KEY SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 6:12 “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”.
Our key scripture shows us that our enemies are basically spiritual beings. They are not flesh and blood. Satan may use human beings to oppose and even attack us in many forms, yet we’ve got to know that these people are not the real enemies but certain unseen persons.
The Bible list them as.
- Rulers of darkness of this world.
- Spiritual wickedness in higher places.
This is an orderly organised regime of satanic forces that come up against the Christian. The Bible lists them in a proper order of rank.
These names of these devils should never instill fear in any child of God. We have been raised together with Jesus and made to sit together in heavenly places in Christ. Ephesians 1:21 reads “Far above all principality and power, and might and dominion and every name that is named, not only in this world. But also in that which is to come”. The Christian shares in the authority of Christ. We are seated or ranked in authority far above these evil spirits.
Our life and experience is also after the position of Christ. Jesus is forever victorious. We share in His victory as well. This is the reason we must remain standing even in the face of trying moments that seem to depict failure. Jesus is our life. We represent him on the earth. If the Christian accept failure and defeat from the enemy, it means he had decided to step out of his or her identification with Jesus. We are called Christians because of our identification with Jesus. We are in Him, He is in us, and we are one with our Lord.
The devil knowing this, attacks by deception. His strategy is to make us lose sight or awareness of our oneness with Jesus. He also seeks to make us to lose sight of our non-negotiable victory in Jesus. The bible calls the conflict we have with the devil as a wrestle. The Greek word for wrestle is “Pale”, it comes from the root word “Pallo”. This means to oscillate or vibrate. The idea is to sway you from your victorious position in Christ. Whatever Satan and his demons seek to achieve, is to take you from the truth that is your victory in Jesus.
Your part of the contest is to maintain your grounds and not to lose your place of victory
I am fully established in the Lord Jesus. I am very victorious and no matter what comes against me I am more than a conqueror.
Romans 8:37 “Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us’.
1 John 4:4. Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world”.