levitical Priesthood has been and will remain done away with so long as the Melchizedek Priesthood remains intact.... read more

Paul Taught Against Transgression of the Law (a.k.a. sin)

  Published by Rob Skiba May 27, 2014 at 12:55 AM STOP! Watch this video before continuing to read this note:    Welcome back. OK. So, this morning while Sheila and I were listening to the Bible.is reading of the first 4 chapters of Mark, we wondered what the Scriptures would look like if we actually used the Biblical definition of sin. Like in situations such as: Mark 2:15 And it came... read more

Don’t Be An Antinomian (Christian Anarchist)

Published by Rob Skiba May 24, 2014 at 3:00 AM ANTINOMIAN = ANARCHY We are probably more familiar with the word anarchy, but they both essentially mean the same thing. Here is what Webster has to say about Anarchy:    Here is what one on-line resource has to say concerning Antinomianism…  So what does Antinomian mean? ‘Antinomian’ is pronounced [an-ta-nome´-ee-ann].  The... read more

Finding Our Sabbatismos

  Published by Rob Skiba May 24, 2014 at 5:16 AM My favorite study Bible is a KJV – NLT parallel Bible. Well, I’m sorry to say this, but both totally blow it when it comes to the translation of Hebrews 4:9…   In the Greek… Sabbatismos means… The Greek word for “rest” in this verse is “sabbatismos” which literally means “Sabbath keeping” or “Sabbath... read more

The Lord’s Day

  Published by Rob Skiba May 20, 2014 at 3:36 PM So I watched the Sabbath debate between Jim Staley and Chris Rosebrough:    I found it interesting that Chris, like SO MANY others who disagree with keeping the Sabbath spent so much time quoting “Church Fathers” instead of Scripture to support his view. So, I decided to look into it myself, based on his statements and the... read more

Leviticus 26, Ezekiel 4 and the Fullness of the Gentiles

    Published by Rob Skiba May 18, 2014 at 10:21 PM This past Shabbat, we finished the book of Leviticus. I have to say, Leviticus 26 is such a VERY POWERFUL portion of Scripture:     Leviticus 26: 1 Ye shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither rear you up a standing image, neither shall ye set up any image of stone in your land, to bow down unto it: for I am... read more

Obeying YHWH = Doctrine of Devils?

  Published by Rob Skiba May 18, 2014 at 3:52 PM Let me start this off by saying, I have no desire to be at war against any of my brothers in the faith. That is not what this is about. But it has been brought to my attention that a well known self confessed “Bible scholar” (that many of you know) recently posted the following on his wall:   First of all, his take on this comes from a... read more

10 or 613?

Published by Rob Skiba May 13, 2014 at 2:16 PM When it comes to “keeping the Law” most of my posts really revolve around the 10 Commandments (and the Feasts). Still, time after time, people continue to come at me with the question/accusation, “Well, are you keeping all 613 (alleged) commandments of the Torah?” as if to try and trap me. Look… NO... read more

The Sign Between YHWH And His Bride

Published by Rob Skiba May 16, 2014 at 3:54 PM So, I’ve been thinking about the marriage of Israel and YHWH at Pentecost (the first one at Mt. Sinai), which birthed the Church that is the Bride. What if we thought of the Ten Commandments less as “commandments” and more like wedding vows? Think of them more like your wedding band, which serves as a “sign” to everyone else that... read more

Will you take the Mark of the Beast or the Sign of YHWH?

  Published by Rob Skiba April 30, 2014 at 1:25 PM Most of us are familiar with the Mark of the Beast. But what about the Sign of YHWH? The Scriptures tell us that it is His Feasts, Sabbaths and Commandments:   Exodus 13: 6 Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread, and in the seventh day shall be a feast to Jehovah. 7 Unleavened bread shall be eaten throughout the seven days; and there shall... read more

First day of the week – or first of the Sabbaths?

Published by Rob Skiba April 24, 2014 at 3:06 PM Before understanding the Feasts of YHWH, I was just as clueless as the next guy concerning the things of God and how His plan/calendar works. I’m still learning and certainly don’t have it all figured out yet. But one thing I have figured out is that someone really started messing with our Bible and CHANGING the Sabbath. We are now in the season... read more

Satan Sabotaging the Sabbatōn

Published by Rob Skiba October 15, 2013 at 5:38 AM A while back, I posted a note about the Sabbath, questioning whether or not we (Christians) should keep it. Of course, it stirred up no shortage of controversy and generated (at last count) over 600 responses. The usual arguments against keeping it involves a number of Scriptures about the Apostles meeting “on the first day of the week.” So, I... read more

God’s Plan For You

Published by Rob Skiba October 14, 2013 at 1:03 AM Many people read my wall and they don’t exactly know where I’m coming from. Am I a legalist? What’s the deal with Grace? Can Law and Grace work together, or are they mutually exclusive, with one being replaced by the other? I’m going to try and break it down as simply as I can. It’s really not complicated: John 3:16 For God... read more

To keep the Sabbath or not to keep the Sabbath – that is the question

Published by Rob Skiba September 30, 2013 at 11:33 PM Most Christians would argue that we should not violate the Ten Commandments… or at least 9 of them anyway. I’ve always found it rather interesting how they think all but the 4th Commandment are still in effect. What happened to the Sabbath? Should we still be “remembering” to keep it? Perhaps the most striking evidence for... read more

Sheol and the Nicolaitan Church Jesus hates

Published by Rob Skiba June 16, 2013 at 7:31 PM Revelation 2 (ASV): To The Church of Ephesus 1 To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, he that walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks: 2 I know thy works, and thy toil and patience, and that thou canst not bear evil men, and didst try them that call themselves... read more

To sin or not to sin? That is the question.

Published by Rob Skiba February 25, 2013 at 11:04 PM Anyone who follows my wall posts, knows the marathon threads that result from nearly any post I make concerning the Law of YHVH. Some in favor – many all to eager to call me a heretic for daring to suggest that obedience to God might be a good thing. All of the arguments posted by Grace only Law haters come with quotes from Paul. So, I thought... read more

Keeping the Commandments and Feasts of God

Published by Rob Skiba August 26, 2012 at 5:03 PM I don’t understand why people are so resistant to keeping the commandments of God: Do you really want to serve false gods? Do you really want to create idols? Do you really want to take the LORD’s name in vain (as in swearing falsely by it)? Do you really want to miss out on the benefits of keeping the (Saturday) Sabbath? Do you really want to... read more

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