There are two verses in Exodus (Chapter 6: 2-3) that is very meaningful to me. Where God says to Moses ~ "I" am the Lord ~ and I appeared unto Abraham Isaac and Jacob by the name of God Almighty, but by my name Jehovah, was I not known to them! Now here is my version of what He said ~ I was known to Abraham Isaac and Jacob as God Almighty, but by my name Jehovah, they knew me not! And in Isaiah 42-8, we read ~ "I" am the Lord ~ that is my name, and my glory will I not give to another (and my glory I will not share with another ~ my interpretation) For there is no 'other' ~ there is ONLY God!
Our names hide our true identity! Every so called 'human child that has ever been born on Planet Earth, has been (and forever will be) God; the Father, in the infant stage of development! HE ~ God ~ is the Vine, and each of us is a branch! We can be nothing other than the Vine! NO 'John or Jane Doe' has EVER been born! It is true that every 'John or Jane Doe', has been created ~ BUT NOT BY GOD! Our parents created the person we believe ourselves to be when they named us! The "I am" within us ~ IS God! God is us! At our birth ~ each of us is God embodied 'as' a temple of flesh! Both Adam and Eve, were God ~ the Spirit of God ~ embodied ~ and through procreation, gave being to children AFTER THEIR KIND! So forever, 'men and women' ~ will give being to 'children of God' ~ to children that are potential Christs! We come into being as God's by 'birth'! Children of 'men', are actually 'children of God' ~ if we only realized it! Mary did not give birth to 'Jesus'! She gave birth to God (the Father) in the infant stage of development ~ (like all other women)! But by naming Him ~ she hid (God ~ the Father's) true identity! Every one who knew Him ~ knew Him only as 'Jesus' the 'boy' and later as 'Jesus' the man! And not realizing that God is the reality of every child that has ever been born on Planet Earth ~ Christians try to walk As 'Jesus' ~ not knowing that 'Jesus' was just the name that Mary gave to God, the Father ~ at His birth! Even the word 'God' hides the Lords true identity! His true identity, IS "I"! He (God) is the "I" within us. Thus did He say ~ I am that I am! Creating the organisms known as 'man' ~ was Gods way of creating Gods! So when we come to see that God is the "I" within us, and when we choose to die to 'self' (to the belief that we are the person our parents created when they named us), we begin to take upon ourselves the likeness of God (the Father). That likeness ~ is the Christ!
Now to get to the 'root' that gave being to the erroneous concept of the Spiritual Rebirth as promoted by the Worlds Evangelical Religions! NO 'man' ~ no John or Jane Doe ~ has any 'being'! There is ONLY the Vine ~ there is Only the Father! The Father (God), is the "I" within us! And when we consistently function AS the Father ~ as did He who was named Jesus ~ we too will be functioning AS the Christ! So long as we believe 'we' have 'being' as the 'person' our parents created when they named us ~ we CANNOT enter the Kingdom of God ~ we cannot attain God consciousness ~ (the Christ mind)! So long as 'we' believe that 'we' have 'being' ~ we will believe that "HE" (Jesus) lives 'in' US! This is THE GREATEST OF ALL ILLUSIONS! The Spirit of God embodied ~ is what a 'man' is! We have no 'being' ~ as the 'person' we believe ourselves to be! THERE IS ONLY GOD ~ the Vine ~ the Father! "WE" ~ HAVE NO BEING! Only as we function, through faith, in the belief that the "I" within us is God the Father, can we function as the Christ (As 'Jesus' did). Except we choose to die to self ~ to the illusion that 'we' have being of ourselves ~ we cannot function As Christs ~ as 'Jesus' did! In reality ~ "WE", don't even exist ~ "WE" are but illusions. There is Only God (the Father) ~ who is the "I" within us!
The erroneous concept of the Spiritual rebirth ~ is what holds humanity in bondage! So long as we are made to believe that God (or Jesus) 'lives' "in" us or 'works' "in" us ~ we can never attain a consciousness of 'Oneness'! (Such thinking holds us in a continuous consciousness of duality!) We have no being ~ as the person we believe ourselves to be! God and 'man ~ are ONE! God is the "I" (or the 'I am') within us ~ and our names, are just our names ~ our 'outer' identity! The Bible tells us that God's people were held in bondage for hundreds of years, by the 'Egyptians'! The belief, that we have 'being' as the person our parents created when they named us ~ continues to hold humanity (God's children) in bondage! No 'man/woman' on Planet Earth has any 'being' ~ THERE IS ONLY GOD! All that has EVER held humanity in 'bondage' is the 'self ' (the illusion) ~ the belief that 'we' have being of ourselves ~ that we have being apart from God! Ignorance of the fact that God is the "I", or the "I am" within us, has kept us enslaved (in bondage) since the 'fall of 'man' ~ since the fall of 'Adam' and 'Eve'! And all because our names have hidden our true identity! Thus the necessity of the Spiritual Rebirth ~ the realization that God is the "I" within us. ONLY as we function AS God ~ As the Father, can we experience the ascension. Only As God, can we 'enter' the Kingdom of God! Only As God, can we function As God! We are all One ~ and God ~ IS THAT ONE! In that consciousness ~ lies our Eternal Reality ~ our Eternal Salvation!