What Does the Bible Say About Evil Soul Ties?
What does the Bible say about Evil Soul Ties?
First let’s take a look at what the Bible classifies as a “good” or “godly” soul tie.
The King James version uses three words (knit, cleave, and bound up) that all have the same meaning according to Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance (Hebrew word 1692) of being “cling or adhere”, “abide fast, fast together, follow close, be joined, keep, stick.” The Lord uses good or godly soul ties to strengthen relationships, to hold us together, if you will. Let’s take a look at the Bible.
Soul Ties between friends
1 Sam 18:1
1 And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.
Soul Ties between father and son
30 Now therefore when I come to thy servant my father, and the lad be not with us; seeing that his life is bound up in the lad’s life
Soul Ties with the Lord
20 Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God; him shalt thou serve, and to him shalt thou cleave, and swear by his name.
Soul Ties to a Pastor or Leader
2 Sam 20:2
2 So every man of Israel went up from after David, and followed Sheba the son of Bichri: but the men of Judah clave unto their king, from Jordan even to Jerusalem.
Soul Ties formed in marriage relationships
24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
Soul Ties with fellow Christians
2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;
It’s clear to see the godliness of this act of being “knit together”-having good or godly soul ties. Paul even encourages us in Colossians 2:2 to form godly soul ties with other Christians.
In contrast with this, let’s take a look at how the devil has counterfeited this godly bond and perverted it.
Soul Ties formed by fornication and immorality
2 And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, he took her, and lay with her, and defiled her.
3 And his soul clave unto Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and spake kindly unto the damsel.
Soul Ties to the World
12 Else if ye do in any wise go back, and cleave unto the remnant of these nations, even these that remain among you, and shall make marriages with them, and go in unto them, and they to you:
People wonder why when they break off a bad relationship, they still feel the pull to be with that person once again. Why the abused wife returns to the alcoholic husband. Why he can never get over her and wastes years wishing things were the way they used to be.
Does any of this sound familiar?
When two people engage in premarital sex, an evil soul tie is formed. God does not honor nor bless sex outside of marriage, and the devil takes advantage of this by forming an evil soul tie. Even though the couple may break up, the “pull” from the soul tie will still be there.
Other times a man may have sexual thoughts about a woman he is not, nor has ever been interested in. The thoughts bombard him and seem completely out of place since he is not attracted to her, but can’t stop these thoughts from racing through his mind. In this case, she has formed an evil soul tie with him, and through this evil soul tie, the demons are given legal ground to torment and try to pull the two together even if one resists.
But in Jesus’ Name we can break these Evil Soul Ties and prevent ourselves from being pulled back or into relationships that the devil is helping arrange. To break an evil soul tie, you could pray something like this:
“Father, I break and renounce, cut and break all evil soul ties which I may have with lodges, religious systems, adulterers, drunkards, close friends and cults in Jesus Name.”
(Prayers taken from “Principles of Deliverance & Mass Deliverance, Booklet 27,” Pastor Win Worley, 1983, pg. 19)