A Little Help Please

This coming Sunday, I’m preaching on Ephesians 6:10-20 in which Paul writes:

Put on the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For our struggle is not against enemies of blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. — Ephesians 6:11-12 (NRSV)

Here’s my question how do you, personally, take this passage? Do you take it literally, metaphorically, or a combination of both?

Drop me a line at john@revcollins.com.