675. Make your nature the victim
Make your nature the victim – Romans 12:1, Romans 8:1-8
12 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies (a sense of unhappiness for the ills of others) of God, that ye present (yield) your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable
unto God, which is your reasonable (rational) service (obedience rendered to God).
8 There is therefore now no (not one) condemnation (judgement against) to them which are in (resting within) Christ Jesus,
who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
2 For the law of the Spirit (the new spiritual nature) of life (the spiritual law of life) in (resting within) Christ Jesus hath
made me free (freed me) from (away from) the law of sin (aberration from the prescribed law) and death (the state of death).
3 For what the law could not do (the impossible things of the law), in that it was weak (wickedness, depraved, evil nature) through the flesh, God sending (having sent) his own Son in the likeness (similitude) of sinful flesh (flesh of sin), and for (as concerning) sin (aberration from the prescribed law), condemned (gave sentence against) sin in the flesh :
4 That (In order that) the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled (accomplished) in (resting within) us, who walk not after (in parallel motion with) the flesh (the old nature), but after (in parallel motion with) the Spirit (the new spiritual nature).
5 For they that are after (in parallel motion with) the flesh do mind the things of the flesh (old nature, carnal nature); but they that are after (in parallel motion with) the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
6 For to be carnally minded (minding the flesh) is death; but to be spiritually minded (minding the spirit) is life and peace.
7 Because the carnal mind (minding of the flesh) is enmity (advert, hatred) against (motion towards) God: for it is not subject (does not submit itself) to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
Make your nature the victim