(For to which of the angels did God ever say, 'You are my Son, today I have become your Father?' But about the Son he says, 'Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever, and righteousness will be the scepter of your kingdom.' (Hebrews 1:8
The notion of man working his way to God through religion, techniques or his own will power to attain Godhood is futile. Jesus says about this ego, this automatic internal feature within man:
(“But Jesus looked on them and said to them, With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26
In this universe there is cause and effect. Like begets like. Sow some wheat and up comes wheat. Simple enough.
When it comes to creation, God says that He created man in His image. Like begets like.
(“And God said, Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness. - (Genesis 1:26-27
If like begets like then that means we are One with the Father. There is a mystical union through the Spirit of Jesus Christ. He sent His Spirit for those who are like Him. We are Born Again to become chrildren of God. This is Godhood but in God's way and BY God's will.
“And I have given them the glory which You have given Me, that they may be one, even as We are one…” (John 17:22
The sons and daughters of God will grow to be as God Himself.
(“But as many as received Him, He gave to them authority to become the children of God, to those who believe on His Name, who were born, not of bloods, nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man but were born of God” (John 1:12-13
Here we see that we are marked out by acceptable worship. God's power to make us His children is not dependent on man at all. It's not dependent on who his earthly parents are. It's not dependent upon mans power or will.
The Hebrews writer speaks of Jesus being made a little lower than the angels:
(6) But one testified in a certain place, saying, “What is man, that You are mindful of him; or the son of man, that You visit him?
(7) You have made him a little lower than the angels. You crowned him with glory and honor and set him over the works of Your hands.
(8) You subjected all things under his feet.” For in subjecting all things to Him, He did not leave anything not subjected to Him. But now we do not see all things having been subjected to him.
(9) But we see Jesus, Who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor, that He by the grace of God should taste death for all.
(10) For it became Him, for Whom are all things and by Whom are all things, in bringing many sons into glory, to perfect the Captain of their salvation through sufferings.
You see then that we children of God, being men, are placed together with Jesus Christ, and the writer then says:
(“For both He Who sanctifies and they who are sanctified are all of One, for which cause He is not ashamed to call them brothers, saying, ‘I will declare Your Name to My brothers; in the midst of the assembly I will sing praise to You’” (Hebrews 2:11-12
Will not that which He perfects in His image be glorious even as He is glorious?
We are in the image of God but are to be marked out by acceptable worship. This shows we are truly of God because we follow His commands.
("Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant... he humbled himself and became obedient to death. Therefore God exalted him to the highest place." (Philippians 2:5
(“To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me in My throne, even as I also overcame and have sat down with My Father in His throne” (Revelation 3:21
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