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
Not only is America in a physical war, we are also in a spiritual war. Contrary to popular belief, spiritual warfare is not just fighting the devil. He has already been defeated and according to Colossians 2:5, he, along with principalities have been disarmed and is powerless except to speak (influence). What we wrestle against are principalities, which are the established form of order in regions and in peoples minds. Principalities were rulers over sovereign states. In other words, certain forms of thinking and certain customs and habits become the ruler of regions.
For example, there are certain areas of the country where certain sins are predominant and are widely practiced and generally accepted, while there are other parts where it is not. That’s what a principality really is. It’s the “unofficial” established form of government. Darkness is nothing more than the absence of light, or the absence of God’s truth. Wickedness in high places is referring to leadership that allows darkness to remain.
This spiritual war involves changing the way people think and the way we do that is through presenting an authentic Christ. People are not the problem, but people’s thinking is. That’s why the Scriptures teaches us to take every thought captive. If we are not using our lives to love people into the Kingdom, then we are in the way. More Christians hurt others more than they help them if their actions don’t match up with their confessions. It can be confusing to people. Use every opportunity to fight in this war and it starts with you and the way you think. If you change your thoughts then you’ll change what you speak. If you change what you speak, you’ll change what you have. If you change what you have, you can change your world.