Some thoughts on "the prince of the power of the air"


Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:Ephesians 2:2 King James Version

In which at one time you walked [habitually]. You were following the course and fashion of this world [were under the sway of the tendency of this present age], following the prince of the power of the air. [You were obedient to and under the control of] the [demon] spirit that still constantly works in the sons of disobedience [the careless, the rebellious, and the unbelieving, who go against the purposes of God].Ephesians 2:2 Amplified Bible

The spirit of the world is at work in those who haven’t come to Jesus. Is it an actual spirit? I would think so. The spirit of satan, who was disobedient to God and who spawned the first deceptive lie to cause disobedience by God’s people, is still at work. But those who have been born again, are not under the power of the spirit of the world!! We might still be influenced by the devil’s deception and forget that we have been born again, and no longer under its power, and therefore give up the fight between the Holy Spirit’s leading and the flesh, but the fact remains, we are no longer under the power of the devil, or the power of the law (trying to do everything right to please God) {Galatians 2:16}. The Holy Spirit is the one who’s power we are under, but given free will, we still have to choose to lay hold of the power that is available to us. But should we choose to accept THAT power and fight against the powers of darkness, we will always win because Christ has defeated the world, the devil and the grave and now sits beside the Father, in the place of authority over EVERY ruler, power or authority…both natural and spiritual. Praise God.

{“And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: and hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,Ephesians 1:19-22 King James Version}

{“I want you to know about the great and mighty power that God has for us followers. It is the same wonderful power he used when he raised Christ from death and let him sit at his right side in heaven. There Christ rules over all forces, authorities, powers, and rulers. He rules over all beings in this world and will rule in the future world as well. God has put all things under the power of Christ, and for the good of the church he has made him the head of everything.Ephesians 2:2 Contemporary English Version}

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