True spirituality and maturity is discovered in the the context of the corporate expression. The spiritual acumen of a community of believers is defined by a singular criteria: the quality and depth of the relationships that have been formed in Christ.
The Spirit does not re-birth us for a personal and private relationship with Christ. We are baptized into Corpus Christi (Body of Christ) by the Spirit. If you are truly born again, you are “in Christ” and inherently in relationship with those who are also in Him.
You will notice that the initial spiritual functions following the day of Pentecost (Acts 2) were all communal in nature………His Nature!
No single believer dashed home, had a personal devotional and struggled individually to overcome sins. Rather, they all devoted themselves to the apostle’s teachings, fellowship with one another, breaking of bread and praying together. All shared activities in the Spirit of community.
My prayer for you is that you come to rightfully discern the Body of Christ and abandon your SELF in relationship to the Body!
Keep your peace!