When Jesus said to Phillip in John 14: 9, "He who hath seen me, hath seen the Father," He was actually telling Phillip, (and us) that the Father, is the reality of every man or woman on Planet Earth. EACH OF US IS GOD...THE FATHER! (We look at 'Him' (the Father) every time we look in the mirror!) Every 'human' child that has ever been born on Planet Earth is and has been God (the Father) in the infant stage of development! And we are never less than that!
There is no one other than GOD the Father! GOD, the FATHER, is WHAT WE ARE, and WHO WE ARE. He is the Vine and each of us is a branch! We have no 'being ' apart from the Vine. We have no 'being' as the person our parents created when they named us at our birth! We are God's by birth! Believe it or not! And all that is required of us, to enable us to function AS the Christ, is to realize this and accept it as the Truth! And then, through faith in that truth begin to walk AS the FATHER (NOT AS THE CHRIST)... but AS the FATHER! When we see that the Father is our reality (The "I" within us) we begin (automatically) to take upon ourselves the likeness of the Father. That likeness is the Christ! To walk AS THE FATHER, is to walk AS the Christ! No matter how hard we (in our John Doe identity) try to function as the Christ, we will fail! For the person our parents created when they named us, is but the illusion in which we were made to live. The 'self' (the illusion) must be crucified! Only when we realize that we are the Father individualized (and not this person our parents named us), can we function as 'Jesus' did! He knew He was God embodied, and that 'Jesus' was but the name His parents named Him! This was why He constantly stated. "I and my Father are One."
The only difference between Him and the rest of humanity was this. He functioned AS the Father whereas the rest of us were taught to function as the person our parents named us. And the concept of the Spiritual Rebirth that the Church has promoted can never allow us to function as a son or daughter of God. Their concept has kept humanity 'frozen' in darkness! We simply have to 'see' and acknowledge that the "I" within us is God, (the Father) and make a commitment to walk in THAT consciousness. Then through faith in this truth some may indeed, do even greater things than 'Jesus' did! This realization, constitutes the Spiritual Rebirth, and as Jesus said, 'Except we be 'born again', we cannot 'enter' the Kingdom Of God (we cannot attain the Christ Mind.)