The ultimate expansion of the whole course of human history is that, in the last analysis, it is nothing but the arena in which a mighty conflict is taking solace between God and the forces of heaven, and the devil and the forces of evil and hell.
The church and the Christian must always be aware that 'We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places' (Eph. 6.12).
In Not Against Flesh and Blood the author reminds us that the devil operates on a worldwide scale as well as upon individuals. he traces the confusion and chaos of present-day society to the destructive work of Satan and states that in a day where there is renewed fascination with astrology, the occult, spiritism and 'doctrines of devils', to be aware of these evil powers and will almost certainly mean that we will be defeated by them.
At the same time we are reminded that the final victory is God's for he has appointed a day when the devil and his forces will be routed and the Lord Jesus Christ, the King of Righteousness, will reign over all.