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“Hidden Bondages” – Soul Ties Part 3 – Session 8



"8 But cleave unto the LORD your God, as ye have done unto this day. 9 For the LORD hath driven out from before you great nations and strong: but as for you, no man hath been able to stand before you unto this day. 10 One man of you shall chase a thousand: for the LORD your God, he it is that fighteth for you, as he hath promised you. 11 Take good heed therefore unto yourselves, that ye love the LORD your God. 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: 13 Know for a certainty that the LORD your God will no more drive out any of these nations from before you; but they shall be snares and traps unto you, and scourges in your sides, and thorns in your eyes, until ye perish from off this good land which the LORD your God hath given you." (Joshua 23:8-13).


The prophet plainly warns Israel here that if they "cleave" to the demonic nations around them instead of "cleaving" to God, then the Lord will let them reap what they sow! Let's consider this passage allegorically. Any and all involvement with idolatry or the occult sciences will result in soul ties with evil spirits. That's because such involvement is in direct opposition to the first commandment, " Thou shalt have no other gods before me. (Exodus 20:3-5).


Because Satan is the father of all liars, lying can also result in soul ties with demons (see John 8:44). Once you choose to lie to another or lie to yourself, you have, in effect, come into agreement with Satan. That, in turn, opens you to suggestions and deceptions of wicked spirits. Also, when you refuse to forgive someone, you become soul tied with a demon. Why is that? Because when you refuse to forgive, God will not forgive you. What He will do, is deliver you to the tormentors until you do forgive (see Matthews 6:15 and 18:34).


Needless to say, understanding these things will hopefully encourage one to avoid them at all costs. If you find yourself even now in agreement with Satan because of lying, dishonesty, idolatry or unforgiveness, then quickly repent. The Lord will then grant you the grace to disentangle yourself from the bonds of the demonic.



  • Obsessive preoccupation with another, to the neglect of the things of the Lord.
  • Tendencies to be domineering and controlling in a relationship.
  • Tendencies to be passive and apathetic in a relationship  (easily manipulated) Inability to truly forgive from the heart.
  •  Another person's voice playing over and over in the mind like a tape- recorder.
  • Inability to bring a relationship under the godly order and control of the Holy Spirit.
  • Patterns of anger, blame and accusations in a relationship.
  • Fear of "being real with" or speaking truth to another (intimidation and fear of man). Psychic or occult phenomena within a relationship.



  • Confess any and all ungodly ties to the Lord.
  • Repent from your heart for violating God's ordained boundaries in your relationships.
  • Make a solemn commitment to the Lord to break off any relationship that is not pure or righteous in His eyes.
  • Become accountable to others to help you keep that commitment. Until you do that, any prayers for freedom are in vain. I've actually had people ask me to break their unhealthy soul ties so that when they got together again (in their illicit relationship), they wouldn't feel all those bad spirits. However, God is not mocked.

Reinforce your requests to the Lord with a commitment to obey. Before praying, do whatever is necessary for the anointing of the Holy Spirit to come. This is so important. Pray, wait, forgive, or worship. Once His presence and anointing is present, then proceed with the soul tie breaking prayer. It's the anointing that breaks the yoke.


The ties won't break with a simple prayer from the mind. The anointed power of the Holy Spirit must be present to be effective.



"In the name of Jesus Christ I now renounce, break and loose myself from all demonic subjection and any ungodly soul ties and unhealthy bondings with the following people: (break soul ties with each person that comes to mind). Lord, I ask you to do whatever it takes to break me of my tendencies to: obsessive pre-occupations, domination, control, passivity, apathy, unforgiveness, anger, blame, accusations, fear, intimidation and disobedience in relationships.


Finally, in the name of Jesus, I declare every demonic hold in my life that has come as a result of unhealthy soul ties null and void. Satan, I renounce you and your demons and command you to depart from my spirit, soul and body! Amen!"


I pray that all who have read the studies on soul ties will have a clear understanding of the danger of them if God is not in the center of our lives, guiding us in every area of our lives. When He is the center, you are under His protection, and you walk in the freedom Jesus so painfully died to give us. He will put the right people in your lives, but we have to let go of the past and leave all things behind us. God loves you so much. Will you return the Love to Him? God is waiting on you.


Here is another prayer for breaking soul ties: BREAKING NEGATIVE AND CONTROLLING SOUL TIES

“Father, I thank You for all the godly and holy bonds in relationships You have brought into my life (Genesis 44:30; 1 Samuel 18:1) and for their nurturing and strengthening. However, in the name and blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, I break, loose, destroy and I thank You that the blood of Jesus is cleansing me from all ungodly negative and controlling soul (Deuteronomy 13:6-14)and spiritual ties with the following people.


(Name each individual by name or recollection of incident if name has been forgotten or is unknown.)


Father, I confess the sin of idolatry which is submitting my will, wholly or partially, to someone other than You and the sin of fornication and/or adultery (Hebrews 13:4) as it applies to the people I have named. According to Your word (1 John 1:9) I receive Your forgiveness and cleansing. I separate myself from their soul and spirit (2 Corinthians  6:14) and I declare I am free (John 8:36) body, soul and spirit (1 Corinthians 6:17). I choose to bring myself into unity with the Lord Jesus Christ (John 17:22-23). Thank You Jesus. Amen.”


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NOTE: Part 3 – Session 8, was taken from “Hidden Bondages” –


God bless, 

Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks


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