**Steelhart;**2198491]Hello. I’m a bit confused over what Ephesians 6:12 is saying. I converted a year ago from knowing it as meaning one thing as a protestant. I thought it meant "We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, powers, and the rulers of the darkness and spiritual wickedness in high places. "
I never knew that principalities and powers were angels. Please elaborate your wisdom.
The entire quote in Eph 6:12 “For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens.”
The specific focus and readiness of the war we Christians fight isn’t JUST against the people in this world but against the spiritual powers that influence and guide their wicked ways. The righteous don’t struggle against angels because they are God’s friends, messengers and our some are our guardians. We wrestle with demon powers, for they used to be angels, and who now tempt us through the world in images and trials. Powers and principalities are the devil and his minions who prowl through the world seeking to whom they can destroy. And satan can have influence on the unrighteous so that they act against us Christians using the world and its rulers.