The Earth was “formless” and Void

creation in darkness

Was the Earth perfect when Adam and Eve were created or was it already in darkness under law?

Good evening,

I am so very excited at what I believe the Lord did today!   He began unlocking much of the BIGGEST mystery I have been asking him about since becoming born again over a decade ago.

I just spent 6 HOURS with a good friend unloading all that God is sharing.  In the course of talking to her, he opened my eyes and revealed some HUGE missing pieces of THE AMAZING RIDDLE of Adam and Eve! Genesis 1-5 and much of Revelation suddenly CLICKED as this POWERFUL “ah-ha” came from within.  In a flash of “lightning”, he closed the “GAP” of understanding from Genesis to Revelation as the entire story was coming together.

The puzzle pieces that I didn’t know where they fit suddenly were fitting TOGETHER and I praise him for revealing much of the mystery of Genesis 2.  I was starting to get a clear picture of who the serpent is! It’s amazing and I will share as he leads and I pray he will show you the same things.

( I am sorry if my excitement sounds like pride or arrogance.  It’s hard to get the power of this experience across into mere words.)

I was close before, but many of the things of Genesis 2 still didn’t fit. If you are curious, please study Genesis 2 carefully and notice if you see anything that doesn’t make logical sense.

For example, how can a river flow “out of” Eden and water a garden “in” Eden??? This puzzled me!  Why does God put the man into the garden TWICE?  What are the importance of the rivers?  I now am confident if you run into things that don’t make sense, it’s a great idea to STOP!  The Lord wants to take you deeper if you will allow him to.

We just have to wait on him my friend and forget ALL the religious traditions we have been taught.  We will hear him if we stick only with his written Word and the LIVING Word inside you.  He alone is our teacher. 1 John 2:20, 27  No one can teach us any truth (including myself!) unless he is inside you revealing the words I share as truth. I am very confident he will reveal the truth to ANYONE truly looking.  And remember, God will NOT defy logic.

I am so excited and so humbled and do hope to share more soon.

I am working on a drawing and will share these astounding revelations as soon as God allows.  Sorry to create all the drama and suspense.  As you probably know by now, I am an excitable person.

In the meantime, let’s continue, shall we?  What I started to share this morning fits into perfectly with this.  Let’s pickup on that.

I woke up this morning hearing the word “formless” and had Genesis 1:2 on my mind about the state of the Earth in this second verse of the Bible.

The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters Genesis 1:2

This is the very state of the Earth right at the start of God’s Word.  Let’s look at the word “formless”. This is the state at which we find the Earth in Genesis 1:2 only the second verse of the Bible.

Is this pristine perfection as we are often taught?  Let’s see.

The word we translate as “formless” is the word “tohu“. Here is the Strong’s concordance entry:

Strong’s Concordance

tohu: formlessness, confusion, unreality, emptiness

Original Word: תֹּ֫הוּ

Part of Speech: Noun Masculine Transliteration: tohu Phonetic Spelling: (to’-hoo)

Short Definition: waste

Please pay close attention to the words I underlined and made red.

The word we translate as “formless” in Genesis 1:2 means “confusion” “waste” and “unreality”. This is really screaming to me!

Here is why:

For the Law, since it has only a shadow of the good things to come and not the very form of things, can never, by the same sacrifices which they offer continually year by year, make perfect those who draw near  Hebrews 10:1

The Law is NOT the very FORM of things. The realm of the Law is not the true realm or true reality.

It is a realm without “form” or “tohu“.

Are you seeing this?

“The Earth was formless and void” in the SECOND VERSE OF THE BIBLE!

FORMLESS = UNDER LAW!

This is very interesting because didn’t the law come much later when Adam plunged us all into sin, death and darkness?

Not according to what God has been telling us for CENTURIES right in VERSE 2 of his Word!

(My post yesterday was related to this too.  Please read it if you haven’t already.)

Let’s look at another source for this word and dig deeper. Below is the “NAS Exhaustive Concordance” entry.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance

Word Origin: from an unused word

Definition formlessness, confusion, unreality, emptiness

NASB Translation chaos (1), confusion (1), desolation (1), emptiness (1), empty space (1), formless (2), futile (2), futile things (1), meaningless (2), meaningless arguments (1), nothing (2), waste (3), waste place (2).

Sounds the same as Strong’s entry.

Let’s look at other verses that this same word is used to get an idea of its translations in other areas of scripture. I will highlight the word “tohu” as it is translated into English in red bolded letters.

“He found him in a desert land, And in the howling waste of a wilderness; He encircled him, He cared for him, He guarded him as the pupil of His eye Deuteronomy 32:10

You must not turn aside, for then you would go after futile things which can not profit or deliver, because they are futile 1 Samuel 12:21

“The paths of their course wind along, They go up into nothing and perish Job 6:18

“He deprives of intelligence the chiefs of the earth’s people And makes them wander in a pathless waste Job 12:24

“He stretches out the north over empty space And hangs the earth on nothing Job 26:7

He pours contempt upon princes And makes them wander in a pathless waste Psalm 107:40

The city of chaos is broken down; Every house is shut up so that none may enter Isaiah 24:10

Who cause a person to be indicted by a word, And ensnare him who adjudicates at the gate, And defraud the one in the right with meaningless arguments Isaiah 29:21

It will not be quenched night or day; Its smoke will go up forever. From generation to generation it will be desolate; None will pass through it forever and ever Isaiah 34:10

Does this sound like pristine perfection?

Here is the English translations of the word “tohu” that we translate as “formless” in Genesis 1:2.   This tells us the state of the Earth at that time before anything else ever happened (as far as we are aware).

waste, nothing, chaos, meaningless, desolate

You can get an idea of the state of the Earth in Genesis 1:2 and we haven’t even looked into the word “void” yet!

Doesn’t this sounds like the results of a serious judgment or judgments?

I believe so.

Here is how I arrive at that conclusion.  Look at this very revealing verse:

For thus says the Lord, who created the heavens (He is the God who formed the earth and made it, He established it and did not create it a waste place, but formed it to be inhabited),

“I am the Lord, and there is none else Isaiah 45:18

Do you see what this says very plainly and clearly?

God “formed the Earth”!

It was already “formed” at one time as that was the way God made it and he did NOT create it as a waste place!

Scripture tells us directly. The word “formed” in Isaiah 45:18 is the very same word “tohu” that we are looking into here.

The Earth HAD FORM when GOD made it!

It lost its form by Genesis 1:2!

What happened?

To give us a very solid answer, let’s go to Jeremiah 4:23 when he speaks of the Earth after the final judgment at the end of the ages when the Lord fully destroys the current kingdom of darkness on Earth called “Babylon” led by Satan.

I looked on the earth, and behold, it was formless and void; And to the heavens, and they had no light Jeremiah 4:23

Sounds very familiar doesn’t it?

It’s the very same word “tohu” that is used here to describe the state of the Earth after the future judgment from God.

This is what the Earth looks like after God executes his judgment!

Still not convinced?

Look at the word translated as “void” in Genesis :1:2.  It’s the word “bohu” and here’s a link:  http://biblehub.com/hebrew/922.htm

This word also describes a post-judgment Earth and is used in Isaiah 34:11 to also describe the judgment and destruction of Babylon at the end of time.

My friends, there is MUCH more to the truth of creation and Earth even BEFORE Genesis 1:2 than is revealed to us. I hope to share more soon and I pray he is showing you these things and MUCH MORE!

Aren’t these such exciting times!?!

These things have been hidden for CENTURIES! And he’s revealing them to little people of the world. I can assure you they are not done on the basis of any worth.

Here are some closing things to think about and ask the Lord to reveal as you dig into his Word.

Could Genesis 1-3 actually be a mixture of times and realities so we don’t know exactly when they are taking place?

Could the “shadow”, “image” or unreality of the law have come WAY before Genesis 1:2?

Did God hide this time of what happened between Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2?  Or is some of it revealed in parables and history of Kings, nations and people in the entire story of the Bible?

I think once God reveals more of these things to us, we can see what was truly going on in the Garden. Believe me, you are going to be amazed and astounded and LEAP FOR JOY when the Lord reveals this to us!

Our hearts will celebrate because they will KNOW they can TRUST our loving father!

God bless you and have a great weekend.

Duane

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