The Holy Spirit and the Spirit of God ~ are one and the same! And the Spirit of God and the Father are One and the same. And the "I" within us and the Father are One and the same! So when we see this, and realize that the "I" within us is really 'who' and 'what' we are ~ and should we choose to walk in that consciousness ~ we begin to take upon ourselves the likeness of God ~ the Father. That 'likeness', is the Christ! That we might realize this has been the Spirit of Gods' most avid desire since the creation of 'man'! For this reason the Spirit (God)'spoke to Adam saying ~ Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat, but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it, for in the day thou eatest thereof, thou shalt surely die! The Spirit of God is never less than perfect! So every 'thing' it gave being to was perfect ~ and this is true to this very day! Every 'thing' it becomes ~ is perfect! "And God saw every thing that He had made, and behold ~ it was very good"! So who are we to question whether any 'thing' is good or bad? We are creative beings, and as we 'think', so do we create! If we should see good AND evil, we create the evil we perceive! In doing so ~ we deny the Omnipresence of God! And in denying the Omnipresence of God ~ we see ourselves as mere 'men' ~ thereby condemning ourselves to death!
In my opinion ~ the Spirit of God, has never ceased in It's desire to get humanity to see that 'man' (male or female), is the Divine Mind individualized ~ the 'Spirit' of God embodied! In my opinion ~ this was why the Holy Spirit revealed to Mary's consciousness that man and God were One ~ that man was the Spirit of God individualized! This revelation is synonymous with the Spiritual Rebirth. It is ALWAYS a Virgin Birth ~ a 'birth' that took place in Mary's consciousness! A 'birth' that can take place in the consciousness of whoever should come to realize that man and God are One! A 'birth' that will take place in the mind of any 'branch' that sees, (Spiritually speaking) that it can be nothing other than the Vine that gave it being! (I am the Vine ~ ye are the branches!) It was this that Mary 'saw' when the Holy Spirit 'came upon' her ~ it was this she taught her son from the 'moment' of conception! Mary did not give 'birth' to 'Jesus' ~ she gave birth to God ~ the Father, in the infant stage of development ~ and she NAMED Him ~ (the Father) ~ JESUS! It was through His faith in what His mother taught Him, that enabled Him to become the greatest Spiritual teacher and healer the World has ever known! He proved that He and God (the Father) were One, ~ and He functioned ~ in that consciousness! ! IN MY OPINION ~ It was not 'Jesus' who came to take upon Himself the sins of humanity ~ It was God (the Father) who came to show us what manner of beings we are! (God ~ the Father, is the reality of every man/woman on Planet Earth!) He came to show humanity by example, that any 'man/woman', could do what they saw Him do ~ once they realized that God was the "I" within them! His goal (Gods goal) was to show us that we are ETERNAL beings ~ that we need NEVER die! COME AND FOLLOW ME ~ He told the rich young ruler! COME AND WALK AS 'I' WALK was what He was saying! It was this I saw when I read St. John 11 -26 ~ 'whosoever liveth and believeth AS me ~ shall never die'! If God is the "I" within us, and if we walk in that consciousness ~ knowing that God is our reality ~ we too can transcend as He was seen to do at the Mount of Olives! It was not 'Jesus' who transcended ~ it was God ~ the Father who transcended! A 'man' (or woman) ~ is the only organism on the Planet that embodies the capacity to transcend into the heavens as a 'living' Spiritual being ~ once we fully realize that God is the "I" within us! Once we choose to die to self ~ to the belief that we have being apart from God ~ our Source!
Let us look once more at what He said to Martha ~ "I am the resurrection and the life." (It was the Spirit of God that was speaking here ~ not 'Jesus'! Read Matthew 10-20) He that believeth in me, (As me) though he were dead ~ yet shall he live. And whosoever liveth and believeth in me (As me) ~ shall never die! Through faith in the belief that He (God) is the "I" within us ~ we can indeed function AS Him! This ~ in my opinion, was what He came to tell us and to show us! We were not meant to worship 'Jesus' ~ we were meant to walk AS God ~ AS the Father ~ as did HE who was named 'Jesus'! And to function AS the Father ~ is to function as the Christ ~ the third person of the Trinity! God (the Father) made us in His image and likeness ~ that we might function AS CHRISTS! In doing so ~ we need never die.