For we don't wrestle (struggle) against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12
The world in which we live is dominated by the Prince of the power of the air and his angels, the source of wars and conflicts throughout countries and governments including the United States. Principalities for instance are the territories controlled by a prince, a fallen angelic entity reserved only for the true church of Jesus Christ to engage.
Unchecked and unseen, most never know the havoc these devils are actually guilty of starting and almost never confronted, they continue their mission to destroy the naive who don't even know they are there. Satan and his angelic majesties rule and reign throughout civilization by subterfuge and camouflage, robbing, killing and destroying anything that gets in their way. From the garden of Eden up until today these enemies of mankind have prevailed in the earth virtually unstopped by human intervention.
Although we have all power and authority over the powers of darkness it is dangerous for a novice or even an individual to take on a principality which can bring about a devastating counter attack that many can't survive and because of it most churches have backed off warring with these entities. In order to defeat them the body of Christ will have to repent of division and come together in agreement for the power of God to vanquish our adversaries.
And you He made alive who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience. Ephesians 2:1,2
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin