A while back there was this sister in the Lord which I had messaged. Her AVI on Twitter was a bit revealing so I went to her in love. She condemned me, blocked me, and then spoke ill of me on her Timeline. It hurt me inside and I consulted another sister to see if I had did anything wrong and she assured me that I acted out of love and that I shouldn’t reply or fight the battle for myself. A few weeks later that same sister who condemned me, mentioned me. Thanking me for standing up for the truth and helping her. But I didn’t’ spend days talking to her. She didn’t even like me. But the Holy Spirit took that seed I planted and worked in her through it! The Holy Spirit spoke volumes to me concerning that situation and I pray that God give you wisdom to APPLY what I’m going to be speaking to you about today. IN JESUS NAME – Amen.
What is a “Yoke”? What is “Unequally Yoked” to a Saint?
A Yoke in the life of a child of God can simply be defined as an emotional, or physical bond with somebody. Since we’re spiritual beings, those bonds have spiritual implications!
When many of us look at the word “Yoke” our mind automatically thinks about marriage, or a relationship. Although that is true, many tend to forget that that word also refers to every other relationship which we keep. Whether it be family, friend, or coworkers. We can be yoked together with any, and everybody.
I like to say that yokes are the breeding ground for soul ties.
What CREATES a yoke?
- Constant and consistent communication ( texts, phone calls,)
- Constant communion & fellowship (Going out to eat, “Turning Up together, etc}
- Intimacy (Kissing, Sex, intimate conversations etc)
What does a yoke CREATE?
A yoke creates a soultie. Which is basically a spiritual portal between two spirit beings which allows the transferring of spirits, whether demonic, or good.
FRIENDSHIPS & RELATIONSHIPS
“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness?” 2nd Corinthians 6:14
“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.” – Psalm 1:1
We must understand that we must not become yoked with unbelievers. It’s not an issue of looking “better” than them, or holding ourselves to higher standards. It’s an issue of transferring spirits. If you’re yoked with someone who has an anger issue, you’ll begin to develop one as well. If you’re yoked with someone who’s lustful, you’ll begin to be lustful as well. It’s not an issue of “rubbing off” it’s just the spirits in them are transferring to you through that soul tie which you’ve created by being unequally yoked.
“SHOW ME A MANS FRIENDS, AND I WILL TELL YOU WHAT SPIRITS THEY ARE SHARING WITH HIM”
How Do I Win Souls Then?
The MOST important thing about winning souls that Christians forget is that, IT’S THE HOLY SPIRIT WHO DOES THE CONVICTING! Our job as believers is to sow the seed of the gospel into someone. Another person may come and WATER that seed that we’ve sown. But it’s GOD who giveth increase! We tend to take things into our own hands. Eventually creating bonds, friendships, and connections with people we’re “trying to help bring into the kingdom of God”.
Now many people use “Oh you’ve gotta be in the darkness to shine” as an excuse to gratify their fleshly desires, but some are also genuine and become unequally yoked with unbelievers. Take a bowl of dirty water (sinner/lukewarm saint) and pour it into a bowl of clean water (Christian). As you’ll see, the bowl of dirty water WILL contaminate the clean water. This is the way we contaminate our spirits and taint our witness by being unequally yoked with an unbeliever. Even if it’s for the sake of “winning them to Christ”
When it comes to those friends who we were close with BEFORE coming to Christ, we must realize that the only thing that we can do is sow the seed of the gospel in them, and have them SEE the change in you! It’s not enough to not have sex, but still go out to parties and the club with them. They must see a genuine change inside of you. If you’re still yoked to them, they won’t see any reason to change their ways. Many times, if you sow the seed in them then break the yoke, they’ll eventually come back to you and ask you to help them give their life to Christ!
SOW YOUR SEED, BREAK THAT CONNECTION, BECOME COMMITTED TO GOD, AND THEY’LL EVENTUALLY COME BACK TO YOU. ASKING YOU QUESTIONS AND TO HELP THEM COME TO CHRIST AS THE HOLY SPIRITS WORKS IN THEM THROUGH THAT SEED YOU PLANTED!
THERE IS NO WAY YOU CAN TRY TO CONVERT SOMEONE IF YOU’RE IN THE CLUB WITH THEM EVERY SATURDAY. OR IF YOU GO TO EVERY PARTY WITH THEM. OR IF YOU’RE TEXTING AND CALLING THEM 24/7. OR IF YOU GUYS ARE GOING OUT TO EAT CONSISTENTLY!
YOU’RE JUST MAKING IT MORE DIFFICULT FOR THE HOLY SPIRIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I’ll end with a short story.
There was an old woman, who couldn’t speak English properly. She was a Christian and all she could say in English was “Repent or Perish”. The Holy Spirit told her to go preach to a lawyer who lived in her city. She stood in front of his car as he tried to leave for work. The man got out the car and said “are you crazy? What are you doing?”. She said “REPENT OR PERISH”. The man told her to get out. She repeated “REPENT OR PERISH”. He told her to leave, and she said it once again. “REPENT OR PERISH”, then she left. Once the man got back from work, he went to the living room and heard “REPENT OR PERISH”. He went to the bathroom to take a shower and heard “REPENT OR PERISH”. He ran out and went to his bedroom to sleep and heard “REPENT OR PERISH”. Going back to his living-room, he heard “REPENT OR PERISH!”.
Then he got on his knees and cried out for God! Now he’s a pastor! That old lady didn’t try to do the work of the Holy Spirit. She didn’t sit and text him, and talk to him, and create a yoke saying “Oh I’m just trying help him” She sowed that seed and let the Holy Spirit do His job…
Ask yourself: “Am I trying to do the job of the Holy Spirit and therefore contaminating myself?”
- Pray that every ungodly soul tie and unequal yoke in your life be BROKEN in the name of Jesus.
- Pray that every contamination in your body & spirit as a result of those bonds be purified by the fire of the Holy Spirit
- Pray and ask God for wisdom and empowerment to be and effective fisher of men!
EVEN AS YOU’RE READING THIS LAST PRAYER, LET EVERY UNGODLY SOUL TIE AND UNEQUAL YOKE IN YOUR LIFE BE BROKEN IN THE NAME OF JESUS. I COMMAND EVERY CONTAMINATION OF THE ENEMY IN YOUR SPIRIT, SOUL, AND BODY, AS A RESULT OF THESE CONNECTIONS BE REMOVED THIS MOMENT IN THE NAME OF JESUS! SPIRIT OF THE LIVING GOD I PRAY THAT YOU BEGIN TO FILL THIS PERSON WITH WISDOM AND EMPOWER THEM TO BE EFFECTIVE SOUL WINNERS FOR YOUR GLORY. IN THE NAME OF JESUS – AMEN!