Principalities746 And Powers1849
Blessings be upon you and peace from Jesus Christ the Son and our Father (LORD) in heaven by which we have communion thru Christ alone. Amen.
Dear friends, here is another observation concerning the words “principalities” and “power”; this address is set forth to bring forth truth and perhaps further wisdom to open up our spiritual eyes.
Eph 3:8 Unto me,1698 who am less than the least1647 of all3956 saints,40 is this3778 grace5485 given,1325 that I should preach2097 among1722 the3588 Gentiles (the nations)1484 the3588 unsearchable421 riches (corrections_ that is instruction implying understanding)4149 of Christ;5547
Eph 3:9 And2532 to make all men see5461, 3956 what5101 is the3588 fellowship (the communion_ the relation)2842 of the (of this_ pertaining to this)3588 mystery,3466 which from575 the3588 beginning of the world165 hath been hid (hath been kept secret_ that is locked see Rev 5:3)
Eph 3:10 To the intent that2443 now3568 unto the (because of)3588 principalities [the Corner ( Stone) = the Chief = Christ]746 and (even)2532 powers (The Authority = Almighty God = God the Father)1849 in1722 heavenly (heaven_ the religious world)2032 places might be known1107 by (thru)1223 the3588 church [the calling out (Rev 1:20) = rewarded (H 1577)= messengers]1577 the3588 manifold4182 wisdom4678 of God,2316
Eph 3:11 According2596 to the3588 eternal165 purpose4286 which3739 he purposed4160 in (through)1722 Christ5547 Jesus2424 our2257 Lord:2962
Eph 3:12 In1722 whom3739 we have2192 boldness3954 and2532 access4318 with1722 confidence4006 by1223 the3588 faith4102 of him.(of Jesus Christ Himself or alone)846
Eph 6:10 Finally,3063 my3450 brethren,80 be strong1743 in1722 the Lord,2962 and2532 in1722 the3588 power2904 of his846 might.2479
Eph 6:11 Put on1746 the3588 whole armor3833 of God,2316 that ye5209 may be able1410 to stand2476 against4314 the3588 wiles (deceitfulness)3180 of the3588 devil.[the emptiness (of works to be saved)_ the vanity]1228
Eph 6:12 For3754 we (we)2254 wrestle (are)2076 (wrestling_ that is fighting against the truth = doubting) 3823 not (no longer)3756 against4314 flesh (the instruction or admonition_ the Law)4561 and (for)2532 blood,[the judgment_ that is the end of the world]129 but235 against (but according to)4314 principalities, [ the beginning (of the creation_ Rev3:14) = the Corner (stone) = the Chief (of the elects)= Jesus Christ]746 against (according to)4314 powers, (the authority = the Magistrate = God the Father)1849 against4314 the3588 rulers (the spiritual rulers of this world)2888 of the (that)3588 darkness (darkened)4655 of this (this)5127 world,(age)165 against (according to)4314 spiritual4152 wickedness4189 in (against)1722 high (heaven)2032 places.
Eph 6:13 Wherefore1223, 5124 take unto353 you the3588 whole armor3833 of God,2316 that2443 ye may be able1410 to withstand436 in1722 the3588 evil4190 day,2250 and2532 having done2716 all,537 to stand.2476
Eph 6:14 Stand2476 therefore,3767 having your5216 loins3751 girt about4024 with1722 truth,225 and2532 having on1746 the3588 breastplate2382 of righteousness;1343
Eph 6:15 And2532 your feet4228 shod5265 with1722 the preparation2091 of the3588 gospel2098 of peace;1515
Eph 6:16 Above1909 all,3956 taking353 the3588 shield2375 of faith,4102 wherewith1722, 3739 ye shall be able1410 to quench4570 all3956 the3588 fiery4448 darts956 of the3588 wicked.4190
Eph 6:17 And2532 take1209 the3588 helmet4030 of salvation,4992 and2532 the3588 sword3162 of the3588 Spirit,4151 which is3603 the word4487 of God:2316
Col 1:12 Giving thanks2168 unto the3588 Father,3962 which hath made us meet2427, 2248 to be partakers1519, 3310 of the3588 inheritance2819 of the3588 saints40 in1722 light:5457
Col 1:14 In1722 whom3739 we have2192 redemption629 through1223 his846 blood,129 even the3588 forgiveness859 of sins:266
Col 1:16 For3754 by1722 him (Christ alone)846 were all things [were the whole world = were all tongues (H3956 )_all nations]3956 created,(soiled = purged_ as livestock by feeding with green food see H2936)2936 that3588 are in1722 heaven,(the religious world)3772 and2532 that (they that)3588 are in1909 earth, [the world = the tribute (H1093)]1093 visible (because Christ grieved_ H3707)3707 and (for)2532 invisible,(his family_ the elects see Mat 12:46-50)517 whether (if they too)1535 they be thrones,(seat = what stand under = understand)2362 or (whether)1535 dominions,(they are rulers _ elects)2963 or (or if)1535 principalities, [the Corner ( Stone) = the Chief = Christ]746 or1535 powers: (the authority = the Magistrate = God the Father)1849 all things [tongue (H3956) = have spoken (about them)]3956 were created (He has soiled = as been purged) 2936 by(thru)1223 him,(Jesus Christ alone)846 and (for)2532 for (to be rushed forth to)1519 him:(God the Father Himself)846
Col 1:17 And (For)2532 he (Christ Himself)846 is (was offered_ H2076)2076 before (in front of = as an advance payment = as a ransom)4253 all things,(to the world)3956 and (therefore)2532 by (thru)1722 him (Christ alone)846 all things (is the whole)3956 consist.(reconciliation)4921
Col 1:18 And2532 he846 is2076 the3588 head2776 of the3588 body,(body of the elects)4983 the (that is)3588 church:(the calling out = the rewarded H1577 = the messengers)1577 who (which)3739 is2076 the beginning, [the Corner ( Stone),]746 the firstborn4416 from1537 the3588 dead;(remnants)3498 that (to the intent that)
Col 2:13 And2532 you,5209 being5607 dead3498 in1722 your sins3900 and2532 the3588 uncircumcision203 of your5216 flesh,4561 hath he quickened together (hath God the Father quickened together)4806 with4862 him,(Christ Himself)846 having forgiven5483 you5213 all3956 trespasses;3900
Col 2:14 Blotting out1813 the3588 handwriting5498 of ordinances1378 that was against2596 us,2257 which3739 was2258 contrary5227 to us,2254 and2532 took142 it846 out of1537 the3588 way,3319 nailing4338 it846 to his cross;(to Jesus cross)4716
Col 2:15 And having spoiled (Having put off_ Luke 20:17) 554 principalities [the Corner ( Stone) = the Chief = Christ] 746 and (who was pleasant to_ H2532)2532 powers,18(the authority = the Magistrate = God the Father)1849 he made a show (Jesus Christ made a show)1165 of them openly (of God enemies openly),1722, 3954 triumphing over2358 them (the spiritual rulers themselves)
Tit 3:1 Put them in mind5279, 846 to be subject5293 to principalities [to the Principality = The Prince (of peace) = to the Chief (of the elects) = to Jesus Christ)746 and2532 powers,(and The Authority = the Law =God the Father)1849 to obey magistrates,3980 to be1511 ready2092 to4314 every3956 good18 work,2041
Tit 3:2 To speak evil987 of no man,3367 to be1511 no brawlers,269 but gentle,1933 showing1731 all3956 meekness4236 unto4314 all3956 men.444
Tit 3:3 For1063 we2249 ourselves also2532 were2258 sometimes4218 foolish,453 disobedient,545 deceived,4105 serving1398 divers4164 lusts1939 and2532 pleasures,2237 living1236 in1722 malice2549 and2532 envy,5355 hateful,4767 and hating3404 one another.240
The word “Principalities (G746)” is associated with our Lord Jesus Christ for it can be rendered as Chief (of the elects_ Eph 5:23 ; Eph 2:20 ; Col 1:18 ; 1Pe 5:4), Corner (stone_ Mar 12:10 ; 1Pe 2:6), First (of the dead; that is of the remnants_ Rev 1:5 ; Rev 2:8) and Principality (or Prince_ that is Prince of Peace as Isa 9:6).
The word “Power (G1849)” is associated with our Lord Jesus Christ, for this authority comes from God the Father (Mat 7:29 ; Mat 9:6-8 ; Mat 21:23-25 ; Mat 28:18 ; John 5:26-30). This “Power (G1849)” is also associated with the elects which are the sanctified people of God thru Christ alone (1Co 1:2 ; 1Co 6:11 ; Heb 10:9-10). Ultimately, this word “Power (G1849)” is anchored in the Law (the Bible) therefore the ultimate Magistrate of heaven and earth: namely, God the Father (1Co 11:3). By this, we can further understand a passage like 1Co 11:10 which involved the same word “power (G1849)”:
1Co 11:10 For this cause1223, 5124 ought3784 the3588 woman1135 to have2192 power (The authority = the Law = the word of God)1849 on (over or against)1909 her head (her hold or her will)2776 because1223 of the3588 angels.(elects)32
Note: this verse is directly linked spiritually to the all Book of Revelation (Rev
Let us praise our Lord Jesus Christ the Son for His unsearchable instruction and correction but furthermore our Father for His manifold wisdom. Amen
Rev 3:12 Him846 that overcometh3528 will I make4160 a pillar4769 in1722 the3588 temple3485 of my3450 God,2316 and2532 he shall go1831 no3364 more2089 out:1854 and2532 I will write (I will describe)1125 upon1909 him (him himself)846 the3588 name (the authority)3686 of my3450 God,2316 and2532 the3588 name (character)3686 of the3588 city (the fearful)4172 of my3450 God,2316 which is new (the new)2537 Jerusalem,(living of God = dwelling of God)2419 which3739 cometh down2597 out of1537 heaven (the religious world)3772 from575 my3450 God:2316 and2532 I will write upon him (I will describe upon him) my3450 new2537 name.(character or identity)3686