Power of Air

AIR, POWER OF. Satan is called “the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience” (Eph 2:2). Paul believed that through the Fall the world had become subject to demonic powers who dwell in the atmosphere, and who oppose God, seeking to frustrate His purpose. Paul was not consciously accommodating himself to the erroneous views widely held by his contemporaries, but was expressing a genuine conviction that Christians are engaged in a cosmic, spiritual conflict against “the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places” (Eph 6:12).