We are all god but we are not god
This is a theory that I have been playing with for a long time now. The power of prayer and/or affirmations is a very strong thing in this world. If you were to put ever persons consciousness into one being that would be what we consider god or a higher power. In a sense we are all god. In the same sense we can survive by ourselves, so we are not god at the same time. Believing in a person or following a person gives them power as we align our thoughts with theirs which in turn manifests itself in interesting ways.