For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Ephesians 6:12 KJV
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
For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world-rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual [hosts] of wickedness in the heavenly [places].
Ephesians 6:12 (ASV)
For we are not struggling against human beings, but against the rulers, authorities and cosmic powers governing this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realm.
Ephesians 6:12. CJB
For we are not fighting against human beings but against the wicked spiritual forces in the heavenly world, the rulers, authorities, and cosmic powers of this dark age.
Ephesians 6:12 (GNT)
I had to look across the board. One translation was unclear:
To sum it up:
Most significant is that Satan was created well before Man. Being present for the period of Man he knows all…
The name, Lucifer, means ‘day star,’ or ‘son of the morning.’ Many recognize it as an alternate name of Satan, the fallen angel. But prior to his downfall, Lucifer was a magnificent being with a unique ministry.
Unfortunately, pride overtook his heart, and sin cost him everything.
Satan’s attempt to control this world system is nothing to take lightly. When you proclaim the Word and preach Christ, you must do so with utmost accuracy, power, and clarity.
The battle has been fought, through Jesus – God on Earth, we are Victor’s! Hold on, trust God, PRAY!
A play on words is “Pray because we are ‘preyed’ upon.” We have no power in ourselves! Turn it ALL out at The Feet of Christ!
I will admit that I have a small problem with Christ on the cross. Yes, he was on the cross, NOW Jesus is lifted up above ALL.
Amazing, God created Lucifer and Lucifer allowed pride to gain entry into his Spirit.
When God creates, He creates for ALWAYS! The spirit of the devil will exist in punishment for eternity. This is quite a fall from where he was.
The reason he and his fellow fallen angel’s seek the downfall of Man is to gain a puny foot on what God created for His glory.
I will ask one quick question, where do you want to be? Given a glance at what is to come in our existence; to be with God is EVERYTHING! FRANKLY, there is NO other option. I cast ALL my chips in the basket of eternity with God! ALL my chips!
There are those who play the lotto, gamble, watch Olympics, Horse races, dog races…I could go on! Why do you not cast your chips in the cup/basket of a SURE win?
I could go on…let us pray.
Father LORD, You are all!!! The answer to life’s greatest question “what next?” To be before You is what comes next.
LORD I come to You with filthy rags of sin, I have no right to approach Your throne, Father LORD, I confess my sins: lies, bitterness, grudges, unforgiveness, selfishness, pride, speaking wrongly… Father, I reek! Wash me with The blood of Your Son, shed for me on the cross. Cleanse me Father that my yesterdays become ‘then’ and Your ways become my ALL WAYS, Amen
I am a new me in You! Dress me with garments of white, that I may stand before You in praise! Humble and benevolent but filled with JOY, Amen. You Father are my ALL in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.