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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.
Strive with earnestness to enter in through the narrow door, for many, I say to you, will seek to enter in and will not be able.
1 Corinthians 9:25
But every one that contends for a prize is temperate in all things: they then indeed that they may receive a corruptible crown, but we an incorruptible.
2 Timothy 2:5
And if also any one contend in the games, he is not crowned unless he contend lawfully.
Let us also therefore, having so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, laying aside every weight, and sin which so easily entangles us, run with endurance the race that lies before us,
Flesh and blood
And Jesus answering said to him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jona, for flesh and blood has not revealed it to thee, but my Father who is in the heavens.
1 Corinthians 15:50
But this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit God's kingdom, nor does corruption inherit incorruptibility.
was pleased to reveal his Son in me, that I may announce him as glad tidings among the nations, immediately I took not counsel with flesh and blood,
above every principality, and authority, and power, and dominion, and every name named, not only in this age, but also in that to come;
in order that now to the principalities and authorities in the heavenlies might be made known through the assembly the all-various wisdom of God,
For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,
having spoiled principalities and authorities, he made a show of them publicly, leading them in triumph by it.
1 Peter 3:22
who is at the right hand of God, gone into heaven, angels and authorities and powers being subjected to him.
in which ye once walked according to the age of this world, according to the ruler of the authority of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience:
And Jehovah said to Satan, From whence comest thou? And Satan answered Jehovah and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.
When I was day by day with you in the temple ye did not stretch out your hands against me; but this is your hour and the power of darkness.
Now is the judgment of this world; now shall the prince of this world be cast out:
I will no longer speak much with you, for the ruler of the world comes, and in me he has nothing;
of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.
to open their eyes, that they may turn from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive remission of sins and inheritance among them that are sanctified by faith in me.
2 Corinthians 4:4
in whom the god of this world has blinded the thoughts of the unbelieving, so that the radiancy of the glad tidings of the glory of the Christ, who is the image of God, should not shine forth for them.
who has delivered us from the authority of darkness, and translated us into the kingdom of the Son of his love:
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenlies in Christ;
But no one can, having entered into his house, plunder the goods of the strong man unless he first bind the strong man, and then he will plunder his house.
2 Corinthians 2:11
that we might not have Satan get an advantage against us, for we are not ignorant of his thoughts.