Obedience: The Bondage Breaker

Dreams from the LORD 2003-2006
7 February 2005

Back in August 1989 while I was living in Ames, Iowa, I was taking a nap and this intense light shown through my body like an X-ray. I screamed in excruciating pain when it happened. It may have lasted only a few seconds, but what I saw was significant. As the intense light shown through my body, I could see a big, black blob on my right side—from my upper right chest down into my right leg. Immediately, I realized that the Lord was showing me the demonic stronghold (the strongman?) in my body.

Around February of 1997 while I was working at Harold Pike Construction Company, I was at the warehouse checking the oil in a truck parked outside. Just then a couple of Pike employees drove by in a truck, and since there was some good, wet snow on the ground, I decided to grab a handful and throw a snowball at their vehicle as a little distraction. Just as I threw the snowball, a shot of pain went through my right ribcage. I thought I had pulled a muscle. I was very sore. The next morning I was so sore I could barely breathe and I had to call in to Pike Construction and tell them that I wouldn’t make it to work that day. The next day I came to work, but was greatly hindered by my “injured” ribcage. It healed up in about four days and I have had no problem since.

The Lord showed me that I had been delivered from a demon. Sometimes when demons come out, they rip and tear and cause temporary soreness. This soreness sometimes feels like a bone is broken. The soreness can last any where from twenty-four hours to three weeks (in my experience). The demon that came out of me, I believe, was a soul tie with my mom.

Why did the demon come out? Because a week before the deliverance, the Lord woke me up in the middle of the night and told me to write a letter to my mom rebuking her and her husband for the way they had treated me for so many years because of my Christian faith and other things. Example: dad put me in four mental hospitals and had me pay roughly $5000.00 in hospital bills and then he later told me that he paid for it. I also spent nine and a half months in Ireland back in 1981 and 1982 using my own hard-earned money (between the ages of eleven and sixteen, I earned several thousand dollars raising 4-H cattle, baling hay, walking beans, working for farmers, etc.) and he later took credit for paying for it. Also, my dad usually ignored me and my accomplishments or else took credit for them. I told my mom in the letter that I did not trust or respect her or her husband. They had never acknowledged the fact that the Lord Jesus Christ healed me of manic-depression back in 1986. Since they rejected me, they rejected Christ. In the letter, I ripped into them pretty good. Satan runs that family and I had been dreaming of getting away from that family since I was seven years old.

When my mom received and read that scathing letter, I believe that a soul tie between her and myself was broken. A curse was broken, and the demon could no longer stay in my body. What a relief that was. When we obey the Lord, bondage is broken. The anointing breaks the yoke of sin.

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The Wild Truth by Carine McCandless
A Deeper Deliverance
My Testimony
The Nakedness of Noah
How God Guides

"Partial obedience is disobedience!"

--Leonard Ravenhill


  1. Brilliant Tim, as usual!

  2. Thank you, kingintraining. The anointing breaks the yoke of sin. Or in other words, the Fire of the Holy Ghost makes demons scatter.

  3. Wow! Do you have any brothers or sisters? Are they still stuck in a soul tie with them?

  4. Yes, I do have brothers and sisters according to the flesh. I am sure that they have soul ties and generational curses from the Shey family.

    As we both know, my brothers, sisters and mothers are those who do the will of my Heavenly Father.

  5. I tried to message a bit ago.. I'm almost to spiritually tired to 're write . Long story short I found you through a David Wilkerson blog . I was ready to take my life but I read this dream and some of your experiences are similar to mine. This brought hope.. my number is 6062074438.. Plz contact me if possible I'd like to ask you about this and still keep some of this private.. I'm not as comfortable sharing as you because when I talked about spiritual attacks I got put in the hospital and they took all my journals and read them and then brought them to the hospital and told them I was a religious fanatic. God bless youand keep u in Jesus our Lord as you are out there hitchhiking.

    1. Melissa: Thank you for contacting me. I believe the Lord is doing a powerful healing and deliverance in your life.

      If you would like to contact me, my email address is sawman1960@live.com.

      God bless you and I am grateful that this post has helped you.

  6. Melissa: One minor correction: it wasn't a dream, it was real (the intense light showing through my body like an X ray).

    Hebrews 4: 12-13: "For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do."