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Happy Birthday But To Who??? Origin of Birthdays


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Colossians 2:8  Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

My birthday is December 6th and I’m grateful that the Heavenly Father is blessing me to turn twenty-six years of age. I don’t take this time in my life for granted, because I know that some people are not able to see another year. Through all of this research that I am doing, I wonder about the origin of birthday celebrations. I’m curious you know, I’m questioning a lot of things that we do as people. There are a lot of holidays, events, festivals, organizations, etc…. that we partake in and do not have the knowledge on why we do, what we do.

So I turned into a detective and this is what I found………………..

You know, it’s funny because I never had a birthday party growing up as a child. I would go to school and hear how a lot of my classmates were celebrated on their “special day.” I would hear about the gifts that they received. The clothes that they wore and the food that they ate. One could say that if they said or thought anything that was disrespectful it would be overlooked. Why? well, that’s because today is their day, so their actions were overlooked and excused. In my twenty-five years on this planet I have only been apart of a couple of birthday parties. Some being my grandmother on my dad side and a few of my former school acquaintances. you know I hear my sister voice as I’m writing this,

It’s my birthday

I can cry if I want to

do what I want to

feel how I want to

cry if I want to (x4)

Now, I don’t know if those are the true lyrics of the song, or my sister added words, or this song does not exist; it’s just made up. I do know one thing she used to sing it a lot and for about a five year period it was her birthday theme song.

Having my fair share of birthday parties in which I attended felt weird. I enjoyed watching people reaction while receiving a gift that does not validate what they perceived their value to be. It amazes me how some people actually correlate the love that a particular individual should have for them through gift giving. I don’t mean to digress, but we see such behavior during Christmas, valentines day, mother’s day, father’s day (in my opinion fathers are least appreciated) and wedding rings (it’s not a holiday but it should be, with the amount of commercials stating, “show her love with a diamond”).

I watched people being worshipped on their “special day.” They would receive any and every gift possible. The people I watched had to have it all; they wanted people to spare no expense. Now, I don’t to exaggerate and make it seem like people who birthday parties I attended were receiving Bugatti, Lamborghini, McLaren, etc….. These weren’t rich people just normal typical everyday common folks. The point that I’m trying to make is that all of this just seemed weird.

What is a Birthday???? 

According to Etymology Dictionary

Birthday (n.) Late 14c., from old English by rddaeg, “anniversary or celebration of one’s birth” (at first usually a king or saint); see birth (n.) + day. Meaning “day on which one is born” is from 1570s. Birthnight is attested from 1620s.

Annual celebrations of one’s birth is prevalent across the world today. Many people enjoy having their own “special day.” When it comes to celebratory occasions like birthdays. It does not matter if your Christian or not, in church or not, saved, sanctified filled with the holy spirit or no. It feels good to be the recipient of gifts and attention. Through placing significance on a birthday often behavior observance is self-gratification, self-indulgence, drunkenness, drugs, lewd, lustful acts, greed, pride, etc….. I could never understand how an individual is celebrating turning a year older. These activities have nothing to do with being appreciative of being alive to see another year. People get high, drunk, and act as lustful as Pepe le Pew throughout the week. Most people live for the weekends anyway. Once the clock turns 4:30 p.m. on a Friday, people clock out of work and head to the bars, clubs, and liquors stores saying ” that was a long work week. I need to turn up.” So, what’s the significance of participating in death activities on that “special day” which is supposed to symbolize life.

Origin

So where do birthday celebrations come from??????

We can trace birthday celebrations back to Ancient Egyptians. When a Pharaoh celebrated a birthday it was not in reference to their birth into the world, but being birth as a “god.” In Egypt the Pharaoh represented the Gods on the Earth. The Ancient Egyptians believed that their Pharaoh is the god Horus, son of Ra, the sun god. Once a Pharaoh died it was believed that he would be united with the sun and then a new Pharaoh, his son would rule the earth as the god Horus. To the Egyptians the Pharaoh was both a spiritual leader and government official. The Pharaoh had the responsibilities for both the land and the people’s well-being. It was a Pharaoh’s responsibility to make laws, establish justice, be a mediator between the Gods and people (rituals), collect taxes and defend the land of Egypt from foreigners (war).

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Due to the responsibilities of a Pharaoh it is not difficult to see why Egyptians reverenced and honored their king. In simpler terms the Pharaoh is viewed as the embodiment of a God in human flesh. (Egyptians influenced by astrology attached to birthday’s gods and goddess using charts and planets. Recording, tracked as a way to foretell events, enlighten people and issues).

Note: Genesis 40:20 Third day is Pharaoh’s B-day which death occurred. Mark 6:17-28, Matthew 14:6-12, Job 1:14-19 all of these days death occurred.

Greeks

Birthdays were used as a form of protection due to the Greeks adopting the Egyptian ways of celebrating gods and goddess. The Greeks believed that birth day of a human welcomed demonic spirits. They would lit candles as a way to have light in the darkness.

Happy Birthday Artemis

The Greeks would make round cakes to honor Artemis, the goddess of the moon. The lit candles on the cake represented the glow of the moon, and the smoke from the candles carried their prayers and wishes to the Gods who lived in the skies.

Note: (Blowing out the candles and making a wish is another way to send messages to the Gods)

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Who is Artemis

Artemis was the daughter of Leto and Zeus, and the twin of Apollo. She is the goddess of the wilderness, the hunt and wild animals, and fertility. She is the helpers of midwives as a goddess of birth. In one legend, Artemis was born one day before her brother Apollo.

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Now the Romans were the first to celebrate the birth of man. The Romans citizens would celebrate the birthdays of friends and family members. however, the government would create public holidays to honor famous citizens. The Romans would celebrate anyone turning 50 years old and they would receive a special cake (flour, wheat, grated cheese, honey, olive oil), now only men would have their birthday celebrated. The women were not celebrated until the 12th century.

Public Service Announcement: Warning, Warning, Warning

Birthday Parties: Long ago people believed that on a person birthday they could be protected by good spirits and harmed by evil spirits. So to protect a person on their birthday friends and families gathered to protect him/her. Thus we have party gatherings.

 

But wait there’s more. People have attached magic to the date of birth for people. Such things as people can wear their birthstone as a sign of good luck.

Why we say Happy Birthday to You: Family and relatives say it for good wishes and this is supposed to protect us from evil spirits.

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Noise Making: This was added to birthday celebrations as a way to fend off evil spirits. Usage of party snappers, popping balloons, horns, firecrackers, gift giving, etc…. were used to fend of evil spirits.

 

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Note: Magical Spells giving birthday greeting was a way to active a spell for protection to shield them from evil spirits.

Birthday celebrations are rooted deep in paganism. To Satanist they view this day as a day to celebrate yourself as a God because they believe that they are deified as one. That’s a lie, Ye are not Gods but humans. We have no power to create this world, nor man. We have no power to establish divine order. We are humans not The Heavenly Father. As humans we have a beginning and a end. We Shall not be deified on the level of our creator. That is the same thing that got Lucifer kicked out of heaven. Celebrating your birthday in my opinion is like exalting yourself above The Most High. Question, are you saying that you are equivalent, or greater than the Creator of the heavens and the earth? 

Ask questions do not sit and believe everything that man says out of his/her mouth. Research, read, investigate, search.

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Shalom