The earth became “void” (empty) …that is, became void of the knowledge of God. “Void” = they (His people) have not known God….they have no understanding (Jeremiah 4).
The earth became “without form” = without the form of God’s righteousness. His people are wise to do evil, but to do good (the doing of God’s righteousness ) they have no knowledge.
The earth BECAME without form (without God’s righteousness being done) and void of the knowledge of God through His people which should know better. They profess themselves as “wise” but in the very process of that, they become fools.
The nations of the world do not glorify God because of the lack of God’s righteousness and knowledge not found within His own people who supposed to be shining as lights in this world.
“My people is foolish….they have not known Me…” By professing themselves as "wise", they became fools.
No knowledge of God is being preached by our religious leaders as they have no understanding of the Scriptures. The heavens have no light. The Scriptures are closed to their understanding and are not interpreted in the correct, heavenly interpretation of them. “Night” is unto them as there is no understanding of the Scriptures (see Micah 3:6).
Jeremiah 4:22-23 KJV (22) For my people is foolish, they have not
known me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding:
they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.
The whole earth became without form and void as His own people have no righteousness and no knowledge of God to show forth in this earth.
(23) I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and
the heavens, and they had no light.
There is none that understands, there is none that truly seek after God as they follow their own ways instead of His. The earth is void of understanding. The workers of iniquity have no knowledge as everyone is gone back…
Psalms 53:2-4 KJV (2) God looked down from heaven upon the children
of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek
God. (3) Every one of them is gone back: they are altogether become
filthy; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. (4) Have the
workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat
bread: they have not called upon God.
There is none that does good, no, not even one. The earth became without form (without doing God’s righteousness…without the form of godliness) and void of the knowledge of God for there is none that understands.
Romans 3:10-13 KJV (10) As it is written, There is none righteous,
no, not one: (11) There is none that understandeth, there is none
that seeketh after God.
They (His people) are all gone out of the Way of righteousness. They are together BECOME unprofitable. The earth became without form…. without the form of God’s righteousness…. and without His knowledge as His people all together have become unprofitable.
(12) They are all gone out of the way, they are together become
unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
There is no knowledge of God in their preaching also as their tongues use deceit instead. There is no understanding of the Scriptures as they wrest the Scriptures to their own destruction as they deceitfully handle the Scriptures for their own unjust gain…preaching things that they should not be for money’s sake. The heavens have no light as there is no true understanding of the Scriptures.
(13) Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have
used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:
The same meaning of “void” (being void of the knowledge of God) applies to Genesis 1 also.
God created the heavens and the earth……and so all mankind is without excuse because the invisible qualities of God are manifest in the visible universe that is clearly seen by all. The invisible things of God are clearly seen being understood by the things that are made from the creation of the world.
Genesis 1:1-3 KJV (1) In the beginning God created the heaven and the
Man is without excuse as we can all SEE His invisible attributes in the visible creation.
But mankind did not like to retain the knowledge of God. When they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, neither were they thankful but became vain in their imaginations (discussions, debates) and their foolish heart (singular) was darkened. (Romans ch 1).
Darkness was upon the face of the deep. Professing themselves as wise, they became fools.
The earth became without form and void and darkness was upon the face of the deep…darkness in the heart of man all together.
(2) 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
But the Spirit of God moved upon the Face (Jesus Christ) of the waters. Man needs to have the knowledge of God taught to him via the heavenly interpretation of the Scriptures (the many waters of the voices of the biblical saints) through His Son Jesus Christ who speaks in the Voice of many waters…interpreting the eyewitnesses’ testimonies in the Scriptures.
Man did not retain the knowledge of God via the seeing of the visible universe.
And so man must HEAR that true knowledge now as we hear the Voice of the Son of God who comes to give us an understanding so that we may KNOW Him who is true.
The first thing we learn from the Beginning (His Son Jesus Christ who is the Beginning) is that “God is light”…and in Him is no darkness. “Let there be light” = He (God) is light.
This is the Saying of life…the Saying of eternal life: God is light.
This is in response to the earth becoming without form and void of God’s knowledge and the heart of mankind being darkened. The Son of God comes to open up our minds to the Scriptures so that we may know Him who is true. He delivers us from the kingdom of darkness....from the power of Satan... unto His kingdom of light...the power of God.
Man is to hear His knowledge and do His righteousness … and be found walking in the light with Him (and there was light). We respond to the light that shines in the heart with light….with His righteousness (and not be found defending our own works of “righteousness” which do not save the flesh of anyone).
(3) And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
The Son of God is come and gives us an understanding so that we know Him that is true. We walk in the light with Him by doing His righteousness when we hear the knowledge of God presented to us by the voice of the Son. Those who are born of God will not sin…will not speak evil against what one hears and against those whom He sends to speak His words of life and spirit.
1 John 5:18-20 KJV (18) We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth
not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked
one toucheth him not. (19) And we know that we are of God, and the
whole world lieth in wickedness.
We are to hear the Word of truth and know that it is from the true God and be found walking with Him in light... in His righteousness and in His knowledge…. unto eternal life in this earth.
(20) And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an
understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him
that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and
The Word of life…the Saying of life…is that “God is light” which is found in Genesis 1:3 (And God said “let there be light”…that is, the statement that “He is light”).
1 John 1:5-8 KJV (5) This then is the message which we have heard of
him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no
darkness at all.
Walking in darkness = walking without His righteousness (without the form of godliness) and without His knowledge (void of understanding). We currently live in the divisions of men in their “churches” and fight and war with each other over their many different handwritings of church ordinances/dogmas which serves the sin.
(6) If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness,
we lie, and do not the truth: (7) But if we walk in the light, as he
is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of
Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. (8) If we say that we
have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
The earth became without the form of His righteousness and void of understanding as we ourselves also were foolish, disobedient, living in envy, hating one another in our churches of men….the divisions of fleshly-minded men. We were “children of wrath”….God’s wrath…just like the rest of the world that does not proclaim they know God.
Titus 3:3-8 KJV (3) For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish,
disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in
malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
But the Spirit of God moves upon the Face (Jesus Christ our Savior) of the waters. His kindness and love “appears”…that is, SHINES upon…toward man who has been living and walking in “darkness”.
(4) But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward
It is not our own supposed “works of righteousness” that we have done. The keeping of the doctrines and commandments of men do not save us.
But it is according to His mercy does He save us….by the bath of regeneration (of which Genesis ch 1 is a parable of) and the renewing of the Holy Spirit which He sheds on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior (the Spirt of God moves upon the Face of the waters). Men of God speak as they are moved by His Spirit.
(5) Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according
to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing
of the Holy Ghost; (6) Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus
Christ our Saviour;
We are justified by His grace so that we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. This eternal life is in the here-and-now and not in the “hereafter”.
(7) That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
(8) This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.
He begets us AGAIN unto a “LIVING” hope and not a dying hope that men are currently preaching (we have to “die and go to Heaven” according to their preaching of their covenant with death and agreement with the grave when Jesus already died for us and is alive now so that we might live with Him). We hear and receive the Word of God spoken in Christ in truth and sincerity...as opposed to the word of men who privately interpret the Scriptures to their own destruction.
1 Peter 1:3-5 KJV (3) Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus
Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again
unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
Jesus Christ is in Heaven and is incorruptible and undefiled and is not fading away. We inherit His eternal life that He is experiencing in Heaven in this earth. As He lives, we live here and we are to be His many “infallible proofs” in this earth that He is indeed alive now and forever more.
(4) To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth
not away, reserved in heaven for you, (5) Who are kept by the power
of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last
The Son of God comes to give us an understanding. He comes to give us the knowledge of God. We shall hear His word as He interprets the Scriptures to our hearing ears….and those who will believe on Him has everlasting life now…..
John 5:24-29 KJV (24) Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth
my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and
shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
The “dead”….the dead in trespasses and sins….shall hear the voice of the Son of God and they that shall hear LIVE….
(25) Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is,
when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that
hear shall live. (26) For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath
he given to the Son to have life in himself; (27) And hath given him
authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man. (28)
Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are
in the graves shall hear his voice,
Some will come forth and do good towards the hearing of His voice unto the resurrection of life…..and some will do evil towards what He has to say.
(29) And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the
resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the
resurrection of damnation.
God divided the light from the darkness. We (the children of light…of the Day) are to be separate from those who will continue to walk in darkness.
Do not be unequally yoked together in the churches of those who will not believe in what they hear for what in common does believers have with the unbelievers….what communion does light have with those who continue to abide in darkness? (See 2nd Cor. 6:14).
We are to come out from among them and be separate as God divided the light from the darkness in the Beginning.
Genesis 1:4-5 KJV (4) And God saw the light, that it was good: and
God divided the light from the darkness.
And the “evening and the morning” were Day 1.
(5) And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night.
And the evening and the morning were the first day.
The “evening and the morning” describes the condition of the heart.
The Light …the morning….shines in a “dark place” of our hearts…that is, the evening of our hearts.
The Light...the day... breaks forth in our once darkened hearts (the evening) as we hear His voice and by this dawning within our very own hearts, we know that this is His Son of God whom we are to hear.
The “day star”…the bright and morning star…arises in our hearts progressively from Day 1 all the way to Day 7 where there is no more “evening”. His knowledge (of which we should grow in by our continued hearing of it) will dispel all darkness until there is no more darkness….like the light of 7 days.
2 Peter 1:19-20 KJV (19) We have also a more sure word of prophecy;
whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth
in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your
hearts: (20) Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is
of any private interpretation.
We are to “grow” in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and not be led away with the error of the wicked who are wresting the Scriptures to their own destruction from this earth. The wicked will contend what they hear and behave badly thinking that they are doing the "right" thing by speaking evil of it.
2 Peter 3:16-18 KJV (16) As also in all his epistles, speaking in
them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood,
which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the
other scriptures, unto their own destruction. (17) Ye therefore,
beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also,
being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own
To Him glory now and “forever”…that is, to the Day of the age (eternity)…the 7th Day where there will be no more death, nor sorrow, nor pain.
(18) But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour
Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.