All that is necessary to enable a 'son of man' to function as a son of God, is faith in the belief that the "I" within us, IS God, the Father! (The Spiritual Rebirth!) When introducing ourselves, it would not have made any difference what name our parents would have given us... we would all say the same thing. I am known as Robert, or John, or Henry, or Helen, or Joan, or whatever. We will always refer to ourselves as "I"! And that is because the Vine, is the reality of the branches. ("I" am the Vine, ye are the branches.) The Vine is God (the Father) and this "person" 'we' believe ourselves to be, is but an 'extension' of the Vine. So you can see that a 'man', is nothing less than God embodied! But virtually no one is aware of this great Truth. It is all that we need to realize in order for any one of us to function AS the Father. (As Jesus did) To realize this, and to function in that consciousness, is to have been 'born again'!
That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is Spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. (St.Jn.3: 7) Your name simply identifies you from your fellow 'man'. But the LIFE (the Spirit) within you, IS THE FATHER! But for 'Him', we would not exist! "HE" is who we are, and our name is but our 'outer' identity... our physical identity. (As Jesus said in Matthew 10:20, 'For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you'.) What He was saying was. 'There is not you AND the Spirit of God, there is ONLY the Spirit of God'! This is basically what His Mother taught Him from the cradle that inspired Him to walk AS the Father! This is basically what the Holy Spirit revealed to her when 'she was found with child of the Holy Ghost'... (In my opinion). She realized that she would be giving birth to a child of God! This 'realization' has been misconstrued as a 'Virgin' Birth, not as a 'realization' that took place in Her consciousness! It was not 'Jesus' that Mary gave birth to, it was the Father in the infant stage of development that she gave birth to. It was the 'Father' (in the infant stage) whom she named 'Jesus'. (Every 'human' child that has ever been born of a woman, has been (and always will be) God, the Father, in the infant stage of development) He is the "I" that I am... the me that is me! Had He been able to speak at His birth, He would have said 'my Mother named me Jesus'. The "I" within each of us, IS THE FATHER (As it was within Him!) This was what He couldn't get His disciples to see! And it is this that we MUST see in order for us to say that we have been 'born again'! For until we have been 'born again', WE CANNOT ENTER THE KINGDOM OF GOD! (We cannot attain God consciousness... the Christ mind!) When we see that the "I" within us, is the Father, we begin to take upon ourselves the likeness of the Father. It is that likeness that is the Christ! It is what every 'man/woman' on Earth is capable of becoming!