As a sequel to my last posting ~ Two plus two equals four ~ I feel that I should clarify why I say that no John or Jane Doe, has any being. Jesus realized that He (as Jesus) had no being. I can of mine own self do nothing. He said! It was not Jesus that Mary gave birth to ~ she gave birth to God the Father, in the infant stage of development. And she named Him (her son) 'Jesus'! No 'mother' ever gave birth to the 'person' that her child would become! Every 'human' child that has ever been born on Planet Earth, is God in the infant stage of development! Every child embodies the capacity to 'become' the 'person' its parents teach it to become ~ as they 'program their child's mind! Every one is but the product of parental programming! We are but the 'end result' of generations of parental programming! It does not matter what name our parents name us ~ we still are 'molded' by the beliefs of our parents! So you can see that it isn't the person we believe ourselves to be that is the doer! It is God ~ the "I" within us that is the doer! We are God (the Source) individualized ~ but we 'think' it is us ~ the person we believe ourselves to be ~ who has being! But that is not the case ~ only God has being! We only 'think' we have being! We ~ the person we believe ourselves to be ~ are but illusions. Virtually every individual on Earth is functioning in the illusion that they are in fact, the person their parents created when they named them ~ when in fact ~ the Spirit of God is the reality of every 'man' (male or female) on Planet Earth!
The Spirit of God ~ the Father ~ is what every 'man/woman on Earth really is! As He who was known as 'Jesus' said in Matthew 10:19-20. "When they take you before Governors and Kings, take no thought how or what ye shall speak, for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak; for it is not ye that speaketh, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you." Every 'man' on Earth ~ male or female, is but the Spirit of God embodied! It was not 'Isaiah' who said 'I am the first and I am the last and beside me, there is none else' ~ It was the Spirit of God who said it! It was not 'Adam' who named every 'thing'; it was God (the Spirit of God) who named every 'thing'. There is no one else! The Spirit of God is synonymous with the 'Life of God'! And God's Life ~ is 'our' life! I am the Life ~ He said! Every child that has ever been born on Planet Earth ~ is God in the infant stage of development! There is not God AND us ~ there IS ONLY GOD! God (the Spirit of God) ~ is the reality of every man/woman on Earth!
It was in this consciousness that 'Jesus' functioned. ("I" and my Father are one ~ He said) So He functioned AS God ~ as the "I" within Him! When He asked His disciples ~ 'Whom do ye say that I the son of man am ~ Peter replied 'thou art the Christ ~ the son of the living God'. But Peter did not realize that God was the reality of EVERY 'man' on Earth! This was why Jesus said ~ 'and thou art 'Peter'! And upon this 'rock ~ this truth ~ that the "I" within us is God ~ I will build my Church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it'!
The Spirit of God ~ which is what we are ~ is programmable! This is why we must teach our children in the way that they should walk. Not only are we programmable beings ~ we are also 'programmers'!
As a 'man' thinketh ~ so is he/she! Mary taught her son that God (the Spirit of God) was mans reality! Through faith in what His Mother taught him, inspired Him to function AS God ~ as the Father. Enabling Him to become what all men were meant to become ~ SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF GOD! What did your parents teach you ~ and what did my parents teach me? They taught us what they believed! This is why I said 'we' are but the product of parental programming ~ the product of ancestral thinking! HUMANITY ~ is the 'programmable' Spirit of God individualized! So we function AS the 'person' our parents created when they named us! This is what the religions of the World have failed to realize! Man ~ (male or female) ~ is the Spirit of God embodied! God is the "I" within us ~ and the person we believe ourselves to be, is but the illusion in which the whole of humankind walks!
This is a Truth the Disciples did not see, nor has the World seen it yet! Proof that the disciples missed seeing it is evident when Phillip asked Him on the eve of His crucifixion ~ show us the Father ~ ant it shall 'sufficeth us'! (St. John 14-8) To which He (Jesus) replied ~ 'He who hath seen me ~ hath seen the Father'! And as He (God) said in the book of Isaiah ~ there is no One else! ONLY "I" AM! ONLY "I" HAVE BEING!