Satan caused division in heaven by causing a third of God’s angels (stars) to sin against God. Angels are divine beings or messengers of God created perfect by God. These divine beings created without sin and perfect in heaven disobeyed God and sinned against God.
Satan the fiery dragon deceived a third of the stars of heaven to sin. This led to their fall to this earth.
Revelation 12:3-4 3 And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads. 4 His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, to devour her Child (Jesus) as soon as it was born.
7 And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, 8 but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven (Garden of Eden with God) any longer. 9 So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
When a third of the stars fell along with the morning star Lucifer or Satan, their wicked hearts caused God to suffer the loss of a third of His creation or children to sin. We were removed from the presence of God. We didn’t have to be removed from God. God gave us an opportunity to repent.
Jeremiah 4:1 If thou wilt return, O Israel, saith the Lord, return unto me: and if thou wilt put away thine abominations out of my sight, then shalt thou not remove.
17 As keepers of a field, are they against her round about; because she hath been rebellious against me, saith the Lord.
18 Thy way and thy doings have procured these things unto thee; this is thy wickedness, because it is bitter, because it reacheth unto thine heart.
God felt the loss due to sin. God felt the pain to His very bowels. Satan caused this war in heaven because God’s children (angels or divine beings) listened foolishly to Satan’s lies.
19 My bowels, my bowels! I am pained at my very heart; my heart maketh a noise in me; I cannot hold my peace, because thou hast heard, O my soul, the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war.
20 Destruction upon destruction is cried; for the whole land is spoiled: suddenly are my tents spoiled, and my curtains in a moment.
21 How long shall I see the standard, and hear the sound of the trumpet?
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.
23 I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light.
Satan caused the destruction of the earth. He destroyed everything. The earth was left without form and void. The heavens had no lights. This is where Genesis 1 begins. God recreates the earth that was destroyed by Satan during the war to overtake God’s throne.
1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
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 waters.
3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
Psalm 104:30 Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth.
Study this carefully to understand that we existed in heaven with God without sin, then sin entered our world causing sudden destruction, God recreates the earth. He gives us a choice to decide whether we will return to Him or continue to walk in wickedness with Satan. He says we can choose life or we can choose death. God wants us to wash our hearts from wickedness through the blood of Jesus (Yeshua) on calvary. The choice is ours to make.