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.
Do your best to go in by the narrow door, for I say to you, A number will make the attempt to go in, but will not be able to do so.
1 Corinthians 9:25
And every man who takes part in the sports has self-control in all things. Now they do it to get a crown which is of this world, but we for an eternal crown.
2 Timothy 2:5
And if a man takes part in a competition he does not get the crown if he has not kept the rules.
For this reason, as we are circled by so great a cloud of witnesses, putting off every weight, and the sin into which we come so readily, let us keep on running in the way which is marked out for us,
Flesh and blood
And Jesus made answer and said to him, A blessing on you, Simon Bar-jonah: because this knowledge has not come to you from flesh and blood, but from my Father in heaven.
1 Corinthians 15:50
Now I say this, my brothers, that it is not possible for flesh and blood to have a part in the kingdom of God; and death may not have a part in life.
To give the revelation of his Son in me, so that I might give the news of him to the Gentiles; then I did not take the opinion of flesh and blood,
Far over all rule and authority and power and every name which is named, not only in the present order, but in that which is to come:
So that now to the rulers and the authorities in the heavens might be made clear through the church the wide-shining wisdom of God,
For I am certain that not death, or life, or angels, or rulers, or things present, or things to come, or powers,
Having made himself free from the rule of authorities and powers, he put them openly to shame, glorying over them in it.
1 Peter 3:22
Who has gone into heaven, and is at the right hand of God, angels and authorities and powers having been put under his rule.
In which you were living in the past, after the ways of this present world, doing the pleasure of the lord of the power of the air, the spirit who is now working in those who go against the purpose of God;
And the Lord said to the Satan, Where do you come from? And the Satan said in answer, From wandering this way and that on the earth, and walking about on it.
When I was in the Temple with you every day, your hands were not stretched out against me: but this is your hour, and the authority of the dark power.
Now is this world to be judged: now will the ruler of this world be sent out.
After this I will not say much to you, because the ruler of this world comes: and he has no power over me;
Of being judged, because the ruler of this world has been judged.
To make their eyes open, turning them from the dark to the light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may have forgiveness of sins and a heritage among those who are made holy by faith in me.
2 Corinthians 4:4
Because the god of this world has made blind the minds of those who have not faith, so that the light of the good news of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, might not be shining on them.
Who has made us free from the power of evil and given us a place in the kingdom of the Son of his love;
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has given us every blessing of the Spirit in the heavens in Christ:
But no one is able to go into the house of the strong man and take his goods, without first putting cords round the strong man, and then he will take his goods.
2 Corinthians 2:11
So that Satan may not get the better of us: for we are not without knowledge of his designs.