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!
– founded on love
– reinforced by patterns of godly behavior
– function within godly boundaries
– leads to greater holiness
– results in blessing and wholeness
NEXT WEEK: Part 2 of 3: SATAN’S COUNTERFEIT OF UNGODLY SOUL TIES