Usually, when Christians speak of his or her “enemies” they are speaking about the sin in their flesh (in their human nature) and the temptations and desires that come up from there. These are enemies because they tempt us to do things against the will of God. These enemies can also be spiritual powers such as the spirit of the times which goes against the Holy Spirit. Satan, the devil, is also called the enemy. Israel’s earthly enemies in the Old Testament are a picture of these spiritual enemies in the New Covenant. (Ephesians 6:12; 1 Peter 2:11; 1 Peter 5:8.)