I have been told by many that there are many paths to attaining God consciousness. Not so! Jesus functioned AS God. He knew that the "I" within Him was the Father! Unless we recognize and acknowledge that the "I" within us IS God (the Father), and choose to walk in that consciousness, we cannot attain God consciousness… we cannot 'enter' the 'Kingdom of God'! We cannot bypass this prerequisite! By no other means can we 'enter' the 'Kingdom of God'. " Except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God". No amount of 'meditation' or 'self realization' will suffice! The 'self' (the illusion) must be crucified before the Father (the "I" within us) can be resurrected! Any attempt to bypass this prerequisite, is the equivalent of 'entering' the 'wedding feast' without having on a 'wedding garment'! Such will be cast into 'outer darkness'. We can only function AS the Father, when we realize that we have no being of ourselves!
We are Creative beings because we are the Creator individualized. He made us (Male and Female) in His image and likeness. He made us by 'becoming us'! Who is the Vine…? "I" am the Vine, He said. The "I" within us is the Vine! A branch has no being of itself. It is simply an extension of the Vine! (The 'person' we believe ourselves to be, is but the illusion in which we live)
Our names are like 'dam's' as it were. Dams are obstacles that restrict the flow of water. Water in the scriptures, is synonymous with Truth. We cannot function AS the Vine, so long as we believe we are this 'person' our parents created when they named us. Our 'names' obscure our True identity… they cause us to overlook the identity of the Vine…our Father. ('I' am the Vine… ye are the branches!) (And He called their names A dam Gen. 5:2)
When you 'think', or when you 'speak', do you realize 'who' the thinker is, or who is speaking? It is the 'Spirit' of your Father within you that thinks and speaks. (Read Matthew 10:20) But in ignorance of this, we think and speak as the 'person' we believe ourselves to be… (as the 'person' our parents created when they named us.) So we have some 6.5 billion 'creators' going about, creating the division and the havoc we see on Earth today.
Through the concept of the Spiritual Rebirth, as promoted by the Evangelical Religions of the World, we can NEVER attain a consciousness of Oneness… (the Christ Mind.) Their concept of the Spiritual Rebirth, can do no more than bring about a Spiritual Conversion. The Spiritual Rebirth, can only take place when we realize that the "I am" within us IS the Father! Only when we realize that the "I" within us is God (the Father), can we KNOW we have been 'born again'. "Except a 'man' be born again, He cannot 'enter' the Kingdom of God". (He cannot attain God consciousness… a consciousness of Oneness!) Otherwise we are but a ' John Doe' practicing a religion, be it Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism, Islamism, Sikhism, etc, etc.
God did indeed make 'man' (every 'man') in His image and likeness. But… He did not create the 'person' we believe ourselves to be. Our parents did that, when they named us at our birth. Regardless of our religion, language, culture, color or perceived Nationality, we are all One and God, the "I" within us, IS that ONE! Thus the necessity of the Spiritual Rebirth. Should we refuse to acknowledge God as the "I am" within us, we are as guilty of His crucifixion as were they who called for His crucifixion some 2000 years ago!
Each of us embodies the capacity to function as Jesus did. It is the purpose of the Church to so instruct us! He suffered the agony of the cross that we might see this. The 'Christ', is not some 'specific' individual. The Christ is the Divine Mind personified! Any one of us can function AS the Christ, once we realize that God is the "I" within us!( But be careful. Read 1 Corinthians 11:27)
We die as men, because we live as men! Should we walk in our "I AM" identity, we need never die! Adam was the first 'human being'. When God created Adam, 'Adam' was as perfect as God. They were One! Yet he died because he walked as a 'man'. Jesus was a 'man' born of a 'woman', yet He transcended because He walked AS God! So too can you. So too can I.