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.
Strive to enter in at the narrow gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
1 Corinthians 9:25
And every man that strives for self control is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.
2 Timothy 2:5
And if a man also competes as an athlete, yet is he not crowned, unless he strives lawfully.
Therefore seeing we also are surrounded with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which does so easily ensnare us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
Flesh and blood
And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed are you, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood has not revealed it unto you, but my Father who is in heaven.
1 Corinthians 15:50
Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither does corruption inherit incorruption.
To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the Gentiles; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:
Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age, but also in that which is to come:
To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,
For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
1 Peter 3:22
Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.
In which in time past you walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now works in the children of disobedience:
And the LORD said unto Satan, From where come you? And Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down on it.
When I was daily with you in the temple, you stretched forth no 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.
Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world comes, and has nothing in me.
Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.
To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them who are sanctified by faith that is in me.
2 Corinthians 4:4
In whom the god of this age has blinded the minds of them who believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
Who has delivered us from the power of darkness, and has translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: