THERE IS ONE PASSAGE IN THE SCRIPTURES, WHICH IS OFTEN QUOTED, BUT SELDOM UNDERSTOOD. It was written by the apostle Paul, and is found in Ephesians 6:11-18, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of Yahweh, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness: and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the spirit, which is the word of Yahweh.”
How many who quote these verses, know what they really mean? Even the first part of it that our opposition is really sponsored and directed by superhuman forces, is no longer believed in most churches. Those who like to consider themselves very modern and sophisticated consider all references to anything supernatural to be only primitive superstition, and they reject it as such. There are many references to these angelic beings, both good and bad, from sources whose inspiration we cannot reject, even including our Redeemer, Yahshua. Those who do scornfully reject all this are correctly described as sophisticated. The dictionary defines sophisticated as adulterated with some inferior substances!