Restrooms in Heaven?

Do we poop in heaven?

Ok, today has been heavy, and I tried to think of something to write to make me laugh. It’s working. πŸ™‚

But seriously, will our new bodies have the need to eliminate waste? Jesus ate fish in His glorified body. What happened after that?

As they were talking about these things, Jesus himself stood among them, and said to them,”Peace to you!” But they were startled and frightened and thought they saw a spirit. And he said to them,”Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? 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. And while they still disbelieved for joy and were marveling, he said to them,”Have you anything here to eat?” They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate before them.
Luke 24:36-43 ESV

I don’t think there are empty plates and glasses at this event.

Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the roar of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, crying out,

“Hallelujah!
For the Lord our God
the Almighty reigns.
Let us rejoice and exult
and give him the glory,
for the marriage of the Lamb has come,
and his Bride has made herself ready;
it was granted her to clothe herself with fine linen, bright and pure”β€”

for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints.
And the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” And he said to me, “These are the true words of God.”
Revelation 19:6-9 ESV

Overcomers get to eat fruit from the tree of life.

He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.
Revelation 2:7 ESV

Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
Revelation 22:1-2 ESV

We who make it to heaven get to eat some great things! What happens after we eat it? Is it eliminated like our earthly bodies? Or is everything converted to energy, such as light? I don’t know.

And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.
Daniel 12:3 ESV

Whatever it takes, set your mind on things above. Even wondering about details of our eternal bodies. πŸ˜‰

Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.
Colossians 3:2 ESV

By the way, God’s name isn’t Shirley. “Surely” means it will happen. Β πŸ˜‰

Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
Psalm 91:3 KJV

Ta-da-boom! Don’t forget to tip your servers. Lord willing, I’ll be here all week. Lord willing, not long after that!!!! Where did I put my jacket? Oh, here it is.

The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me,
because the LORD has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,
to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor
and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
and provide for those who grieve in Zionβ€”
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,
the oil of joy
instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the LORD
for the display of his splendor.
Isaiah 61:1-3 ESV

Are you following God's plan for your life? 
   You should.
      Your plan sucks.
      It really, really sucks.
      Suckage Maximus.

Most people are WRONG! WRONG! WRONG!

Jesus is coming.
   Are you ready to meet Him?
   Give your life to Jesus Christ.
   Time is running out.

 

Outwardly Unproductive Witnessing Episode

I tried to remember to be like this, and think I did ok.

And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will.
2 Timothy 2:24-26 ESV

But afterward, these verses were rolling over and over in my mind.

If a wise man has an argument with a fool, the fool only rages and laughs, and there is no quiet.
Proverbs 29:9 ESV

A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion.
Proverbs 18:2 ESV

But this is to fulfill what is written in their Law: ‘They hated me without reason.
John 15:25 NIV

“Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before swine, or they will trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.
Matthew 7:6 NASB

I guess I shouldn’t be surprised when this happens.

β€œIf the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. Remember what I told you: β€˜A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the one who sent me. If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty of sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin. Whoever hates me hates my Father as well. If I had not done among them the works no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. As it is, they have seen, and yet they have hated both me and my Father. But this is to fulfill what is written in their Law: β€˜They hated me without reason.’”
John 15:18-25 NIV

Shake the dust off my feet. Oh, well, I planted some seed. I hope the soil is good despite the initial reaction. Growing the seed isn’t my job. πŸ™‚

I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth.
1 Corinthians 3:6 ESV

Are you following God's plan for your life? 
   You should.
      Your plan sucks.
      It really, really sucks.
      Suckage Maximus.

Most people are WRONG! WRONG! WRONG!

Jesus is coming.
   Are you ready to meet Him?
   Give your life to Jesus Christ.
   Time is running out.