Ephesians:6:10 -13: “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the [a]wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle 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. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”
The ‘Principalities’ are the ranks of entitities that are stationed in various realms and heavens. The ‘Powers’ are the energies that filter down from the Unfathomable into their divided and polarised forms. The ‘Rulers’ are the governors-rulers of this world, which utilise the soul aspect in the human being. The ‘Spiritual Hosts’ are the demons and minions.
Ephesians:6:14 -17: “14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”
The ascent up the second ladder teaches the Initiate that they have two choices. The old way (Moon) or the real way (Sun) and at each bend these choices manifest within their environment or in their body. The second climb up the ladder of consciousness is because of Grace. It is the transitioning journey between being an intellectual animal and a Master. It is one thing to go through Self-Realisation and quite another to embody the Master as ONE. This climb teaches the Initiate to be the Fool (lacking Vanity, Self Importance, Altered Ego, Mass Consciousness and having no burdens) and at the same time, manage power, responsibility and focus – with discipline. JB
He went on: “What comes out of a person is what defiles them. For it is from within, out of a person’s heart, that evil thoughts come—sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. All these evils come from inside and defile a person.” Mark 7:20-23
The Falun Dafa (Gong) Way from China, maintain that every ailment, illness, pain and disturbance is a demon – one that is drawn, attracted to and for some reason in allowed to torment us. This torment applies itself slightly differently within all three journeys up the ladders. First – there is Ignorance, then there is Learning and then finally – Mastery.