With the physical eyes, our oppositions seem to be against flesh and blood or with the people who get in our way like Sanballat or Tobiah. But the ultimate reality is that we are in a spiritual battle that can only be fought with spiritual weapons. Under and behind all physical manifestations of struggle is a spiritual reality. And that's why Eph. 6:12 warns us "For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places." What seems to be a jealous opposition from the two outsiders really reveals the "secret of the Fox." Behind God's calling for Israel's restoration, lies the spiritual battle before Nehemiah.