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, KJV)
The Lord shows us our real enemies in the scripture above. He says we are not wrestling or struggling in battle with flesh and blood.Flesh and blood is used here to refer to human beings, so in essence, he is saying our real enemies are not humans but wicked fallen angels.
The Lord implies in this verse that we know we are in a battle in life. He does not say if we wrestle as though conditional. He states it emphatically, meaning we are already in conflict and He is merely showing us our real enemies.
The question is this: how can demons be your enemies? It is that boss who hurt you so deeply, and not demons. It was that family member who is against you, or people or this or that religious adherent who intends to destroy Christianity. Those who have hurt us are men, not demons—right? Well, that is what it appears to the natural eyes. The Lord is telling us to see life from the spirit realm. He wants us to see that demons are the real agents behind the misery of humanity. Can you imagine what God sees in our lives? He knows how demons are operating, directly, and indirectly and sees what they are doing right now.
Be spiritually sensitive. Do not fight against men as carnal people do. Learn to fight and win your battles from the spirit realm.
Can you see some kind of hierarchy and organization in Satan’s kingdom in the verse above? Can you pick out two qualities of these demonic powers from the descriptors above?
APPLY THE WORD
God is not saying people who hurt us are possessed. No! Demons influence human life is so many ways. Think of how Eve was influenced. You have to be discerning and sensitive. Be conscious of what and who you are fighting against.
Ask the Lord to help you become more spiritually sensitive.