For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ.
is a prophecy that all saints are destined to be brought into one assembly. God will satisfy all the desires which He creates; He will feed the soul which He has made hungry; and as He has given us the spirit of true fellowship, so will He supply the means of its full enjoyment. Out of all this comes heaven. The good longing for the good; the creature yearning for the Creator; the redeemed sighing for the Redeemer; the dew of the morning trembling with the hope of being taken up by the infinite light: what is all this but the premonition of celestial life.
(J. Parker, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ.