He did this so that now, through the church, the wisdom of God in all its variety might be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realm
He is far above every ruler, authority, power, dominion, and every name that can be named, not only in the present age, but also in the one to come.
1 Peter 1:12
It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves but you in regard to the things that have now been announced to you by those who brought you the good news through the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. These are things that even the angels desire to look into.
O how deep are God's riches, and wisdom, and knowledge! How unfathomable are his decisions and unexplainable are his ways!
1 Corinthians 2:7
Instead, we speak about God's wisdom in a hidden secret, which God destined before the world began for our glory.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah! He has blessed us in the Messiah with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realm,
1 Corinthians 1:24
but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, the Messiah is God's power and God's wisdom.
For our struggle is not against human opponents, but against rulers, authorities, cosmic powers in the darkness around us, and evil spiritual forces in the heavenly realm.
"You are to make a Mercy Seat of pure gold, two and a half cubits long and one and a half cubits wide.
Bless the LORD, you angels who belong to him, you mighty warriors who carry out his commands, who are obedient to the sound of his words.
How numerous are your works, LORD! You have made them all wisely; the earth is filled with your creations.
Hallelujah! Praise the LORD from heaven; praise him in the highest places.
The seraphim stood above him. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he was flying.
Then the Spirit lifted me up and I heard a great earthquake behind me and the glory of the LORD arose from his place,
At that time Jesus said, "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from wise and intelligent people and have revealed them to infants.
For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,
For by him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether they are kings, lords, rulers, or powers. All things have been created through him and for him.
1 Timothy 3:16
By common confession, the secret of our godly worship is great: In flesh was he revealed to sight, kept righteous by the Spirit's might, adored by angels singing. To nations was he manifest, believing souls found peace and rest, our Lord in heaven reigning!
1 Peter 3:22
who has gone to heaven and is at the right hand of God, where angels, authorities, and powers have been made subject to him.
They sang a new song: "You are worthy to take the scroll and open its seals, because you were slaughtered. With your blood you purchased people for God from every tribe, language, people, and nation.