The best way to understand this is … God created the visible to demonstrate what the invisible Heaven is like. When God decided to reveal Himself and to express His Love, because He is love, He created the Universe and in particular the Planet Earth. So the original Earth was created perfect.
Since God is Spirit and He is Love, … that Love needed to be expressed in a physical way, so as the God Head conferred together before the beginning of time, … They created the Universe and in particular the Planet Earth, then They created Their crowning Glory, man … to share that love.
Have you ever wondered about the how of creation? This is the way I understand the cognitive process:
1. God the Father thought it.
2. God the Son spoke it.
3. God the Spirit preformed it.
John 1:1-3 KJV
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2. The same was in the beginning with God. 3. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
Bear in mind since the Word (i. e., Son) is God and God is perfect, how could the earth be without form and void?
So what went wrong? Reading verse 18 in the book of Isaiah chapter 45 we find these words:
Isaiah 45:18 KJV
For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.
The word’s “he created it not in vain” means, that the original creation was perfect. Yet reading Genesis chapter 1 verse 2 we learn that the world was without form and void:
Genesis 1:2 KJV
And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
Yet the words in the book of Isaiah speaks of a perfect creation, “it was not created in vain”. It’s the words not created in Vain, which in Hebrew means to be inhabited, suggest that something happened to cause the world to be without form and void.
So what went wrong how did it become “without form and void”? The short answer is Satan! Let me explain. Some scholars believe because of Satan’s rebellion it became without form and void. As you study the scriptures, you will find that there are some good reasons to believe this. Bible scholars have discussed this idea for thousands of years. Good scholars on both sides of the debate have scriptures that they use to make their point. Which side is right?
The book of Deuteronomy chapter 29 verse 29 speaks to the matter:
Deuteronomy 29:29 KJV
The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.
This verse tells us that God has not told us everything or all that He has done, but He does hold us responsible for the things He has revealed to us. He goes on to tell us that He will honor us if we would study His word.
Proverbs 25:2 KJV
It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter
The apostle Paul tells us in 2nd Timothy 2:15 to study to show ourselves approved:
2nd Timothy 2:15
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
We know that these words are from the mind of God because of these verses from the apostle Paul to Timothy:
2nd Timothy 3:16-17 KJV
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17. That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
Because of man’s inherited sin nature from Adam, and the rebellion of Satan, God’s original perfect creation has been in opposition to God. But God, before the foundation of the world, already had a plan in place to redeem fallen man and the Earth and He put that plan in place on the cross of Calvary some two thousand years ago.
Without going into detail about time and the second coming of Christ, I will point out as the Hebrew scholars tell us that time will only last 6000 years before God sets up His 1000 year reign here on Earth.
From the creation of Adam until the birth of the Christ child Jesus, it’s was some 4000 years, and from His birth until now it’s been some 2000 years, so the total to date is about 6000 years. Does this suggest that Christ Jesus is about to return and establish His millennial rule here on Earth?
We are living in a time when we could see the second coming of Jesus the Christ. The first time He came, He came as a sacrifice for our sins, the next time He comes, He comes as King of kings and Lord of lords to rule the Earth and restore the Earth to the perfect state of the original creation. It will once again be the visible representation of the invisible Heaven, … You think about that!
If you don’t know Him as Lord and Savior, ask Him into your heart right now, remember He is only a prayer away!