Summary: A familiar reminder of the battles we face and to whom they belong.
Paul is apt to point out the nature of our warfare as he admonishes us to put on the whole armour of God:
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
Now, I’ll let you in on a little secret: do you want to see the sovereignty of God?
Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without heads, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ: Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.
— Colossians 2:8-12
That’s right! The Lord Jesus Christ, our commander in chief, also happens to be the head over all principality and power against which we wrestle!
Isn’t that awesome?!?
Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
— 2 Peter 1:10-11