Summary: Ungodly Soul Ties & the Measures Needed to Walk in Wholeness

Ungodly Soul Ties & the Measures Needed to Walk in Wholeness

By Gary Tillotson

When we look at the subject of ungodly soul ties we have to remind ourselves of a few pointers that are important.

1. Not all soul ties are ungodly; God created us as a relational being, and intended us to relate to one another. e.g. ( 1 Samuel 18:1 Jonathan & David )

2. It is good for us to have relationships that are spirit to spirit as long as they are in the will of God.

The best place to look at the subject of soul ties is the word of God, by looking in the word we can see how ungodly soul ties can effect us.

One of the most striking things Jesus said is in the book of Luke:

Lu 14:26 (WEB) "If anyone comes to me, and doesn’t hate his own father, mother, wife, children, brothers, and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he can’t be my disciple”.

What Jesus was saying here can teach us a big lesson in the subject of soul ties.

1. Jesus was not saying we are to hate our parents, as this would be contary to the fifth commandment.

2. Jesus was saying we are to love them less in comparison to him.

The call of God on our life should not be interfered with by the relationships we hold in this life, Gods call should always be first, and if we are influenced by His Spirit in our life we will begin to fulfil the call of God on our life.

Ungodly soul ties can and will effect the call of God on our life, and what we determine as a Godly soul tie, as in with a spouse for example, can effect us in a ungodly way as well. Such as their desire for the course that our life should take; taking precedence over what God has called us to be and to do.

When we put Jesus first above all even our own life, as in the desire for ‘self’, we then will find out what is ungodly in our life, and consequently we shall experience the Godly relationships God wants us to experience and enjoy.

We can look at a particular character in the Old Testament whose call was effected by a soul tie. We can also learn some important lessons from his walk and learn how we can be taken off course in our own walk. His name was Samson.

Samson’s mother was barren before he was born, the Angel of the Lord visited her and told her that she was going to give birth to a son: Jg 13:4 (WEB) Now therefore please beware and drink no wine nor strong drink, and don’t eat any unclean thing:

5 for, behold, you shall conceive, and bear a son; and no razor shall come on his head; for the child shall be a Nazirite to God from the womb: and he shall begin to save Israel out of the hand of the Philistines.

• So Samson was consecrated to God to be a Nazirite.

• God had a vision for his life to save Israel.

God had a purpose for Samson and if you read the whole story in Judges chapter 13 to 16, you will find that his desire for women effected him in a way that took him of the course God had for him. He desired the philistine women more then his own. He gave into his desires and that undermined Gods plan for him he had a moral weakness in this area.

Jg 16:4 (WEB) It came to pass afterward, that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.

It’s interesting to note the word love in the above scripture is the same Hebrew word referring to the love Jonathan had for David: Ahab ’ahab aw-hab’

or raheb {aw-habe’}; a primitive root; to have affection for (sexually or otherwise): --(be-)love(-d, -ly, -r), like, friend.

Samson’s physical strength enabled him to do exploits, but his moral weakness led

him into relationships that were ungodly especially with Delilah, he had a soul tie with her, because of the love he had for her. This is what happened to him.

1. Loss of control

Jg 16:19 (WEB) She made him sleep on her knees; and she called for a man, and shaved off the seven locks of his head; and she began to afflict him, and his strength went from him.

• Something weaker than him was controlling him.

• He took a detour in his walk with God and he was overpowered.

• He put his trust and security in someone else.

• He had become a slave to sin through the soul tie he had with Delilah.

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Barbara Jenkins

commented on Sep 8, 2006

While this is a very good sermon, it did not answer the question of Ungodly Soul Ties; how we create them, what effect they have on our life and what to do about it. Thank you.

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