“The Christ, He who was in the ancient of days, is the flame of God that dwells in the spirit of man. He is the breath of life that visits us, and takes unto Himself a body like our bodies.
He is the will of the Lord.
He is the first Word, which would speak with our voice and live in our ear that we may heed and understand.
And the word of the Lord our God builded a house of flesh and bones, and was man like unto you and myself.
For we could not hear the song of the bodiless wind nor see our greater self walking in the mist.
Many times the Christ has come to the world, and He has walked many lands. And always he has been deemed a stranger and a madman.” ~Kahlil Gibran in Jesus The Son of Man
Gibran is correct in saying that Christ has been here many times in different places and different bodies. Yet, in almost all cases, those who acknowledge that individual as Christ, whether it be Jesus, or Buddha, or Zoroaster, or any of the others, always seem to think that the individual is the only Christ. Further, they usually believe that when Christ returns it will be as the same individual. This is because people can’t seem to understand that Christ is a spirit and the first creation of God, therefore Christ wasn’t born two thousand years ago, Jesus was and the Christ spirit was in Him. Christ has existed since before the creation of the material universe.
 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
 The same was in the beginning with God.
 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
The worst people for this confused concept of Christ as a human being are the Christians. Most Christians believe that Jesus was Christ, is Christ and always was and always will be Christ. They expect that when Christ returns, it will be as Jesus. Further, most have adopted the idea of the Pharisees and Sadducees that Jesus laughed at that Christ would come as a great warrior king to fight off their enemies, and in the Body of Jesus again. As a result, the Pharisees and Sadducees didn’t accept Jesus as Messiah and the same has happened with modern Christians who, for the most part, failed to recognize the return of Christ that was promised by Jesus to occur in the End Times.