Looking still more closely at this being of Jesus the Christ, it should be fairly safe to assume that the Jesus part of the being is long gone – certainly physically he is. However his deed lives on. This deed of receiving Christ into himself enabled this high spiritual being, Christ, to have a new relationship with this earth and all who live here.
So what did Jesus mean when, at the end of the Gospel of St Matthew he said, “and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age.” Mt 28:20 We know that it is impossible for a human body to live this long. Does Jesus mean that concurrent reincarnations will ensure his continual physical presence on earth? Or is Jesus pointing to the presence of Christ which was able to experience life in a physical body for the first time by entering into the body of Jesus?
We should not take this idea of Christ entering into a human body too lightly. If we read the accounts of the crucifixion from the point of view of Christ’s difficulty rather than Jesus’ difficulty a new picture comes to light. Would it be like a university professor suddenly having to use the mind of child?
Then take Jesus’ experience in the Garden of Gethsemane “And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as thou wilt.” Mt 26:39 Think about Jesus as the cup about to receive the presence of Christ. Could he hold steady enough, could be withstand the pressure of this mighty presence in his body?