In this series of the laws of the Spirit which are principles you must adhere to to walk in the Anointing of Christ, and we will address knowledge you ought to understand to walk in the anointing of Christ.

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

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"I BESEECH YOU THEREFORE, BRETHREN, BY THE MERCIES OF GOD, THAT YOU PRESENT YOUR BODIES A LIVING SACRIFICE,"HOLY, ACCEPTABLE UNTO GOD, WHICH IS YOUR REASONABLE SERVICE." (Romans l2:l) "If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me." (St. Matthew l6:24) Christ is not visible to his disciples today to their natural eye, but a disciple called into full time service in the power of God can learn to follow the Christ literally by means of singleness of eye. To follow Christ takes place in the anointing. Christ is the anointing. The second man is the Lord from heaven. In the lifestyle of Jesus Christ, the body becomes a living sacrifice. The disciple gives up his life to seek Christ's power following where he leads rather than where the disciple wants to go.
"AND THEY THAT ARE CHRIST'S HAVE CRUCIFIED THE FLESH WITH THE AFFECTIONS AND LUSTS." (Galatians 5:24) "Be a partaker of the afflictions of the Gospel according to the power of God; who, has saved us, and called us with A HOLY CALLING, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us IN CHRIST JESUS before the world began." (2 Timothy l:8/9) Crucifying the flesh is not a condition of salvation, but it is a condition for walking in the anointing of the Spirit. "The flesh is contrary to the Spirit." The disciple must bring the flesh into deadness to self to manifest the Spirit of Christ. Then he must labor according to the laws of the Spirit to remain in the fullness of Christ's Spirit.
"FOR IT BECAME HIM, FOR WHOM ARE ALL THINGS, AND BY WHOM ARE ALL THINGS, IN BRINGING MANY SONS UNTO GLORY, TO MAKE THE CAPTAIN OF THEIR SALVATION PERFECT THROUGH SUFFERINGS." (Hebrews 2:lO) This may be difficult for you to believe if you had any preconceived notions regarding the deity of Christ who walked in the flesh of man, but he could not have manifested his deity were he not obedient to the crucified life he is calling others to live. Neither can you pray the anointing in without living the crucified life like Christ. Sufferings and the anointing are inseparable. Suffering is the path to Christlikeness daily.

"I AM CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST;NEVERTHELESS I LIVE; YET NOT I, BUT CHRIST LIVES IN ME:" AND THE LIFE WHICH I NOW LIVE IN THE FLESH I LIVE BY THE FAITH OF THE SON OF GOD WHO LOVED ME, AND GAVE HIMSELF FOR ME." (Galatians 2:20) The living sacrifice is crucified with Christ. Christ is with him in Spirit in his sufferings. In the anointing the Spirit turns the anointed into another man, a supernatural man. Even though the man remains in his flesh, he can expect to become more Spirit than flesh, and to live by the faith of the Son of God manifest in him. "Our old man is crucified with him,..." (Romans 6:6) He is present with the man of God in the anointing.
"FOR WE WHICH LIVE ARE ALWAYS DELIVERED UNTO DEATH FOR JESUS SAKE, THAT THE LIFE ALSO OF JESUS MIGHT BE MADE MANIFEST IN OUR MORTAL FLESH." (2 Corinthians 4:ll) When you see the word "Life" in holy Scripture, it is Life as God means it, not as you are naturally understanding it. Suffering is the path to Christlikeness for those called into the anointing of power. Suffering comes in many forms. "Many are the afflictions fo the righteous: but the Lord delivers him out of them all." (Psalm 34:l9) Saint Paul wrote: "But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses, in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings;..." (2 Corinthains 6:4/5) In all these sufferings, the flesh of the living sacrifice is put through the severest tests to focus him on the Spirit and power of God manifest in him. Those who live are always delivered unto death that "the Life" of Jesus might be made manifest in their mortal flesh.