"For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them." -Matthew 18:20
I don't want to give you false hope and say that everything will work out in 2 seconds flat, but it WILL work out and you WILL be freed.
The length of time solely depends on how much is needed to be done (i.e. how many soul ties you have) or how strong they are, and other details that pertain to your life. Of course I never discount God's miraculous healing at any time and any amount, so all I'll say is: wait in expectation, a great thing is about to happen.
I mentioned the above verse because I STRONGLY advise you to:
1. JOIN with 2 or 3 other people to PRAY.
I pray that you seek godly counsel. People of prayer, people who are MATURE in Christ and know about the spiritual realm and are fully CONTENT in helping you BREAK the chains. If you go with someone who's not fully involved in helping you, it's not going to really be a battle, so you need people who are going to fight with you in the spiritual realm.
I encourage you to seek people you TRUST, but if you don't know anybody yet, ask your pastor about the prayer team, and their gifting if necessary, and also pray for God to lead you to the right people.
2. Be OPEN with those people. They need to know everything. They will help you IDENTIFY what is in your life that needs to be taken out (e.g. if it's a spirit of greed or a generational curse etc.) It doesn't matter how humiliating or scarring it might've been, there's nothing that Jesus hasn't heard about and that He doesn't' know about and didn't die for, He's ready to hear you say it and come to Him for healing. Also in this case, if they're going to help you break the soul ties and move on, you'd have to confess any activity you might've done, or what was done to you and so forth, out loud. It might lead to a lot of forgiveness as well and proclaiming all these things, but it has to be spoken out loud. These people will be praying for you and with you whilst you do this so you can break the chains.
It might seem like the first two would've done it all, but if let's say the people spend an hour with you, you'd still need to go back and talk to God. It's now more about anticipating a breakthrough in your life. I would STRONGLY suggest three days fasting (morning to 5 or 6pm), but like I said, it also depends on your conviction as well.
4. Exchange other things for PRAYER.
It will be time to sacrifice.
I once read that in order for you to know that you're being deceived or that things are not in line, you'd have to be so FILLED with the light that you can IDENTIFY what's NOT of light. It might take time, but start filling yourself with light and also reading about the area you're going through (e.g. how break soul ties or how they are formed etc.) Get knowledgeable about it because one day God's going to use you to help somebody else.
5. MOVE ON.
Literary move on. You're ready for a new life. No more connections with the past. Clean your room, clean your closet, clean your boxes. It's time to get rid of all things that come from those soul ties. It's time to move on.
When I think of this part, what comes to mind is Luke 17:32.
Luke 17:32 has one line and it says: "Remember Lot's wife!"
Now, you know that if there's an exclamation mark it means something. It's very important that you remember her.
If you don't know the story, Lot, and his wife were escaping Sodom and Gomorroh which was a place full of sin and God had rained down burning sulfur to destroy it. God told them that whatever they did, NOT to look back. Lot's wife, looked back, and she turned into a PILLAR of SALT (Genesis 19:26).
Remember Lot's wife.
Don't look back.
Once you're done, you're done. You might be "tempted" to go back there, but don't look back. If you want an accountability partner, I encourage you to get one, otherwise keep praying for God to take that urge away and any pull as it was a soul tie that needed removing.
It later on says in that passage: if you CLING to your LIFE, you will LOSE it, and if you let your life GO, you will SAVE it (v.33)
Jesus want's to take it all from you. He wants to save you. It's a process, but it is one that is worth it.
God bless you in your process and journey of removing soul ties! God wants to see you healed and He loves you very much! I'll be praying for you as well.
God bless you!
In Christ we pray,
When 2 souls are tied (or held together) in the SPIRITUAL realm, they are called "soul ties." If they are tied in a negative way, or restrictive way, they are negative or ungodly soul ties (i.e. from demonic behavior).
I felt a sense of urgency to post about this. I feel like a lot of people have or are creating ungodly soul ties and they are in bondage because of it.
God wants to free you from what you're going through, and He wants to see you through it. He wants to guide you through healthy relationships and healthy dynamics. It will happen according to God's grace.
He wants to let you know that He will see you through it and BE with you if you trust Him.
This is such an important issue and I can't even stress this enough.
Many of us are so unfamiliar with this and it is very important.
UNgodly soul ties are what prevent us from going on in our lives. They prevent us from moving forward. If you ever feel like you are moving along quite fine but then there was a hold on you for some reason, there might (not in ALL cases) be some ungodly soul tie going on, which all relates to some type of demonic activity.
Soul ties can also be different in other ways. Let's look at a few:
1. Sexual relations --> the good kind.
This is between a married couple. Ephesians 5:31 says that a man will leave his father and mother, and shall be JOINED to his wife, and they two shall be ONE flesh. This is the good kind to all you healthily married couples!
For those unmarried, who are you playing "house" with? Who are you "marrying" spiritually, emotionally, and with your body? Who are you bonding with?
2. Sexual relations --> the bad kind.
This is when one has sexual relations with another (even those who are already married are involved when they go outside of their marriage looking for something more).
Under the context of Sexual immorality (-so pay attention!-) 1 Corinthians 6:18 tells us that, "do you know that he who UNITES himself with a prostitute/harlot is ONE with her body? For it is said, The two will become ONE flesh." (v. 16)
I can't stress on this enough. It is so important.
We, as humans, have become accustomed to saying: "it's my body, why can't I do what I want with it?" or "I've been hurt before, so I'm going to get back all the people who've hurt me by sleeping with others," or the VERY famous, "God INVENTED sex, so why can't I have it as I please?"
God's not RESTRICTING you from sex. In fact, sex is a beautiful thing between a healthily married couple as it BONDS them together.
God doesn't want you to get HURT. The devil doesn't want you to know these truths, and wants you in bondage forever.
3. Close relationships
A GOOD example, one that I admire, is from 1 Samuel 18:1 which is the friendship of David and Jonathan. It says, "After David had finished talking with Saul, Jonathan became ONE in Spirit with David, and he loved him as himself."
I have to say, that was an amazing friendship that David and Jonathan had, and for Jonathan to go against evil in his family for a friend was very commendable.
The BAD soul ties that could come from CLOSE relationships is when one starts to IDOLIZE something, to idolize someone. It is important to know that there is a balance between all friendships and relationships.
I was doing some research on this, and on the GreatBibleStudy website, I read about how soul ties can also be made via vows, commitments, and agreements! I didn't know that! And I repented straight away!
You see, I made a promise/vow to someone months ago, and it was a bad soul tie. In breaking that, I tried to figure out what it was that was making me stay connected with them, and I realized it was the vow, the vow was dangerous.
Many of us make ungodly vows, and statements. Many of them are "innocent" or from a good place, and we say them to be nice, but the spirit world has a big paaaarrttttaaayy over them because we'd be giving them PERMISSION to take over those lines.
Ever wonder why words like: "I'll always love you, I'll never leave you, I'll always do this..." have a hold on us? As sweet as it may be, you can't ALWAYS be there, and you can't ALWAYS do anything, unless you're God. Didn't Jesus say, "I'll never leave you or forsake you?" Think about it.
We need to humble ourselves and acknowledge that it is only done by God's grace and His doing. In pride we say these things to keep a hold on another, and we form ties that we end up paying for.
What comes to mind is Proverbs 18:21 which says, "The TONGUE has the power of LIFE and DEATH and those who love it will eat of its fruit."
Have you ever thought of that? Have you ever really thought of that?
This is why ungodly soul ties bring an abuser and their victim back together. You don't even have to be a Christian to know this, but there will be times where you logically know that you need to get away, and so in the NATURAL realm you want to run away and be safe. Then there are times when you are pulled back and you say, "there's just something about them, there's just something that keeps bringing me back." So the victim goes back as it's all they know, and that's because in the SPIRITUAL realm, the unholy soul tie serves as a CONNECTION, a standpoint, a CONTROL point, for the victim to go back to.
It's unlikely that the victim would go back if they didn't have this problem with the soul tie.
You can read on how to BREAK these soul ties.
Keep safe, and keep trusting Christ,
With love always.
God's calling your name. He wants you to serve in the area He has already called you to.
In Esther 4:10-13 we read about how Mordecai (Esther's older cousin) tells Esther that Haman (a man who got promoted as highest honor in the king's palace) issued a decree to have all the Jews killed. He tells her to go and urge the king to stop it or they would all die.
Esther's response was that she would die if she entered the inner court where the king was, and that she needed the king to extend a special gold scepter to spare her life.
Mordecai wasn't all too pleased with her reply, and he tells her that just because she is in the king's house, she's not any different.
You see, Esther had been silent about being a Jew all this time (as Mordecai had advised her to), so nobody knew about her real identity except for her family.
Some of us are in that place.
Some of us are hiding the fact that we are Christians. For whatever reason it may be in your case, it's time to unravel. At some point or another, the truth always comes out.
Hope in the Lord, and He will sustain you.
Psalm 55:22 solemnly appeared at the doorstep of my heart.
I know there must be someone needing this.
I know that there are times when we are waiting for something good, and at times for something bad, like a doctor's report, or a final assignment, and we just don't know what to do.
I wanted to note down a few tips on how to rely on God during the bad times, during the times when you're waiting on something, and you don't know what to do.
The enemy wants you worried and anxious, and he doesn't want you to know that if you did put all your TRUST in God during a rough period, it will only make you stronger in faith AND in deed.
When in a period of uncertainty:
1. FOCUS on Him. The other day I put on my Facebook status: "Continually focusing on something is called mediating. What are YOU focusing on?"
If you think about what you think about, you'll get insight on what you are really focusing on and why are you giving emphasis on the bad areas of your life, instead of the good (which is: "God is faithful, God is true, God is Sustainer, God is all-knowing etc.")
2. MEDITATE on His Word. I really need to make available some of the notebooks that I talked about before and how I just flip it open when I'm either down, thinking about the wrong things, or being attacked by the enemy. It helps a lot. The flesh can be weak at remembering verses sometimes, so if you have a notebook FULL of His TRUTHS, it can then resonate in your mind wherever you are (side note: I like how Pastor T.D. Jakes calls it marinating. He says, think of a good piece of JUICY chicken...-LOL-...you put the spices and good stuff and let it soak into the meat for some time, and THEN you cook it. If you just lay the spices on top and they don't get into the actual meat, you're just going to have a nasty piece of chicken with a beautiful browned top... so true Pastor... #WiseWordsRightThurrr :) So SOAK up in your Bible reading and be JUICY. Study a passage if you want to. A nice place to read would be 2 Chronicles 20:1-30 :)
3. CONSTANTLY COMMUNICATE WITH GOD. Wow, I can't even imagine the place you might be in right now, or the place you might be in one day, but know that God's LISTENING to you.
The other day I just went on and I'm like: "God...I can't do this right now...I feel..etc," and I just told Him how I felt and He just COMFORTED me, I was just SO grateful.
He wants to listen to you.
Tell Him how worried you are, tell Him just how much xyz means to You..He cares.
P.s. Don't forget to ALSO be in PRAISE. He listens to the hard bits, but also listens to your praise, and praise will triumph over anything any day! Amen!
4. SPEND TIME WITH PEOPLE WHO MATTER. At some point, we all need HUMAN contact...lol ;-) I know what it's like to say: "no one will understand me, they won't care so why should I tell them..." and on and on, but you know what, God has shown me to APPRECIATE the people around me, even the ones I don't know. He has shown me that sometimes I don't even have to TELL them ANYTHING, and He will just USE them to comfort me. Hallelujah.
We don't need to go around telling everyone how tough it is right now but you CAN spend time with POSITIVE, UPLIFTING, ENCOURAGING, GENUINE people, and EXPECT GOD to work through them and KNOW & TRUST that He is with you wherever you go.
5. LEAN ON THE COMFORTER. What more can I say...The Comforter is the Amazing Holy Spirit whom we have within us :)
Make Him your Best Friend.
The Holy Spirit gives you words to say, He nudges you when you should take a leap of faith and step out into the unknown, He tells you to pray when you need help and even prays FOR you when you don't know what to say. The Comforter is a Friend for life, so get to know Him :)
God is with you wherever you go.
"Okay..." you must be thinking, "what is she on about with this title?"
Well, I'll tell you.
Today there was a large daddy long legs insect in our house.
If anyone knows me, they know I don't do well with insects, and this one was LARGE.
I walked by it very discreetly and made sure to shut the door to my bedroom so it wouldn't come in. I preferred it outside than in the place I slept. Either way, I knew I had to pass it to go up and down the staircase.
After tip-toeing around it whilst going down stairs, I finally decided I had had enough.
"The Lord is my LIGHT and SALVATION--whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the STRONGHOLD of my life--of whom shall I be afraid?" -Psalm 27:1
The Lord is my light, He is my salvation, He is the STRONGHOLD of my life.
Wow, what truths. What truths.
God is so good and so great.
Lately I've been seeing words like: OVERCOMER. Words like: Do not fear. Words like: Trust me.
"Lord, I trust you."
"Do you trust Him?"
The devil will come with cheap imitations of what seems to be real. If you're not careful, you'll be the one asking for the cheap imitations out of desperation (check out part 1 of how the Israelites asked for gods when Moses hadn’t returned from the mountain). Don't go that far. We know that our God only gives good gifts, and that He will supply for you.
Friends, Him making you wait is not in vain. He could click His fingers and give you whatever you wished, but He's not a genie. He desires a relationship with you that runs so smoothly that one day, when all of it, or some of it goes away, you won't leave with those things instead of staying with the One who created them.
How sad would it be if you had a friend who you were good to, but then the one time you said ‘no’ to something they left you and never spoke to you again?
You’d feel used, and God doesn’t want to feel used.
He wants you to understand that Him alone is sufficient and enough for you.
The wait won’t be in vain.
Like the story, we see that the Israelites’ true character was revealed and needed to change (the story can be found in Exodus 32). We saw that what was really happening behind the scenes was God dictating the 10 Commandments to Moses to give His people.
We see that these are the 10 Commandments that began something so valuable and foundational. It had to occur so that the Son of Man could come and complete and fulfill it in its entirety. We are so carnal and can’t attain what was brought to us (the law), but the Maker loved (and still loves) us that He wants it to be possible; He wants it to be possible to fulfill His commands, to receive His promises, to reach Him, and to fellowship with Him.
A foundational and monumental act that changed eternity all happened, in the waiting.
How are you going to choose to wait? Are you going to choose to wait for God’s foundational and monumental gifts? Or are you going to beg for cheap substitute figures?
P.s. After writing this post, I saw some other mountains, and I could see their tops. The clouds had finally cleared, and I assure you friend, so will yours.
I saw a mountain with the fog/clouds covering its top. It made me think of when Moses was on the top of the mountain, and the Israelites were waiting upon him
It made me think of how some of us are waiting. We're waiting for something. We're waiting on God to do something, to say something, or to show us something.
The Israelites pondered for a bit, then got frustrated. They then made up their mind that Moses was gone and to never return, so they begged Aaron for a "substitute god" (The story can be read in Exodus 32).
Aaron complied, and built a golden calf for them.
When Moses was still on the mountain, the Lord notified him about how the people had become corrupt: "They have been quick to turn away from what I commanded them and have made themselves an idol cast in the shape of a calf. They have bowed down to it and sacrificed to it and have said, ‘These are your gods, Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt" (verse 8).
Aaron went down and saw the happenings, and it says that his anger burned.
We're all waiting for something, but what will we do while we wait?
I was try to shop for shoes and saw a pair that I really liked. Unfortunately (because of all the sales!) the only size left was one of the large ones.
I took another shoe off the shelf that was quite similar to the one I had really liked, and pondered for a bit, and said, "hmm this one's not too bad."
The person I was with then said, "you're settling."
She was right.
You see, I usually have conversations that I forget about later, but sometimes certain words stick out.
Now, I know that that might've been a word from the Lord for me for now, or for the future, but I know it was something I had to pay attention to.
This might be something for you too.
Are you settling? Are you enabling something to stay in your life or enter your life that's LESS than the BEST? Is your mentality still with the things that are of "lesser value"? Whatever it is, God's speaking to you too.
"Are you willing to wait for the best?"
I do praise God I passed this test *phew* but now I'm making sure to pay attention to what does enter my life. I wanted shoes, but today I wasn't all too bothered that I didn't get them when I wanted them (huge milestone if you knew me before!). Even after a word from who I was with, I agreed that I had a chance to go check out the other stores tomorrow.
We're all waiting for something, and it's true, it's hard sometimes, but we have to wait. We have to wait on God's best, and He will provide. He will provide all that you need and more, and He will make sure to provide it at the right time.
It's time to think about that. To think about what to do when you're settling. It's time to ask the Lord to lead you to nothing but the best and to change your mentality to fit His.
The Word says that "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows." James 1:17
So don't settle for anything other than God's best. :)
May the Lord bless you and keep you.
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