Now that we know who the lord of the flies is, let us look at a really cool fact regarding flies.

We have heard to effectively kill flies, the treatment needs to be consistent and for at least 40 days. After doing a little research on flies (yuk!) we learned all flies undergo a complete four-stage life cycle that consists of egg, larva, pupa and adult stages. The adult housefly can live up to one month in the wild. The fruit fly also lives for approximately 30 days after reaching adulthood.  Not that you need to know more, however, we thought it interesting to look at this practical application. The devil is called ‘the lord of the flies’ and one of the best methods to kill an entire colony of flies, is to consistently use some kind of treatment for 40 days. Selah (calmly think or ponder this). Do you see the connection? We sure do! We honestly don’t believe this is a coincidence. God uses practical examples to reinforce spiritual truths throughout the Bible.

We will talk more about the 40 day time frame next time…. Are you curious? 🙂