The almost startling fact of the essential oneness of the human with the Divine, was the realisation and the teaching of Jesus. That the Divine works in and through the human in the degree that we are able in our own lives to realise it as the Source of our strength, and the Essence of our lives, and to give allegiance and therefore potency to no other power–such is the revelation and the message that distinguishes him as a teacher above all others.
A sense of dependence upon the Divine guidance and power gives that appropriate humility which is always combined in those of real wisdom and power. It is a part of their life; it is indeed a part of their power.
In all his thought and in all his acts Jesus gave allegiance and acknowledgment to this guidance and power–Of myself I can do nothing [John 5:30a]; it is the Father that worketh in me. [from John 14:10] “Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God.” [Luke 18:19; Mark 10:18] “Call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in Heaven.” [Matthew 23:9]
To know God whom the Christ revealed, and to know him in the manner as by him revealed, is to become happy and strong in the conscious actualising of the Divine leadings and forces and powers that are potential within us, but that the Christ revealed and explicitly enjoined upon us to realise and use.
– Ralph Waldo Trine, In the Hollow of His Hand, 1919
Don’t you believe that I am in the Father,
and that the Father is in me?
The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority.
Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work.
The Bible, New International Version