Fortunately, we are not without intelligence related to this mysterious battle.
For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. – Paul of Tarsus
Many have read and studied this passage and its context. Countless interpretations, teachings, and applications of its principles exist, some more accurate than others. In warfare, accurate information is critical. If we wish to be most effective in this fight, we must recognize the enemy for who he is, overcome his wily deceits, and only then can we most effectively engage in victorious combat.
A thousand KNOWN ENEMIES are better than one UNKNOWN ENEMY. ― Mouloud Benzadi