Education of Darkness Leads to Rewards of Light

Opposition is necessary to understand and to appreciate good. This scripture reinforces an education of darkness leads to rewards of light. I believe God's power of light is used to eliminate "the difficult to endure" adjectives (emotions) in our bodies, minds, and spirits leaving us with increased light

Opposition is part of the journey to understand and appreciate good.  I believe education of darkness leads to rewards of light.  These words explain the importance of opposition in all things.

For it must needs be, that there is an opposition in all things. If not so, my firstborn in the wilderness, righteousness could not be brought to pass, neither wickedness, neither holiness nor misery, neither good nor bad. Wherefore, all things must needs be a compound in one; wherefore, if it should be one body it must needs remain as dead, having no life neither death, nor corruption nor incorruption, happiness nor misery, neither sense nor insensibility. 2 Nephi 2:11

These words reinforce the education of darkness leads to rewards of light. Whatever amount of opposition we experience, we receive an equal amount of light.

Adjectives change to good

God is ironic so the opposite may be true too.  God may first give a person a certain amount of light and then require the person to endure an equal amount of darkness.  When enduring darkness, we experience hardships that will often include some “difficult to endure” adjectives like these listed below.

    • Fear
    • Negativity
    • Destruction
    • Evil
    • Illness
    • Deterioration
    • Misery
    • Restriction
    • Bondage
    • Reduction
    • Entitlement
    • Weakness
  • Pain
The education of darkness leads to rewards of light

When we have determined with God that the time is right, I believe God’s power of light is used to eliminate “the difficult to endure” adjectives (emotions) in our bodies, minds, and spirits leaving us with increased light.  Thus, we experience the education of darkness leads to rewards of light.  Although opposition is part of the equation, all bad is turned to good through the power of light.

Low-Vibration

High-Vibration

Fear

Love

Negativity

Positivity

Destruction

Creation

Evil

Good

Illness

Health

Deterioration

Heal

Misery

Happiness

Restriction

Flow

Bondage

Freedom

Reduction

Expansion

Entitlement

Gratitude

Weaken

Quicken

Pain

Joy

Moving backward in darkness and moving forward in light

It is comforting to understand that moving backward in darkness is also moving forward to gain more light.  Opposition in all things is the journey to gain more light.  Since we are presently enduring a dark world existence, we may not receive equal light to the darkness we have endured until we move to a “higher level” existence with increased light.

Patience is required as we receive an education of darkness leading to awaited rewards of light.

Since we are presently enduring a dark world existence, we may not receive equal light to the darkness we have endured until we move to a "higher level" existence with increased light.
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Conclusion – Moving backward is actually moving forward

We do not stay in the same place.  We are either losing or gaining light.  But because God’s light heals you and me from darkness, moving backward is actually moving forward, or we could say subtraction becomes addition!  Pretty amazing and encouraging thought!  So whether we are receiving an education of darkness or rewards of light, the ultimate hope patiently remains the same to attain a brighter and brighter light until the perfect day of light arrives as explained in the following words.

That which is of God is light; and he that receiveth light, and continueth in God, receiveth more light; and that light groweth brighter and brighter until the perfect day.  Doctrine and Covenants 50:24

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