“Your adversary is the Devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.”
Satan is said to be the “Prince of the Power of the Air.” Not a power over the air or in the clouds, but a secret power that is contained “within or dwelling in the region of the air.”
In Ephesians 6:12 these powers of evil are described as spiritual wickedness in high places, and we need to put on “our armor of God” so we can “stand our ground” against evil. “Put on the full armor of God so that you can make your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this world’s darkness, and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore take up the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you will be able to stand your ground, and having done everything, to stand.”
The Greek translation of the word evils is poneras or ponéros, which is variously translated as immoral, wicked, or vicious, and in the time of Plato as a type of disease that causes people to be spiritually or mentally blind. If a person was possessed by the devil or a demon, they were also considered mentally blind, which was represented by the Greek word, τυφλὸς (typhlos). As we read in Matthew 12:22Adj-AMS “Then a blind (typhlos | τυφλός | nom sg masc) and mute demoniac was brought to him, and he healed him so that the mute could both speak and see and in Matthew 15:14, the mentally blind act as teacher or guides to other people who are mentally blind so they fall into a pit. Typhlos – to be mentally blind is also associated with the hand of the Lord – a mist of darkness so people do not see the sun or light.
This state of being or human disease is connected to what is called the bread of the leavened. The Biblical interpretation of leaven was that it had a secret penetrating and diffusive power. A moral influence that is outside of the body that is unseen and secret in how it operates upon a person generally, whether good or bad. To be leavened state of being causing people who sin, lie, and were corrupt to become diseased, which caused them to literally rot and ferment while they were still alive like yeast or fungi. It also spreads from person to person by contact of a particle with particle, but is like a tree (dendron), changing the people’s genes it comes in contact with into its own nature, with like a virus the edits their very DNA.
This yeast and leaven are everywhere. It comes from the smallest of seeds yet grows into the largest plant.
In fact, the Kingdom of Heaven is like yeast in which man has an intricate part in creating as Jesus said in Mathew 13-33, “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about sixty pounds of flour until it worked all through the dough.” and in Matthew 13:24, Jesus says it from man’s good seed which could be the opposite of sin via his good thought, ideas, and actions, “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field.”
This leavening power of yeast in the air not only changed their DNA, but it also makes humans appear to be dead or like zombies who sin and are disobedient, becoming de facto the children of wrath as it is said in Ephesians 6:11-12;
“And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, in which you used to walk when you conformed to the ways of this world and of the ruler of the power of the air, the spirit who is now at work in the sons of disobedience. All of us also lived among them at one time, fulfilling the cravings of our flesh and indulging its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature children of wrath.”
These children of wrath are considered unclean and have a de facto ruler over them, the real “prince of the devils,” and the individual and unclean spirits of wickedness (Matthew 9:34; Matthew 12:24). In the air, these unclean spirits and demons appear to travel and enter and mind control these types of humans. Humans who seem good on the outside put on a kind of masquerade trying to fool people (mentally blind) into thinking they are angels of light.
Hence, the mentally and spiritually blind leading those of like-kind to their destruction.
Depicted as the Evil One and the angel of darkness masquerading as an angel of light, he is also described as “the prince or ruler,” with a superhuman power prevailing over the world and working in the children of disobedience. Through this mysterious power that we know mainly travels through the air, he can influence people by laying a mental snare of sorts tempting them to do evil and, in doing so, controlling their thoughts and actions.
The humans that Satan controls and thus rules over are both unregenerate humankind and the multitude of demons. Unregenerate people are ignorant and not repentant, i.e., sorry for their evil actions and being bad. They become blind, corrupt, fake, and liars who have a sense of entitlement and are unwilling to change their ways. These people are supernaturally bonded together by hell or Tartarus and even though they be unaware.
Soldiers of Satan allowed to carry out their evil deeds for an appointed amount of time.
When certain angels revolted against God, they were cast down to hell, called by the Greeks Tartarus, and they remain there in bonds until the day of judgment (2 Peter 2:4, Jude 1:6), so they are restrained from further evil activity. Unfortunately, many other spirits have rebelled, but God in His wisdom has allowed them to retain their freedom, and act as minions of Satan and assist in his nefarious activities.
These snares can also derive from food like bread, and even the Savior Jesus has the ability to issue punishments via the evil one for their transgression as it did with the son of Simon Iscariot, Judas as we read in John 13:21-27 – When they asked who it would be, Jesus said: “It is the one to whom I give this piece of bread when I have dipped it in the dish.” He then dipped a piece of bread in a dish and handed it to Judas, identified as the “son of Simon Iscariot.” After Judas received the piece of bread, “Satan entered into him.”
In this story, we are told that Jesus had chosen the son of Simon Iscariot, Judas, to be the person Satan would enter and control. Judas was Jesus’ brother by blood, and thus Judas would be the human representative of Satan’s power on earth. The name Judas is also translated as Judah. This power has a central place or location as being the originating homeland of Jesus and the 12 Apostles. Both Jesus and Judas were from the Tribe of Judah, who has their origins on the island of Crete in a place called Idumea, as I have written many times before.
This Simon Iscariot, as I have explained in various essays, is known by many different names like Simon Magus (Magician), Simon the Sorcerer, Simon the Samaritan, The First Gnostic, The False Prophet, and even was called Barjesus who was said to have the “Great Power of God.” In the Scripture, he is also known as an angel called a cherub and legal prosecutor for God who became the defacto God and Prince of this World. Even the Church Fathers concur, having bestowed the title of Satan on Simon Magus.
This power of God is against the wicked. God’s power will not be the sinner’s shield to defend him but a sword to wound him. God’s power will bind the sinner in chains. His power serves to revenge the wrong done to his mercy. He will be Almighty to damn the sinner. Now, in what condition is every unbeliever? God’s power is engaged against him, and it is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.’ Heb 10:31.
Not only is Satan, i.e., Simon, have the Power of God and the Dark Ruler through this mysterious force, but he also can mind control and punish unclean spirits and cure the good spirits. As if Satan works through all of humanity via a spiritual receptacle or type of mainframe computer by the air we breathe, the ground we walk, and the very biomechanical systems that control our bodily functions.
As mentioned above, Jesus gave Judas (Simon, BarJesus, etc.) a piece of bread, causing Satan to enter into him. Hence, we know that power of Satan is a type of force that can travel or possess multiple people who are called legions that have been around since the beginning of time. Satan and his legions were said to be created by God at the beginning of time and the end, as we read in Mark 13:19 from the beginning of the creation and in Matthew 19:4 that He who created [them] from the beginning made. In Revelation 21, we learn that Satan is seated on a special throne doing a specific type of work in the world for God as the “the Alpha and Omega, the beginning (first) and the end (last). “
He is called a ruler and chief, which is variously translated from the Greek ἀρχή (arché – archomai) and is where we get the word archon. )beginning, origin, first; ruler, power, authority; position of authority)’
“In order that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers (archais | ἀρχαῖς | dat pl fem) and authorities in the heavenly realms.” (Ephesians 3:10)
Moe is the founder of GnosticWarrior.com. He is a father, husband, author, martial arts black belt, and an expert in Gnosticism, the occult, and esotericism.