The Chaotic Earth
The Earth became (was) a chaos (disorder) Genesis 1:2a; Jeremiah 4:23-26; Ezekiel 28:15b-17a.
The earth was not created “without form and void” (a chaos) as Genesis 1:2a might seem to suggest. You see the little word “was” is but a translation from the hebrew verb “hayeth” which indicates a previous existence and a change having taken place. Note also that this same verb is translated “became” in Genesis 2:7, etc. Morever, Isaiah 45:18 declares that God created the earth not “in vain”. The “in vain” is the hebrew word “tohu”, the very same word which is translated “without form and void” in Genesis 1:2a.
In other words, the earth was not created “a chaos”, but rather became such after the awful judgement of God (Jeremiah 4:23-26). Obviously, this “chaos” could have extended over millions of years since the scriptures are silent on the subject. In any case, God’s original creation was perfect and orderly and not chaos (Isaiah 45:18).
Satan’s rebellion and the judgements of Genesis 1:2 and Jeremiah 4:23-26 are relative, the causes and effects as set forth in Isaiah 14 and Ezekial 28 go to make up the complete picture. The “I wills” of Isaiah and the “Pride, Wisdom and Beauty” of Ezekial leave little or no room to doubt as to the cause of wrath. You see, Lucifer desired to usurp the place of God. Likewise, these same passages also fortell his future destruction.
Satan’s boast “I Will” (Isaiah 14:13,14). The perfect earth “became without form and void” Jeremiah 4:23-26; Isaiah 24:1;34:1;45:18. The main point to remember is that Satan, though blessed with so many untold powers and dignities, could not stand (consist) apart from Christ.