Pray that we will prepare ourselves to be the bride of Christ by becoming His overcomers, the components of the bride, who grow until we are matured and perfected in the divine life and who are built up to be a corporate person, a building in which God and man become a mutual abode to each other by God building Himself into man and building man into Himself (Eph. 4:13-16; Heb. 6:1a; Col. 1:28; John 14:20; 15:4a; 1 John 4:15; Rev. 21:3a, 22).
Eph. 4:13-16—Until we all arrive at the oneness of the faith and of the full knowledge of the Son of God, at a full-grown man, at the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, that we may be no longer little children…but holding to truth in love, we may grow up into Him in all things, who is the Head, Christ, out from whom all the Body, being joined together and being knit together through every joint of the rich supply and through the operation in the measure of each one part, causes the growth of the Body unto the building up of itself in love.
Heb. 6:1a—Therefore leaving the word of the beginning of Christ, let us be brought on to maturity.
Col. 1:28—Whom we announce, admonishing every man and teaching every man in all wisdom that we may present every man full-grown in Christ.
John 14:20—In that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you.
John 15:4a—Abide in Me and I in you.
1 John 4:15—Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him and he in God.
Rev. 21:3a—And I heard a loud voice out of the throne, saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men.
Rev. 21:22—And I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb are its temple.
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