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.
"Exert every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to.
1 Corinthians 9:25
Each competitor must exercise self-control in everything. They do it to receive a perishable crown, but we an imperishable one.
2 Timothy 2:5
Also, if anyone competes as an athlete, he will not be crowned as the winner unless he competes according to the rules.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, we must get rid of every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and run with endurance the race set out for us,
Flesh and blood
And Jesus answered him, "You are blessed, Simon son of Jonah, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but my Father in heaven!
1 Corinthians 15:50
Now this is what I am saying, brothers and sisters: Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.
to reveal his Son in me so that I could preach him among the Gentiles, I did not go to ask advice from any human being,
far above every rule and authority and power and dominion and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.
The purpose of this enlightenment is that through the church the multifaceted wisdom of God should now be disclosed to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly realms.
For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor heavenly rulers, nor things that are present, nor things to come, nor powers,
Disarming the rulers and authorities, he has made a public disgrace of them, triumphing over them by the cross.
1 Peter 3:22
who went into heaven and is at the right hand of God with angels and authorities and powers subject to him.
in which you formerly lived according to this world's present path, according to the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the ruler of the spirit that is now energizing the sons of disobedience,
And the Lord said to Satan, "Where do you come from?" Satan answered the Lord, "From roving about on the earth, and from walking back and forth across it."
Day after day when I was with you in the temple courts, you did not arrest me. But this is your hour, and that of the power of darkness!"
Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be driven out.
I will not speak with you much longer, for the ruler of this world is coming. He has no power over me,
and concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world has been condemned.
to open their eyes so that they turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a share among those who are sanctified by faith in me.'
2 Corinthians 4:4
among whom the god of this age has blinded the minds of those who do not believe so they would not see the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God.
He delivered us from the power of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of the Son he loves,
Blessed is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms in Christ.