(Disclaimer: these are just my thoughts and wonderings- fyi: I wasn’t there at creation or before creation**, just completely consumed in thoughts of bible verses- and another fyi- I 100% believe the bible to be true and trustworthy)
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth- this was before day 1. It is clear that after he made the heavens and the earth, God said – Let there be light. But holdup here a minute…. This means that the earth existed before the sun, the moon and the stars (and light existed on earth before the Sun) which were created on day 3. Yet- they were not the source of light because light was on earth on day 1 before the sun. So what gave off this light? It had to be Jesus or the Glory of God. The light of the World- and doesn’t revelation say
- Revelation 21:23 And the city has no need of sun or moon, for the glory of God illuminates the city, and the Lamb is its light.
- Revelation 22:5 And there will be no night there—no need for lamps or sun—for the Lord God will shine on them. And they will reign forever and ever.
So here we are on day 2- there is light and there is no sun. But wait, backtrack- there was the earth and it was formless with water all over the place because on day 2, God separated the sky from the waters – in other words –there was no gravity. Did gravity come into existence on day 2 when God separated the sky from the waters? And if there was no gravity- was there also no time? Can time exist without gravity? How can that be?
What exactly is the heaven that was made before day 1, or in the beginning? I guess that is where the Lord lives and not the galaxy of stars we would imagine because those were made on day 3. So before day one, we have an earth and a heaven and water that reached up to heaven. But wait, there was water, so there was a heat source or it would be frozen, unless water didn’t freeze? If it was pitch black and no light, I would guess it would be frozen, but it wasn’t. So I’m guessing there was a temperature source , no gravity (or little gravity, and therefore no time (or slower time).
On day 1, God separated the day and night and this marked the first day. In other words, did the earth, at this point, begin to turn? How else could a separation of light and darkness occur?
In the past, I had a theory that satan was cast out of heaven before day one and that he was already in hell, but Ezekiel 28 tells us – okay disclaimer – these are my thoughts and wonderings, find out the truth for yourself AND you will find different thoughts on Ez 28, but just hear me out. This was a funeral song sent to the king of Tyre:
You were the model of perfection,
full of wisdom and exquisite in beauty.
You were in Eden,
the garden of God.
Your clothing was adorned with every precious stone[b]—
red carnelian, pale-green peridot, white moonstone,
blue-green beryl, onyx, green jasper,
blue lapis lazuli, turquoise, and emerald—
all beautifully crafted for you
and set in the finest gold.
They were given to you
on the day you were created.
I ordained and anointed you
as the mighty angelic guardian.[c]
You had access to the holy mountain of God
and walked among the stones of fire.
“You were blameless in all you did
from the day you were created
until the day evil was found in you.
Your rich commerce led you to violence,
and you sinned.
So I banished you in disgrace
from the mountain of God.
If these verses are talking about satan- there he is in the Garden of Eden as a mighty angelic guardian all decked out with jewels and access to the Mountain of God- Well, this is tricky, but I wonder – I wonder if satan saw man and got furiously mad/jealous and this is the day evil was found in him. If that is so, then the war in heaven occurred after the creation of man. Jesus said“ “Yes,” he told them, “I saw Satan fall from heaven like lightning!”
On to other things……
Let’s go back to the beginning, before day 1.- The earth was formless and empty, covered by darkness and waters. That stumps me. What did the heavens look like? I can’t help but wonder if something was on earth before our day 1. We know our history starts with day 1 and our generation started with Adam about 5700 years ago. I don’t know, lots of thoughts. In my mind, I don’t see God creating a voidless formless empty earth, I am perplexed and wonder if it was another creation that was destroyed. If carbon dating is correct, then perhaps another generation, like us failed and turned from God also – but then how could that happen unless evil was present? And the only evil we know is satan unless another evil is out there? hmmmmmmm
**as I said, I wasn’t there at creation, or was I and I don’t know! In Jeremiah it says “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5 So God knew us before we were born! Before we were in our mother’s wombs- so hey! God knew us before we existed – even in the womb! King Solomon, in Eccl 11:5, says, that the human spirit is infused into a little body of a baby while it is yet in it’s mother’s womb. So here we have a Spirit- that’s you and me- before we were ever in our mother’s womb- we were somehow in some form with God? Were we with Him before we came to earth?
You guided my conception and formed me in the womb.
You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
as I was woven together in the dark of the womb
You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
You saw me before I was born.
Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Job 10:10. Ps 139:13-16
As I’ve always wondered this, I thought it was interesting that my youngest daughter would name all her baby dolls Belle and Sarah. This when when she first began to walk and talk, she knew no one of these two names. However, Belle was my grandmother and Sarah was my first daughter who died. I always used to wonder – how in the world did she know these two names? She didn’t watch tv, movies or know anyone – how odd, I thought, did she, perhaps know them in heaven before she was born.
The Account of Creation
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.[a] 2 The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.3 Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 And God saw that the light was good. Then he separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light “day” and the darkness “night.”
And evening passed and morning came, marking the first day.
6 Then God said, “Let there be a space between the waters, to separate the waters of the heavens from the waters of the earth.” 7 And that is what happened. God made this space to separate the waters of the earth from the waters of the heavens. 8 God called the space “sky.”
And evening passed and morning came, marking the second day.
9 Then God said, “Let the waters beneath the sky flow together into one place, so dry ground may appear.” And that is what happened. 10 God called the dry ground “land” and the waters “seas.” And God saw that it was good. 11 Then God said, “Let the land sprout with vegetation—every sort of seed-bearing plant, and trees that grow seed-bearing fruit. These seeds will then produce the kinds of plants and trees from which they came.” And that is what happened. 12 The land produced vegetation—all sorts of seed-bearing plants, and trees with seed-bearing fruit. Their seeds produced plants and trees of the same kind. And God saw that it was good.
13 And evening passed and morning came, marking the third day.
14 Then God said, “Let lights appear in the sky to separate the day from the night. Let them be signs to mark the seasons, days, and years. 15 Let these lights in the sky shine down on the earth.” And that is what happened.16 God made two great lights—the larger one to govern the day, and the smaller one to govern the night. He also made the stars. 17 God set these lights in the sky to light the earth, 18 to govern the day and night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good.
19 And evening passed and morning came, marking the fourth day.
20 Then God said, “Let the waters swarm with fish and other life. Let the skies be filled with birds of every kind.” 21 So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that scurries and swarms in the water, and every sort of bird—each producing offspring of the same kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 Then God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply. Let the fish fill the seas, and let the birds multiply on the earth.”
23 And evening passed and morning came, marking the fifth day.
24 Then God said, “Let the earth produce every sort of animal, each producing offspring of the same kind—livestock, small animals that scurry along the ground, and wild animals.” And that is what happened. 25 God made all sorts of wild animals, livestock, and small animals, each able to produce offspring of the same kind. And God saw that it was good.26 Then God said, “Let us make human beings[b] in our image, to be like us. They will reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild animals on the earth, and the small animals that scurry along the ground.”27 So God created human beings[c] in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.28 Then God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it. Reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the animals that scurry along the ground.”29 Then God said, “Look! I have given you every seed-bearing plant throughout the earth and all the fruit trees for your food. 30 And I have given every green plant as food for all the wild animals, the birds in the sky, and the small animals that scurry along the ground—everything that has life.” And that is what happened.31 Then God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was very good!
And evening passed and morning came, marking the sixth day.