Lucifer and his followers were cast out of heaven.
I wish we had the same sense today.
The scriptures speak of both wheat and tares.
The casting of Satan and his followers out of heaven. Is that the sort of thing Jesus would do? Of course. Was it important? Absolutely. It was critical.
That same Christ that cleansed the temple on earth by a cat of nine tails also cleansed the heavens by the force of his power.
And that same Christ will cleanse the earth, and make a heaven on it.
It will no more be done by converting the wicked than the war in heaven was won by that converting the wicked. We win what souls we can, but the world will be cleansed by the same means that heaven was cleansed. It will be cleansed by the same means the temple was cleansed. The earth will be cleansed by the destruction of the wicked.
We are beginning to more clearly see the wheat from the tares. We have many in the church who prefer the devils doctrine to truth if it means they will be more appealing to their friends and family members. Some of these people appeared to be the soul of the church in days of ease.
In time, such souls will have to choose to be bound with the tares or to repent. But by and large the tares are being made manifest.
And as Christ cleansed heaven, and as Christ cleansed the temple, so also Christ will cleanse the earth, for the wicked will be destroyed.