“And you were dead in sin in which you walked according to the prince of the power of the air among whom we conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh.” (Eph 2:1-3 paraphrased)
“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalitieS, powers, and rulers of the darkness.” (Eph 6:12)
Take note that a principality is a state which is ruled by a prince but falls within the boardes of a kingdom that is ruled by the king. So the king is still the superior ruler.
Now here’s where it gets exciting!
“And you, being dead in your sins, He has made alive. And He has nailed it to the cross. Having disarmed the principalities and powers.” (Col 2:13-15 paraphrased)
What does all that mean? THE PRINCE HAS NO POWER!
Ephesians 6:13+18 tell us that all we have to do is PRAY and STAND!
Don’t worry about the people that bring you down, or the situations that hold you back, or the thoughts that seem to paralyze you…these are powers of the air whose prince no longer has authority…THEY ARE NOT OUR BATTLE!