Soul ties were God’s idea to bring blessing into our lives. It was His plan that wherever a soul tie existed between two persons, there would be a mutually beneficial sharing of soul blessings. It is because of the existence of sin that Satan has been able to counterfeit God’s good design and use God-instituted soul ties to perpetuate his plan in our lives.
Godly Soul Ties in Marriage: God purposed and promised from the beginning that a husband and wife would be joined as “one flesh.” This would be enacted by the sexual union experienced in marital intercourse, an outward sign of the inward grace given by God for this “one flesh” promise. God designed this soul tie for our good and intended it for blessing.
Godly Soul Ties Between Parent and Child: Good soul ties are founded on the law of love is alive in the parent/child relationship. Parents are to be the first demonstration of the love of God for a child. As this is lived out, a union is formed—first within the womb and then throughout infancy and childhood. The parent is connected on a deep and godly level with the child and the child with the parent, as long as the love that exists demonstrates the love of the Heavenly Parent, our loving and Almighty Father God.
Godly Soul Ties Between Friends: Another kind of soul tie which is godly is deep and committed friendship as demonstrated for us in the union of David and Jonathan. “The soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul”. 1 Sam. 18:1
Godly Soul Ties Between Believers: The family of God is realized in the Body of Christ. “The whole body joined and knit together by what every joint supplies…causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love” Eph. 4:16. This godly relationship between Christians in the Body of Christ is necessary for the advancement of the Kingdom of God! We are bound together with ties that may not be physically seen, but are nonetheless the reality of our life together!
Godly Soul Ties
- created by godly bonds between humans
- founded on love
- reinforced by patterns of godly behavior
- function within godly boundaries
- leads to greater holiness
- results in blessing and wholeness
Satan cannot create or function within the realm that is good or godly. Therefore, Satan brings about a sinful counterfeit. Ungodly soul ties result from a perversion of what God designed as good and holy. That which God intended for good is marked and distorted, thereby deviating from its intended right purpose. Look at these distortions:
Ungodly Soul Ties
|- created by ungodly human bonding
- founded on lust or selfish desire
- reinforced by sinful patterns
- function outside God’s boundaries
- leads to greater sin
- results in curses and destruction
Soul Ties Formed in an Ungodly Friendship, Relationship or Affiliation:“Do not be deceived and misled! Evil companionships (communion, associations_ corrupt and deprave good manners and morals and character” 1 Cor. 15:33. God is aware we as people are influenced by our friends and associations. The fruit of soul ties that develop with sinful or evil companions, co-workers and organizations (even ministries!) produce behavior which is contrary to the Spirit of God. Ungodly soul ties created through close friendships with unbelievers are Satan’s counterfeit and are intended to bring curses and destruction.
It is possible to have Ungodly soul ties with animals. things, pastors, spiritual leaders, parents, children, the demonic and even the dead. Anything that takes our focus off of God, Jesus Christ and the leading of the Holy Spirit should be look into as a potential unGodly soul tie. Another way to look at this concept is that these are “idols” in our lives.
Luke 10:27 “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; this is the first commandment.” Anything that prevents you from that is idolatry. Anything that comes between you and God, that keeps you from serving Him and loving Him above all, is an idol, a little god in your life. Anything that keeps you from obeying Him and His Word is an idol and must be broken and removed from your life if you are to serve Him with a pure and whole heart and partake of the Kingdom.
Ungodly Soul Ties Formed Through Sexual Sin: Because God designed sexuality to be expressed exclusively in the sanctity and safety of the marital relationship, A flood of blessing comes into the couple through this bridge or cord which connects and binds their souls together. When a man and woman or a man and a man or a woman and a woman engage in sinful sexual intimacy outside of marriage, instead of receiving a blessing from the joining of their bodies, they receive a curse. Through sexual relationship outside of marriage, evil soul ties are forged. Those who engage in sex outside of marriage become the “one flesh” (God’s Law) which God intended solely for husband and wife.
SYMPTOMS OF UNGODLY SOUL TIES
- Obsessive preoccupation with another, to the neglect of the things of the Lord.
- Tendencies to be domineering and controlling in a relationship.
- Tendencies to be passive and apathetic in a relationship (easily manipulated).
- Inability to truly forgive from the heart.
- Another person’s voice playing over and over in the mind like a tape-recorder.
- Inability to bring a relationship under the godly order and control of the Holy Spirit.
- Patterns of anger, blame and accusations in a relationship.
- Fear of “being real with” or speaking truth to another (intimidation and fear of man).
- Psychic or occultic phenomena within a relationship.
A soul tie is a ‘channel’. Think of a soul tie as a drinking straw through which flows mental, emotional and spiritual things, be they from the human spirit, be they psychically induced, demonically inspired, or genuine and edifying from the Lord. Because demonic spirits can transfer so easily through soul ties, it’s essential to identify and destroy those that are ungodly, controlling, or emotionally binding.
Unless these soul ties are cut, they will produce a harvest of bad fruit in the life of the Christian adult and certainly in the sexual and marital life.
As we walk through the steps to cutting ungodly soul ties, remember that these ties between your soul and the soul of another were created by a “legal contract”, enacted a legal point of access between your souls, in the spiritual realm. As cut these ties, we are canceling a legal spiritual contract — we are rendering null and void that which sin produced and we are cutting away the souls which were bound, thereby creating a godly distance between you and the other person.
Here are the steps you may take to cut ungodly soul ties and remember, although you may follow these steps in your own prayer closet, we are called to confess our faults to one another according to James 5:16, and walking through these steps out loud with a trusted Christian friend or pastor (same gender, please!) is extremely helpful:
1. Confession & Repentance
2. Renounce the connection made through ungodly bonding.
3. Post a spiritual eviction notice on your soul.
4. Command any spirits which are connect to this soul tie to leave in Christ’s Name.
5. Forgive and offer God’s personal blessing on the person
6. REJOICE! YOU ARE FREE!
FIRST, repentance is necessary. In ungodly soul ties, God’s laws have somehow been violated. Express any personal guilt you may have in this matter If there has been sexual sin; confess it, even if you have confessed before. Ask God to forgive you of any part you played in developing this ungodly soul tie. In the case of molestation or other situations where these is no sin in the person who has been abused, It is good to express the reality that sin was in the abuser and that this sin produced this soul tie.
SECOND, renounce the connection made through ungodly bonding. Express that this contract is “cancelled” and the soul tie is “cut.” Do this out loud in the authority of Jesus Christ. You need to hear yourself say it and certainly, the spiritual realm need to hear that you are canceling this contract.
THIRD, post a spiritual eviction notice on your soul. Command, in Christ’s Name, that the person has NO LEGAL ACCESS to your soul through ungodly means. Pronounce your soul set free from theirs and any sin, curses, or bondage that may have resulted from this tie. Announce that the enemy has no further legal right to your soul and that every ungodly soul tie developed in this relationship is now destroyed in the Name of Jesus!
FOURTH, command any spirits which are connect to this soul tie to leave in Christ’s Name. Because we recognize that soul ties are a prime vehicle on which spirits can ride into our lives, it is good to use this opportunity to pronounce that they also are evicted!
FIFTH and finally, forgive and offer God’s personal blessing on the person whose soul you have just cut from yours. Ask the Lord to bless them, for their salvation and forgive them for any part they have played in bringing the enemy’s plan into your life.
REJOICE! Some have after-effects of a sense of peace, or even sadness. Regardless of what emotions may or may not accompany your prayerful cutting of ungodly soul ties, you have assured with confidence the cancellation of those ties the spirit realm! Rejoice our Lord is in the business of setting captives free and in these prayers and your conscientious follow-up, your soul has been set free from ungodly ties produced by sin!
A PRAYER FOR CUTTING UNGODLY SOUL TIES:
Father in heaven, thank you for revealing to me the presence of this/these soul tie(s) with:
__________________________________ (ALL the names of involved)
__________________________________ (ALL the names on items or issues involved)
I confess and ask you to forgive me for my sin which activated this ungodly soul tie. I ask you to forgive me for any part I played in developing this ungodly soul tie. (Note: In the case of molestation or other situations where these is no sin in the person who has been abused, confession of sin is not necessary, although it is good to express the reality that sin was evident in the abuser and that this sin produced this soul tie.)
By the power of the Holy Spirit and in the name of Jesus I “cancel” this tie and “cut” it off from me. I command, in Jesus name, that these persons/things have NO LEGAL ACCESS to my soul through ungodly means. My soul is set free from theirs and any sin, curses, or bondage that may have resulted from this tie. I command any spirits tieD to this soul tie, to depart in Jesus name.
I bless those I just released from these soul ties and ask the Lord to bless them, for their salvation and forgive them for any part they have played in bringing the enemy’s plan into your life.
I thank you Father that I am now free, in Jesus name Amen.