I realize this is an odd question after months of major restrictions, but do you ever feel trapped? I mean trapped in a toxic relationship or to an event from your past that you just can’t seem to shake.
These can be what’s called Soul Ties. They’re supernatural bonds that create long-lasting relationships going deeper than surface-level friendships. Often, soul ties are positive connections uniting people. Ever met someone and instantly you felt a deep loyalty? It was light a light popped on in your soul.
These are biblical and vital for building strong kingdom connections. Consider the example from Luke 1:44. When Mary (pregnant with Jesus) went to visit Elizabeth (pregnant with John the Baptist), Elizabeth’s baby jumped in her womb at the sound of Jesus’s mother, Mary. There was a tie between these two souls who would meet again thirty years later and change the history of the world.
As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. ~ Luke 1:44
Negative bonds usually develop between people as a result of sexual behavior. Casual intercourse, rape, molestation or pornography are a few examples of incidents commonly leading to the dangerous bondage of soul ties.
That sin-based connection has the ability to control the rest of your life because of the tether to a wrong relationship. Addiction, guilt, and obsessive behaviors are grounded in past trauma continuing as soul ties.
Not Just People
In addition to people, soul ties are also spiritual attachments to events, actions, images, or anything that has trapped you in that moment in time that just won’t allow you to be free to move forward with your life. Sort of like that old gym membership!
Anything that has attached itself to you and still influences your thoughts, emotions, or actions is a soul tie. Satan is skilled at perverting our memories of past relationships and events. It’s important to see these things through God goggles worn in prayer.
It’s important to identify what it is that haunts you. Pray for God to show you what occurred and see it from a spiritual realm. You have the supernatural authority to cut negative soul ties. Some of us visualize these spiritual ties as strands, like spider webs stretching from that moment in the past to where we are today. When I began to understand the concept of soul ties, I immediately saw my past pain connected to my spirit by giant suspension-bridge cables.
It might sound funny if this is your first exposure to the reality of soul ties, but once you begin to pray over them, you will start to “see” yourself supernaturally connected to your pain points. You have the God-ordained authority to cut these ties and free yourself from the harm done against you.
Do Not Ignore
Too often, we just blow it off. Most of us don’t like going to a doctor when we’re sick or hurt because we figure it’ll go away or we can deal with it. Deceptive past reminders act in the same way. Can you live with the darkness of your past attached to your soul? Sure you can. Until you can’t.
The point is, we can muddle through life without ever scratching that itch, or we can rid ourselves of the darkness, and move forward with living the blessed life that God created for us. The choice is yours. Choose wisely.
Praying For Freedom
There is freedom waiting for you on the other side of negative soul ties. I’m praying that you begin to identify what or who hurt you and start the process of breaking free from them. It’s a process, but you can do this. PLEASE do not hesitate to reach out to me if you need someone to walk through the process with you.
Please make sure to get connected at Five Stones Church.Online – we have an incredible community and small groups.
Much Love & Respect, Scott