We all have a lot of soul ties in our lives
What is a soul tie? Many Christians have heard of soul ties and assume that they are negative spiritual connections that are formed as a result of sexual relationships. But there’s much more to them than that. Soul ties are actually a healthy and essential part of God’s plan for human relationships. But, not all of them are godly.
If you’ve ever felt controlled, manipulated or dominated, or frustrated by memories of a previous relationship, you’re probably dealing with an ungodly soul tie. Perhaps you’ve made promises to other people that you now regret because of the impact their having on your walk with God?
These symptoms are the result of ungodly soul ties.
Do you want to learn how to break soul ties and enjoy the freedom from negative relationships?
I know you do, and that’s why I want to help you understand what soul ties are, how they affect our lives and the process of dealing with them.
As a pastor with Miracle Arena For All Nations, I’ve seen the damage that is caused by unholy alliances and perverse relationships. I understand the pain and heartbreak that is caused by divorce, dysfunctional families and broken friendships. Despite your best efforts to move on, your spiritual progress feels severely crippled, and it’s all because of soul ties.
It is my desire to see you set free from every ungodly soul tie.
I want to see you walking in freedom, released from toxic relationships and enjoying the healing power of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The other day, a young lady from church asked me, “what is a soul tie? Do I have one from sleeping with my ex-boyfriend? I still have dreams about him all the time and they’re usually kind of sexual. I don’t want to get back together with him, but I can’t help thinking about him all the time.”
This is a classic example of a sexual ungodly soul tie.
I helped her go through the process of breaking that soul ties and I can help you too.
Now, she is enjoying a healthy relationship and is engaged to a lovely young man. She is no longer tormented by her past and is looking forward to a wonderful Godly marriage.
Here is the information you need to understand soul ties in just 3 bite-size portions complete with actionable steps.
What is a soul tie?
A soul tie is any relationship where two become one, in mind, body, emotions or heart.
Let’s break down the words to figure out what this means
God created us in His likeness and image.
“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness” –Genesis 1:26
God is – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
Man is -Soul, Body, and Spirit. We are a spirit and soul, living in a body.
When the bible talks about the soul, it’s referring to the part, where the breath of life is. The soul houses the mind, will, and emotions. It’s the personality part of you. What makes you a unique individual.
The term Tie means cleaving together, sticking, joined or knit. – where two become one. Two can become one through a variety of ways including covenants and vows, like in marriage, or physically through intercourse, or through agreements. (We will discuss different kinds of soul ties and how they are formed in greater detail next week.)
God links his people to one another, in loving, nurturing devoted relationships through these connections. They enable us to work together and the build of His kingdom. For example; parents to children, husbands, and wives, the disciples of Christ being in one accord. Biblically founded relationships allow two or more people to do more than one individual could accomplish on their own.
Soul ties bind and attach us to one another in the body of Christ.
“Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken” –Ecclesiastes 4:12
Ungodly soul ties
The enemy has perverted what is good it in order to destroy the children of God. Therefore, many Christians who love God, find themselves entangled in negative, ungodly soul ties.
These relationships become toxic and prevent us from enjoying independence, freedom, and choice. Ungodly soul ties use force, authority, influence or obligation to steer us away from God toward greater darkness and confusion.
Ungodly soul ties are never in our best interest and interfere with God’s will for our lives. Once formed, they plunge you into a downward spiral of controlling, manipulative, abusive cycles of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.
The biggest danger is that ungodly soul ties will influence you away from God and His family of believers and drive you towards solitude, anxiety, depression, heartache, loneliness, and despair.
Soul ties are soulish connections between two or more people and can, therefore, remain intact despite physical distance and time. So even though you may have ended a relationship in the physical realm you still need to cut ties in the spiritual realm.
We must build all relationships on the foundation of the love of God.
When things are out of order, healthy fruitful and positive relationships can turn negative and ultimately those we have ungodly soul ties with, become idols in our lives.Stop wondering; what is a soul tie, and start taking action to learn how to break them and enjoy diving freedom. Click To Tweet
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