February 17, 2019.
Killer bees are a hybrid bee combining European and African Bees. They have this name because they are incredibly defensive and will attack quickly at the smallest provocation.
The bees swam together after their provoker and they will chase them for up to 200meters, in pursuit. The provoker is then stung multiple times over as each bee leaves its sting, which can indeed result in the death of even large animals and humans.
The Lord showed me that the enemy can provoke us to use our words in this way. On provocation we unleash an assault of words to sting and even cause death to others destiny, identity, confidence, peace, joy, love, faith, etc.
If we allow ourselves to be easily provoked and retaliate with our many words, these words swam around others and as we sting them with our words multiple times, we leave them wounded and lifeless!! This is also true of all the times we unleash a swam of insults and negative statements on ourselves!
Scripture is very clear about the power of our words for good and for evil!! Too often our words are used to tear down and not build up.
Just as we fail to understand the power of life-giving words, so too we fail to understand the destruction of negative, accusing, hateful, bitter words and their power to steal, kill and destroy.
James 3:6 And among all the parts of the body the tongue is a flame of fire. It is a whole world of wickedness, corrupting your entire body. It can set your whole life on fire, for it is set on fire by hell itself!!
This year, the prophetic encouragement has been to decree life, health, prosperity, hope, justice and faith into our world. We have been encouraged to speak creatively with the power of the Holy Spirit and like God, create and fame our world with our words!!
I see the enemy at work attempting to sabotage the new dimensions of life we are building with our decrees! We are building in faith and yet we can be torn down or tear others down through uncontrolled words!!
Our tongues can be set on fire by hell, and the enemy can provoke us to unleash a swam of words from our mouths that will go after our provoker until we have in some way stung them and poisoned them into silence and inability!
Prov.12:16,18 If you shrug off an insult and refuse to take offence, you demonstrate discretion indeed. But the fool has a short fuse and will immediately let you know when he’s offended…Reckless words are like the thrusts of a sword, cutting remarks meant to stab and hurt…
I believe that God is highlighting this and warning us to watch the provocation of the enemy. He is attempting to thwart the words you have spoken and nullify what you are building through your life.
Watch your words!! Speak life and hold your tongue when provoked!!
Pray: Lord we pray a hedge of protection around us and the glory within. Make us aware of the enemy’s plan. Put a guard over our mouths that we may not sin against you and against each other, in Jesus name!!