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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.
And He said to them, "Strive to enter in through the narrow door; because many, I say to you, will seek to enter in, and will not be able.
1 Corinthians 9:25
And every one who strives in the games exercises self restraint in all things; they, indeed, therefore, to receive a corruptible crown, but we an incorruptible.
2 Timothy 2:5
And, if also one contends in the games, he is not crowned, unless he contends lawfully.
Therefore, having so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us??aving thrown off every encumbrance and the easily besetting sin??et us run with patience the race lying before us;
Flesh and blood
And Jesus, answering, said to him, "Happy are you, Simon Bar-Jonah; because flesh and blood did not reveal it to you, but My Father Who is in Heaven.
1 Corinthians 15:50
And 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 proclaim the good news of Him among the gentiles; straightway I conferred not 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 to come;
in order that now might be made known to the principalities and authorities in the heavenly places, through the assembly, the manifold 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 despoiled the principalities and the powers, He made an example of them, celebrating a triumph over them in it.
1 Peter 3:22
Who is on the right hand of God, having gone into Heaven, angels and authorities and powers having been made subject to Him.
in which ye once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the authority of the air, the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience;
When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched not forth your hands against Me; but this is your hour, and the power of darkness."
Now is the judgment of this world: now will the Prince of this world be cast out;
I will no more speak much with you; for the Prince of the world is coming, and he has nothing in Me;
and respecting judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged.
to open their eyes, that they may turn from darkness to light, and from the dominion of Satan to God, that they may receive remission of sins, and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me.'
2 Corinthians 4:4
in whom the god of this world blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that the light of the Gospel of the glory of Christ, Who is the image of God, should not shine upon them.
Who delivered us out of the dominion 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 blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ;
But no one is able, after having entered into the house of the strong man, to plunder his goods, except he first bind the strong man; and then will he plunder his house.
2 Corinthians 2:11
that we might not be over-reached by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his devices.