If you look around the world today, it would be easy to think that the powers of darkness and evil are not only in control, but victorious. But things are not as they seem. The fact of the matter is that Jesus has already defeated the powers of darkness on the cross and one day He will return to punish them for good. However, in the meantime, so that he might draw many people to himself from every tongue and tribe and language and nation, he displays his victory over the forces of darkness and evil in a different way. Today, in this passage, the Apostle Paul uses his own difficult situation to show the way that God displays his victory over the powers of darkness and evil.