I wonder how many would choose to function as the Christ, as Jesus did, if they knew there was a very simple formula that would enable them to do so? The only difference between Jesus and the rest of us, is the fact that He functioned AS the Father, where as the rest of us function as the person our parents created when they named us at our birth! To this you might say, but 'Jesus functioned as the Father, because He was Gods only begotten son'. To which I would have to reply, 'No He wasn't'. Gods only begotten son, is the Father! It was not 'Jesus' who was born in that manger some 2000 years ago. It was the Father who came into being as Mary's boy child! And they named Him 'Jesus'! It was not 'Jesus' that was 'born'. 'Jesus' was just the 'person' Mary and Joseph 'created' when they named their child 'Jesus'! The 'person' you believe yourself to be came about in the same way. It was not 'Robert' that was born when I was born. I too was God (the Father) in the infant stage of development, but my parents did not realize this, so they named me 'Robert'. They saw me as being "their" child, the product of "their" marital affair. They had no idea that they were no different from "Adam" and "Eve"! They had no idea that they too were God embodied, as is every other man or woman on Planet Earth!
Our names tell us who we are, but they do not tell us what manner of beings we are. We only know that the Bible tells us that we are made in the image and likeness of God. Man and God, are synonymous! They are One and the same! Every so-called 'human' child that has ever been born on Planet Earth, is, and always has been, God (the Father) in the infant stage of development, but virtually no one has ever realized this amazing truth! This is what "Jesus" knew when He said 'Call no man your Father on Earth, for one is your Father which is in Heaven'. Creating the organisms known as 'man', was God's way of creating Gods! Every man/woman on Earth, is God embodied, but virtually no one is aware of this astounding Truth! When we realize that the Father is the "I" within us, we begin to take upon ourselves the likeness of the Father (If we should choose to) It is that likeness, that is the Christ! The Christ, is but the 'person' of God personified, and we cannot personify the Father until we realize that the Father is the "I" within us! And through faith in this belief, we can indeed function effectively as sons and daughters of God, as did He whom we know as Jesus of Nazareth. We all need a name, in order to identify ourselves in this World but the truth is, each of us is an embodiment of the Divine Mind, an embodiment of that which Jesus called 'our Father'!
All we need to know in order for us to function as God (as the Father) as Jesus did, is to realize that we too are the Father embodied! He is the "I" within each of us! This realization, is what the Spiritual Rebirth was meant to accomplish. But, through the concept of the Spiritual Rebirth that has been promoted by the Evangelical religions of the World, it is impossible to attain this realization! Their concept can do nothing more than bring about a Spiritual conversion! It can never bring about ones Spiritual Rebirth! The 'person' we believe ourselves to be, is but the illusion in which we have been walking! God (the Father) is the "I" within us. The real you and the real me! And the 'person' we believe ourselves to be is the Satan that we have been warned to avoid! How ironic!