Mark says that He replied, "I am; and you shall see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One." While Luke has it, "But from this time on the Son of Man will sit on the right hand of the Power of God." From this can anyone doubt Jesus' divinity, His being a very high Being descended into flesh to show us the way back unto the Father?
Listen to more of His own words: "Neither came I of myself, but He that sent Me." "Whatsoever things the Father doetht these also doth the Son likewise." "I am in the Father, and the Father is in Me. I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me. He that sent me is with me" These words of Jesus are so highly significant, in the light of what has been said, that we hope everyone will get their real meaning.
In all of Jesus' teachings there is noticeable the insistence of that mystic unity of the Father and the Son: "I am in the Father and the Father is in Me" And that for which the Father sent Him was solely to show all men the way back unto the Father, and at the same time that He, Christ Jesus, might be in each of us the way, the truth and the life, preparing us for the day when He might lead us into knowing the Father even as He knew Him. "At that day ye shall know that I am in the Father, and ye in Me, and I in you."
We have shown you in previous articles that only through Love can you come to know Christ Jesus, our Blessed Lord and Master; and we now say that He is the actual expression, the perfect manifestation of the Father's Love in Man. He veritably is the God-Seed planted by the Father in humanity, and is the Light which dwelleth in the darkness. But that Light-God's Love-must be lit in your heart, before you can see and know Christ Jesus there. With the lighting of that Light, then He within you leads you unto the Father, and in time you truly know that He is in the Father, and you are in Him, and He is in you.
From this you must realize that there is a deep mystical meaning of His being in the Father, of we being in Him, and He in us, and we will try to help you get a glimpse of that meaning. The fullness of knowing can only be gained-note this carefully-by going within where He is, where we may know our oneness with Him, and with the Father. And that each one must learn to do for himself. How?
We have told you much about the Christ Consciousness, and how to find and know it. In that Consciousness all who have entered it know that they not only are Love, but they are One with all that is.
It was in that Love Consciousness, and which was Jesus' natural consciousness, that He was truly one with the Father, for then He actually was the Father; for God is Love, and Jesus was God's way of showing humanity pure and perfect Love in expression. Therefore when anyone is able to retire within into the Christ Consciousness-and many disciples are in the world today who can do this-they are truly in Jesus' consciousness, and He is in their consciousness, and both are in the Father's Consciousness; for then they are all One in Consciousness.
You have seen that Love is your Higher Self, that Love manifest is Christ Jesus, and that God is Love. They are the divine Three-in-One-the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. In Christ Jesus the Three-in-One were fully manifest, and because once manifest They are ever-present and available. That is, They are ever ready and able to manifest again as Christ Jesus to any who can receive Him.
Looking at it in another way, you know that your Higher or Real Self is always in that Love consciousness; for the Real You is a Son of God and is also a Representation of the Father, but is a younger to our Elder Brother, Christ Jesus. Now think, the only difference between the Christ Self of Jesus and that of us is that in Jesus that Self actually lived and was Jesus in the flesh, and the Logos or the Word had in Him become the flesh and dwelt among us-nay now dwells among us. While in us that Christ Self is not yet become but is becoming the flesh, and thus is making all flesh One; as in the Christ Consciousness, that of our True Selves, we are already One.
Therefore, in that deeper, inner sense, can you not see that Christ Jesus is an actual Presence always with us in our higher consciousness, where Love rules, and is there an intimate part of our consciousness, for it is likewise His consciousness, as it is the Father's consciousness. Let us then know Jesus both as the Christ, the Holy Spirit of God, the Logos, within us; and as our Elder Brother, a Son of God of supremely high rank in the Heavenly Kingdom which was "before the world was;" and Who is ever with us in those high realms "even unto the end of the world." And that He came to earth as the Great Redeemer for the present phase of evolution, for the purpose of expressing the Spiritual Love aspect of God, and of developing that state of Christ Consciousness in the human mind which will bring it to know its own "Sonship." "He called himself the 'Son of Man,' but we can regard Jesus as the Lord of Humanity, the Great Master of Masters, for He is the 'Word of Power' for the present age," as has been proven by all of His disciples back through the centuries since the beginning of His earthly ministry. We have in the above freely used some of the thoughts of A. V. O. in an article "Jesus-who is He?" from "The Inner Light" Magazine of January, 1929, and from a booklet "Christ the Logos" by C. Jinarajadasa. We are grateful for the clear light they have helped us to throw on this most vital subject.