You will never know the depths of Christ on your own. It matters not how intelligent, gifted, or spiritual you may be. It takes a functioning body to know Him fully. And it takes a functioning body to make Him known fully. Paul made it clear in Ephesians that we come to know the length, depth, and height of Christ “with all the saints.” It’s only by being vitally and organically connected with other members of the body in a living way that we experience the fullness of God.
In 1 Corinthians 12:1-3, Paul wrote that Jesus Christ is not a mute idol. He has the power of speech. Paul then began to unveil HOW Christ speaks. He speaks through His body (vs. 4-31).
Notice vs. 12. The church is Jesus Christ in corporate expression. So, properly conceived, the church is the reassembling of Christ so that he might be made visible on the earth.
You cannot separate the head from the body. You cannot separate the vine from the branches. You cannot separate the foundation from the temple.
Practically this means that we know Jesus Christ through one another, not just by ourselves. We see Him, hear Him, touch Him, and smell Him through our sisters and brothers within whom He dwells.