|Ephesians 4:3-5,13 |
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
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, permanently cleansed and perfected, and protected from ever sinning again — all while still alive on earth.]
5 Until we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; Note! the result of the ministry: evangelists, teachers, pastors is to bring everyone to 1) the unity of the faith, 2) knowledge of the Son of God, which only comes by revelation, (seeing and hearing Him), 3) to become a perfect man, and 4) to the fullness of Christ. Any ministry that does not result in the perfection of the saints, that does not result in perfect men and women, that does not result in men and women receiving the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; such a ministry is a ministry of Satan, whose ministers have transformed themselves to appear as ministers of righteousness. And no wonder, for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers are also transformed [masquerading] as the ministers of righteousness; whose end will be according to their works. 2 Cor 11:14-16. To understand how far in the ditch Christendom is, consider that there are 41,000 sects in Christendom, which totally defies the purpose of the Holy Spirit — to have all come in the unity of the faith.