Theology Club: Mid-Acts & Romans 8:13


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Romans 8: 13. For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

The Mid-Acts Perspective allows the called of Jesus Christ to gain an understanding of the glory of God in His Son through His Spirit in His New Creature: the Body of Christ, that few saints outside of said Perspective are ever able to get a solid grasp of as to the Father’s intent via the Mystery.

In this, what Paul is relating in Romans 8:13 is based on much more than what he has laid out in Romans 6-8. Rather; it is actually based on much more, found throughout Romans thru Philemon.

That whether or not we will be able to live unto the Lord in the capacity the Father has enabled us to in His Son through the Spirit is determined by whether we attempt to stop sin our flesh in our own strength whenever it comes calling, or we attempt to do so through the Spirit.

If we attempt to do so in our own strength, we’ll end up setting off sin in our flesh: we’ll die spiritually; our flesh having revived to win another of its endless battles against the will of God, and we miss out on all the above.

Why have we been left with this “problem” until the redemption of our Body?

God intentionally designed this process to work consciously on our part of the equation.

This conscious, “die daily” process, not only allows Christ to reign in us to His glory before all creation; but to our ever conscious awareness of our “daily” need for our comfort and victory in Him to our glorying in Him “daily!”

In this, Gal. 2:20 is the perfect bookend, to Romans 8:13.


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So, what does that mean for your everyday life. How exactly do you not live in the flesh and die daily ? How does that translate to the reality of this world for you?

We have opportunity to every day.

As for the way this works?

It is actually a key to how to laugh off the everyday adversity of life's many moments.

Say we perceive that someone has offended us – it’s always perception, by the way.

Right off, the flesh will tempt one to want payback the offending individual, where simply shaking the dust off one’s shoes and wishing them well is always the better road.

How the other half of Romans 8:13 works is not to attempt to try to forgive them because you are supposed to, for that is the Law, and will only strengthen the flesh’s temptation even more.

Rather; the thing to do is to simply remind oneself ‘that is not who I am in Christ! I’m a child of God! I’ve been accepted in the Beloved!'

That is the Identity that Gal. 2:20 is actually pointing to.

As you focus on this Identity, as to all that you have been given in Him through His death and resurrection, you attain unto its power in that moment!

And you find yourself rejoicing in the infirmity another and or any thing in life has thrown your way, whether intentionally, or not

See, the Law is Performance Based Acceptance (Behavior). But the flesh is weak, and the Law was meant to set this off to point you to your failures in them that you might turn to the Lord.

BUT NOW, after that faith is come, we are no longer under the Law.

Now, the issue is not Performance Based Acceptance, rather; Identity Based Acceptance.

Not only do the called of Jesus Christ have Complete acceptance in the Beloved, but victory in that Identity simply by walking in said Identity; simply by reminding ourselves “That’s not who I am in Christ – THIS here is who I am in Him!”

The effectual working of this power and its’ resulting peace is beyond understanding.

So much so that even when it is not understood, it has transformed many a broken individual in to the Adult son of God that is each our Adoption the moment we trust that Christ died for our sins.

It is all based on our knowing some things, in light of the rightly divided word this side of the gospel of our salvation.

Knowing those things as we face life's trying moments - focusing on them as we deal with life's trials and tribulations - said trying moments are then turned by God by His Spirit in our inward man through His Word working in us that believe it, into good.

And we know in our experience what the Word has declared about the victory possible during such moments.

Romans 5:

1. Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
2. By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
3. And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
4. And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
5. And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
6. For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.