[Knowing your Adversary and Archenemy]:
"For though we walk in the flesh, we do not [war] after the flesh: (For the weapons of our [warfare] (strateia) are [not carnal], but [mighty through God] to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down [imaginations], and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; And having in a [readiness] (Grk. "hetoimo") revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled." (2 Corinthians 10:3-6)
Here Paul speaks of a spiritual battle being fought using a military term for "war" (Grk. strateuometha), but then switches to the word "warfare" (Grk. strateia), which means to campaign, or to lay out an operation to achieve a goal. This battle is not fought with worldly wisdom or the cleverness of unregenerate man, but by equipping ourselves through "preparation" before engaging in this ongoing battle, and this battle is fought daily until the enemy is vanquished for good (cf. Deut. 20:4; Jn. 17:17; Rom. 8:37; 1 Cor. 1:17-25; 2:1-4; 15:55-57; 2 Cor. 2:14; Eph. 6:10-18; Phil. 4:13; 1 Tim. 1:18; 2 Tim. 2:3-4; 4:7; Heb. 4:12; 1 Pet. 5:8-9; 1 Jn. 4:4; 5:4; Rev. 12:11). This is accomplished by casting down "imaginations" (Grk. logismous); and such conflicts and arguments are found in false religions, philosophies, ideologies, name it and claim it, or blab it and grab it, etc.
The Risen Christ was the firstfruits of the harvest to eternal life, then the redemption of the bodies of the children of God unto Life Eternal (Matt. 13:39; Rom. 8:23,29; 1 Cor. 15:20-23; Col. 1:18; 1 Thess. 4:13-18; Rev. 1:5,17; 20:1-15). He had flesh and bones, but not flesh and [blood] (Grk. sarka kai ostea; i.e., a "a mortal body"). He will return with Power and Great Glory along with His Glorified saints (cf. Jn. 17:24; Rom. 5:2; 8:18; 1 Cor. 13:12; 15:51-53; 2 Cor. 3:18; 4:17; Phil. 3:20-21; 1 Tim. 6:14-15; Tit. 2:13; 1 Jn. 3:2-3; Jude 24-25). Any creature that has blood running through its veins can be killed; for the life of the creature is in its blood (Gen. 9:4-6; Lev. 17:10-14; Deut. 12:23; Matt. 27:3-4; Lk. 11:50-51; et al).
"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]." (Ephesians 6:12)
The high places (Grk. en tois epouraniois; i.e., "the source of their operation is conducted in the cosmic regions") which Paul speak of here refers to the atmospheric and starry heavens. This realm includes our skies where flying vehicles such as an aircraft operates; it also includes the cosmic heaven where other planets, stars, and solar systems exist. This is where non-human entities such as principalities, powers, and the rulers of the darkness of this world operated before the archenemy decided to overthrow the human race.
[Defiance and Rebellion against the Sovereignty of Almighty God, and its Consequences PART A]:
Satan is a [cherub], and cherubs are creatures or beasts which have four faces and four wings; but the main face of the cherub resembles the face of an ox (cf. Gen. 3:24; Ps. 18:10; 80:1; 2 Sam. 22:11; Isa. 37:16; Ezek. 1:10; 10:1-22; 28:13-14). Cherubim do not have the face of little children as depicted by the Roman Catholic "church", and the reason why they are depicted as having the face of a small child is because of their pedophilic desires coming to the fore in their paintings (cf. Num. 32:23; Prov. 4:23; 28:13; Jer. 17:9; Matt. 10:26; 12:35; Mk. 7:21; Lk. 6:45; Jn. 3:20; Rom. 1:21; Heb. 3:12). This is what happens when someone attempts to be "justified" by their filthy rags (Isa. 64:6; Matt. 7:21-23; 23:28; Gal. 1:8; 2:16; 3:11; 5:4; 1 Pet. 2:24).
It is a blasphemous insult to the finished work of Christ on the Cross, and as a result . . . these pedophiles filled with dead men's bones are handed over to unclean spirits and their abnormal lusts (cf. Matt. 12:43-45; Heb. 6:4-6; e.g., "Eucharist or mass in Catholicism"; more like "Mass Deception"). Such defiant immoral behavior are characteristic of a reprobate mind, and the Bible teaches that rebellion against God often leads to sexual immorality. The campaign for sexual immorality is more prevalent today then it has ever been before. False teachers behind the pulpit are indoctrinating the simple-minded with demonic doctrines whose consciences have been seared (lit., "cauterized" in medical terminology) through the pretense of these hypocritical lie-speakers (cf. Eph. 4:19; 1 Tim. 4:2; 1 Jn. 4:1).
One of the most common excuses for homosexuality, lesbianism and bisexuality, is that they were "born" this way as a result of their genetic predisposition; this is their way of "blaming" God, and thus they claim that they are not held responsible for their immoral lifestyle which is supposedly the result of their genes or environmental factors. Even if we were to give them the benefit of the doubt (obviously NOT true), this excuse would still make them responsible and accountable before the Righteousness of God; because every human being born into this world are born into this world with the sin virus (Job 15:14-16; Ps. 51:5; 58:3; 5:12,19; Jn. 1:13; 3:3; 1 Cor. 15:22; 2 Cor. 5:17; Eph. 2:3; 1 Pet. 1:22-25); so should this be permissible to every man or woman born into this world to continue in their sinful lifestyle without repentance? God is not the author of confusion, and Satan has confounded the minds of the sexually immoral (e.g., transgenders) and their gender identity issues.
Sexual immorality is a sin that is unique in the sense that it is a sin which is committed against ones own body; while every other sins is committed "outside" the body (1 Cor. 6:18). Furthermore, sexually immorality is a judgment from God as a result of those who not only know that it is violating God's righteous decree, but such wicked men and women give hearty approval to those who practice them (Isa. 5:20-21; Rom. 1:32). We are to speak the Truth in Love in hopes that they may be snatched out of the fire (1 Cor. 13:4; Eph. 4:15; 1 Jn. 3:18; 1 Pet. 4:8; Jude 23-24); but unfortunately, when we speak the Truth in Love out of concern for the Eternal fate of their souls (Gal. 5:19-21; Eph. 5:5; Heb. 13:4; Rev. 22:15), we will face persecution, and it will most likely land us in jail (cf. Matt. 5:10-12; Jn. 15:18-20; Gal. 4:16; Phil. 1:29; 3:10; 2 Tim. 3:10-12; Heb. 2:9-10; Jas. 1:2; 1 Pet. 1:6-7; 2:11-12,18-24; 3:14-15; 4:12-17,19).
[Defiance and Rebellion against the Sovereignty of Almighty God, and its Consequences PART A END]