I was watching a movie the other day that was about demon possession, and one thing I found interesting was the fact that to expel the demon you needed to know its name. It got me to thinking, what is in a name?
In the Bible, Adam had to name the animals, why did he have to do this? Some say that names help us differentiate between things so we can communicate, but what if there is more to this?
Lets use the sentence from the Bible and see what it really says. In Hebrew the word for name is שם (shem), but if you know anything about Hebrew you know they didn’t use vowels, just vowel markers. The letters shin (pronounced sheen) and mem could also be the word sham which is translated place.
I find that interesting, maybe when we use somethings name we put it in its natural place? Hence you would need to know a spirit or demons name to send it back to where it came from, or you would need to know the true name of your addiction to rid yourself of it.
Very interesting to think about.