The Earth Was Without Form, Void: What Happened?
It’s Happening Now. But Worse
The Earth Was Without Form, And Void: What Happened Ages Before Man, Is Happening Now At the End of the Age of Man. But Worse. Build Your House On THE ROCK. Now.
In the beginning GOD created the heavens and the earth.
These ten Words make up the first verse of The Bible, and reveal the incontrovertibly conclusive Truth that dispels and destroys foolish fables falsely called science about the creation of the universe.
Without controversy, GOD created the heavens and the earth. JESUS did.
Now, whatever GOD creates is good and beautiful.
“For thus says THE LORD, Who created the heavens, Who is GOD, Who formed the earth and made it, Who has established it, Who did not create it in vain, Who formed it to be inhabited: “I AM THE LORD, and there is no other.” Isaiah 45:18.
So, in Genesis 1:1, JESUS created the heavens and the earth for a purpose, not in vain. And it was inhabited by a particular inhabitants, who were not mankind (for man was created in Genesis 1:26 after the earth became without form, and void in Genesis 1:2).
How then did the earth come to be without form, and void?
What I share in this Word is piecing together about 8–10 years of snippets of revelation THE LORD has been giving me from His Word on this subject, led by His SPIRIT.
It amazing how THE HOLY SPIRIT can use a spark of His Word by one brother or sister, to start a HUGE floodlight of revelations of His Word in another.
Years ago when I used to watch KCM’s Believer’s Voice of Victory, Billye Brim was a guest one particular week, with Gloria Copeland hosting.
During an episode that week, Billye Brim referred to 2 Peter 3:5, and then commented: “That Scripture is not talking about Noah’s flood…”
Really?! I had always thought it was about Noah’s flood.
Immediately, my Scripture Accuracy Security Alert System was set off all over in me. (I am in every way like the believers in Berea; I like to check from Scripture and THE HOLY SPIRIT if what is being shared is true. See Acts 17:10–11; 1 Thessalonians 5:21).
Billye Brim also mentioned Jeremiah 4:23.
From thence, about 8–10 years now, I have searched The Scriptures on this matter. And THE HOLY SPIRIT has been giving me a lot of revelation in them. Sometimes, He will even drop phrases in my spirit or mind to confirm Scripture and refute the contradictions of false science.
Let’s dig in… rightly dividing The Word of Truth
There are some things that Scripture says without stating them in print. For example, Paul talks about The Third Heaven; this means there are second and first heavens also. But this is not stated.
Likewise, Scripture noted “Heavenly host” (Luke 2:13); this also indicates that there must of necessity be the earthly host.
If, for example, you make a distinctive mention of males in a demography, it is to differentiate them from females in that demography. Thus, THE HOLY SPIRIT mentioning “Heavenly host” is to differentiate them from earthly host.
There is the Heavenly host and there was the earthly host.
THE LORD told Satan: “I turned you to ashes upon the earth… All who knew you among the peoples are astonished at you; You have become a horror, And are no more forever.” (Ezekiel 28:18–19).
When Satan was cast out of Heaven, all who knew him among the peoples were astonished at his great fall.
Who were the people? For mankind was not on the earth at this time.
When Satan was cast out of Heaven, there was a loud voice saying in Heaven: “Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.” (Revelation 12:12).
The inhabitants…of the sea? Certainly GOD was not warning the fish about Satan?
Again, when Satan was cast out of Heaven to the earth, mankind had not yet been created on the earth, and certainly did not know Lucifer and his beauty and wisdom and rulership under GOD before he fell.
So who were “the people” of the earth – “the inhabitants of the earth and the sea”?
The ‘earthly host’ was “the people” of the earth – “the inhabitants of the earth and the sea” when “the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world…was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.” (Revelation 12:9).
For the avoidance of doubt, linguistically, angels can also be referred to as “man”, for example Daniel referred to the angel Gabriel as “the man Gabriel” (Daniel 9:21; see also 8:16).
So there are angelic men and there are human men.
Human people are flesh and blood, and are redeemable by THE BLOOD OF JESUS. But angels are not flesh and blood, and they that disobeyed, cannot be redeemed; only destroyed by THE BLOOD OF JESUS.
Hence, unlike mankind on the earth in this age, all “the people” of the earth — “the inhabitants of the earth and the sea” in the beginning were not saved by JESUS when they all sinned. For He does not save angels, (Hebrews 2:18).
(NB. The inhabitants of the sea, who were part of the earthly angels, are marine spirits today. Satan has a huge demonic kingdom base in the sea — Isaiah 27:1).
Rightly dividing The Word of Truth, look at this revelation.
When Satan was cast out of Heaven together with his angels, it was “to the earth” (Revelation 12:9).
(Indeed, The Word says “nor was a place found for them in Heaven any longer.” — Revelation 12:8. But there was a place found for them in the earth. And the inhabitants of the earth then were warned about the devil coming to them, just as 1 Peter 5:8-9 warns us now: “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in The Faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.”).
But then 2 Peter 2:4 also says “GOD did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to hell…” (2 Peter 2:4).
Two events then: “cast to the earth” and “cast them down to hell” (Revelation 12:9; 2 Peter 2:4).
These two events regarding the angels who sinned, all happened in the beginning, the age in which GOD created the heavens and the earth – the earthly universe.
A quick insight. There are two Universes: The Heavenly Universe, where GOD is (“Heaven” refers to A City, A Planet and The Universe they are in. Hence, when Satan was cast out of Heaven, Revelation 12:12 says “rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them!”
And there is the earthly universe where we are.
Our universe is a replica of The Heavenly Universe (but has been degrading and deteriorating because of sin).
This is why just before His Ascension, JESUS said: “All Authority has been given to Me in Heaven and earth…” (Matthew 28:18). He was talking about the two Universes where all things are.
Now then, back to the two events regarding the angels who sinned, first, Satan and some of the Heavenly angels he had deceived to join him in his rebellion, were cast out of Heaven to the earth. They were all Heavenly angels, for The Bible says that “they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in Heaven any longer.” (Revelation 12:8). Their abode was in Heaven, and they were cast out to the earth, (Revelation 12:9).
As stated above, when they were cast to the earth, GOD warned the people there at the time (the earthly host) about Satan.
But, in spite of GOD’s warning to them, just like most of mankind now, the people of the earth then — the inhabitants of the earth and the sea “loved darkness rather than light”, (John 3:19). And they ALL turned after Satan, and thus also became his fellow rebellious angels, just like the ones cast out of Heaven with him.
That was when GOD cast them all to hell.
These people knew Lucifer very well, because he had been given holy charge of them, and worked among them (as a president is known in his territory).
Thus, the earth and its inhabitants at that time were under the governorship of Lucifer, given to him by GOD. But he caused all to be sinful, just as he is trying to do now.
“You defiled your sanctuaries By the multitude of your iniquities, By the iniquity of your trading; Therefore I brought fire from your midst; It devoured you, And I turned you to ashes upon the earth In the sight of all who saw you. All who knew you among the peoples are astonished at you; You have become a horror, And shall be no more forever.”’ ” Ezekiel 28:18-19.
As aforesaid, no human beings saw Lucifer when he was cast down to the earth. They had not been created then.
The peoples who saw him and knew him were the angelic inhabitants of the earth and the sea.
As I noted above, Lucifer was in charge of them . In fact, he was locationally in the earth/earthly universe when he plotted his revolt against GOD, to ascend into Heaven and execute it (by his unthinkable foolishness and futility of heart).
“For you have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into Heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of GOD; I will also sit on The Mount of The Congregation on the farthest sides of The North; I will ascend above The Heights of The Clouds, I will be like THE MOST HIGH.’ ” Isaiah 14:13-14 .
Satan originated sin in the beginning. He started sinning from the beginning. As written,
“He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose THE SON OF GOD was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.” 1 John 3:8.
He was a murderer from the beginning
THE LORD JESUS CHRIST said “the devil was a murderer from the beginning”, (John 8:44).
Who did he murder from the beginning? (Remember, the beginning was the age in which the earthly universe was created — long before GOD subsequently made man).
It was the angelic peoples he was in charge of. Lucifer destroyed his domain, he murdered the people he had responsibility for, by luring them to sin.
THE HOLY SPIRIT says through Isaiah to him,
“you have destroyed your land and slain your people.” Isaiah 14:20.
Lucifer’s land and people whom he had destroyed (corrupted) and slain were the earth and the angelic inhabitants of the earth.
There are two types of death: death of the body and death of the spirit – which is separation from GOD, (Luke 12:4–5).
Apart from cessation of breath in the human body, the more serious death is separation from GOD.
Life is only in GOD. An angel or a man separated from GOD in hell, is thus dead. Eternally.
When Adam and Eve ate from The Tree of The Knowledge of Good and Evil, they died spiritually — separated from GOD. But they were still in existence bodily.
A man can repent and be reconnected to GOD by THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF CHRIST. But the angels who sinned cannot be saved.
Unlike mankind, these “inhabitants of the earth and the sea” who sinned, did not have “The Grace of GOD that brings Salvation” (Titus 2:11), “For indeed He does not give aid to angels, but He does give aid to the seed of Abraham.” (Hebrews 2:16).
The angels who sinned had all The Glory and Grace of GOD to obey Him in The Glory, but choose the opposite.
(This is why the holy angels, having not rebelled too, are alternately called “the elect angels”, just as we who choose to obey GOD are called “the elect”).
Men who believe, on the other hand, were conceived in sin, and live in a sin-filled world but chose to obey GOD by His Grace.
Thus the devil was a murderer from the beginning when he had slain his people — the angels he deceived to rebel against GOD.
So, there were angelic inhabitants of the earth and the sea in the age of the beginning. And there are now human “inhabitants of the earth” (Daniel 4:5) in this age.
And in The Age To Come, we have our GOD with us His children and His holy angels enjoying His Pleasures forever more, without the supernatural criminal, Satan, stalking and troubling us. He will have been locked up in the lake of fire and brimstone, UNBEARABLY TORMENTED forever and ever — he and his angels, never to trouble us again.
THANK YOU JESUS!
(According to The Law of GOD, a murderer’s punishment is greater than he can bear, Genesis 4:13. Satan will be more than toast; unbearably tormented in fire and brimstone. Forever and ever, Revelation 20:10).
GOD created hell as their initial prison custody, and cast them down there, but they will be transferred to the worse prison, the everlasting fire – the lake of fire and brimstone, (Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20:10).
“For…GOD did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment” 2 Peter 2:4.
But, how come we have principalities and powers, the rulers of the darkness of this age, and spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places (various places in space) rampaging the earth with evil? (Ephesians 6:12).
It all happened the moment Adam sinned with Eve.
Satan swindled them, took their authority and brought some of his angels to join him in ruling the earth with their evil works.
We do have some (billions of them), but not all of them. But the numbers are increasing; more are being released from hell.
A carcass attracts more flies the more it gets rotten.
The more mankind gets rotten with sin, yes, the more sin increases in the earth, the more the angels who sinned are released from hell into the earthly realm.
And much MORE horrendous ones will be released as the days near the end.
“Then the fifth angel sounded: And I saw a star fallen from heaven to the earth. To him was given the key to the bottomless pit. And he opened the bottomless pit, and smoke arose out of the pit like the smoke of a great furnace. So the sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke of the pit. Then out of the smoke locusts came upon the earth. And to them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.” Revelation 9:1-3.
What happened; how it happened
GOD decided to create a replica universe (the earthly universe) in an age called “the beginning” (Genesis 1:1).
(NB. “In the beginning” (Genesis 1:1) is different from “at the beginning” (Matthew 19:4) when the current heavens were recreated, and man was created on it.
“I have made the earth, and created man on it. I — My Hands — stretched out the heavens, and all their host I have commanded.” Isaiah 45:12.
In other words, “In the beginning” was the age in which GOD created the heavens and the earth. It was also the age from which the devil has sinned, (1 John 3:8).
And he was cast down to the earth that GOD had created earlier in the same age.
But, “at the beginning” was the starting point of time, our current age when GOD created the earth the dry land on the first day and made man from it, put him on it and in charge of it.
SO, GOD created the heavens and the earth. The earth was beautiful, with form and full (not void) with an angelic people some of whom were as tall as storey buildings with their corresponding animals that science calls dinosaurs.
(Some angels can be exceedingly tall and fearsome. See Revelation 10:1-2).
Those heavens and the earth were the initial universe, not “the early universe” as the world calls it in lience – lies presented as science, such as the so-called big bang theory – a BIG fabrication by Satan/ thoth, the principality of false science/knowledge, mathematics, magic and demonic texts.
But initial universe means there was an original universe, and then a subsequent one — the one in which we are — “the heavens and the earth which are now” (2 Peter 3:7).
In other words, there was the initial universe of “the heavens… of old, and the earth” (2 Peter 3:5), and the current universe of “the heavens and the earth which are now” (2 Peter 3:7).
When GOD destroyed the initial universe, having become sin-filled — defiled by the devil and his angels, He did not destroy the super structure, the framework.
Subsequently, He came back and recreated the heavens and the earth on that super structure or framework. GOD “did not leave Himself without witness…” (Acts 14:17).
This evidence is what the world wrongly refers to as ‘the early universe’.
And, like burning an inflated balloon, GOD (our LORD JESUS CHRIST), will completely destroy the present heavens and the earth (not just mangle the earth to be without form and void. The super structure will be destroyed as well).
And then He will create COMPLETELY NEW Heavens and a New Earth as we look on from Heaven, singing and praising Him, amazed at the GLORIOUS wonder of His creation process unfolding before our very eyes (with no need for safety spectacles).
It will be once in Eternal Life time event that science idolaters will be remiss to miss if they don’t turn to The Creator.
And so, there was the initial universe, which was long, long ago, probably billions of years ago if calculated with the understanding of time.
As Peter wrote by THE HOLY SPIRIT, “the heavens were of old” (2 Peter 3:5).
The phrase “of old” is ekpalai – Strong’s Greek 1597, which means “long ago, for a long while”.
Both Christians and unGODly scientists argue about the age of the earth, being ignorant of The Truth.
I sought THE LORD about this for a few years to know The Truth. One day, I was studying Genesis 1 again, and THE HOLY SPIRIT suddenly uncovered It all for me.
It is a very simple distinction that reveals volumes of information.
There is the earth the planet (the globe) and the earth the dry land (the surface).
The planet (the globe) was created in the age of the beginning, beautiful and wonderfully full, and is indeed very old, older than six thousand years.
But then, as aforesaid, Satan, filled with pride and foolishness, attempted to overthrow GOD in Heaven, he and the other angels who rebelled with him were cast out of Heaven to the earth.
They then deceived the earthly host — the inhabitants of the earth and the sea into unthinkable sins, just as happening now among men giving heed to the deceiving spirits.
GOD, with His FIERCE anger, came and destroyed the earth and the people — the angels who sinned, and cast them to hell.
Again, that was when the earth became “without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep…” Genesis 1:2.
(GOD is Light. When He leaves a place, Light is gone. Hell is filled with blackness of darkness because GOD is not there).
GOD, according to His GLORIOUS Foreknowledge and Plan to create man in His Image, and make men His heirs and joint-heirs with His ONLY Begotten SON JESUS CHRIST, created the earth the dry land (the surface) for them, and then created them on it.
“Then GOD said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear”; and it was so. And GOD called the dry land Earth, and the gathering together of the waters He called Seas. And GOD saw that it was good.” Genesis 1:9-10.
Thus, in effect, the land (the surface) was reclaimed.
Just as Michael the arch angel is in charge of the Heavenly angels, Lucifer (a chief angel who was a covering cherub), also had charge of the earthly angels GOD had created in the beginning on the earth and in the sea.
However, the heavens and the earth were intended for mankind ultimately according to The Foreknowledge of GOD.
It was quite like the land of Canaan.
Canaan had always been meant for the children of Israel. But GOD, in His Wisdom, allowed the abominable, iniquitous Canaanites to occupy it for a time.
Like Canaan, GOD had created the heavens and the earth for mankind, but allowed the earthly angels to occupy it in the beginning.
Like the Canaanites, they became very evil, tempted by Satan during the age of the beginning.
The earth became so much filled with unthinkable sins – just like Canaan was, and the world now is becoming.
GOD then destroyed the earth with exceeding Wrath, flooding it with water, withdrew Light, replaced It with darkness. That was when and how “The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep…” (Genesis 1:2).
In a vision, Jeremiah was shown a video playback of what happened:
“I beheld the earth, and indeed it was without form, and void; And the heavens, they had no light. I beheld the mountains, and indeed they trembled, And all the hills moved back and forth. I beheld, and indeed there was no man, And all the birds of the heavens had fled. I beheld, and indeed the fruitful land was a wilderness, And all its cities were broken down At The Presence of THE LORD, By His Fierce Anger.” Jeremiah 4:23-26.
Jeremiah used exactly the same phrase in Genesis 1:2, saying: “I beheld the earth, and indeed it was without form, and void…”
The prophet further saw “the mountains, and indeed they trembled, And all the hills moved back and forth. I beheld, and indeed there was no man, And all the birds of the heavens had fled. I beheld, and indeed the fruitful land was a wilderness, And all its cities were broken down”.
In case you are doubting this important revelation of The Truth, there was no point in time since men have been on the earth, that:
- “the earth was without form, and void”;
- the heavens had no light;
- “all the hills moved back and forth”;
- “there was no man” on it. (For there was a population of eight souls saved during Noah’s flood);
- “all the birds of the heavens had fled.” (For during Noah’s flood, 7 pairs were kept of each species of fauna);
- the whole earth became a wilderness;
- “all its cities were broken down”. (For during Noah’s flood, the cities were suddenly flooded; not first broken down).
Thus, during the extremely PUNISHING operation in the beginning against the angels who sinned, GOD first destroyed the cities of the earthly angels with FIERCE anger, and then flooded it with water.
This was the cosmic catastrophic event that destroyed the creation of that age, including the dinosaurs.
THE HOLY SPIRIT revealed more to Peter,
“that by The Word of GOD the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water, by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water.” 2 Peter 3:5-6.
This is not Noah’s world being talked about in this Scripture. In Noah’s world, only the face of the whole earth was flooded.
But the world referred to here in 2 Peter 3:5-6, “the earth [was] standing out of water and in the water, by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water.”
In other words, the external space of the planet (the globe) was flooded together with the face of the earth itself, so that the whole globe was bobbing in water like a ball in a bowl of water. (This was not the case with the flood of Noah).
This pre-mankind flooding of space is also the reason why space exploration today finds evidence of water having ever existed on mars for example, and evidence found of ancient water movement in meteorites.
GOD does “not leave Himself without witness…” Acts 14:17.
These were the waters described in Genesis 1:2, “And THE SPIRIT OF GOD was hovering over the face of the waters.”
In His Own Plan, GOD decided to create the heavens and the earth (the dry land) anew, and put man on it, to own it and be in charge of it.
Remember that, there is a difference between the earth the planet and the earth the dry land.
Therefore, “the earth” created anew for man, is the dry land, not the planet (the ‘ball’). The globular structure was never removed. Indeed, it was still there which was why THE HOLY SPIRIT was hovering over the waters in it.
Our Hope! Our Joy! Our Glory! Forever!
Peter further says:
“Nevertheless we, according to His Promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.” 2 Peter 3:13.
This is what we need to understand and always bear in mind with exceeding joy and thanksgiving to GOD.
The Holy City, New Jerusalem, is currently being built, with the finishing touches underway.
After The Rapture (1 Thessalonians 4:16–17; Luke 21:36), The Thousand-year Reign of CHRIST in the current earth with no sin (Satan being locked up for the period), and then the destruction of the Anti-Christ, his followers of unGODly men, hades and death, “the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.” (2 Peter 3:10).
THE LORD JESUS CHRIST will then create ENTIRELY new heavens and a new earth as we (in Heaven with Him) look on, watching live, singing praises with joy to Him.
In the beginning when GOD created the heavens and the earth, the angels looked on and watched it all live, singing praises with joy to Him, (Job 38:4–7).
Now WE will do likewise, supported by the angels.
“Nevertheless we, according to His Promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.” 2 Peter 3:13.
The phrase “look for” in this Scripture is prosdokaó (Strong’s Greek 4328). It is formed from pros and dokeuó (to watch), (NAS Exhaustive Concordance).
When the new heavens and the new earth are created, The Holy City, New Jerusalem, will then be moved out of Heaven and relocated/situated on the new earth.
John had a preview of this happening:
“Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw The Holy City, New Jerusalem, coming down out of Heaven from GOD, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from Heaven saying, “Behold, The Tabernacle of GOD is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. GOD Himself will be with them and be their GOD.” Revelation 21:1-3.
When this has happened, the new earthly universe will now have the city, the planet and the universe – just like The Heavenly Universe where GOD is.
Let us have Grace to make it there.
“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto JESUS, The Author and Finisher of our Faith, Who for the joy that was set before Him endured THE CROSS, despising the shame, and has sat down at The Right Hand of The Throne of GOD.” Hebrews 12:1-2.
“The LORD Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.” 2 Timothy 4:22.
“Farewell” Acts 15:29.
~ Jacob Addison Awagah
Jacob, an apostle of JESUS CHRIST by The Will of GOD, according to The Promise of Life Which is in CHRIST JESUS, (2 Timothy 1:1).
Like John, I like to put my head to The Heart of JESUS so as to know and do His Will always. What’s in His Heart is what matters now and FOREVER. His Heart’s Desire is my only desire. My will is to do His Will.
As John was, I am the disciple whom JESUS loves. And like Paul, I am “the prisoner of CHRIST JESUS” (Ephesians 3:1) for His Purpose forever: to obey Him always.
NB. Surely, the disciple whom JESUS loves and “the prisoner of CHRIST JESUS”, like ALL The Promises of GOD, are available to every believer to obtain, just as John and Paul did.
“And having been perfected, He [JESUS] became The Author of Eternal Salvation to all who obey Him,” Hebrews 5:9.