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The greatest joy and the most blessed hope for them that surffers from terminal diseases among the christians is in the promise of perfect health at the coming of the Lord. This joy and hope has been put to hold by the way revelation 22vs2 was interpreted by some,and i'm asking,WILL THERE BE SICKNESS IN THE WORLD TO COME?IF NO,WHY THE HEALING LEAVES IN THE TREE OF LIFE?

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22:2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month:

and the leaves of the tree [were] for the healing of the nations.

The same power that Christ exercised when He walked visibly among men is in His word.
It was by His word that Jesus healed disease and cast out demons;
by His word He stilled the sea and raised the dead, and the people bore witness that His word was with power.
He spoke the word of God, as He had spoken to all the prophets and teachers of the Old Testament.
The whole Bible is a manifestation of Christ. {MH 122.1}

The Scriptures are to be received as God's word to us, not written merely, but spoken. When the afflicted ones came to Christ, He beheld not only those who asked for help, but all who throughout the ages should come to Him in like need and with like faith. When He said to the paralytic, "Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee;"
when He said to the woman of Capernaum, "Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace," He spoke to other afflicted, sin-burdened ones who should seek His help. Matthew 9:2; Luke 8:48. {MH 122.2}

So with all the promises of God's word. In them He is speaking to us individually, speaking as directly as if we could listen to His voice.
It is in these promises that Christ communicates to us His grace and power.
They are leaves from that tree which is "for the healing of the nations." Rev. 22:2.
Received, assimilated, they are to be the strength of the character, the inspiration and sustenance of the life. Nothing else can have such healing power.
Nothing besides can impart the courage and faith which give vital energy to the whole being. {MH 122.3}

The word "were" then is in past tense.

When we get to "look" at the tree with the 12 manner of fruit, then we shall rejoice in that we made it into the Kingdom, not by might, but by the transformation of our characters. We will not need those leaves, for the leaves are for the transforming of our character. For the healing of the nations.

Praise God.
I have to recant this statement

We will not need those leaves, for the leaves are for the transforming of our character. For the healing of the nations.

Yes, we will be eating the leaves to restore us to the statue from which man was originally created, like 18 ft.

Malichai 4:2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.

Mar 325 The fruit of the tree of life in the Garden of Eden possessed supernatural virtue. To eat of it was to live forever. Its fruit was the antidote of death. . . .

After the entrance of sin the heavenly Husbandman transplanted the tree of life to the Paradise above.

The redeemed saints, who have loved God and kept His commandments here, will enter in through the gates of the city, and have right to the tree of life.

They will eat freely of it as our first parents did before their fall.

The leaves of that immortal widespread tree will be for the healing of the nations.

All their woes will then be gone. Sickness, sorrow, and death they will never again feel, for the leaves of the tree of life have healed them.
Jesus promised and I do believe. There will be not sickness there. We will have been already healed.

absolutely there will be no sickness in heaven!

the verse says this:
Rev.22:2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month:
and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

as you can see it says "healing of the nations"
not healing for diseases.
people will not use its leaves as an herbal solution...

this world has witnessed thousands of wars
strong nations conquering weak nations...etc
not only in the past but there will be wars among nations in the last days (Mat.24)
some nations hate their neighboring nations too...

but in heaven...
all people from all nations, from all culture, from all languages will become one under that tree
hhmmnn... looks like the tree is a gathering place...hehehehe
no more nations will curse other
no racial discrimination
no culture is superior than the other
no border disputes
no palestinian killing israeli...and vice versa

what a day that will be!

hope this helps a little bit
God Bless
hope to see you under that tree
I have a question, the answer to which I believe will have a direct bearing on, or may serve to answer, the question raised by Chibueze. It is this: will there be "free will" in the world to come?
MsMS, you said yes, but moved very quickly to qualify your answer.

There would have to be free will since God requires only service made from choice. Your statements above all show wishful thinking. True, human beings would, by that time, put things into perspective, but man's fundamental nature would remain. Human choice would remain; it would be what would differentiate the redeemed from being mere robuts, and yet, it is, as the saying goes, the 800 lb gorrilla in the room. It remains the cause of future volatility. As long as human choice remains, there remains also the possiblity of disobedience, resistance, insubordination, etc. It won't be long before a few get tired of gazing into the eyes of Jesus, singing "holy, holy, holy," or just the subservience.

You can always conjure up utopian visions about how these will not come about because the saved would have learned the price of rebellion and disobedience, but the fact is that as long as choice is available, there will always be the possibility of its exercise in way not sanctioned by God. So I'm afraid, eternity would be happy ever after ... until the next rebellion.
Perhaps the healing is symbolic?
No, it will be perfect like the first time. Healing leaves in the tree of life is God's gift for us


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