Demonic Invitation Pt. 4
A soul tie is a linkage or union between two person's souls in the spiritual realm. Although all soul ties aren't all bad,our focus is only on unhealthy or unholy soul ties. As we discovered earlier in this blog series, our soul is a makeup of our mind, will & emotions. Your soul is what makes you you. We must understand that we are triune beings, made up of body, spirit and soul. Just as the eternal God is Himself a trinity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Matthew 28:19 "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit"
Genesis 1:26 "Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. "
And since we are made in His image we are 3 part beings, life is not completely physical and the body is not the whole of a person. The body in itself, nor the soul in itself, nor the spirit in itself makes up the whole person, but we are spirit and soul and body, and God's word declares it.
1 Thessalonians 5:23 "I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ"
The threefold nature of man might be illustrated as a circle with 3 layers. The outer layer circle stands for the body of man, the middle layer circle for the soul, and the inner-most layer represents the spirit. In the outer layer circle the ‘Body’ is shown as touching the Material world through the five senses of Sight, Smell, Hearing, Taste and Touch. The middle layer circle the Soul is associated with Imagination,Conscience & Memory, which has to do with the mind. Also Reason & Desire which has to do with the will and Affections which has to do with the emotions. The innermost point of the circle represents the spirit, which is the core of our being. The faculties of the spirit are Faith, Hope, Reverence, Prayer and Worship. The spirit of a person receives impressions of physical/material things through the soul. Now that we have an understanding of that lets focus on the importance of ungodly soul ties, how they are formed and their affects.
How some common ungodly soul-ties are formed
To understand how ungodly soul-ties are formed, we must examine how Godly soul-ties are formed. In a Godly marriage, God links the husband and wife together and the Bible tells us that they become one flesh. As a result of them becoming one flesh, it binds them together and they will cleave onto one another in more than just a physical way.
Matthew 19:5 "And he said, 'This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one."
Soul ties can also be found in close strong friendships. They are not just limited to marriage, as we can see with King David and Jonathan.
1 Samuel 18:1 "And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul."
Now that we have an understanding of how some positive soul-ties are formed, lets examine how negative soul-ties are formed.
Genesis 34:1-4,11,12,19 "Now Dinah, the daughter Leah had borne to Jacob, went out to visit the women of the land. When Shechem son of Hamor the Hivite, the ruler of that area, saw her, he took her and raped her. And his soul cleaved unto Dinah daughter of Jacob; he loved the young woman and spoke tenderly to her. And Shechem said to his father Hamor, “Get me this girl as my wife. . . . .Then Shechem himself spoke to Dinah’s father and brothers. “Please be kind to me, and let me marry her,” he begged. “I will give you whatever you ask. No matter what dowry or gift you demand, I will gladly pay it—just give me the girl as my wife. . . . .Shechem wasted no time in acting on this request, for he wanted Jacob’s daughter desperately.
The scripture above illustrates Shechem's soul-tie that he had with Dinah. Even though he didn't even know her he still felt very passionately for her, so much that he was desperate for her and wanted to marry her. He hadn't even known her for a day and wanted to marry her all because of the ungodly soul-tie that was formed through sexually defiling her. Remembering that the soul consists of mind, will and emotions. Shechem's soul was linked to Dinah's being that he constantly had her on his mind and could not stop thinking about her. He also willed to marry her by his strong desire to be with her and because he was so emotionally attached to her he became desperate for her.
Sex is not just a physical act but it is also a spiritual act. When two people have sex they join one another spiritually & they develop soul ties. That's the reason God reserved sex for marriage only, for spiritual reasons because sex is sacred, a very spiritual act & not just for physical pleasure. God reserved sex for husband & wife ONLY. When you go against that, you sin by disobeying God, which is rebellion. Sexual sins of any kind, whether it's fornication, adultery, homosexuality, bestiality, etc. creates unholy soul ties (spiritual bondage between one person and another), which opens the door & gives access for demonic spirits to transfer from one person to the other, which opens your life up to demonic manipulation & bondages causing more problems in ways you would never expect.
1 Corinthians 6:16 "What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh."
Obviously the two didn't get married, but something spiritual happened when they were joined physically in the act of sex. They were "joined"; their souls were knitted together. Unholy soul ties can be demonic bridges between one person to the next.
Ezekiel 23:17 "And the Babylonians came to her into the bed of love, and they defiled her with their whoredom, and she was polluted with them."
The image above is an illustration of how evil spirits transfer from one person to the other through ungodly sexual soul ties. As you see you may have sex with someone and start having anger issues, even though prior to having sex with them you may have never had anger issues. Or even though you might have always had high self esteem, after having sex with that person you may begin to experience low self-esteem. Or say you have sex with someone who is bi-sexual, after sleeping with them that spirit of homosexuality can transfer into you & you may start to notice yourself being attracted to the same sex. The examples can go on & on but as you can see in the illustration above you open the door for evil spirits of all kinds to enter into you at will through sex with just one partner, because the people who they had sex with before you on top of the people who they too had sex with and everyone else that they too had sex with affects you now, because those same evil spirits of each one of them can transfer into your life all because of sex with just that one person. And this happens from just having "casual sex" if sex before marriage was just all physical and meant no harm, then God would not have commanded us not to do it. He only commands us not to do things for our own good, if it didn't hurt us He wouldn't have a problem with it. Reserving sex for marriage and staying true to our spouses prevents the heartache and complications associated with sexually transmitted diseases, sexually transmitted demons, unwanted pregnancies, diminished trust and broken families. Sexual sins isn't anything to play with and shouldn't be taking lightly.
Un-Healthy Soul-ties not related to sex
Ungodly soul-ties aren't just sexual, there can also be ungodly soul-ties between friends and family members. As I stated earlier, Soul ties occur when people are engaged or attached through shared emotional or intimate experiences. Some are Godly, natural and appropriate, while others are not, occurring through violation of spiritual, emotional and/or personal boundaries.
Ungodly soul ties can develop between a parent and their child. The parent can manipulate through forcing feelings of guilt and shame on the child to get what they want or need. An example would be the parent manipulateing the son or daughter to drop everything to take care of the parent's needs through a false feeling of guilt. The son or daughter runs to the parent hoping to satisfy their need in order to feel loved. This unhealthy soul tie between the parent and child can also affect the child's future spouse. The child would not be able to properly bond with their spouse since the parent demands and manipulates. The future spouse of the child would more than likely not feel first in the relationship, that's why it is necessary to set boundaries with the parent. Otherwise, it opens the door for the other partner to go into an adulterous relationship. The need for cutting the soul ties is necessary for that marriage to work. Healthy ties occur when parents and family nurture a child to maturity to achieve wholeness and realize and encourage them to reach their full potential. Unhealthy ties occur where violations impedes that process resulting in co-dependency and dysfunction.
Co-dependent relationships are a result of an unhealthy soul-tie, and it can be between parent and child, between siblings or other family members, husband and wife, girlfriend and boyfriend, friendships, etc. Normally in this type of relationship the Jezebel spirit is present and at work in the relationship.(Learn more about the Jezebel spirit) Typically in this type of relationship one person is labeled as the "giver" and the other is the "taker". The "taker" is the controller of the relationship, which is the person that the Jezebel spirit has attached itself to. The manipulator or controller controls the other person on some level through guilt or shame to get them to perform to meet their need, whether that need is physical, emotional, socially, etc. Due to fear of the "taker" or fear of rejection, the "giver" submits and gives themselves in some form to the other to please them in some way or another or to keep peace at all cost while losing themselves in the process. The "taker" of the relationship usually always plays the victim role, they are never wrong, and they always have excuses for their negative behavior or actions. Usually when someone has the Jezebel spirit operating in them, the evil spirit attracts and invites other evil spirits to accompany it; such as the spirit of pride, stubbornness, jealousy and much more. There’s nothing wrong with the deep friendships and relationships with others, but it becomes a problem when you or the other person becomes too dependent on one another, therefore making it co-dependency.
Soul-ties aren't just limited to sexual relations or family and friendships. People can be bound to others through bitter root judgments vows such as “I will never forgive such and such for what they did to me or those close to me!” or unwillingness to forgive. It also prevents God from responding to our prayers!
Psalm 66:18 "If I regard wickedness in my heart, The Lord will not hear"
Soul-ties form where we have lost our trust in someone who has exploited and betrayed us; bitterness, resentment and bitter root judgements bind us to our betrayer. It is imperative for us to choose as an act of our will to forgive our betrayer, giving the offense to God and to release ourselves, and so enable God to undertake justice on our behalf. God has given us free-will to choose our response, and He will not violate or override our will even if it might be in our best interests.
There are many different types of soul ties and ways that soul-ties are formed whether they be healthy(Godly) or unhealthy(un-godly). I just wanted to share a few with you so that you have an idea of what soul-ties are all about, that way you are enlightened. This topic of soul-ties is just soul-ties in a nutshell, if I were to explain soul-ties in full detail, then that would be an entire different article. My goal here is to just raise your awareness about different ways in which we give devils legal access into our lives whether knowingly or unknowingly. Understand that there are spiritual consequences for what we do physically.
Matthew 18:18 "Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven."
For a more detailed review on soul-ties, I very strongly recommend that you view the video below in it's full duration!
Powerful Message About Every Type of Soul Ties
I pray this blog has been helpful to you in some way. in order to raise your spiritual awareness and knowledge. These are things we shouldn't avoid no matter how much we don't want to address it, we have to. No matter how bad you wish that this wasn't true, you must accept it and come out of falsehood.
John 8:32 "Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."
I encourage you to pray and discuss with God everything that is on your heart at this point. Understand that Jesus loves you no matter what condition you are in and you are never too far off to return to Him, He is always patiently waiting with open arms knowing that you will return to Him.
Jeremiah 15:19 "Therefore, thus says the LORD, "If you return, then I will restore you--"
Luke 15:7 "I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent."
Here is a prayer that I encourage you to pray before proceeding on to anything else (Pray this prayer out loud with all of your heart, holding nothing back):
Dear God, I thank you for the revelation that you have just showed to me through this article, I thank you for the finished work that you've done on the cross Lord Jesus. I confess all of my sins before you right now Lord. All of my sins, known and unknown to me. Have mercy on me Father, please continue to guide me into all truth and help me to accept only what is completely true. Help me to have eyes that see and ears that hear. Reveal any unhealthy soul-ties that I may have in my life at this point, any demons in me that I have allowed access into my life whether knowingly or unknowingly. Please help me father to do everything necessary to break my unhealthy soul-ties and blot out every unclean spirit in me along with all of their effects. Help me to become whole in You Lord and to have a pure heart, mind ,body, soul and spirit. Help me to rid my life of all the trash and help me to cling to the truth. Father I ask that you guide me to a healthy state physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually and help me to obey you at all time from this point forward, I pray all of this in the name of my Lord and savior Jesus Christ, AMEN
Romans 16:20 "The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you."