Death In The Millennium?

Q. Would you please clarify this verse for us?

“Never again will there be in it an infant who lives but a few days, or an old man who does not live out his years; he who dies at a hundred will be thought a mere youth; he who fails to reach a hundred will be considered accursed. Isaiah 65:20.

It sounds like there will be death in the millennium. Am I understanding that verse correctly? I am also trying to understand in the millennium – Rev 22:2 – that the leaves will heal the nations – why do the nations need to be healed?

A. On Earth there will be sin and death throughout the Millennium because Earth will still be mostly populated by people in their natural bodies. That’s what Isaiah 65:20 is describing.

Rev. 21 is about the New Jerusalem, where the Church will dwell. There will be no more mourning or death or crying or pain there (Rev. 21:4) because we’ll all be in our resurrection bodies. Rev. 22:1-5 is about Earth again. We know this because it was taken from Ezekiel 47, a description of Israel in the Millennium. That’s why the trees will have leaves for healing of the nations.

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