This is what Paul is talking about in Ephesians chapter 4. Paul says, "Till we all come to 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." Eph. 4:13
How does this happen? By embracing the 5-fold ministries that Paul is just talking about. Pastors alone cannot do this. It takes all 5 of these offices. What then is "The Faith"? It is the final revelation of our full standing "In Christ" found in the 5-fold declaration we make....
"I am" crucified with Him, buried with Him, risen with Him, seated with Him and now reigning with Him. This is the message that will bring the church to it's maturity. The final message is not the cross as so many are preaching. The cross is only the beginning! This is the revelation that Paul received in the desert that changed everything. "Christ in me the hope of glory". Paul announced to all the apostles in the book of Acts that the old covenant was over. Peter tried to hold on to it in the church of Jerusalem. But Paul had to rebuke Peter and take the new revelation to the church of Antioch. This transition of the early church from Jerusalem to Antioch is the story of the book of Acts.
Christ is no longer just "with us", but He is now "In us". We become partakers of "His divine nature". All that He is in heaven, we are now on earth. This revelation will prepare and equip the church to walk in her authority and power to fulfill Jesus desire found in I John 3:8 "For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil." My book will soon be released called "I AM WHO YOU SAY I AM". Embracing our identity is key to our maturity. Please watch my teaching series on "Identification theology". IDENTIFICATION THEOLOGY