"Until We All Attain..."
“Until We All Attain…”
We have seen that the Lord has provided gifted individuals for the equipping of the saints for the work of service.
First, to build up the Body of Christ.
Now, let’s look at another purpose...
11 And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers,
12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ;
13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ.14 As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming;
15 but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ,
16 from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.
Unity is a reason that the Lord has granted this equipping.
Positionally, all True Believers are unified in the Spirit by definition.
We have seen this already. We are One.
But, the living out of this unity is an attainment.
The equipping of the saints occurs until we attain to the unity of the faith…
Until we attain the knowledge of the Son of God...maturity…
To the fulness of Christ in each Believer.
Knowledge of the Son of God.
Fulness of Christ.
These are the things the Lord is developing in His Body.
Are we cooperating?