Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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.
Compete to enter in by the narrow gate, because many, I say to you, will seek to enter in, and will not be able.
1 Corinthians 9:25
And every man who strives for mastery exercises self-control in all things. Indeed therefore those men do it so that they might obtain a perishable crown, but we an imperishable.
2 Timothy 2:5
And also if any man competes, he is not crowned unless he competes lawfully.
Therefore we also, having so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, having put off every weight and cleverly entangling sin, let us run by perseverance the contest being set before us.
Flesh and blood
And having answered, Jesus said to him, Blessed are thou, Simon Bar-jonah, because flesh and blood has not revealed it to thee, but my Father in the heavens.
1 Corinthians 15:50
Now this I affirm, brothers, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit imperishability.
to reveal his Son in me, so that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not straightaway confer with flesh and blood,
far above every principle office, and position of authority, and power, and lordship, and every name that is named, not only in this age, but also in that which is coming.
So that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known to the principal offices and the positions of authority in the heavenly things, through the church,
For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor heavenly agents, nor principal positions, nor powers, nor things that have come, nor things that are coming,
Having stripped the principal offices and the positions of authority, he exposed them openly, having triumphed over them by it.
1 Peter 3:22
who is at the right hand of God, having gone into heaven, agents, and positions of authority, and powers having been subordinated to him.
in which ye once walked according to the era of this world, according to the ruler of the power of the air, the spirit that now works in the sons of disobedience.
And LORD said to Satan, From where did thou come? And Satan answered LORD, and said, From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down on it.
When I was with you daily in the temple, ye did not stretch forth hands against me. But this is your hour, and the power of darkness.
Now is the judgment of this world. Now the ruler of this world will be cast out.
I will no longer speak many things with you, for the ruler of the world comes. And he has nothing on me,
and about judgment because the ruler of this world has been judged.
to open their eyes to turn about from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, for them to receive remission of sins and a lot among those who have been sanctified by faith in me.
2 Corinthians 4:4
in whom the god of this age has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, in order for the light of the good-news of the glory of the Christ (who is a likeness of God) not to shine forth to them.
Who rescued us out of the power of darkness, and transferred us into the kingdom of the Son of his love,
Blessed is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly things in Christ.