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 wasn’t bothered a bit.
I calmly looked at it and and declared that ‘God gave us dominion over you, so in the name of Jesus I demand you fly somewhere else.’
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, “He’s back.”
I said to her, “Nope, it’s a different bee, I can still see the other one flying away – 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!” And off it went. I kid you not! I didn’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 isn’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 don’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!
Philippians 2:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.