I had a visit today from my wife's brother and his wife. He is a retired 'crafts' teacher and his wife is a retired nurse. Neither of them wants to hear a thing about my beliefs and they do not hesitate to let me know that. Our conversation got around to World affairs, and I mentioned that there would be no peace on Earth until the whole of humanity comes to realize that we are all One. My brother in law said very emphatically 'No ~ there will be Peace on Earth ONLY when Christ returns'! And there was no way they wanted to hear any of my thoughts on the subject. What he said though, prompted me to write this 'essay'. As I have said so often, how can the Church have failed to see the relationship between man and God? There will be no return of the 'Christ', until humanity comes to realize that all men were created to function as Christ's! For the Christ is not a specific individual, the Christ is but the 'person of God' personified. And we cannot personify God (the Father), until we realize that the 'Father', is the "I" within us! Something the whole World has failed to realize!
In St. John: 17, Jesus said 'That they all may be one; as thou Father art in me and I in thee'. He would not have said that but for the fact that He Knew that we were already all one, and that that One, was God ~ the Father! If we KNEW we were all one ~ how could we not be 'what He was'? We will only see the return of the 'Christ', when the whole World comes to see that each of us is an individualized manifestation of God ~ the Father! I have said it so many times that it embarrasses me to say it again, but ~ every 'human' child that has ever been born on Planet Earth, is (and always has been) God (the Father) in the infant stage of development! (He made us in His image and likeness!) And the ONLY difference between Him who was known as 'Jesus', and the rest of us, is that His Mother knew this, and as a result of her 'revelation', was moved by the Holy Spirit to so instruct her son! It was through His faith in what His Mother told him, that inspired Him to function AS God ~ the Father! When we realize that this is the truth, and if we are 'spiritually' inclined to walk As God, we begin to take upon ourselves the likeness of God. It is that 'likeness', that is the Christ! And I repeat ~ the Christ IS NOT a 'specific' individual! The 'Christ' is but the 'person of God' personified! And we can not personify God, until we realize that God is the "I" within us! (If we choose to walk in that consciousness!) It means dying to self ~ to the illusion in which virtually the whole of humanity functions!
In ignorance of this ~ at our birth our parents name us. Identifying us with family, friends, Country etc. Names are essential! We all need an identity. But that is really all our names are meant to be ~ our identity! Names do not constitute what manner of beings we are! . God made each of us in His image and likeness, but we were never made aware of the significance of that statement; instead ~ we were made to believe we were mere 'men'! We were made to believe we were this 'person' our parents created when they named us, and that we were Russian, British, French, Chinese, Africans, Americans, Norwegians etc, etc. The Truth is, we are ALL ONE, and God, is that One! Each of us is God (the Divine Mind) individualized!
Men have searched for God, for hundreds if not thousands of generations. Never ever realizing that God is the I, or the I am, within us. Nor were we ever made to realize that the 'person' our parents created when they named us, is the SATAN they warned us to beware of! (What keeps us from functioning As God? Is it not our belief that we are this 'person' our parents created when they named us?) ONLY when the World comes to realize that we are all One and that that One is God, will there be Peace on Earth! Is it any wonder that Jesus prayed we might all come to realize this? But no one is going to pay any heed to me! The masses will only listen to their Religious leaders ~ their Shepherds! The 'sheep' will follow! But it will take an extremely influential man to bring the Worlds Religious leaders together. If the masses could be made to see that every man/woman on Earth, is God (the Father) individualized; and if they were directed to function AS the Father by their leaders, we would begin to see the return of the Christ! For the Christ is but the 'person of God '(the Father) personified! Then would we see the answer to the Lords prayer fulfilled. Then would we see God 's will being done on Earth as it is in Heaven! Then the 'Kingdom of God' would indeed have come on Earth!
Either we live together as sons and daughters of God, or we die together as 'men'. There is no alternative!