Remember the Wizard of Oz?  A classic movie where Dorothy and her dog, runaway from home, they come back when a tornado comes and she then gets hit on the head.  Her  house goes up into the air and it lands on a witch in Munchkin land?  Then she sees the good witch, heads to Oz to get back home?  Witches and wizards, ……  all this  sort of stuff?  You probably think I am going to hell for even talking about this on a Christian Blog….  Well, I’m not.   This is just some more Ephesians 6.  I did a couple late last week on this.  WWE and Flesh and Blood.   

Dorothy is going through the dark woods with Tin Man, Lion and Scarecrow.  They are afraid of Lions, Tigers and Bears.  Ephesians 6:12 says that we don’t wrestle with flesh and blood but principalities, powers, rulers of the darkness of this world and spiritual wickedness in high places.  Sounds like Lions, Tigers and Bears to me. 

Paul here is talking in this part of this verse about a group and singular concept of bad stuff.  Principalities are a commencement like a graduation of evil forces.  The Greek implies from the beginning of time.  Powers comes from the Greek word that means privilege, influence, almost a right to have authority.  Rulers here means power and rule in dark shady places.  Spiritual wickedness in high places means spiritual depravity above the earth.  This stuff means lions, tigers and bears, in the air and on crack. 

So, we have a battle.  It is not against flesh and blood.  It is against the lions, tigers and bears of the spirit.  I could expound on these lions, tigers and bears,….and will at 1030 am on June 21, at TLC.   But for now, they are real, they are formidable, they are not flesh and blood and they are at war with us today.  I will give you some weapons next time.