Angel Bodies?

Q. Thank you for your site. It has become my every day delight! In the New Jerusalem, we will be like the angels in heaven According to Mark 12:25. That means our bodies will not be human-like but angel -like. If that’s the case, then why does Rev 22:2 mention the tree of Life producing fruits each month. Is that fruit for the church-angels? (Do angels eat?) Also Rev 22:3(NIV) mentions that the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. What does that mean?

A. Mark 12:25 only says we’ll be like the angels in the sense that we won’t marry. It’s not meant as a general statement of our nature.

In Rev. 22 the setting is on Earth where there will be people in their natural state. The fruit will be for eating, and they’ll use the leaves to concoct remedies for their illnesses, just as people have been doing since the beginning of time.

As for us, we don’t know what our resurrected bodies will require in the way of sustenance. Jesus asked for food a couple of times (Luke 24:41, John 21:10-14), but that may have been more a demonstration that He had a physical body than a need for nourishment.

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