In this first study, it is established by the Scriptures that Christ is the anointing.

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IS THE MYSTERY OF GODLINESS."   (1 Timothy 3:16)

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"THE FIRST MAN IS OF THE EARTH, EARTHY: THE SECOND MAN IS THE LORD FROM HEAVEN." (l Corinthians l5:47) In this first study, it is established by the Scripture that the person of Christ's Spirit is the anointing. We read "THE SECOND MAN IS THE LORD FROM HEAVEN." When the Lord from heaven is present in a vessel suitable for his use, He is the second man in that human vessel. The "FIRST MAN" is the sinner who becomes a believer. He is "OF THE EARTH, EARTHY:" When a believer has "STUDIED TO SHOW HIMSELF APPROVED OF GOD, A WORKMAN WHO HAS NO NEED OF BEING ASHAMED," he is called to take up the cross of a living sacrifice and seek the Lord for his anointing of Light to do his works.
"AND HE THAT TAKES NOT HIS CROSS AND FOLLOWS AFTER ME, IS NOT WORTHY OF ME." (St. Matthew lO:38) When THE SECOND MAN is immersed in the Spirit of Christ, he must obediently follow the leadings of the Spirit or he cannot remain in the anointing. This is not a question of salvation, but he is made worthy to be one with Christ by absolute obedience to him. THE SECOND MAN serves one Master to remain free to follow after Him, to walk in his Spirit; to be worthy of the Lord's divine Presence. If he takes his hand off of the plough, he is not worthy of the anointing of Christ. (Ref. St. Luke 9:62)
"HE HAD ANOTHER SPIRIT WITH HIM AND HAS FOLLOWED ME FULLY." (Numbers 14:24) THE SECOND MAN has another Spirit with him and follows the leadings of the Lord fully to remain with him. It is the angel of the Lord who camps round about those who fear God and delivers them. (Ref. Psalm 34:7)

"I AM CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST: NEVERTHELESS I LIVE; YET NOT I, BUTCHRIST LIVES IN ME:" (Galatians 2:20a) The flesh of THE SECOND MAN is crucified walking in the anointing of Christ where he lives with Christ manifesting in the temple of his flesh. (Galatians 2:20a) He becomes a totally different person in the anointing. Were his family and friends who knew him formerly to see him in the anointing, they would perceive he has become another man. He lives, yet its not him, but Christ in him. "And the Spirit of the LORD will come upon you, and you shall prophesy with them, and shall be turned into another man." (l Samuel lO:6)
WE ARE "ALWAYS BEARING ABOUT IN THE BODY THE DYING OF THE LORD JESUS, THAT THE LIFE ALSO OF JESUS MIGHT BE MADE MANIFEST IN OUR BODY." (2 Corinthians 4:lO) Saint Paul was speaking for the apostles, the government of the early Church. You can see him doing that in l Corinthians 4:9. It is not easy to walk in the anointing. The Church generally is focused on comforting their flesh. Holy men of the Bible bore about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus because suffering induces the Life of Jesus to be made manifest. "In weakness his (supernatural) strength is perfected." (Ref. 2 Corinthians 12:9) The Life of Jesus is the Spirit of the anointing. You might want to think of the anointing as a treasure hidden in suffering where men are not likely to happen across it. "And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: THE WAYFARING MEN, though fools, shall not err therein." (Isaiah 35:8)
"I AM COMETHAT THEY MIGHT HAVE LIFE, AND THAT THEY MIGHT HAVE IT MORE ABUNDANTLY." (St. John lO:lOB) Christ comes to provide divine Life in the anointing so THE SECOND MAN obtains life more abundantly than natural man can do of himself. For the supernatural Presence of the Lord magnifies the anointed individual. The Lord seemed to be addressing his first coming, so all the Church could have abundant life. But he comes into the vessel suitable for the Master's use, and that human vessel has Life and Life more abundantly than is naturally possible. It is supernatural. "And the Spirit entered into me when he spoke to me, and set me upon my feet, (so) that I heard him that spoke unto me." (Ezekiel 2:2)
"THEN SAID I, LO, I COME: IN THE VOLUME OF THE BOOK IT IS WRITTEN OF ME,..." ((Psalm 40:7) Christ spoke in the Old Testament. He is the same, yesterday, today and forever. When the devout ingest the majority of the holy Book into their being by living faithfully in all things to the Word, having been approved of God as workmen rightly dividing the Word; and having accepted the calling into sainthood, such individuals receive "power and authority" to walk in his divine Presence. (St. Luke 9:l) God doesn't give the full anointing to the fleshy minded who would spend his Spirit on themselves, but his Presence can be felt in worship where two or more are gathered in the Lord's name. The external Presence of the Lord in gatherings is easily confused with the anointing, but the Christian is not able to walk into the world in that Presence. It is not the anointing.
"To whom you forgive anything, I forgive also: for if I forgave any thing, to whom I forgave it, for your sakes forgave I it in THE PERSON OF CHRIST; lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices." (2 Corinthians 2:lO/ll) Saint Paul is making a difference between the manner in which the Church forgives. They forgive in their own person; but the apostle forgave anyone he forgave, in THE PERSON OF CHRIST. He forgave them while immersed in the Spirit of the anointing. He could have forgiven in his person, but he preferred to labor to enter into the anointing. It is more powerful to forgive in the Person of Christ. There is a witness of the Spirit when God forgives through a vessel suitable for the Master's use. Out of the belly will flow rivers of living waters into words spoken in the anointing and the holy man knew they were forgiven. God had forgiven them through him.
"UNTO THE UPRIGHT THERE ARISES LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS: HE IS GRACIOUS AND FULL OF COMPASSION AND RIGHTEOUS." (Psalm ll2:4) The Psalmist wrote of the anointing. The Christian does not realize how much darkness possesses him until he graduates to the anointing, but your LIGHT SHALL "BREAK FORTH AS THE MORNING, and your health shall spring forth speedily: and your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the LORD shall be your rereward. Then shall you call, and the LORD shall answer; you shall cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If you take away from the midst of you the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity; and if you draw out your soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall your light rise in obscurity, and your darkness be as the noon day: and THE LORD SHALL GUIDE YOU CONTINUALLY, and satisfy your soul in drought, and make fat your bones: and you shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not."(Isaiah 58:8/ll) The individual called into full time service to walk as a living sacrifice continually obedient to the Spirit must be upright, gracious and full of compassion and righteous. The devout must think and act like Christ for Christ to manifest.