For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
Ephesians 6:12 NIV
And that about wraps it up. God is strong, and he wants you strong. So take everything the Master has set out for you, well-made weapons of the best materials. And put them to use so you will be able to stand up to everything the Devil throws your way. This is no afternoon athletic contest that we’ll walk away from and forget about in a couple of hours. This is for keeps, a life-or-death fight to the finish against the Devil and all his angels.
Ephesians 6:10-12 MSG
For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.
Ephesians 6:12 NLT
There are things we can not see, there are persuasions, way beyond the physical realm that are enraged in a struggle and fight for our souls which are also not unseen.
We all have what we call “heart”, a soul, our inner man, that God sent His son to die for. Upon accepting that sacrifice all our Spiritual needs are met (we are redeemed) and it is by His shed blood that we are made right with Him.
In that light the battle is already won but, at the same time, as long as we live here on earth we’ll constantly sense that struggle because it is in this world that the powers of darkness (this present darkness) that evil still tries to rule and reign.
This is yet another reason why Jesus taught us to pray, “Our Father, which is in heaven, Holy is your name. Your kingdom come and Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”
May we submit to God’s authority not this world’s persuasion.
In Christ, Beetle
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