Jesus is the purest possible, most concentrated embodiment of God. Not "he was" or "he will be", but he is and was and will be, always God. One with God and God. Jesus is the divine extract, the very substance of God. Because Of Jesus we can know God better. What is God like? Look at Jesus.
I see a cone shape that starts at infinity, with God The Father and goes down to five six feet, encircling Jesus. God, who is beyond human measure, is concentrated down to one person, the Lord Jesus Christ. If you are a Christian, then you get to partake of and participate in this same essence of God that Jesus carries. Jesus is quintessential God, but we can be godly and Christ-like, through Jesus: in quintessesence.