MORTIFICATION of “deeds of the body” that PUTS TO DEATH the “works of the flesh” is a spiritual warfare ministry for the believer which must be mandatorily stewarded to be reckoned as faithful and fruitful.
Mortification that resists the ‘reign of sin in our body’ (Rom 6:12) and resigns to the “reign of grace in our heart” (Rom 5:21) is true worship in the Spirit and Truth. To do otherwise is to deny Christ (Jude 4).
(21) That as sin has reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.
(12) Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts.
For some people have slipped in among you unnoticed. They were written about long ago as being deserving of this condemnation because they are ungodly. THEY TURN THE GRACE OF OUR GOD INTO UNCONTROLLABLE LUST AND DENY OUR ONLY MASTER AND LORD, Jesus Christ.
Grace to you.
I. U. Ibeme