This is a common question. Even more common it is to hear people answering “no” to it. However, my answer to this question is a big “YES.” Let us see why:
- The glorified body that the church will receive at rapture is the same body of Eternity. Jesus made it clear that glorified church saints will eat during Millennium (Mat. 26:29; Luke. 24.29-30). So, why can’t the same glorified people continue to eat at Eternity?
- Eating is not a sin! Jesus was the only sinless human being on Earth. Why? Because he never ate any food? No, not at all! He ate food as any normal human being because eating is not a sin – and will never be!
- If there will not be food in Heaven, why would Jesus try to encourage us with the following words: “To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.” (Rev. 2:7)? Is Jesus serious or is He kidding us? I go with the first option. How delicious will the fruit of the tree of life be, hum?
- Jesus did not just speak about glorified people eating food, more than that, He ate food many times with his own glorified body, before his ascension (Luke 24:30, 42-43; John 21.12-13; At 1.4)
Surely, in heaven, we will feel pleasure while eating food. In the New Earth, there will be thousands and thousands of fruits and delicious food to enjoy through all eternity. And you will be able to make thousands and thousands of combinations with the most delicious food that you can even imagine now!
I do not know about you, but this article make us look forward to the Lamb’s wedding feast (Rev. 19:9)! Can you imagine our God giving a great feast, with the most delicious food, for glorified people who do not eat? I cannot imagine it! This seems a little strange to me!
Finally, I must point out that, if you are asking me just whether we will eat in heaven, the answer is a big “YES.” However, if you are asking whether we will eat animal meat in heaven, the answer is a big: “I DO NOT KNOW!” — Probably, not!
Author: Leonardo Costa