Originally Posted by JSB
The name "Jesus Christ" IS a derivation. It's an Anglicization of the Greek "Iesous ho Kristos", which was itself a translation from the original name in Hebrew "Y'shu Mashiah" (where Y'Shu is short for "Yehoshua), meaning "Yehoshua the Anointed One".
There is nothing wrong with using the name "Jesus" but it certainly isn't the original form of the name; it's the translation we happen to use in English..
That`s not the point. The point is that when there is trouble we should have something we are sure it works. When some dude wakes up paralysed and some weird interdimensional creature posing as an alien is messing with him, and then he says "I rebuke thee in the name of Jesus Christ", the creature will go away and he will be ok. Maybe even have a kodak moment as the thing goes spining back to where it came from.
The reason I warned about wrong names is because I saw a video from some guy who does exorcisms, and helps people who are into channeling, but they dont know what they are getting into and they channel some bad spirit. He said that the bad spirits are very cunning, even posing as lightworkers or angels, and then give bad advice to people and then those people put that advice on their website, tell it to their friends, etc.
He uses a test to see if a spirit is bad or not. The test is to ask that spirit to say that "Jesus christ came in the flesh". The bad spirits can not say this.
But then, the spirits being cunning and evil and stuff, they try to trick him and the person doing the channeling by using some made up name, that sounds very similar but has no power. They are saying "look, I can say it, see, I am a lightworker", but when he insists on the proper name, they cant say it, because That Name has power OVER THEM.
"Jesus Christ" works just fine, the exorcist guy uses it with great success (hi five to Borat). There is no need to use the original hebrew or greek name or whatever unless you want to or whatever.