I hate to admit it but this was my favorite “curse” word. Get angry at someone, “Jesus Christ, what’s the matter with you?” Miss a putt, “Jesus Christ, hit the ball!”
I now cringe when I hear someone take Jesus’ name in vain. Not because I am offended but because of what they are doing to themselves.
You shall not make wrongful use of the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not acquit anyone who misuses his name. Exodus 20:7
The last time I checked this was one of the 10 commandments and Jesus is the living Son of God.
Satan has to smile every time he hears someone using the Son of God’s name as a curse. It can’t get any better. Especially since few of us understand the inherent power in the name of Jesus Christ. The disciples of Jesus soon learned that they were able to perform miracles, including casting out demons, in the name of Jesus Christ.
Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” Acts 3:6
What most use as a “curse’ are actually the two most powerful words you can speak if in belief without any doubt. This is not a parlor trick or holy-roller mumbo-jumbo. You will be amazed at what happens if you simply ask Jesus, starting by invoking his name. Remember—what you want is not always in sync with what God knows you need. So, don’t approach Jesus as some magic genie.
I know—you may be reading this with lots of skepticism, doubt, and downright disbelief. However, you’ll never know for sure until you try it!
By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through him that has completely healed him, as you can all see. Acts 3:16