“Did one third of the angels fall with Lucifer?”While there is no verse that says a “third of the angels fell from heaven,” some verses, when put together, lead us to that conclusion. Sometime after their creation, and most certainly after the sixth day when everything was declared “very good”
Genesis 1:31Then 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.Satan rebelled and was cast out of heaven.
“How you are fallen from heaven, O shining star, son of the morning!You have been thrown down to the earth,you who destroyed the nations of the world.
When Lucifer sinned, Jesus said,
“Yes,” he told them, “I saw Satan fall from heaven like lightning!
and in the book of the Revelation Satan is seen as “a star that had fallen from the sky to the earth”
Then the fifth angel blew his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen to earth from the sky, and he was given the key to the shaft of the bottomless pitWe are also told that one third of an “countless thousands of angels”chose to rebel with him.
No, you have come to MountZion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to countless thousands of angels in a joyful gathering.John saw this great wonder in heavenRevelation 12:3–93 Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on his heads. 4 His tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that he might devour her child the moment it was born. 5 She gave birth to a son, a male child, who will rule all the nations with an iron scepter. And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne. 6 The woman fled into the desert to a place prepared for her by God, where she might be taken care of for 1,260 days. 7 And there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. 8 But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. 9 The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him. Since Satan is referred to as a star which fell or was cast down to earth, and Revelation 12:4 says a third of the stars were cast out with him, then the conclusion is that the stars in Revelation 12 refer to fallen angels, fully one third of the heavenly host. If the one-third number is in fact accurate, what assurance that is! Two thirds of the angels are still on God’s side, and for followers of Christ, they are on our side as well.