Ephesians 4:1-6 New International Version (NIV)
Unity and Maturity in the Body of Christ
4 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.
2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called;
5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism;
6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
9 But what does “He ascended” mean except that He descended to the lower parts of the earth?
Paul answers, The One Jesus Christ, who humbled Himself in the form of a man and manger born child is the same One whose glory and greatness ascends above all heavens and earth, that He is the fulfillment of the Psalm’s saying
10 The One who descended is also the One who ascended far above all the heavens, that He might fill all things.
The meaning of the mystery, the Unity of the Church with Christ, means the breathtaking possibility of the Union between man with God!
31 “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.”
32 This is a profound mystery—but I…
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