Video From Sunday’s Service

This is a video clip from yesterday’s message, Freedom From Curses, delivered at The River is Safford, Arizona.



Freedom From Curses, part 8 of 8

This is the final part to an 8-part series on Freedom From Curses.  I will combine all of them together into a syllabus later today for downloading.  Today, we will discuss Split Souls and Sowing and Reaping.

Split Souls

This next area is quite alarming, yet can be seen clearly in the Word of God. It is the curse of a split soul. The best definition is found by simply taking you to the Word of God:

James 1:6-8
… He who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

The original Greek word for “double-minded” is “di-psuchos,” literally meaning “split soul.” The preposition “di” means “split” or “two”; “psuchos” is the word translated “soul” all throughout the New Testament. Would you not say that a man that couldn’t receive anything from God was under a curse? Would you not say that a man that was unstable in all his ways was under a curse?

Instability and inability to receive from God are two of the biggest symptoms of a curse. As a pastor, I see this kind of person all the time.  Something in them wants to receive from God, but another part of their nature always rejects the help they need. Remember, Deuteronomy 28 speaks of the heavens being brass as part of the curse of the law. This person lacks the ability to be resolute in personality and decisions.

A double personality can be life-wrecking, not only for the individual, but for the people around them as well.  People have unknowingly married a person with a double personality and suffered the consequences. It may not sound like such a big problem, but to someone that is unstable in all their ways, it is torment. When they want to go right, they go left, when they want to say yes, they say no.

One of the ways that a split soul occurs is through promiscuity. The Bible clearly teaches that when you join yourself in a physical relationship to someone, you become one soul (see I Cor. 6:15-20). God intended man to only have one partner. Promiscuity takes the spiritual aspect of lovemaking and fragments it out to many instead of one. This great exchange of becoming soul mates is fragmented off to multitudes, and likewise, other personalities are fragmented off into them.  It is no wonder that society is so messed up and people don’t know who they are.

If you were promiscuous before coming to Christ and suffer from these problems, you need to renounce all those relationships. Break any soul ties you may have with those people. Ask for the cleansing blood of Jesus to make your personality whole and to make you one with your spouse.

Sowing and Reaping

In closing this teaching on curses, let me say that a great deal of what we’re dealing with is found in the principle of sowing and reaping.  Galations chapter 6 sums it up nicely:

Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. 

Much of what we’re contending with is what we have sown into our life and the lives of others. So beyond just saving a prayer of deliverance, begin to sow mercy into the lives of others.  Matthew 5:7 says, “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.” Begin walking in faith, hope and love.  Let’s once again look at Galations 3:13: “Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”).”

Your redemption is past tense, it is already paid for! There is nothing left but for you to appropriate it and begin to act upon it. As I said at the beginning, if you have a curse in your life, it is either because of ignorance or disobedience. I have taken care of the ignorance part; you have to deal with all disobedience in your life. If you choose, you can be free! Heed these words in Deut. 30:19:

I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your decedents may live.