I have said so many times that God ~ the Father, is the "I" within us, that I must sound like a broken record. But I wonder if you really understand what I am saying. I have also said so many times ~ that 'every 'human' child that has ever been born on Planet Earth, is (and always has been) God the Father in the infant stage of development' ~ which means that ~ no matter who we are looking at, whether we are looking at a 'child', an adolescent, or an adult ~ we are actually looking at the Father ~ at God! When we look at ourselves in the mirror, we are looking at the Father. There is no one other than or besides, the Father! This is rather hard to grasp, but it is the truth! If He is the "I" within us, can there be anyone else? No matter who we are talking to ~ we are talking to the Father! This is why we are to love our neighbor as ourselves ~ no matter their color ~ what their religion is ~ what language they speak ~ what culture they follow or what Nationality they might believe themselves to be. Each of them is God ~ the Father ~ the only begotten 'son' of God! (This (Jesus) is my beloved 'son' in whom I am well pleased ~ who is the reality of every man/woman on Earth!)
For God so loved the World, that He gave His only begotten son (the Father ~ the "I" within us) ~ that whosoever believeth in Him, (and functions AS Him) ~ should not perish, but have Everlasting Life! Living and functioning in this realization ~ is the key to Everlasting Life! When we realize that God ~ the Father, is our reality ~ and should we choose to walk As Him (as best we know how, or as 'little children') ~ we begin to take upon ourselves the 'likeness' of the Father. It is that likeness, that is the Christ ~ the 'person' of God personified!
Should you doubt what I am saying ~ think about it! Who else could we be, other than God the Father ~ if we believe that God made us in His image and likeness? If He made us in His image and likeness ~ then He (the Father) is the reality of each of us! Adam and Eve, could have been nothing other than God individualized! Male and female created He them ~ and endowed them with the capacity to 'bring forth' children 'after their kind'! Thus ~ children of 'man' (of men) ~ can be nothing other than children of God ~ making us God's by birth! So no matter who we think we are, or no matter at what stage of life we are at ~ we are still nothing less than 'sons and daughters' of God ~ individualized embodiments of the Spirit of God! In other words ~ HUMANITY, is synonymous with GOD! HUMANITY ~ IS GOD FUNCTIONING AS THE "JOHN DOE'S" WE BELIEVE OURSELVES TO BE! 'JOHN DOE'S' THAT WERE CREATED WHEN OUR PARENTS NAMED US AT OUR BIRTH! Every 'man' (or woman) on Planet Earth ~ is God individualized! HE ~ (God), is the "I" within us ~ the "I", that I am! Thus the necessity of the Spiritual Rebirth ~ which can only be 'set in motion' with the realization that God is the "I" within us! Through the concept of the Spiritual Rebirth as promoted by the Evangelical religions of the World ~ we can never attain an awareness of our relationship to God ~ our Source! All that their concept does is 'convert' the seeker of Truth to their particular faith! Only through FAITH in the belief that God is the "I" within us, can we attain the consciousness ~ the 'mind' in which He who was known as 'Jesus' walked! He walked As God ~ As the Father ~ As the "I" within Him! The rest of us were taught to function as the 'person' our parents created when they named us at our birth! Thus the necessity of the Spiritual Rebirth!