Although Jesus demonstrated to the World, better than any other man that ever lived, that man
is God embodied, he failed entirely to convince anyone, not even His disciples, of this great
truth! The night before His crucifixion, Phillip asked Him to "show us this Father fellow and then
perhaps we can believe you." To which Jesus replied "He who hath seen me, hath seen the
Father." Still they didn't get it. They thought He was referring to Himself only (to him whom they
knew as "Jesus"). They had no idea that each one of them was also the Father embodied! They
had no idea that God (the Father) was the reality of every man or woman on Planet Earth,
regardless of ones color, religion, language, culture or perceived Nationality! We are all One,
and that One, is God, (the "I" within us!) This is what He failed to get anyone to see!
But what was it that caused 'us' to fail to see it?
If those who wrote the New Testament didn't get the message, how could they tell the readers of the scriptures what the message was? If I were to ask any Christian on Earth, who it was that was born in that manger that morning in that stable in Bethlehem, to a man they would say "Jesus!" It is this that has thrown us off track! It was not 'Jesus' that was born that morning in Bethlehem! It was the Father who came into being as Mary's child! Every so called 'Human' child that has ever been born on Planet Earth is, and always has been, the Father in the infant stage of development. BELIEVE IT OR NOT! It was the Father whom they named 'Jesus'! (And thou shalt call His name Jesus!) The name 'Jesus' hid His true identity, as our names have hidden 'our' true identity! (A 'man', a human being, is actually the Father embodied!) No matter who you are looking at, (male or female) you are looking at the Father!
In Genesis we read (Chpt. 5:2) Male and female created He them, and He called their name 'a dam' (an obstruction.) Our names have hidden our true identity. In Exodus 6: 2-3 we read "I" am the Lord, and "I" appeared unto Abraham, Isaac and Jacob AS GOD ALMIGHTY. but by my name Jehovah, they knew me not! In Isaiah 42: 8 we read "I" am the Lord, that is my name, and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images! In Chp.43: 11 the writer goes on to say 'I, even I, am the Lord, and beside me there is no saviour'! Our salvation lies in the realization that this "I" that is being referred to, is the "I" within us! We are actually an embodiment of our own salvation. When we realize that the Father, is the "I" within us, we will also come to realize that should we function as the "I am" within us, we need never die! Then will we realize that we are the Eternal I am embodied in a temple of flesh (disguised as a 'human' being!) This is what we have never been made aware of. As I have said, each of us at our birth is the Father in the infant stage of development. He is the "I" within us! But our parents name us, and then proceed to mold us in their image and likeness, never ever realizing that we are God (the Father) individualized. (We all need a name for obvious reasons, but let us remember that our names are only our names. They do not constitute what manner of beings we are) The real you and the real me, is the "I" within us, and that "I", IS GOD. THE FATHER!
When my long time Minister friend read my book, his comment was, "Bob thinks he is God, Ha Ha Ha." He had no idea that the "I" within every one on Earth is God. There may not be a single so called 'born again' Christian on Earth that realizes this! This is the result of thinking that it was 'Jesus' who was born in that manger some 2000 years ago! And all of this only requires a little thought.a little 'pondering'. No John or Jane Doe on Earth has ever been 'born'! God made each of us in His image and likeness, by 'becoming' us in the same manner that a Vine gives being to a branch, by 'becoming' the branch, by 'being' the branch. Each of us is a branch of the Vine!
God did not create the person we believe ourselves to be. Our parents did that when they named us at our birth. In reality God, is the "I am" within us, the reality of every man or woman on the Planet! This is why we must be born again! Born into the realization that the "I" within us is God, the Father. Then.should we see that it cannot be otherwise; and should we choose to walk in that consciousness, we can indeed through faith in this belief, function as He who was named Jesus did!
Our relationship to God, can also be likened to the relationship of a wave to the Ocean. Each of us is a wave in the Ocean of Life. Each of us, in spite of our 'obvious' differences are an individualized manifestation of the Ocean, and we have no being of ourselves! There is ONLY the Ocean! We are ALL One, and God, (the "I" within us, the 'Ocean') is that One! But our names have hidden our relationship to our Source and to each other. Thus the necessity of the Spiritual Rebirth.