Here what Jesus says. John 5:19, “Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He seeth the Father do: for what things soever He doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.”
Let me ask you something, “During Jesus’s ministry, was Jesus being Himself?”
Could Jesus be anything but Himself?
And who He is, is the Son of God.
Neither can you be something that you are not. As a born again believer you are by design a child of God, and heir with Christ, now and forever. God did not make you a child of the living God, just so you can go to heaven. God made you a child of God so you can be like His Son.
Eternal life doesn’t start after you die, when this life is over. Eternal life starts the moment you receive Christ and doesn’t end. God gives you eternal life at the moment of salvation, to live like a child of God, here, on earth, now."
Excerpt from God thinking VII - On Top by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2015