The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. Romans 13:12
Those who lack virtue and do not know God's true love, can not put on the armor of light, for it is the character of true love's majestic virtue, the Lord/Lady of heaven. Their armor, their defense, tends to be the spirit of the strongman. Look at him, he's a tough, mean character. Inside, he's weak, afraid and insecure, so he's built a formidable fortress, a character you don't want to mess with and he's quite proud of himself.
You cannot argue with a person who is stubborn and proud, the strongman spirit feeds off a fight and arguing only makes it stronger. All you can do, is walk away and let God do the work from within.
They are in the church as well. Those who are proud of their knowledge of scriptures and have memorised as many as they can in their mind, proudly spouting them to show how almighty they are in the word. However, they do not know God's almighty love in their heart and His absolutely humble, graceful, gracious holiness and virtue. They know all about Him according to the written word, but they do not know Him according to His living nature.
And Jesus, answering, spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?" But they kept silent. And He took him and healed him, and let him go. Then He answered them, saying, "Which of you, having a donkey or an ox that has fallen into a pit, will not immediately pull him out on the Sabbath day?" And they could not answer Him regarding these things. Luke 14:3-6
The lawyer spirit has the sense of his own virtue (self-righteousness) and believes he has the right to cast his judgement upon others, according to his knowledge of the law. His mind is full of treatises and legal precedents for him to draw upon.
He has not experienced the nature of God's true love in his heart and His absolute, majestic virtue (righteousness), that is the manifest character of His true love. He only knows about it from the written testimony of others.
Reading about something and actually experiencing it, are two very different things.
The elders who are among you I exhort, I who am a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that will be revealed: Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving as overseers, not by compulsion but willingly, not for dishonest gain but eagerly; nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock; and when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that does not fade away. 1 Peter 5:1-4
The regent spirit, assumes absolute authority over the land in the absence of the king. They are those who are in a position of leadership and take pride in their position and expect all those they lead, to 'come under' (subject to) their authority and seek to gather taxes (tithes) in order to expand their dominion and authority.
True authority in God, is to be made an authority 'on the subject', through the revelation and working of the Holy Spirit, not an authority 'over subjects'. God's kingdom is not governed by an empirical hierarchy, but each of His subjects allow their thoughts and actions to be governed by the nature of His true love and virtue, that flows through all with equal power.
The King will exile all the regents when He returns.
Now there was also a dispute among them, as to which of them should be considered the greatest. And He said to them, "The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those who exercise authority over them are called 'benefactors.' But not so among you; on the contrary, he who is greatest among you, let him be as the younger, and he who governs as he who serves. For who is greater, he who sits at the table, or he who serves? Is it not he who sits at the table? Yet I am among you as the One who serves." Luke 22:24-27