During the War in Heaven Lucifer called his rebel angels together and delivered to them his plans to overthrow God and take heaven for himself. Of the angelic host who heard his treacherous words, only one questioned them, Abdiel. Loyal to God, Abdiel refused the rebel party line and returned to God to report the malfeasance of the rebel angels. God already knew of the rebellion and gave Abdiel a flaming sword with which to fight evil.
Abdiel stood at the forefront of the loyal host and was struck at first by Lucifer. He effortlessly dodged the mighty blow by the head of the disloyal host. He struck back quickly and knocked a single tooth from Lucifer’s mouth.