I call the progressive work of sanctification the "MIDDLE" life because I believe that SPIRITUAL life occured past tense in our spirit with regeneration (Jn. 3:6) and the change in our body occurs in future tense but now the present tense is the MIDDLE process of our salvation. I believe the MIDDLE life has to do with progressive growth in our EXPERIENCE of salvation rather than gaining or concluding our salvation. We can MATURE or we can be stunted (Heb. 5:12-14) in the MIDDLE life. It has to do with our DAILY experience and it is an experience between walking "in the Spirit" or "after the flesh." It is a daily experience where life and death are actually experienced. We are either walking "IN" the Spirit so that our daily life is experiencing the blessings of salvation here and now or walking "after" the flesh so that we are EXPERIENTIALLY separated from those blessings of salvaiton and thus experiencing death (separation). This daily experience involves the internal attitudes and actions of our soul as they are put on in the external words and activities that compose our lives. As our soul sets its affections and thinking on things above and submits to the leadership of the Holy Spirit we are glorifying God in all that we say and do. As we fail to do this, that aspect of our daily life is lost, and we suffer its loss forever (1 Cor. 3;15). Hence, the goal of the middle life is to "redeem the TIME" (Eph. 5:17). Our middle life is being lost and saved on a daily basis and what portions are lost verus what portions are saved will be the investigation of judgement for our rewards after we are raised to eternal life in the body.