I woke this morning early with my brain whirring and whizzing about. Weird that it would be something about which we have so very little information.
“And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels.” (Revelations 12:7)
So, Michael and his angels fought the good fight. Lucifer had been crafty enough to gain a following. In verse four of the same chapter in Revelations it suggests, “And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven”.
Now, here’s what I was thinking about: is this 1/3 of the hosts of heaven? Is it an exact split? 2/3 for G-d and 1/3 for Lucifer?
If this is so, if these people who were for G-d embraced his plan and fought with Michael “against the dragon” why is there so much going wrong on earth? Seriously.
Then, I thought of something that might be a plausible explanation. One part of the hosts of heaven were zealots in the cause and fought with great determination “against the dragon”. They were particularly faithful and strong. There was, then, another part of the hosts of heaven who were either deceived by Lucifer or embraced his plan whole-heartedly and fought on his side with the same zeal as the first part of the hosts of heaven. These were they who were cast out of heaven. Now, there remains another part. A group of the hosts of heaven who did not feel the zeal or need to fight on either side, waiting to see which side should prevail. Upon seeing what the outcome was about to be, these aligned themselves with Michael the Archangel and his zealous hosts of heaven.
Not an exact division but a division of three groups. The third group, being the third part who were drawn after the dragon, were cast from heaven. When it came time for mortality, all those who did not align with Lucifer, who became Satan, would enjoy the experiences available here on earth.
So, the less zealous group having been able to squeak by are also here taking full advantage of free will. At times, they fail to make the right decision in such egregious ways as to be recognized by a majority to be most evil.
That’s what I thought about this morning before the sun rose on a new day.