Kurt S (23 July 2017)
"Fishing on the River of Life"


Fishing on the River of Life


In Revelation chapter 22 we learn about the River of Life, that it proceeds from the throne of God and that the tree of life is on either side of the river, that the tree of life bears 12 kinds of fruit, one for each month and that the leaves from the tree of life are for the healing of the nations.

We learn more about the River of Life in the old testament book of Ezekiel. In chapter 47 of Ezekiel there is described  a river that has its origin from the house of the prince (this house is discussed by Ezekiel in chapter 46).  Note that a prince is the son of a King and that a King’s throne would be in his castle (or house).

This river we learn begins as a trickle and develops into a large river, filled with life.

“It will come about that every living creature which swarms in every place where the river goes, will live. And there will be very many fish, for these waters go there and the others become fresh; so everything will live where the river goes” (Ezek 47:9)

We also learn that this river is lined with trees and these trees will grow all kinds of fruit for food and the leaves will be for healing

“By the river on its bank, on one side and on the other, will grow all kinds of trees for food. Their leaves will not wither and their fruit will not fail. They will bear every month because their water flows from the sanctuary, and their fruit will be for food and their leaves for healing.” (Ezek 47:12)

What is very interesting is that we learn that there is fishing on the River of Life;

And it will come about that fishermen will stand beside it; from Engedi to Eneglaim there will be a place for the spreading of nets. Their fish will be according to their kinds, like the fish of the Great Sea, very many. (Ezek 47:10)

Although I have always thought that we would be vegetarians in Heaven, it appears that fish will be on the menu.

However, what is MOST interesting is that in what was probably the last meal that Jesus ate on earth He ate broiled fish in His glorified body.

 See My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself; touch Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.”  And when He had said this, He showed them His hands and His feet.  While they still]could not believe it because of their joy and amazement, He said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?”  They gave Him a piece of a broiled fish;  and He took it and ate it before them  (Luke 24:39-43)

 Kurt S.