Second Peter chapter two tells us that angels, and thus demons also, are greater in power and might than people. How much greater? In order to get a glimpse of the type of power the demonic forces we battle against can wield, we need look no further than the story of Job. We are told that Satan, who led the fallen angels in their rebellion, approached God and challenged His assertion that Job was a God-fearing man. God, in His profound and mysterious wisdom, offers to pull back His hedge of protection from Job. He gives Satan permission to bring his power against Job in ways that none of us would want in our own life.
"Very well," the LORD told Satan, "everything he owns is in your power. However, you must not lay a hand on Job himself." So Satan left the LORD's presence. Job 1:12
Satan’s vengeance against Job’s family included invading armies, fire (perhaps lightning) from heaven, powerful winds, and collapsing houses. Then when Job continued to praise God, Satan got renewed permission to inflict Job with boils from head to toe. The power of these invisible forces is indeed great.
However, even as we have already seen here in Job, God’s unlimited power is more than sufficient to hold them in check. It was only with His allowance that this destruction was wrought. As followers of Jesus Christ, we need not fear the dark forces of evil.
Therefore, submit to God. But resist the Devil, and he will flee from you. (James 4:7)
It is through submission to God that we are able to resist, and even send the enemy packing. This ultimate power and sovereignty of God is regularly included in the storyline of the Unseen Dominion series. Here is an excerpt from Restoration’s Journey that incorporates some of the destruction observed in the book of Job. Observe the spiritual showdown between Mael, a demon prince, and an angelic warrior known as Eldwyn.
Mael switched his sword to his off hand and pointed it at the kneeling Eitan. He raised his right hand toward the sky and curled his claws into a fist. The lightning stopped hopping across the clouds and the mass of supernatural-swirling-darkness began to glow an electric blue.
“Dear Lord, protect us.” The aroma of sweet cedar rose from the car beneath Eldwyn.
Mael’s raised fist swung toward the sedan. The sky exploded with a thunderous blast.
Eldwyn lifted his staff over his head. The end of the staff glowed with fire.
Blue lightning burst from the clouds. The air buzzed as electricity arced toward the car. Bluish energy flowed into the flaming staff. It began to glow a snow-pure white. – Restoration’s Journey