Ephesians 6:12King James Version
12 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.
prin·ci·pal·i·ty/ˌprinsəˈpalədē/Learn to pronouncenounplural noun: principalities
- 1.a state ruled by a prince.
- 2.(in traditional Christian angelology) the fifth highest order of the ninefold celestial hierarchy
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Our OWN SIN.
Everytime we deliberately ( purposely) ( knowing what we are doing wrong and still choosing to do it) disobey God either out of lust, envy, hatred, pride, anger, etc we are destroying ourselves and destroying others. Destroying the Earth, disobedience has spiritual ramifications beyond our understanding.
So the Spirit convicts and gives us God- inspired wisdom, (do not worry in that hour it will be given to you. )
Wisdom is needed due to the UNBELIEF ( MOST DANGEROUS PHENOMENA)
that comes with not trusting God and obeying HIM, by not surrendering and just rejoicing in the simple gospel, we hurt ourselves.