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Who are the rulers and authorities mentioned in Ephesians chapter 3:10?

"...so that the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known through the church to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly places."

Ephesians 3:10

NKJV - 10 To the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places.

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God is making Jews and Gentiles one new body to demonstrate to the principalities and powers in heavenly places the manifold wisdom of God in the eternal purpose (Eph. 3:10-11; 6:12).

Who are the rulers and authorities?

Eph 6:10 says we have a warfare in general between saints and spirit rebels who are against God. True believers wrestle against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Four Kinds of Spirit Rebels :
1. Greek: archas (G746), principalities, chief rulers or beings of the highest rank and order in Satan's kingdom (Eph. 6:12; 1:21; Col. 2:10) 

2. Greek: exousias (G1849), authorities, those who derive their power from and execute the will of the chief rulers (Eph. 6:12; 1:21; Col. 2:10) 

3. Greek: kosmokratoras (G2888), world-rulers of the darkness of this age, the spirit world-rulers (Dan. 10:13-21 Eph. 1:21; 6:12; Col. 1:16-18) 

4. Greek: pneumatika (G4152) tes (G3588) ponerias (G4189), spiritual wickedness, that of the wicked spirits of Satan in the heavenlies (Eph. 6:12; 1:21; Col. 1:16-18)

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