SOUL TIES - KNITTINGS
Here we have another hindrance to our breaking free into the liberty promised in God’s Word. Not only can unclean spiritual/soulish knittings impede our relationship with the Lord, but they can also handicap us in winning our victory over rejection.
Soul-ties are spiritual connections formed through intense relationships or inordinate affections with spouses, close friends, sexual partners, business partners, buddies and/or organizations such as cults, religious denominations and lodges. One can even have ungodly ties with possessions or objects which is idolatry. Such relationships can be toxic and hindering in the life of any individual, especially believers seeking to find their freedom in Jesus Christ.
Soul-ties resemble an umbilical cord connecting one person to another in the spiritual realm. This cord must be severed for one to break loose from such an undesirable relationship.
One can have soul ties with a group or organization. Herein lies the manipulative power of cults. All such knittings of demonic nature should be broken by prayer and spiritual warfare. Often it is effective to prophetically act-out the cutting of the cords, bands or tentacles of soul-ties with a spiritual sword.
Some such inappropriate relationships are usually obvious. For others, you should ask the Holy Spirit for revelation.
I SAM. 18:1 – DAVID AND JONATHAN
"And it cometh to pass, when he finisheth to speak unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan hath been bound to the soul of David, and Jonathan loveth him as his own soul."
The soul of Jonathan was joined with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as he did his own soul. (A New English Translation)
7194 qashar /kaw·shar/] v. A primitive root: to tie, physically (gird, confine, compact) or mentally (in[ ָק שר
love, league); TWOT 2090; GK 8003; 44 occurrences; AV translates as “conspired” 18 times, “bind” 14 times, “made” five times, “stronger” twice, and translated miscellaneously five times. 1 to bind, tie, bind together, league together, conspire. 1A (Qal). 1A1 to bind, confine. 1A2 to league together, conspire. 1B (Niphal) to be bound, be bound up. 1C (Piel). 1C1 to bind on. 1C2 to bind fast. 1C3 to bind, tie. 1C4 to bind to oneself. 1D (Pual) robust, vigorous (participle). 1E (Hithpael) to conspire.
EPH. 4:16 - into Him who is the head—Christ— 16 from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.
4822 συμβιβάζω [sumbibazo /soom·bib·ad·zo/] v. From 4862 and bibazo (to force, causative [by reduplication] of the base of 939); TDNT 7:763; TDNTA 1101; GK 5204; Six occurrences; AV translates as “knit together” twice, “prove” once, “assuredly gather” once, “instruct” once, and “compact” once. 1 to cause to coalesce, to join together, put together. 1A to unite or knit together: in affection. 2 to put together in one’s mind. 2A to compare. 2B to gather, conclude, consider. 3 to cause a person to unite with one in a conclusion or come to the same opinion, to prove, demonstrate. 3A to teach, instruct, one.
COL. 2:1-3 - For I want you to know what a great conflict I have for you and those in Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh, 2 that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in
love, and attaining to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the knowledge of the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ, 3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
19 - Let no one cheat you of your reward, taking delight in false humility and worship of angels, intruding into those things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, 19 and not
holding fast to the Head, from whom all the body, nourished and knit together by joints and ligaments, grows with the increase that is from God.
Model Prayer for Breaking Soul-ties
In the Name of Jesus Christ I chose to put off all the old creation. I renounce any and every ungodly soul- tie with individuals, organizations or objects which bind or hinder my Christian growth and walk.
I come against these soul ties now. I reject them and expel them out of life in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is my Victory and my Sanctifier, separating me unto the Body of Christ into liberty and into freedom.
I renounce each and every ungodly soul-tie in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. I declare every evil soul tie to be broken now. I also declare every such bondage to be demolished by the shed blood of Jesus and its cleansing power. The Lord Jesus Christ gives me the authority over all the power of the enemy, and I execute this power now to break these bonds of oppressions off my life.
Satan, I loose myself from you and your demons that have come into my life through ungodly soul-ties. I declare myself to be knitted in love to the children of God.
I praise you Dear Lord for as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. You break every fetter. You let the oppressed go free and open the prison house of the captives - HALLELUJAH!
I break soul-ties with the following:
(Now name specifically any person, group, organization or thing that comes to mind).
In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth I declare myself free from all cords, bands, ties and tentacles of ungodly soul-ties. I also command all personality spirits transferred to me through ungodly soul-ties or controls from any other person or persons to leave me NOW in the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth!
Thank you Lord Jesus.