FORCES AGAINST THE CHURCH OF GOD .
Principalities are satanic princes and princesses assigned by the devil to
rule over the affairs of kingdoms, countries cities or villages of this world;
Those that the devil gave assignments to steal, kill , destroy and to also
attack the church and make humanity walk contrary to the will of the
Almighty God. They sometimes manifest as idols that people worship directly
or indirectly to provoke God to anger. eg. Prince of persia, that was in
charge of persia Daniel 10:13. Prince of Greece. Daniel 10:20-21.
There is also Ishtar Jeremiah 7:18, Jeremiah 44:17-25 , an Assyrian and
Babylonian goddess that is also called Ashtoreth and Astarte by various
other groups, which is generally known in this present age as queen of
heaven (not the heaven of our God, but the second heaven Exodus:32:13, Nehemiah:9:6 , 2 Corinthians:12:1-4, ) She was the wife of the false god of the philistin called Baal, that is also known as Molech 1 kings 11:5-7.
There is also queen of the coast and all the marine forces and spirits in
marine kingdom under the waters.Rev 17:1-6, and Jezebelous spirit.Rev 2:20.
There is also a strange demon of the water that has serpentine image, called laviathan. Job 3:8, Isaiah 27:1, psalms 74:4, Job 41:1, Gen 3:1.
2. Spiritual Powers Operatives.
These are many satanic agents or representatives on earth that is
appointed by the devil or his representatives to have supernatural
ability to exercise control, authority or dominion, deceiving and also
bringing punishment over humanity. These spiritual operatives manifest
as witches, wizards, occults, satanic priests, diviners, babblers, fetish
priests, astrologers, magicians, soothsayers and satanic preachers or
minsters. 2 Corinthians 11:13-15. This relm of satanic operatives are known
as punishing or deceiving agents. In most cases they are also flesh and
blood that are given spiritual ability to act onbehalf of the devil physically
on earth; represent him in areas that he may not be able reach physically
and to also deceive people. Acts 13:8-10.1 These 2 :9-10.
3. Rulers of darkness of this age.
Rulers of darkness of the earth are the forces of darkness that
decree or pronounce punishment on humanity from the earthly
spiritual world.These are evil spiritual police, adversaries and fault finders.
Matthew 5:25-26. Forces assigned by the devil to take over everyday,
to bring pain,sorrow and disasters to humanity. They are the wickedness
that arrest the day that Job was talking about in Job 38:12-13. These are evil
spiritual forces that struggle to waste life and time by planting evil in the
days (Ephesians 5:16). These are also the powers that plant evil into the
days before man wakes up in the morning. They are powers that govern
the spiritual affairs of this earthly place. They are strong men and
women in charge or families, countries, states and villages. They rule
government, control the affairs of nations to suit the plans of the devil.
But the good news is, the Lord has given us power to tread upon them, dominate them all and deactivate or destroy their powers and plans.
Luke 10:19, colosians 2:14-16. 1 John 4:4.
4. Spiritual hosts of wickedness in heavenly places.
Spiritual hosts of wickedness in heavenly places are the evil spirits or
forces or satanic angels that operate from the firmament or in the air
space to cause confusion, manipulation,detraction, pollution, destruction,
terror and also inject diseases into the air, water and animals. Because
the devil himself is the prince of the air-space, he operates with his angels
on this relm competently. Ephesians 2:1-3.
5. Flesh and self
This is the last and most stubborn enemy that every believers has.
This is the last weapon the devil uses to fight his last battle against Christians.
You can never overcome the enemy in spiritual battles permanently if you
can not win the battles of your flesh. This battle is always in three major
capacities, they are : Lusts of the flesh, lusts of the eyes and pride of life
1 John 2:16. Devil still uses those three weapons against humanity uptill
this generation. Just like he defeated Adam and Eve with the weapon,
Genesis 3:6, he used the same weapon against The Lord Jesus, but failed
Luke 4:1-12, Hebrews 2:18. Therefore, be careful so that the enemy will not
use what you want to be, what you want to become, where you want to go
or what you want to have ,to get at you. watch and pray Luke 21:36.
6. The devil.
The devil is a believer's arch enemy. You must know that he never give up.
When he is defeated, he comes back at another appointed time with
another method that you may not notice quickly. He is like a sworn enemy
that is ready to fight a life-time battle. This is why a Christian must
always be vigilant and careful because the devil is always looking for
who to devour. 1 peter 5:8, Luke 4:13. Job 2:2