Another place in the Bible, where I believe a wrong word is being used in a particularly significant scripture, but no one dares even think about it, lest they incur the wrath of God. This is when Jesus was speaking to Martha, a sister to Lazarus, when He told her, her brother would rise again. She said she knew he would rise at the resurrection, at the last day. Jesus said, "I am the resurrection and the life, he who believeth in me, though he were dead yet shall he live, and whosoever liveth and believeth in me, shall never die." Now this is the same man that said "I am the way, the Truth and the life, no man cometh to the Father but by me." Might He have used the word 'as' me, instead of 'in' me? for the cemeteries of the world are overflowing with the bodies of those who believed 'in' Him. He did not just believe in God, He functioned AS God. For only AS God, can we 'come to God'. Only those who choose to live As God, need never die. Enoch lived as God, and ascended, so too did Elijah, so too did Jesus. What would those around Him have said, if He had said 'As' me? None of them understood that He functioned AS God, AS the Father. None of them knew that they too were the presence of the Father… they functioned as the person their parents named them at their birth. They would have thought they heard Him wrong, 'Surely He must have meant 'in' me, for I know that I could not walk as God, nor can any other man. But, the I within us, IS the Father, and we can walk as God! And ONLY as we walk AS God, can we experience that greatest of all transformations. Only when we function AS God, can we be effective Spiritual Healers, and only as we function AS God, can we experience the ascension. Only AS God, can we experience the real Spiritual Rebirth. Only AS God, can we be filled with the Holy Spirit. To be filled with the Holy Spirit, is to know that we are God. This was when Jesus wept. He did not weep because of His love for Lazarus. Why would He have wept for Lazarus, knowing that in just a few minutes Lazarus would be walking out of the tomb. He wept because of the denseness of the consciousness of those around Him. He couldn't get them to see that they too were God embodied, and that they need never die either. This was why He said that Lazarus's death was for the glory of God. To show them that the power of God consciousness, could overcome death. Think for a moment what Jesus said to the rich young ruler who came to Him and asked Him, "what must I do to have Eternal life." Jesus did not tell him to 'believe in me,' He told him to "come and follow me," come and walk as I walk'.
Remember… consciousness is creative, and man, is a creative being! We are creative beings, because we are the Creator individualized… the Mind of God individualized! Our name is only who we THINK we are. The person we believe ourselves to be is but the illusion in which we live. To know that the I AM within us is the "Father" and to function in that consciousness, is to function in the Christ Mind. The concept of the Spiritual Rebirth as taught by the Church, can NEVER lead us into that consciousness. Only when we realize that the I AM within us is the Father, can we attain a consciousness of Oneness. It was this that "Jesus" knew when he prayed, "that they may be One even as we are One." This is what the religions of the world have failed to see, ALL of them! About the most difficult thing for anyone to believe, is that None of us of ourselves has any being! Only the Source has being! Only the Vine has being. And the person we believe ourselves to be, is but the illusion in which we walk! WE ARE ALL ONE, and that One, is the Spirit of God … He is the light that lighteth every man that cometh into the World! The light that shines in the darkness, though humanity knows it not! The whole of Humanity is oblivious of mans relationship to his fellowman! That which is "God" is the reality of every "man" on Earth. If every one on Earth spoke the English language, no one could introduce themselves without first proclaiming their relationship to God… the Universal I am, as they say, "Hello, I am." Regardless of our color, language, religion, culture or our perceived Nationalities, we are All One, and our Source, call it God, The Father, Allah, Buddha, Krishna or whatever, is that One.
Walking as God, is somewhat like living a double life. You will always be known by those around you as the person your parents created when they named you, but you will know who you really are. You will interact with your neighbors in a much different manner than you did before you discovered that God is the reality of everyone. Then you will love your neighbor, not because you should, but because you can no longer say you love God without loving your neighbor. No longer will we think of God as being up in Heaven. Did Jesus not say that the Kingdom of Heaven is within us? Then will we love our neighbor as our selves, for how can we say we love God and hate our neighbor? I could go on and on, but I probably have said enough. You are as much the presence of God as Jesus was, only you have not realized it. We search for God, never realizing that He is the "I" within us, nor do we realize that the person we believe ourselves to be, is but the Satan we have been warned to avoid. Allow me to digress for a moment. Let me ask you, what is it that keeps you from being Christ like? The Bible tells us that God made us in His image and likeness, so what keeps us from being Christ like? Is it not our belief that we are this person our parents created when they named us? Of course it is! Very likely none of us will ever attain the level of consciousness in which Jesus walked, but He did say that we could do even greater things than He did. But it is for certain that we cannot do so without the realization that God is the I AM within us. For only As God, are all things are possible.
This is the same message God gave to the World 2000 years ago, but no one saw it. Not even Peter! The disciples didn't see it, nor did the Apostle Paul. We are all One, and God, our Father, is that One! God still loves the World, and once again it is the Father saying, "that whosoever believeth in Him (AS Him), shall not perish, but have everlasting life!" His promise still stands! Man is God embodied. The "I" within us IS the Father, and whosoever believeth AS Him, still has the assurance of everlasting life!
There may be those who read this, who will think that 'this man sounds as if he thinks he's the Christ. If you should think that, then you must realize that so too can 'you' function as the Christ. Then you will know that the Christ is not a specific person. Anyone who sees that the "I" within them is the Father, can, if they choose to, walk as Him, and attain the 'Christ Mind'. Don't try to walk as the Christ! Walk AS the Father! Therein lies the key to attaining the Christ Mind, for the Christ is not a Specific individual. The Christ, is but the Spirit of God, (the Father), personified!