1. The first set of household enemies that a believer is opportune to have and overcome (Eph. 6:12a-d, Acts 26:18b), are those who supervise the ignorance of everyone who hasn’t been instructed in the word of righteous ness; the word that’ll make us elites of the faith that is in the Son of God. Only thereby can our souls be empowered to selflessly and wisely relate with the goods, perks and privileges of this present life; in ways that no unbeliever or carnal believer can (1Cor. 2:14-15, 6:12).
2. One job description of principalities, powers and rulers of the darkness of this world, is to ensure no believer embarks on – or journeys to a place in Christ where they are rich in the faith of the Son (Jam. 2:5a), because by so doing, we will not only be granted the everlasting honor of hearing and keeping the Father’s words, would; thereby, we become heirs of the Kingdom of God (Heb. 12:9, Jam. 2:5b)
3. When you see a believer who consults with this world or with his unknown fears while looking into his future; especially with his past mistakes or with the wisdom of men; then, he is doing so at the expense of a spiritual wisdom called Christ (1Cor. 1:24). He is yet to overcome a category of enemy called principalities, powers and rulers of the darkness of this world (Lk. 1:71a), and he is at the mercy of consistently consulting with the gospel of Christ – until he becomes a consultant of His (Christ) faith (Rom. 1:16, 2Tim. 4:7).
4. The unchildlike frame or nature that sees us process thoughts that come to steal life from our soul, was nurtured in us during those dark days of our ignorance of the life called Christ (Jn. 10:10, Eph. 2:2). The names of the thieves that come to do so, have been exposed by the gospel as principalities, powers and rulers of the darkness of this world. And the day they can hardly think through us or steal life from our soul, is the day we have taken our priestly lot in that gospel (Acts 20:32, Heb. 2:11).
5. A believer who is on course to securing victory over principalities, powers, rulers of the darkness of this world, is one who has wrestled with the hope of this world; who, therefore, struggles to be moved by the seeming delays to his prayers (Col. 1:23/27). As he takes possession of the peace that Jesus gives, the hope of eternal life will finally be born in his heart (Jn. 14:27, Tit. 1:1-2).
6. There are enemies of the life and peace that Jesus gives, who we won’t qualify to wrestle with as long as we aren’t hearing and keeping precious things that will keep them out of our souls, or as long as they can’t find a resolve in our hearts to hold on tenaciously to the faith (of the Son of God) that overcomes them (Gal. 2:20, 1Jn. 5:4). They supervise the spiritual blindness of any believer or minister who hasn’t held the mystery of Christ’s faith with a pure conscience (Acts 26:18, 1Tim. 3:9).
7. There are those who manage the old creation; the world created by the devil and loved by men. They empower men with wisdom to keep the world within and without going, and they live through the soul of anyone who is yet to receive the things of the new creation; the daily conversations in Christ that will help us see how low and useless this world truly is (2Cor. 5:17). Their names are called principalities, powers and rulers of the darkness of this world (Eph. 6:12b-d, Col. 1:13). Are you disobeying them daily?
8. The day our mind becomes of no use to principalities, powers and rulers of the darkness of this world, is the day heaven can attest to the presence or formation of the mind of Christ in us (Gal. 6:14b, 4:19). Then would a new season (where we can really profit from instructions of the Father) dawn upon us; one where we would mind the instructions of everlasting life, and be eternally blessed with the Father’s divine nature (1 Cor. 2:16, 2Pet. 1:19)
9. There are worldly spirits that supervise the dis patch and delivery of every thought that has a worldly substance or that isn’t Christlike in nature; thoughts that have limited generations of believers from being able to hear, see and receive things that accompany the thoughts of God (Matt. 6:33-34). They preoccupy the mind with what men have said, are saying and will say about us, so we don’t receive those thoughts that the Lord and that the LORD almighty want us to conceive (2Cor. 6:17-18). Their names are called principalities, powers and rulers of the darkness of this world. Do they still think through you?
10. The gospel of Christ is the (spiritual) power of God that limits every thought supervised by principalities, powers and rulers of the darkness of this world – from perching on our soul; every thought other than the righteousness of God in Christ (Rom. 1:16-17). A new man (Christ) is born thereby; one who should receive divine life from the gospel of God (the Father); a life that will empower us against thoughts that are mostly supervised by spiritually wicked spirits in high places (2Pet. 1:3-4, 2Cor. 10:5).