What Does Ephesians 6:12 Mean?

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)

Verse Thoughts

Christ gained complete victory over sin, death and Satan through His death, burial and resurrection. And Christ's victory is ours by faith - for we are His body and are identified with Him and He with us.

The day is coming when Christ will rule and reign on this earth as King of kings and Lord of lords.. and Satan will be bound in the bottomless pit for a thousand years, but during this Church dispensation we are engaged in an ongoing, spiritual battle with unseen spiritual forces of evil - for we are members of Christ spiritual body and our spiritual battle is against a spiritual enemy.

The enemy against which we are called to wrestle can never be fought in the natural plain or in the physical sphere, for we do not wrestle against a flesh and blood enemy. We are engaged in a spiritual battle with a wicked fallen angel and many evil principalities and power - who are the authors of evil, deception, lies, fear, sin, evil, unrest and war.

Our battle is against spiritual rulers of darkness that influence the evil that is taking place in this world today - but they can never be defeated in our lives through natural weapons and worldly ways.

Our battle is not against flesh and blood but against spiritual wickedness - against the spirit that now works in the sons of disobedience. It is the Holy Spirit of God, Who works in believers and it is the evil spirit of wickedness that works in the sons of disobedience. We are in Christ and He is in us and we are to fight this enemy with the spiritual weapons that He has provided - through the Word of God and all-prayer.

The spiritual forces of evil will use the unsaved and blinded people to carry out their nefarious plans and there is only one way to defeat the spiritual enemy that seeks to shipwreck our faith in Christ Jesus - and that is by using spiritual weapons against this spiritual enemy.

For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen, spiritual world. Our daily battle is against mighty powers in this dark world, and evil spirits in heavenly places.. and the only effective weapons against this evil enemy is found IN-Christ - the-Word-of-God and all prayer - for Christ is our Salvation and Christ is the Truth - Christ is our Righteousness and Christ is our Peace.

Christ's victory at Calvary is ours by faith today. He triumphed over Satan through His death, burial and resurrection and only through HIM.. and the spiritual weapons of war that He provides can we successful wrestle against the evil forces in our world today.

My Prayer

Heavenly Father, thank You that Christ Jesus has won the victory over sin, Satan and the spiritual forces that work in the 'sons of disobedience'. Help me to recognize that I can only defeat the spiritual enemies that wars in our world today.. through Christ. Thank You for providing me with the means to live a victorious life in Christ - through the Word of God, prayer and praise and by abiding in Christ and He in me, in Whose name I pray, AMEN

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