This is the timeline as i see it evidentially in the bible. Act I Satan Sins- Ezekiel 28:15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. Ezekiel 28:13-15 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee (Distinction between eden and garden of God) Isaiah 51:3 For the LORD shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody. John8:44 You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. Act II Satan Goes rogue and exalts himself. Isaiah 14:11 King James Version (KJV) 11 Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee. 12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! 13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. 15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. (First part is also talking about how he was cast down to the earth) Act III There is a war in the heavens- Revelations 12:7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, Satan is defeated, and cast out of heaven to the earth Revelations 12:8 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. He voids the earth, Formless Void= (hebrew)Tohu wa bohu Formless=Tohu meaning confusion, unreality, chaotic, wasteland Void=bohuw bo'-hoo from an unused root (meaning to be empty); a vacuity, i.e. (superficially) an undistinguishable ruin:--emptiness, void (Doesnt sound very good yet. ActIIII The earth is void and God is pissed and steps in Jeremiah 4:23 24 I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly. 25 I beheld, and, lo, there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens were fled. 26 I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful place was a wilderness, and all the cities thereof were broken down at the presence of the LORD, and by his fierce anger. Gen 1:2 The earth was without form and void, and the darkness was upon the face of the deep. ActIV Enter God- Gen 1:2 part 2 The spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Seperates the light from darkness (his good/the bad) Gen 1:3 And God said "Let there be light". God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. John 1:5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. (We already know john 1 mirrors gen 1) ActV God brings his goodness In Creation- Gen1:5-Gen2 ActVI It was good- Gen1:31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day. The next time wee see satan is in eden. stripped of authority which was given to man. Dominoin of the earth. Which adam gave back, legally Point is. The earth existed. Satan ruled over it for a time. God stepped in and began creation on earth.