What does the healing of the leaves of the tree of life in heaven mean?

Posted on

“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” (Revelation 22:2).

The healing of the tree of life is not for the curing of diseases, or repairing of health. In this life, the believer applies the blood of Christ for the pardon of sin and for the healing of diseases. In heaven, there will be no disease either of body or mind; besides, the nations, that will walk in the light of this city, will be saved perfectly and completely from all the results of sin (Revelation 21:4; Revelation 21:24).

But these leaves will be for the preserving and continuing the health of the people of God just as the tree of life in Eden’s garden was for the preservation of the health and life of Adam, had he continued in a state of innocence.

In eating of the tree of life Adam and Eve were to have the opportunity of expressing their faith in God as the sustainer of life. To this end God had endowed the tree with supernatural virtue. Its fruit being an antidote for death and its leaves for the sustaining of life and immortality, men would continue to live just so long as they should eat of it.

Check out our Bible Answers page for more information on a variety of topics.

In His service,
BibleAsk Team

A closing message from BibleAsk:

Thank you for visiting BibleAsk – an online ministry dedicated to providing Bible based answers to your questions. If you enjoyed and agree with this answer, please like and share! If you don’t agree, please leave a comment below, and we’ll be sure to respond! If you have another question you would like to ask, please click here and someone from our team will personally answer it (don’t worry, your email address will never be shared). Check out our Bible Answers page to see just Bible verses answering thousands of questions. If you feel impressed to support this ministry, kindly visit our donate page to send a tax-deductible love gift to BibleAsk. Any donation size helps .