In my last posting I stated that Jesus was terribly frustrated because He could not get His friends or His disciples to grasp the fact that they were as much the presence of God as He was. The entire World is as devoid of this understanding today as were those that 'followed' Him 2000 years ago. In response to my last post, one lady who agreed that we were all one, also stated that "the whole World was seeking to worship the Lord Jesus Christ within". Several years ago I gave a copy of my book to an old friend who was a highly respected Minister. After his funeral his wife gave the book back to me. It had upset her husband and I guess she was happy to get it out of her home. At any rate, he had written some comments in the book. One of them was " Bob thinks he's God". He too never got the message that man and God were synonymous, or that 'man' was God (the Divine Mind) embodied. It was not "Bob" who thought 'he' was God, it was God (the Father), who was programmed to believe that He was Bob!
Every 'human' child that has ever been born on Planet Earth (male or female) was (is) God, (the Father) in the infant stage of development! God made us in His image and likeness. He endowed us with the capacity to function as Himself, As the Father! But He did not create the 'person' we believe ourselves to be. Our parents did that when they named us! "Jesus" functioned AS the Father because His Mother told Him as a baby who He was, and what manner of being He was. So He functioned AS THE FATHER! Whereas the rest of us were programmed to function as the 'person' our parents created when they named us. In 'Christian' homes, they taught us to worship Christ. But...we were not meant to "worship" Christ, we were meant to "WALK" as the FATHER. To walk AS the Father, is to walk as the Christ, for the 'Christ', is but the Father (the 'person' of God) personified!
And how can we do that? By realizing that God (the Father) is the "I AM" within us! By realizing that the Spirit of God is Who we are and What we are! By realizing that GOD IS US! By realizing that every man or woman on Earth is God (the Father) manifesting. God the Father embodied! The Father, who is actually us, is the Holy Spirit individualized. The so-called 'three', are actually only ONE! Try to comprehend that. When Jesus told Phillip "He who has seen me, has seen the Father", He hoped that the whole World might see that man and God, were One and the Same! God, is what a 'man' (or a woman) IS!
OF OURSELVES, WE HAVE NO BEING! What the Spirit of God is, is what we are; only we function as this 'person' our parents created when they named us! In other words, we are the Spirit of God, the Holy Spirit, individualized! Thus, the necessity of the Spiritual Rebirth. And that which sets the Spiritual Rebirth in motion is the "belief" that the "I" within us is GOD, the Father! (IF we believe this!) By no other means can we attain the Christ Mind, the realization that we are all ONE! It was in that consciousness that He who was named Jesus functioned, and it is in that consciousness that any one of us can function, once we realize that God is the "I" within us! How can I possibly make it more understandable?
This was what Jesus couldn't get anyone to see including His disciples. This is the message the whole World has failed to see, even though the first book of the Bible tells us that God made man in His image and likeness. This was why Jesus wept! If a 'man/woman' is not God individualized, what is the purpose of the Church? When Jesus asked Peter, "Whom do 'you' say that I the son of man am", Peter replied, "Thou art the Christ, the son of the living God." And Jesus replied, 'And upon this 'rock' (this Truth) I will build my Church and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it'. And 2000 years later the World still doesn't realize this!