Pastor Obed Martinez
August 7, 2013
Colossians 2:2-3 (NLT)

“Unleashing Soul-Ties”

2 I want them to be encouraged and knit together by strong ties of love. I want them to have complete confidence that they understand God’s mysterious plan, which is Christ himself. 3 In him lie hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. – Colossians 2:2-3 (NLT)

What is a Soul-Tie? A spiritual / emotional connection you have with someone after being intimate with them, usually after engaging in sexual intercourse. To the point that when you want to be rid of them, from your mind, your life, even when you are far away from them and out of their presence, you feel as if they are apart of you; and apart of you is with them. This causes you to feel un-whole, as if you've given up some of yourself to them, that cannot be easily possessed again.

FOUR INDICATORS OF WRONG SOUL-TIES
1. I FEEL SO CONFUSED
2. I’M JUST MISERABLE
3. MY MIND IS TORMENTED
4. I DIDN’T MEAN TO HURT GOD BY DISOBEYING HIM

4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds; 5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; 6 And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
– 2 Corinthians 10:4-6 (KJV)

SEDUCTION LEADS TO SOUL-TIES:
• Sexual Relations
• Emotional Manipulation
• Counseling One Another
• Agreeing with hurts, wounds

“If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple. – Luke 14:26 (NKJV)
****THERE MUST BE A LOVE FOR GOD GREATER THAN THEM…

HERE’S WHAT HAPPENED WITH SAMPSON’S SOUL-TIE WITH DELILAH:

1. HE LOST CONTROL
Then she lulled him to sleep on her knees, and called for a man and had him shave off the seven locks of his head. Then she began to torment him, and his strength left him. – Judges 16:19 (NKJV)

2. HE LOST VISION
Then the Philistines took him and put out his eyes, and brought him down to Gaza. They bound him with bronze fetters, and he became a grinder in the prison. – Judges 16:21 (NKJV)

WHEN YOU LOSE YOUR VISION YOU LOSE:
• You Lose your POSITION
• You Lose your MOBILITY
• You Lose your STATUS

WHAT NEEDS TO BE CHANGED IN ORDER FOR ME TO OVERCOME SOUL-TIES?
1. Renew your Mind
2. Get in a Small Group for Accountability
3. Throw away the “Hats”

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