You Are God: The True Teachings of Jesus

ChristusBuddhaBrandon West, Contributor
Waking Times

In this article we will explore how the true teachings of Jesus can be summed up by three little words: you are God. Some missionaries came to my house the other day and I was given the opportunity to come face to face with the religious mind, to discover their relationship to God, and to remember my own (non-voluntary) experience with religion.

In such a short time though it was, it was absolutely clear that the foundational flaw of religion based off of the bible as it is primarily taught today (and in general, for the past 2000 years), is that it teaches first and foremost that we are separate from this force called God. But that is a contradiction because the bible, specifically the teachings of Jesus as I will clearly illustrate, teach that you are god, and that we are all God.

So, I have taken it upon myself to convince those missionaries, and you, that you are not only equal to God, but that you are God.

Now if you think it is blasphemy to believe that you are God, not only does that contradict what the bible says, but that is a major preconception you have been imbued with that will restrict you from ever experiencing directly that you are god, which in essence is what a spiritual awakening really is: an experience that you are intimately connected with God, that you are love, that you are loved, that you are unlimited, and that you are God, because that creative consciousness is within you.

According to a recent study done by Cambridge, around 88% of the worlds population believe in God. 88%! That is 6.16 billion people around the world, according to this study, who believe in God. That is not a trivial number.

Yet out of these 6.16 billion people, for how many of them is God more than just a belief? For what percentage of that 88% is God a tangible force that they connect to on a daily basis by allowing the bonds of their ego to dissolve, and then channeling that force into all that they do, and all that they are?

If those people could center themselves in the awareness that they are God-consciousness instead of just believing in the existence of such a magnificent force, then we could change the world in a matter of months. It is only when we continue to live separate from this infinite consciousness which is our original nature, that we are powerless and that we perpetuate all suffering and negativity on this planet.


None of the major spiritual teachers throughout history were religious. Jesus wasn’t a Christian, Buddha was not Buddhist, and Lao Tzu was not a Taoist (and I am not even sure I would call Taoism a religion, simply because there is no dogma taught at all, just observation, alignment, and harmony with nature and the cosmos).

All of these spiritual masters did not practice religion, they mastered themselves in solitude by looking within and meditating, and as a result they discovered that they were infinite and connected with the universal consciousness. Only later did we call this consciousness God.

That is what the core of all their teachings are about: that we are all spiritual beings, and that we are equal to god, and by practicing such things as forgiveness, kindness, honesty, and introspection we can become the Gods that we already are and create a peaceful heaven here on Earth.

Because Christianity is the worlds largest religion (practiced by an estimated 2.2 billion people), as a case study let us look at Jesus. He said three things which I want to draw your attention to specifically, and I will discuss each quote in an effort to show you that you are God, and that if you practice a bible/Jesus orientated religion, then it is actually in alignment with the truth of the teaching to believe that you are God.

God Is Love

“He who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.” (1 John 4:16)

Jesus says quite clearly here that God is love. He is not loving, he is not like love, he literally is love.

But really, what is love? Moreover, what is human emotion?

All human emotion is energy. What we have labeled as various emotions is merely our endeavor to classify and label different vibrations of energy that we feel so that we can talk about it with others. When you are feeling really low energy, you say you are depressed. When you are feeling very malevolent energy, you say you are angry, hateful, or maybe evil. But according to Jesus, what would you say when you are feeling the highest energy possible?

You would say you are love, or, that you are God.

Interestingly enough I came to an understanding of my spiritual nature through a study of physics, specifically Nassim Haramein’s unified field theory. Physicists have discovered that the entire universe is pure energy, and that nothing is solid. In the words of Einstein,

“Concerning matter, we have been all wrong. What we have called matter is energy, whose vibration has been so lowered as to be perceptible to the senses. There is no matter.”

All that we are is energy, and that energy has no boundaries. It is infinite, it is the invisible force that permeates all space, and it is the force that connects all things because it is all things. Sound familiar? Everything in the universe is connected by energy, and that energy is consciousness, and that infinite consciousness is the source of creation which we have labelled as God.

When you oscillate with the vibration of love, you are resonating with the highest energy of creation which by necessity must be that universal and infinite consciousness, and thus you don’t just align with that energy, or channel it through you, you expand and become that energy.

This is a fact of physics.

This is what Jesus meant when he said that God is love. He didn’t mean that Gods love was something outside of you or separate from you, he said clearly that when you are in love, you abide God, and God in you, and thus, you are God when you are love. There is no separation. When you become love, you become God.

You Are God

“Is it not written in your Law, “I have said ‘you are gods’”?” (John 10:34)

This second quote of his couldn’t be any clearer. I am not sure how this is explained away in the major religions that use the bible, but Jesus is clearly telling each and every one of us, resounding to the world from two thousand years ago, that we are indeed God; that you are God.

He knew and he discovered within himself that he was not only connected to the creative force of the universe, the unified field, or the matrix of all matter as physicist Max Planck called it, but he realized that he was that creative force, and that all of creation was in a literal sense God.

Every person without exception is God. Every animal, every tree, and every star. It is only from the ego that we perceive separateness because we ourselves have become separated and disconnected from our internal connecting link with spirit that resides within each and every one of us.

We do not need to seek a priest to know God, we only have to seek our true nature and our inner truth and we will know that we are God. If everything in the universe is formless energy, and we are all connected by that energy, and if we are made up of that energy, and if that energy is the force we call God … how could we be anything but God?

Everything in that statement is absolutely true, provable by science, except for saying that energy is God. Most science (except for Nassim Haramein’s work) has not made that link between spirituality and science, but there are others such as Einstein and Max Planck who did. Einstein said himself, “I want to know God’s thoughts; the rest are details.” Calling that energy ‘God’ is provable, but the only way to really know it is by experiencing it directly through yourself.

God Is Within You

“The Kingdom of God is within you.” (Luke 17:21)

So what Jesus is saying here is that the kingdom of God, heaven, the place where God allegedly resides, is actually within you. In other words, God is within you. I know, as well as anyone else who has ever seriously meditated knows, that when you go deep enough within yourself you will discover that you are infinite universal consciousness which some call God.

This is not egotistical. In fact, it is quite the opposite of ego, because when you go deep enough within yourself you also expand in consciousness and you become aware of yourself as an infinite and eternal spiritual entity, and your ego simply cannot exist in an environment like that.

Your ego is defined by your possessions, your body, your achievements, and your memories and so on, but when you meditate, you discover that you are something transcendent of all of that.

Truly great spiritual teachers never practiced religion, they practiced love, and sought universal truth. They practiced deep meditative introspection and discovered knowledge of the universe and the secrets of the soul within them. And as a result of this they discovered the path to enlightenment and god-realization. This is what Jesus was trying to teach us, when he said with exasperation, “Is it not written in your laws that I said “You are Gods”?”

Imagine what he must have felt like, being able to see clearly that God is within every single creature, and that every human is the embodiment of God and made in “his own image” in terms of pure consciousness, but then every time he tried to tell them and prove to them with acts that defied reason (miracles), all the people either bowed at his feet, or hung him on the cross …

There is no difference between those who bowed at the feet of Jesus and those who hung him from the cross, because in both cases they did not get his message. One chose to revere him, the other to eliminate him, but neither chose to listen to him.

They did not believe him when he said you are gods, and thus they chose to misinterpret what he was saying as some sort of metaphor, but it was not, and it is not today. We all have divinity within us, but it is not our personal identity, the ego, it is above the ego and it is called pure conscious awareness.

When are we going to understand this truth that he tried to teach us?

When are we going to understand that when Jesus said, ‘You are Gods’, he meant, that we are all Gods. Our true nature is not form, it is pure energy which is consciousness. We are God-consciousness who has incarnated into this level of reality, but we have become so identified with material form that we forgot our original nature.

All you have to do to experience this truth for yourself and discover that you are God, is follow the advice of Jesus from this article, and look within yourself.

Be still, and know that you are God.
About the Author

Brandon West is the creator of Project Global Awakening. A website dedicated to the research of a variety of scientific and spiritual disciplines, and applying that knowledge to help you live an inspired life and change the world. Follow Project Global Awakening on Facebook, and Twitter.

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18 thoughts on “You Are God: The True Teachings of Jesus

  1. If anyone looks into the scripture references used here, it would be clear that they are being used out-of-context. Go to a real bible study class (for crying out loud) and learn about the true message of Jesus.


    • What do you consider a REAL bible study? And what bible do you consider to be REAL? There is 90% fantasy and 10% truth in any given bible. The bible was designed to confuse us, not tell us the truth. It must be read with a grain of salt. Peter Kling is a bible “expert”, he said that we should read the bible like a scientific document. So, who is right and what is truth?


    • A real Bible study class? Tell me who was responsible for what was canonized. And what wasn’t? It’s a lengthy explanation,trust me . How bout this,why didn’t the book of Enoch get in? Jesus specifically reference it and deemed it truth. What’s your take on it?


      • A lot of ancient texts were not included into the current bible because it didn’t serve the agenda. Religion was created to control people not to enlighten them. Religion teaches that we are mortal beings and that we must suffer like Christ did.


    • You should read a survey of the old and new testaments. Also research every creation story. Once you delve into those you’ll see that they are all basically the same .the kicker is that spoken tradition over thousands of years distorted each of them.


  2. I was lead to these throughout the bible. “Real” bible study is when you can go to the bible yourself and find the scriptures that are speaking to YOU bc god is telling you that you are god! Ask and see…

    Luke 17:21
    John 4:23-24
    1 Corinthians 2:10
    1 Corinthians 3:16 “you yourself are God’s temple & …God’s spirit lives in you.”
    Titus 3:5
    Ephesians 2:6


    • I’m “religious”, therefore cannot argue with you on this one, I simply posted this for readers to choose what they like and what they don’t. I am sure your bible is correct.


  3. This is absolute heresy! We are not God. There is only one true God, The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. We are sinners in desperate need of the only true God to have mercy on us and save us from the punishment we deserve for being sinners who in our natural state are at enmity towards God (Romans 8:7). These are not the true teachings of Jesus. In fact this is “another” Jesus altogether. Read what Paul says about those who preach “another” Jesus. “But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you (Which was Christ and him crucified), let him be accursed.” Galatians 1:8 (ESV). In Daniel 4:28-33 King Nebuchadnezzar in his disgusting pride thinks that somehow he is God, deserving glory for his majesty. Immediately God made him lose his mind and become like an animal, eating grasslike an ox. The One True God did this to humble him, reminding him and all of us that He is the only God worthy to be honored, worshipped and praised. We are not Gods and will never be God. Let’s humble ourselves before Him as “Sinners in need of mercy”.


    • I honor and respect your opinion, for many years I too felt the same way, but after reading the Gnostic Texts, texts written long before Christianity, I could see that the bible was actually written from these texts and twisted around. I don’t claim to know everything, but it does require time and research, to be open to new possibilities. The Nag Hammadi Library contains all the Gnostic texts if you’re interested in starting from there. I do know and I am convinced that the bible is part truth and part deception, having spent the last 30 years researching this subject. We believe what we want to believe, it’s very hard to change our belief systems, I get that, but nothing is 100% truth, nothing. Those that are waiting for Jesus will be waiting for a long time.


      • I went through the same thing. I agree with you right up to the waiting a long time for Jesus, he’s already here. Everywhere. As above so below. That is absolute truth.there is light and there is dark.I tend to gravitate toward the light.


    • Look up and see the truth…
      Your truth…hidden behind veils…open the curtain
      Love is God
      God is Love
      So are you
      Believe in Illusion/controlled religion
      Or know reality
      Only then…
      Its Paradise on Mother Earth
      How exited it is to experience Earth…
      The ‘learning’ plan-et
      Idea… I thee
      Let go of guilt~debt, shame
      Become Love
      Meet your best Friend
      The path will lead and guide you…back to yourself
      Back to Nature for the future
      Paradise on Earth again…
      Reincarnation = Recycling
      The Circle of Love



    • My BROTHER, The new Testament says that you are the light of the world. It also says that you are THE BODY OF CHRIST….and it says that CHRIST IS GOD AND GOD IS LOVE. IT SAYS you have become members of His flesh and bones. It says that Jesus is one with the Father and one with us. It says that we are no longer mortal or sinners when we believe in Christ for it says we are given eternal life and that we
      cannot sin. Your belief in Christ is limited by a false Church that took over after the rapture occurred in 70AD. Their record is not LOVE…God is love….It is more slaughter than Genghis Khan ever did. And you think that is the Body of Christ? BROTHER, when you believed you were imputed and imparted with Jesus Righteousness and became THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD.


      • Each book was written by someone who shared their experiences at the time they were alive. Just like today we are many from different lands, views, beliefs and religions so it was in those days. People wrote what they say or believed to be true at the time. I don’t think that we should question their veracity, rather just accept that was their truth. Their truth isn’t ours and therefore, all scripture was written as a recording of events as seen by those who lived in those times. What we will never really know is the time period or real time they were written because science may not be telling us the truth about that.


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