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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 to enter in by the narrow door, for many, I tell you, will seek to enter in, and will not be able.
1 Corinthians 9:25
Every man who strives in the games exercises self-control in all things. Now they do it to receive a corruptible crown, but we an incorruptible.
2 Timothy 2:5
Also, if anyone competes in athletics, he isn't crowned unless he has competed by the rules.
Therefore let us also, seeing we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, lay aside every weight and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
Flesh and blood
Jesus answered him, "Blessed are you, Simon Bar Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven.
1 Corinthians 15:50
Now I say this, brothers, that flesh and blood can't inherit the Kingdom of God; neither does corruption inherit incorruption.
to reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I didn't immediately confer with flesh and blood,
far above all rule, and authority, and power, 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 through the assembly the manifold wisdom of God might be made known to the principalities and the powers in the heavenly places,
For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,
having stripped the principalities and the powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
1 Peter 3:22
who is at the right hand of God, having gone into heaven, angels and authorities and powers being made subject to him.
in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the children of disobedience;
Yahweh said to Satan, "Where have you come from?" Satan answered Yahweh, and said, "From going back and forth in the earth, and from walking up and down in it."
When I was with you in the temple daily, you didn't stretch out your hands against me. But this is your hour, and the power of darkness."
Now is the judgment of this world. Now the prince of this world will be cast out.
I will no more speak much with you, for the prince of the world comes, and he has nothing in me.
about judgment, because the prince of this world has been 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 an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in me.'
2 Corinthians 4:4
in whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that the light of the Good News of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should not dawn on them.
who delivered us out of the power 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 heavenly places in Christ;