Bees Be Gone!
2 Corinthians 4:13 We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;
So there I was, sitting on the porch with my wife, when a bee starts buzzing around us about three feet away. My wife started to clap her hands loudly, as if the bee would be intimidated by her thunderous applause. Clearly, the bee wasnâ€™t bothered a bit.
I Â calmly looked at it and and declared that â€˜God gave us dominion over you, so in the name of Jesus I demand you fly somewhere else.â€™ At once the bee headed up and away from us. It flew behind Diana and was headed into the neighbors yard when another bee started flying behind me. Diana said, â€œHeâ€™s back.â€
I said toÂ her, â€œNope, itâ€™s a different bee, I can still see the other one flying away â€“ but just so this one knows, we have dominion over you too, so in the name of Jesus, you can go fly somewhere else too!â€ And off it went. I kid you not! I didnâ€™t yell, swipe at, or try to physically affect the bees at all, I simply spoke His name in a clear and patient manner. This isnâ€™t to say that Jesus is a genie or something weird, but in the case at hand, it was a simple request to a simple creature who meant us no harm anyway. Diana and I just started laughing and praising the Lord for His faithfulness even in the little things of life.
I donâ€™t know that I would have the faith to try this with a grizzly or a cobra, but then again, who knows? Maybe the whole episode with the bees was a training for a later experience. God is great like that!
Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.