Will There Be Eating and Drinking in Heaven?


Some have speculated that glorified bodies will not require food for sustenance, but the Lord promised, “I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God” (Revelation 2:7, NIV). And John gives us a glimpse of this revelation: “On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month” (Revelation 22:2, NIV). This would indicate a bountiful supply from Creator God.

Remember too that when Jesus appeared to His followers in His glorified body, He asked them if there were anything to eat. Luke reports that “they gave him a piece of broiled fish … and [He] ate it in their presence” (Luke 24:42–43, NIV). It wasn’t that Jesus was hungry, for He was no longer subject to human needs. I believe He ate with them for two reasons: to prove His bodily resurrection and for fellowship with His disciples. When He was last with them, they fellowshipped around the table and shared the Passover meal.

After all, what would a family reunion be without food? When the family of God assembles in His kingdom, we will enjoy Heaven-blessed food with the Lamb! He will look into the souls gathered around the Lord’s Table, and His heart will be full. “People will come … and will take their places at the feast in the kingdom of God” (Luke 13:29, NIV).

Before that day, however, don’t overlook every opportunity God gives you to “taste and see that the Lord is good” (Psalm 34:8, NIV).

Have you trusted God for your eternity? Pray now.