The Great Battle

"For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the power of this dark world, and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms." Paul (Ephesians, 6:12)

According to our reiterated affirmations, the great battle does not actually reside in the blood and flesh, but rather, with our inferior spiritual dispositions.

Paul of Tarsus acted superbly inspired, when he wrote his recommendation to his companions of Ephesus.

The silent and incessant conflict between the earnest disciple and the forces of the shadows is found in our own personal nature, because we became open accomplices with evil in our remote past.

We have been declared participants in unlawful actions in celestial places.

And even today, between the condensed fluids of the flesh or in the closer spheres, we act in the service of self-restoration in plain paradise.

The Earth is also a sublime stepping stone toward Heaven.

When someone refers to the fallen angels, the human listeners immediately get an impression of a superb and mysterious palace from which wise and luminous beings are expelled.

Isn't it also similar to the educated individual who turns into an assassin in front of a university or a temple?

Generally, the observer on Earth relates to the crime; however, he does not stop to analyze the sacred and vulnerable place in which it occurred.

The great battle that the Apostle refers to, continues incessantly.

The cities and the human constructions are celestial zones. Neither they, nor the organic cells that are of service to us, constitute the powerful enemies, but rather, "the spiritual forces of evil," with which we synchronize through the inferior areas that we desperately hold on to. They are a vast group of souls and somber thoughts that obscure human vision, and operate cunningly so as not to lose their active companions of yesterday.

XAVIER, Francisco Cândido. Our Daily Bread. By the Spirit Emmanuel. Spititist Alliance for Books, 2003. Chapter 160.