You got to love those Old Testament prophets. They keep us on our toes as we search the treasures of God’s word. That’s a good thing. Reminds me of when I was a kid and the older wiser men, including our dads, would instruct us in the ways of life.
We really needed that wisdom and guidance just as we need the wisdom of God that He speaks through His prophets, whom He sent to keep us on the straight and narrow path that leads to Him, through His resurrected Son, Jesus, the Christ.
So, here is a word of wisdom from the prophet Isaiah who also declared regarding those days when the eternal state is restored and the glory and the light of God fills the earth. Isaiah said, “The sun shall no longer be your light by day, nor for brightness shall the moon give light to you; but the Lord will be to you an everlasting light, and your God your glory. Your sun shall no longer go down, nor shall your moon withdraw itself; for the Lord will be your everlasting light, and the days of your mourning shall be ended” (Isa 60:19-20 NKJV).
And then there is the weeping prophet, who endured so much oppression during his declarations from God to the Hebrew people. Man, just listening to Jeremiah breaks my heart. I can feel his pain. Yet, Jeremiah pressed on, tears and all, even speaking of the existence of the Pre-Adamic world in its catastrophic condition prior to the earth’s restoration in Genesis 1:2, saying, “I beheld the earth, and indeed it was without form, and void; and the heavens, they had no light. I beheld the mountains, and indeed they trembled, and all the hills moved back and forth.I beheld, and indeed there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens had fled. I beheld, and indeed the fruitful land was a wilderness, and all its cities were broken down at the presence of the Lord, by His fierce anger” (Jer 4:23-26 NKJV).
It is clear, according to Jeremiah’s description, that the Pre-Adamic earth had cities occupied by whatever beings resided there—I believe that they were the angelic host and the pre-fallen angels. We know that it was not mankind that had lived there because mankind was created only once in the Garden of Eden in the Book of Genesis. It is apparent that they had birds, and many other forms of animal life, and sea life, as well as fruitful and productive land with a multitude of plant life. And I believe that the universe was constructed from an uncorrupted spiritual matter, and not the fallen corrupted matter of the universe as it exists today, and shall exist again in the new heavens and earth declared in the Book of Revelation.
Can you imagine the pristine existence of the originally created earth compared to the earth today? It had to have been vastly superior to today’s earth as it reflected the incorruptible glory of God. The new heavens and earth shall again reflect the infinite glory of God compared to our present day earth which still reflects the glory of God but in a limited way since it has been tainted by the sin of a fallen humanity; just as has all of creation—the entire universe!