I feel that I should try to explain our relationship to God as being a little more like what it really is, a father son relationship. Each of us (male or female) is made in His image and likeness. In Matthew 23:9, Jesus said. Call no 'man' your father upon the Earth, for one is your father, which is in heaven'. God gave being to 'man', by 'becoming 'man' (Adam). So too did He give being to a 'female', ' an "help meet" for 'Adam', in like manner. Neither "Adam" nor "Eve" realized that they were God embodied, and through procreation, they gave being to children, 'after their kind'.( Cain and Able) However, it was not "Adam" who was their father nor was it "Eve" who was their mother. It was God who was their father and mother! (Both 'Adam' and 'Eve', were God embodied) So... sons and daughters of 'men' will forever produce "children of God"! Children of men, are actually children of God by birth! We are born Gods, only we have never been told how we can function as Gods. as Jesus did! No 'man' (no John or Jane Doe (no Adam or Eve), has any 'being') There is ONLY God! Here is a truth that few have ever realized. It was not "Mary" who was the mother of Him who was known as 'Jesus', nor was "Joseph" the father. (Read Matthew 23:9 again) Our Heavenly Father, is also our 'Earthly' Father! 'Man', is simply a physical manifestation of our heavenly Father.
Here is the key to making this consciousness 'our' reality. When Jesus said to Peter, 'whom do men say that "I" the son of man am, Peter replied, 'thou art the Christ, the son of the living God'. Jesus thought that Peter finally grasped the understanding that the "I" within every 'man/woman on Earth, was potentially the Christ! But that was not what Peter thought! Peter thought that Jesus was referring to himself only! He was not aware that God (the Father) was the reality of all of humanity. He had no idea that God (the Father) was the reality of every child born on Planet Earth. And 'humanity' is also basically oblivious of this amazing truth! God did indeed make us in His image and likeness, but He did not create the 'person' we believe ourselves to be. Our parents created the person we believe ourselves to be when they named us at our birth!
Which brings me to the Virgin Birth! It was not 'Jesus' who was 'conceived' of the Holy Spirit, and born of a virgin. The 'womb' in which this particular 'Virgin birth' took place, was in Mary's consciousness! (For that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit, the Truth!) Mary saw that the "I" within her and within everyone else, was God, the Father! It had nothing to do with the forthcoming birth of her child! (Every child born on Planet Earth, is (and always has been) the 'Father', in the infant stage of development.) " And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call His name 'Jesus', for he shall save his people from their sins" It was not 'Jesus', that she gave birth to. it was the 'Father' in the infant stage of development, that Mary gave birth to. This was why Jesus said to His disciples, "I and my Father, are One" and "He who hath seen me, hath seen the Father!" There is no one besides or other than the Father! Each of us embodies the capacity to function as the Christ, when we realize that the Father is the "I" within us!
This 'virgin birth', takes place in the consciousness of any one who 'perceives' that God is the "I" within them, (if they accept this as the truth!) The Virgin Birth is synonymous with the Spiritual Rebirth. It is a 'birth' that is 'conceived' through the realization that God is the "I" within us! Dare I say that 'Mary' was the first one who ever experienced the Spiritual Rebirth. Who ever realized that 'man' and God were One? It was her awareness of this that enabled her to inform her son of this from the cradle! (Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it) (Know ye not that 'I' must be about my Fathers business?) When we are made to see that the "I" within us is the Father, we automatically take upon ourselves the likeness of the Father, and that "likeness", is the Christ! I say 'automatically', because there is a Divine law that says 'As a man thinketh, so is he' (As we believe, so do we become.) Automatically! To believe that the "I" within us is the Father, is all we need to be made aware of, in order for us to function as 'sons and daughters of God' (as Christ's!). For 'Christ', is not a 'specific' individual. The 'Christ' is the 'person' of God personified! And we cannot 'personify' the 'person' of God, until we realize and choose to function, 'through faith', in the belief that God, the Father, is the "I" within us! That is how simple it is for us to walk as Jesus walked, 'if we should choose to'! Suppose the apostle Peter had known this, what might the World be like today?
The "I" within us and the Father are One. As a man thinketh so is he, is a Law, a law pertaining to creation. When we see that the "I" within us is the Father we take upon ourselves the likeness of the Father. That likeness, is the Christ, the person of God personified. There is no one other than the Father. Each of us is the Father embodied. He is the "I" within us! This realization, is the key to our salvation, the needle in the haystack as it were, that men have searched for since the fall of man, of 'Adam'.