Soul Ties: Gaining the world only to Lose Your Soul (Part one)

Soul Ties: Gaining the world only to Lose Your Soul (Part one)

As the name suggests, a soul-tie is when the soul of an individual is inter twined with another individual. Soul tie made with the wrong person(s) is a deadly situation that leads to a plethora of complications and unnecessary damage. People can be in a soul tie with anyone. And what makes it so dangerous is that the individual is unaware of its consequences. Hosea 4:6 says that God’s people are being destroyed because of lack of knowledge. Ignorance is a very big risk in modern day Christianity. Let’s dive a little deeper into the subject.

Have you ever wondered why Jesus had to shed his blood on that cross? Why couldn’t He have chosen a simpler form of death that would have been less excruciating?

Deuteronomy 12:23 and Leviticus 17:11 makes it clear that God forbade his people to eat blood in the meat because blood carries life and on the altar, the blood is for remission of sin, returning man into covenant with God.

In other words, Jesus made a blood covenant with us by shedding the last drop. He had to give His life which was in the blood to redeem our lives. The blood covenant is the strongest covenant ever formed. In the olden days, two allies would make a small cut on their hands and mix their blood. It was a sign that now they are not two but one blood, that their lives are now binding and intermingled with each other. When you enter into a sexual relationship, you enter into a blood covenant with the other person. Your life is now intermingled with your partner. Such a powerful bond becomes dangerous when one enters into such relations outside the perimeter of marriage, which is ordained by God.

We are living in a very volatile space in today’s world. Our colleges and work places are often under the influence of things that do not follow godly principles. It’s very easy to follow their footsteps and go down the road which is contrary to the nature of God. But the risk is huge. It’s a common practice now a days to have multiple partners with whom soul ties are created. Suppose, a boy and girl comes together before marriage, they chase this lifestyle of fulfilling their own carnal desires. But what happens is that they begin being governed by each other in various ways. We can see jealousy, insecurity, fear and overbearing tendencies make its way into their lives.

2 Samuel 13 tells a story about Amnon and Tamar. If you go on reading that story, after having a sexual encounter with Tamar, the Bible says that Amnon hated Tamar. The same girl for whom he fell head over heels for, is now the object of his hate and disgust. A soul tie operates powerfully in each person.

Truth doesn’t change over time. Lessons about the spiritual realm might sound like old fashioned notions to young ears, but that doesn’t make it irrelevant. The word of God reveals to us the foundational principles that this world has been built on. The Holy Spirit gives us the strength and wisdom to walk in God’s path. Until we are delivered from influences on our soul, we will remain hindered from discerning the direction of the Holy Spirit. The Bible comforts us, teaches us, and enlightens us but the Word also warns us. We are in a fallen world. Nothing here is as it was meant to be. It’s been perverted from its original purpose. None of it is worth gaining at the cost of our soul. But we can be made right with God through Christ Jesus. When Jesus shed his blood on the cross, God raised the value of each of us to be worthy of eternal, abundant life.  Our soul is now worth the sacrifice of Christ on the cross. So treat your soul as the precious treasure of God, purchased by the blood of Christ. Guard your soul from outside influence.

Philipians 4:7 says “..the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Make no mistake about it, the only place your soul is safe is in the hands of the one who died to redeem it!!

 To be continued…

This weeks blog is by Dr Abhimanu Gupta, a wise man of God with deep knowledge about spiritual principles. His mission has been to deliver people from spiritual bondages, edifying them through the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

He is Christ

He is the Lord of all creation.

He spoke and everything was set in motion.

His Love is no simple notion,

His Love endures in all determination.

Submit to Him all your situations,

In due time, you will receive the solutions.

No need to ponder on all the confusion,

He’ll guide you through till completion.

For you, He was filled with compassion,

On the Cross He displayed the extent of His passion.

His greatest mission was always your salvation,

This earth, the witness to His Resurrection.

The battles you see are not for your destruction,

His Name will be exalted by every tongue and every nation.

His faithfulness endures from generation to generation,

His grace, mercy and purpose, their unshakable foundation.

This week’s blog is contributed by guest author Acsah Konuparamban. She is a mighty worship leader, musician and teacher of the word.

Is God really real?

Is God really real?

Is God really real to you? Is He as real to you on Mondays as He is during the Sunday service? Wait! Is He as real to you an hour after the Sunday service as He was to you during the service, even when your family situation remains the same? or when you have no tangible change in yourself? or when there have been so many blessings spoken/promised upon you and yet the only thing you see right now are the unchanging patterns in your life?

“Speak life!” I never quite understood the meaning of that phrase. All I know is that every time I try to deny God, deny the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, deny the existence of God, I get lost. Lost in my life, I feel like I’m in the middle of the ocean, just struggling to get  air, trying hard to keep my head above water. I feel insanity creeping in my head, lurking in my mind. I’m not the person I should be or can be. I was never good with words or expressing my ideas but when I go seeking God and I bare my heart to Him, He sets me right. He feels like family should feel. Comforting, nourishing, empowering protective. He has, time and again, proved to my doubting heart His presence, His heart for me, His love for me. I tasted Him and I have found Him to be so, so good.

Each one of us is born with an inbuilt system to find Him, pursue Him, to want Him. It’s impossible to escape when you get a hint of what His existence is like. The leap of faith to believe that God is good, that God is on our side, that God chooses us is what deserves our attention, our meditation. 

The Bible says in Psalms 147:3 “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds”. All He requires is that moment of surrender.

In the book of Job, we see Job call God out to dole out some justice. 

But I desire to speak to the Almighty and to argue my case with God – Job 13:3.

God answers Job from a storm, silencing his arguments with the revelation of His resplendent creation, His concern for it all and teaches Job to trust God with things too wonderful for him to know(Job 42:3). Job bows down in surrender as his human limitation becomes evident and His comprehension of God is proven flawed.  A surrender of our logic, our questions, our baggage helps us to empty ourselves, so that we can hold Him in us and He can hold us in Him intimately. It feels like a sea-shell trying to contain the ocean but it feels right. That one second of a wholehearted “Yes” or “okay, I’ll give God a chance”, or the desperate “Show me if you’re really there, God” will open up a whole different realm of the meaning of God to you. He will not disappoint. Just like with Job, God chooses to show mercy when faced with our folly, and showers Grace upon us, when faced with our weakness.

Instead of seeing the broken state of ourselves and our circumstances, instead of being limited by our lack, instead of lamenting that nothing has changed or wondering if God is really working, instead of trying to argue a case like Job we need to take that leap of faith. 
So whether I am in the middle of that amazing surge while in the midst of a worshiping crowd or whether I return to my challenges that have undergone no change, I choose to turn to God and say “speak life”. “Come, God. Breathe. Do your thing.” That alone has taken me so far. That’s all I need to keep going.

The author of this week’s blog wishes to remain anonymous and hopes that this word has been a helping hand in your life.