When we admit that we are wrestling with spiritual hosts of evil in the heavenly place, we must also recognize that the battle is being fought in our everyday interactions in the church and in the home. The reality of God’s having blessed us in Christ in the heavenly places and our living in constant warfare with evil spirits in the heavenly places bookends the teaching about Christian living in the church (Eph. 4) and in the home (Eph. 5–6). These are the primary areas in which spiritual warfare occurs. During our sojourn here, we are living and moving in enemy-occupied territory. This means that it is incumbent on us to be acutely aware of the battle raging all around us and in which we are engaged. To be aware of the battle, we must next be familiar with the enemy.
By Nick Batzig