“Many of You have been sent a birthday gift from God and evil stops you from opening it, since the devil’s gift is Hell and your Gift is Heaven.” ~ Jon Barnes
If you put enough icing on a pile of dog poop with some candles, it will look and smell like a nice birthday cake until you bite into it. Evil takes the cake, replace it with poop, and scooped up your birthday wish and present from God.
Light a candle for every year you will spend in hell for not obeying God. How many candles did you light? Now multiply the amount of candles per person who will be with you in hell and you will get an idea of how hot hell will be for you and you arrogance, disobedience, and evil pride. Your soul is payment in full for the right to light up the birthday candles in Hell.
Make a Wish as you try to blow out hell’s candles with your hot air of a lifetime, full of lies, lust, and lavish scandal, only to realize you cannot make a wish with God or blow out hell’s infinite amount of trick candles.
Come on Baby, light my Fire?
Did you let satan trick you into not opening up your birthday gift to party with him in hell or can you imagine the heat of a dream deferred?
Enjoy Today’s Reading
2 Timothy 4
4 In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead,and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: 2 Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. 3 For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. 4 They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. 5 But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.
6 For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time for my departure is near. 7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.8 Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.
9 Do your best to come to me quickly, 10 for Demas, because he loved this world, has deserted me and has gone to Thessalonica. Crescens has gone to Galatia, and Titusto Dalmatia. 11 Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, because he is helpful to me in my ministry. 12 I sent Tychicus to Ephesus. 13 When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas, and my scrolls, especially the parchments.
14 Alexander the metalworker did me a great deal of harm. The Lord will repay him for what he has done. 15 You too should be on your guard against him, because he strongly opposed our message.
16 At my first defense, no one came to my support, but everyone deserted me. May it not be held against them. 17 But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. And I was delivered from the lion’s mouth. 18 The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
19 Greet Priscilla[a] and Aquila and the household of Onesiphorus. 20 Erastus stayed in Corinth, and I left Trophimus sick in Miletus. 21 Do your best to get here before winter.Eubulus greets you, and so do Pudens, Linus, Claudia and all the brothers and sisters.[b]
22 The Lord be with your spirit. Grace be with you all.