They existed before time began and will exist when time is no more. They freely walked the streets of Heaven in fellowship with others of their kind. They communed with their Creator who made each of them unique and knew each of them individually by name.
The moment came when the traitor among them drew them away from the God who made them with lying words that seemed true. They like us who came after them; were given the freedom by their Creator to choose eternal Life with JESUS or eternal Death without JESUS.
This angelic minion of evil, a small band of Archangels decided to follow their leader Lucifer (Son of the Morning)…the Highest creation by God up to that point; in a revolt against the “Most High God”.
They breached the commands of God and went down to Earth to begin the war of ages against God and those made in HIS Image…US.
Over one third of the angels created by God revolted. But in the very beginning they started with a small host of elite dark angels who followed satan down into the garden of Eden to tempt mankind.
And so souls filled with light would now become souls filled with shadows. A disease would be born genetically through one man that would taint the entire race of humanity throughout time.
A disease that caused every human being to be born spiritually dead, in need of a new spiritual birth. So began the true dark ages of mankind until the “Seed of the woman” would be born several thousand years later as prophesied in Genesis 3:15.
Then Jesus, the one born to be “THE Crucified” would choose the Nails and the TREE and DEATH. Just as thru one man Adam, physical and spiritual death came to mankind, so now thru the God / Man JESUS, came spiritual life and a new body fitted for heaven and eternity.