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Thursday, January 15, 2015

302: SPIRITUAL INVERSION

 
Symbolic photo taken a few days ago of black trees without leaves/fruit, the shades of grey of the cloudy sky, and the Sun.

Those who live in Salt Lake City know that during the winter months we can experience what is called an inversion. An inversion is a reversal and deviation from the normal weather patterns and temperature. Instead of the normal cold air above and warm air below, the atmospheric conditions become inverted. The cold air gets trapped under a layer of warm air. This warm layer acts much like a lid trapping the cold air near the valley floor. This weather inversion causes fog and pollution to hover over the valley. What was normally warm is now cold, and what was cold is now warm. An inversion can lead to pollution, such as smog being trapped close to the ground, with possible adverse effects on health. Days go by without ever seeing the sun, only grey skies. Sometimes the light of the sun can penetrate through the grey clouds, but one needs to rise above the inversion to actually feel the warmth and see the sun.

Much like this weather inversion when warm is now cold, and cold is now warm, we also experience spiritual inversions. We read in the Book of Mormon in 2 Nephi 15:20 “ Wo unto them that call evil good, and good evil, that put darkness for light, and light for darkness, that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” This inversion of good and evil causes a lot of “grey skies.”

All truth that come directly from God is Light. However, men quickly changes that into grey. Below is a simple chart showing how God's Truth quickly becomes grey when mingled with error. 

Through our impatience, ambition, and deception we quickly loose the whiteness of God's Truth and Light. It is no longer authentic and exact but becomes increasingly false, dark, and counterfiet that will lead to chaos. If only we can learn to be more patient, less ambitious, discern better, and move forward with exactness. We have a tendency to mingle truth with error through our zeal and ignorance. We grow tired of waiting upon the Lord, and move forward in our vanity that we are doing the Lord's bidding. Zion will not consist of those who have ambition and zeal, but are patient and seek for further light and truth, and can discern that which is "grey".
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