Through blood, oxygen permeates all parts of the body to give life. Similarly, Jesus’ blood on the cross made a way for the Holy Spirit to permeate our souls with life. He’s not only present in our lives individually as believers, but also in the body of the church. God told Haggai, in regard to rebuilding the House of the Lord, “My Spirit remains among you, do not fear./ I will fill this house with glory./ The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house./ And in this house I will grant peace” (Haggai 2:3-9, NIV). The church, or body of Christ, our homes, and our physical bodies are all houses in need of God’s presence and glory. Paul reminded the Corinthians that their bodies were temples of God’s Spirit. Allow God’s promise to Haggai to reside in your heart. Let the Holy Spirit fill your body, or temple, with glory and peace. And by belief that Jesus’ blood wash shed on the cross for you, let Him give life to your soul that only He can give.
Read: 1Corinthians 3:16; Romans 15:13; Acts 17:22-28