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Ever thought about that – Fishing in Heaven? I have. I can remember my early days of fishing and at times wondering if there would be fishing in heaven.
You to may of thought about that or may be thinking of it now. It’s an age old question that probably all of us who enjoy the sport of fishing have thought about. Personally I would like to think there is fishing in heaven but I think we need to search the Scriptures to see if we can find the answer.
If we look in the Old Testament we will find that there was a river that flowed from the Garden of Eden. Wonder why God put a river there? Think it might be that so Adam and Eve would have something to do with their kids on Saturday? You know they didn’t have a TV to watch back then. I guess they would have had to find ways to entertain themselves, along with their kids.
On the fifth day of creation God did create the fishes. He saw that they were good and He blessed them. He also told them to multiply. I guess He knew we fishermen would be coming along so He was taking care of us.
Fishing In Heaven? Well after searching the Old Testament I can’t give an answer one way or another. But according to what I find in it, it doesn’t matter!! There is no way we will get there. All the fishermen I know including myself have broken one of those 10 commandments God required. Fishermen have been known to stretch the fish (truth) a little bit and that is a reason to be disqualified from getting there according to the Old Testament. Guess we better look at the New Testament. After looking into the New Testament, what I found will blow your mind!
There is a river in Heaven. It says that it flows from the Throne of God and of the Lamb, down the middle of a great street. It also has a tree of life on each side. (Revelation 22) Boy, this only adds more questions. Is there fish in it? Will God let us fish in it?
Wait a minute, in the Old Testament I found that we aren’t going to make it so it doesn’t really matter if that river is full of 20 lb. bass or 10 lb. crappie. We aren’t going to be able to fish there even if God does say it’s OK.
Is There Fishing in Heaven? Maybe that isn’t the right question or the one we should be asking. Maybe the question should be….Is there Fishermen in Heaven?
Well after some study I’ve got some Good News, there is fishermen in heaven!! In the New Testament it tells us that God so loved us fishermen that He sent His Son to pay the price for our sins. He says that Jesus came not to condemn us but to save us and whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but if we fail to believe we are condemned.
Jesus canceled out that old law that would of kept us from finding out if God is going to let us fish in that river up there.
Maybe right now you are sensing something you may of never sensed before. You are sensing that you are a sinner and you sense in your heart the desire to accept the truth of Jesus. My friend do not let this pass you by! Right now confess with your mouth that you are a sinner and accept the truth of Jesus by thanking our Heavenly Father for sending His Son to pay the price that you could of never paid. Don’t worry about the words, just speak them out. If you have done this please let us know by sending a email so we may be of some help in your growth. We would be glad to send you a New Testament for your reading about our Lord and His goodness and the desires He has for you.