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21. The Superabundance of the Spirit: my cup runneth over

Psalm 23:5d March 29I said something in my sermon the other day that wasn't in my notes but my point was supposed to be that often times we as Christians stop at the resurrection and don’t go on to the fullest purpose of our salvation. We are glad enough to go to heaven that we don’t appreciate the ultimate goal of Christianity.

            If eternal life in heaven was our ultimate goal, then why not go there now? What is the point of this life, just to decide where we will spend eternity? No, we have to go back to the fall, and the reason why Adam was banned from the Garden of Eden in the first place. “'Behold, the man has become like one of Us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he put out his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever.' Therefore the LORD God sent him out of the garden of Eden to till the ground from which he was taken.
           He didn’t banish us from the Garden to punish us, but to bless us by not allowing us to eat of the t…