A story of an aphid infested chilly plant.
This plant grew from seeds that I threw into the flower pot. Along with a small lime plant, the chilly plant grew well and since it was a medium-sized pot, both plants could grow in the soil.
In January 2018, I noticed that chilies were growing and I was happy to have some fruits. A couple of weeks passed and I began to see aphids around the plant. I didn’t want to use any pesticides and the only thought that came to my mind was this verse:
Genesis 1: 28 KJV
And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
The keys of the kingdom of heaven were returned to us after Jesus Christ rose from the dead. One of the keys is to have dominion over insects and pests.
I heard of testimonies from Henry Gruver, how he commanded the tornado to move aside as it headed towards his home in Iowa; how he commanded the earthquake to be still while he was in Japan; and many more. I wanted to experience God’s word too.
In this case, my chilly plant was badly infected with aphids. I spoke over my plant, “Aphids, I curse you. Die and leave my plant!” Every day, I would speak these words over my chilly plant.
Nothing happened on 22 Feb 2018.
Then on 26 Feb 2018, I noticed dark spots where the aphids used to be. As I shared this with my cell group sisters, they asked me to take photos because it was a sign of something happening!
Greatly encouraged, after the initial depression of seeing my plant dying, I continued to speak to the aphids, “I curse you! Die and leave my plant and don’t come back into my garden!”
As each day passed, I began to see changes to my plant.