2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and to come to all the riches of understanding, to the knowledge of the mystery of God, which is, Christ,
|1 Corinthians 12:12|
12 For as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.
13 Until we all come to the unity of the faith, and the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;5 [If you are a perfect man and possess the fullness of Christ, you have everything possible: including fellowship with Christ and the Father, raised to heaven, sitting with Christ in the kingdom, in union with Christ and God, free from even the desire to sin, pure, holy, sanctified, to then be permanently cleansed and perfected, and protected from ever sinning again — all while still alive on earth.]
6 That you may with one mind in one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. [To be of one mind and one mouth, Christ is in total control of their minds and all words spoken. All are in unity of the Spirit, with the mind of Christ; their old minds having been destroyed by His grace. From the Word of the Lord within: "We stand in the presence of God speaking forth His words as commanded. We stand before Him that we might glorify Him."]
3 Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as you are called in one hope of your calling;
5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism,1
|1 Corinthians 12:13 |
13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we are Jews or Gentiles, whether we are slaves or free; and have all been made to drink into one Spirit.