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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
Sheri's comment on 2013-09-01 21:19:33:
Lately I feel a huge shift in paradigm happened for me when I was born again and felt Jesus breathe eternal breath into me one night. I was told to get up very early, before dark if possible, and read the Bible and ask God what is truth (like Pilate asked Jesus). I always thought the Bible was so bloody, and David so vengeful and fearful of people (which, of course, as a human king he had every right to be), but then it struck me one day that "enemy" in the Bible is our inner demons that keep us sinning, and God's grace (which David begs for constantly) is the only way we can obey God's laws and do His Will. WE must give up our will, as Jesus did in the Garden, for God's Will. If the "enemy" triumphs, then, like David did when he saw Bathsheba. "My enemies surround me" and all that kind of talk is truly about giving into sin and just how much we need God's help when in Satan's territory, which earth is for now. I like how one writer put it: Satan is a lame duck and he knows his days here are numbered. Anyway, I read all of Psalms much differently now. And Job. And Esther. Whenever there is gross slaughter of men, women and children and no bootie taken, think of the spiritual battle within us. So many people take the Bible at surface value and thus miss the point! Remember, the disciples often had to get alone with Jesus and ask him what the parable meant. The Bible is also a parable. So ask!
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