18 He is the head of his body, the church; who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that in all things he might have the preeminence.
|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.
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.]
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."]
|Philippians 2:2 |
2 Fulfil my joy, by being of the same purpose, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.