I listened to a very interesting message last Sunday morning, given by a Minister teaching Christianity to the World as 'men' perceive it.
To be an effective 'Christian', one must be nothing less that what "Jesus" was, and 'no one that I know of in all of Christendom', knows how one can function AS He who was known as Jesus did! Here is how it's done! The power to function as the Christ, lies in one's faith in the belief that you (the "I" within you) and the Father, are One! The concept of the Spiritual Rebirth as it has been (and is still being) promoted by the Evangelical religions of the World, is ERRONEOUS! It does nothing more than bring about a Spiritual Conversion! It does not, and can not, bring about our Spiritual Rebirth! We can only experience a Spiritual Rebirth, when we realize that the "I" within us IS THE FATHER! Then and only then can we function AS THE FATHER, as did He who was named Jesus! There is NO ONE OTHER THAN THE FATHER! HE is the "I" within every man/woman on Planet Earth! The 'person' we believe ourselves to be, is but the illusion in which the whole of humanity functions! God is all and in all. PERIOD!
I put quotation marks around the name "Jesus" for a purpose. Every human child (male or female) that has ever been born on Planet Earth, has been (and still is) the 'Father' (the Divine Mind) in the infant stage of development! (The Father, is the "I" within us!) "Jesus", had no more 'being' than does any other John or Jane Doe! It was not "Jesus" who was born of the Virgin Mary! The child she gave birth to, was "the Father" in the infant stage of development! And they named Him "Jesus"! When my Mother named me, she named the "I" within me "Robert". He, who was named 'Jesus', was made aware of being one with the Father as a child, whereas the rest of us were given a name and made to believe that "that is who you are"! So He (Jesus) functioned AS THE FATHER, whereas the rest of us were taught to function as the person our parents created when they named us! When Jesus told Phillip 'he who hath seen me, hath seen the Father;' He was telling Phillip this. YOU'R LOOKING AT HIM! THERE IS NO ONE ELSE! He is the whole of humanity! Every male 'human being' on Earth, is the Father (the Spirit of God) embodied (read Matthew 10:20) And every female 'human being' on Earth is the Spirit of God manifesting as a 'woman'!
There are some 6 billion of us on the Planet at this time, but virtually no one is aware of being the Father embodied! I said in the previous paragraph that every child that has ever been born, is the Father in the infant stage of development, but virtually no one realizes this! Do you not believe Him when He said, "Let us make 'man' (male and female) in our image and likeness"? God (the Father) made us by 'becoming us', by 'being' us! ("I" am the Vine, and "I" am also the branches!) But He did not create the person we believe ourselves to be! Our parents did that when they named us at our birth! Thus the necessity of the Spiritual Rebirth! Creating the organisms known as 'man', was (is) Gods way of creating God's! Children of 'men', are actually children of God! But we can only function AS God, when we realize that the "I" within us IS GOD (our Father)!
Our salvation does not lie in worshipping or following 'Jesus'! It lies in us walking AS THE FATHER. (Through Faith) as 'Jesus' did! When we "realize" that the "I" within us is the Father, we take upon ourselves the LIKENESS of the Father. That likeness, IS THE CHRIST! The CHRIST, is not a 'specific' individual. The Christ is simply the 'person' of God (the Father) personified! It is what every one of us was created to be! That humanity might realize this, was the reason for His coming 2ooo years ago, but no one had a clue as to what He was trying to get humanity to see. (What you see me do, you can do also. But not before you realize that the Father is the "I" within you, and within everyone else on the face of the Earth) This was why Jesus said "I" and my Father are One! Anyone who sees this can (through faith in this Truth) function AS the Father! This is what the entire Christian World has failed to see! Until this is realized, so-called 'born again' Christians will continue to remain virtually impotent! And until this is realized throughout the World, there will be no Peace on Earth. We are all One, and that One, is the Father! To function in this realization, is to function in the 'Christ Mind'!