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Holy Spirit Work

BodyThe body life blood in the human is a model of the Holy Spirit work in the Household of Faith. In 1615, William Harvey (1578-1657) an English physicist described completely and in detail the amazing blood circulation system in the human body. This reflected the ancient Biblical truth of Leviticus 17.11, "For the life of a creature is in the blood, and I have given it to you to make atonement for yourselves on the altar; it is the blood that makes atonement for one's life.""Atonement for one's life" may be translated as "atonement by the life in the blood." Every organ, limb, gland and piece of tissue depends for its life on the condition of the blood. Persons in the household of faith are like the limbs and organs of a human body. Though the blood is not visible through the layers of skin and fat, we cannot live without it. The Holy Spirit is the life blood of the body of Christ within the household of faith. Like blood in the human body, the Holy Spirit works transparently cementing relationships between different members in the Mystical Body.

Blood Clot

Wooded GlenWithout fresh blood, an arm or leg poses a serious threat to the other healthy parts of the body. When a leg becomes gangrenous because of a blood clot in an artery, the blood is prevented from moving through its veins. Similarly, when Christian people cease loving one another the Holy Spirit is blocked. When a church becomes a social, historical or political society rather than a spiritual biological entity, decomposition begins to set in.The Holy Spirit matures and develops the household of faith. Being "in Christ" means having the Son of God's marks of unity, love, and purpose. By this, God the Holy Spirit reassures us that we are his children.

"Body Life Blood"
by Ron Meacock © 2018

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