|Posted on December 20, 2009 at 11:32 PM|
If one wants to be in the light one has to go through the dark first.
If you want to be in the light (heaven) then you have to go through the darkness first (sin). As we are all born in sin and the devil has many tricks on this earth. We want to be in the light (God, Heaven) but the Darkness (Devil, evil) is always there trying to pull us in. However, through that darkness could be a bigger moral of understanding worth its weight in gold. Something that other's would cherish to know and up to the one who experienced it to pass that moral on. To beat the devil doesn't it make sense to understand his strategies (all of them). Such as a cop who goes undercover as a "lawbreaker" in order to get the bad person. One can go undercover into the dark in order to understand the dark ways to help those in the dark come out.
To define how we are using the word Dark/Darkness/Dark side doesn't have to mean only sin. It can mean the bad things that are happening in your life or that you have done in you life (sin).
To define how we are using the word Light means not only heaven but the also good things that happen in your life and the good things that you've done.
The phrase you have to make it to Heaven by going through Hell doesn't mean that when you die you go to Hell first to get to Heaven. It means that in order to h've good happen to you or to be good sometimes you have to go through bad things to get there.
Everybody in this world has been in the darkness (sinned, bad things happened, evil getting to them, etc.) and through the dark only to arrive in the light. Such as a black tunnel with a glimmer of light at the end.
When your in the dark and trying to get to the light sometimes you have to stay in the dark and listen to what it has to say before you get to the light. Meaning if your thriving to do good and walk with the Lord but the Devil is trying to pull you in perhaps you should take the time out to listen to him. Before you know it you will be walking with God. No matter how hard the Devil is pulling God is pulling just as hard (perhaps harder). This doesn't mean that you should, while in the dark, become a Satanist or anything along those lines. It only means that morals and good lessons can come in disguise. Such as if somebody loses their job a better one could be on its way and in order to appreciate the good things in life you have to understand and experience the bad things as well. Without suffering there would be no compassion.
This all is not that much different then being in the darkness to appreciate the light.
If one wants to be in the light one has to go through the dark first, you have to make it to Heaven by going through Hell, to live is to suffer but to survive is to find meaning within the suffering. All these phrases basically mean that bad things usually happen before good things. Ultimately you cannot appreciate the good without suffering and understanding the bad. Everybody appreciates the good but there would be no good without the bad.
Such as that dark tunnel that seems never ending. When you are in there it may seem like you want to give up and cannot understand how you got into the dark. But you can't give up because with every step you take it makes you that much closer to the light. Always remember that a journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step.
Written By D.A. Elliott and Melody Wilson ©2009