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Godly positive soul ties
1. Joshua being with Moses
2. Jonathan abdicating his position as crown prince and giving his royal robe, and weapons to David because he loved David as his own self, as seen in 1 Samuel 18
3. Marriage of Ruth (a moabitess) to Boaz

What is ungodly soultie?
A Soul that is fragmented as a result of unhealthy ties to ungodly people. Generally from fornication as in Genesis 34:2,3
1. Emotional instability
2. Confusion
3. Emotional disability
4. No ability to stand in the power of god
5. Up one day, down another, emotional rollcoaster
6. Life of disbelief, trouble keeping any relationship
7. Feelings toward ex-lover

In a marriage make sure you pick someone godly or you will inherit their spiritual mess (1 Corinthians 6:16). Work out the marriage by obeying God and letting go of sin, as there is no reason to divorce except for adultery, according to 1 Corinthians 7 and Jesus’s own words in Matthew 19:9

To Break negative Soultie
1. Repent of the sin, Revelations 20 is concise about who will not inherit the kingdom of God.
If you don’t get deliverance from your sin, you will struggle to enter the kingdom of God.
2. Forgive those who have done you wrong. This is so important as people become ungrateful grumblers, unfaithful to God, always blaming God for something he has not done, and opens the door to envy, hate, and jealousy. There are many people in hell because of unforgiveness. Unforgiveness legally opens the door to Satan.
3. Renounce any convenant, promise, any spoken commitment or vow with the person in question. Vows are binding as seen in Proverbs 6:2
Vows bind the soul, renouncing the vows releases the soul.
4. Get rid of any gifts they may have given you no matter what, photos, etc. or how old it may be.
5. Renounce and break it with your mouth. Not other’s responsibility but our own.
6. Don’t be embarrassed when you rebuke and remove your vows, being embarrased is being half-hearted in your decision, its legal grounds for Satan to stay.
7. Be participant of your deliverance, Make it your decision, your need to do this. Since demons are spirits, by coughing as one way, because through your words and body language you are exercising your will for this to be gone from your life.

A Psalm of Remembrance – Charles Haddon Spurgeon

“We have known and believed the love that God hath to us.” 1 John 4:16

Suggested Further Reading: Habakkuk 3:16-19

“Hast thou considered my servant Job?” “Ah,” says Satan, “he serves thee now, but thou hast set a hedge about him and blessed him, let me but touch him.” Now he has come down to you, and he has afflicted you in your estate, afflicted you in your family, and at last he has afflicted you in your body. Shall Satan be the conqueror? Shall grace give way? O my dear brother, stand up now and say once more, once for all, “I tell thee, Satan, the grace of God is more than a match for thee; he is with me, and in all this I will not utter one word against the Lord my God. He doeth all things well—well, even now, and I do rejoice in him.” The Lord is always pleased with his children when they can stand up for him when circumstances seem to belie him. Here come the witnesses into court. The devil says, “Soul, God has forgotten thee, I will bring in my witness.” First he summons your debts—a long bill of losses. “There,” says he “would God suffer you to fall thus, if he loved you?” Then he brings in your children—either their death, or their disobedience, or something worse, and says, “Would the Lord suffer these things to come upon you, if he loved you?” At last he brings in your poor tottering body, and all your doubts and fears, and the hidings of Jehovah’s face. “Ah,” says the devil, “do you believe that God loves you now?” Oh, it is noble, if you are able to stand forth and say to all these witnesses, “I hear what you have to say, let God be true, and every man and everything be a liar. I believe none of you. You all say, God does not love me; but he does, and if the witnesses against his love were multiplied a hundredfold, yet still would I say, “I know whom I have believed.”

For meditation: The question is bound to be asked sooner or later (Psalm 42:3,10). The apostle Paul gives the greatest answer ( Romans 8:35-39).

Sermon no. 253
22 May (1859)