Q. In your August 11th post regarding “Why will the nations need healing” you stated that the leaves of the tree of life will be needed by the people on Earth who will still suffer from disease and death. With New Jerusalem orbiting above the earth, do you think there will be a lot of resentment from the people of Earth that they are still suffering and the people of New Jerusalem are not. If so, could this resentment be manifested with sinful words and deeds?
A. First, it appears that sickness and disease will be a lot less prevalent in the millennium. Isaiah 65:20 says he who dies at age 100 will be thought a mere youth. As for resenting the redeemed Church, there’s no indication of that. When the unbelievers rebel at the end of the Millennium, they will attack Israel, not the New Jerusalem (Rev. 20:7-9) and it will be a rebellion against the Lord’s rule that motivates them.