Saturday, November 5, 2016

Is DPQD blocking you from moving forward in your deliverance process?

For me, it seems natural that after a person has experienced powerful deliverance by the power of God’s Spirit (i.e., clear and forceful demonic manifestations and expulsions) that this person would be “on-board” and excited to continue receiving more healing and deliverance ministry. I would think that they would now cry out with joy, “I feel so much lighter and better. Now I want all the deliverance that God has for me. Thank you Jesus!”

Surprisingly, and on many occasions, I have seen the opposite happen in my ministry. I have seen people experience mighty and clear signs of God’s power in the form of demons being cast out and then, just days later, have no desire to receive further deliverance. They never call again. They turn down every offer to receive more healing and deliverance prayer. Basically, they just disappear from the ministry radar.

This has happened enough times that I have coined a term for it: Demonic Persuasion to Quit Deliverance, or DPQD for short. I decided to give it a name because we are called to expose the fruitless deeds of darkness (Eph. 5:11) and certainly a desire to not receive more of God’s healing is a deed of darkness. So I expose it here.

In order to understand DPQD, you need to understand the persistence of the devil. You see, just because the enemy suffers a setback in the form of demons being cast out of someone, that doesn’t mean that the rest of the person’s demons (very rarely are all the demons expelled in one sitting) will just give up and march out voluntarily.

You will never hear a remaining demon apologize and offer to leave voluntarily. It will never say, “Sorry I bothered this person, the rest of us demons are all just going to leave now. We won’t ever try to bother this person again. Good bye…”

No. After a deliverance, you can be assured that the remaining demons are saying, “She’s mine. You can’t have her! You may have won the battle but not the war. We are never going to give her up!” In other words, the demons are going to fight back!

This is what happens: a person has had a successful deliverance. Under the anointing of the Holy Spirit, demons were exposed against their will. They were forced to reveal their names and the curse by which they operated—all against their will. Then they were forcefully cast out of the person in the name of Jesus. The person who received the deliverance feels wonderful afterwards and praises God for setting her free.

However, immediately after the deliverance session, the demons that still remain go to work to discourage and try to make the person feel that it wasn’t such a great victory after all. They begin scheming how to stop any further deliverance from taking place. They continue to torment. They do whatever they can because they know that their only hope of staying inside the person is to block the person from receiving additional deliverance ministry.

Then the demons begin to whisper lies into the person’s ears: “this deliverance stuff isn’t really real”; “deliverance is dangerous”; “we’re still here”; “deliverance isn’t Biblical”; “you can’t really have demons anyway since you’re a Christian”; “all this torment is just in your mind—you’re just stressed out”; “you should just cancel that next appointment with Pastor so-and-so…” etc.

If the person believes the lies and chooses to end deliverance ministry, they have just been demonically persuaded to quit their deliverance process. They have just fallen victim to DPQD—demonic persuasion to quit deliverance.

It is sad for the deliverance minister because what he wants most is to see the person in victory over her oppression. However, the worst part about DPQD is that the person submits to Satan’s lies and a victory goes to the enemy. This is not how it is supposed to be. We are called to imitate Christ. Jesus was victorious over Satan. And we are to have victory over the devil too!

Here are five recommendations that I would give anyone who is going through the deliverance process. These recommendations will help them to overcome DPQD:

How to Overcome DPQD

1)      Know that deliverance is a process. It may take some time before every last demon is expelled. Deuteronomy 7:22 says that this process is “little by little.” Therefore, you will need to persist.

2)      Expect the following pattern to emerge in your deliverance process: breakthrough-walk in your deliverance-breakthrough-walk in your deliverance, etc. During the periods between breakthroughs, you need to be especially vigilant of the enemy’s attacks on your emotions.

3)      Expect that the demons will do anything in their power to discourage you from receiving more deliverance prayer. Expect it and know how to pray against it: “I resist you in the name of Jesus”; “I don’t tolerate you Satan”; “I bind you and cancel your assignment on me”; “I will have victory”; “I cover my emotions with the blood of Jesus!”

4)      Expect that the enemy will use other people to discourage you from continuing the deliverance process as well. Family, friends and even well-meaning pastors (especially those who have no practical experience casting out unclean spirits at all) will all rebuke you for seeking deliverance. They will give all sorts of reasons why you shouldn't seek deliverance. These reasons are meant to instill doubt and discouragement. Respond to them with love and remind them that in the Bible, Jesus and His disciples all cast out unclean spirits from the oppressed and that you believe that this ministry still continues today.

5)      Keep resisting, resisting and resisting.

6)      The deliverance process is challenging but the spiritual, emotional and physical freedom that comes from it is worth it!

In conclusion, expect the enemy to try to persuade you to stop getting delivered. Resist this persuasion and tell him, “Get behind me Satan, I WILL be healed!”

Huge blessings,

Pastor Mark

(954) 892-9710

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Demonic Push-Back


Recently I had a Deliverance Encounter with a highly oppressed eleven-year-old girl and her grandma who is her legal guardian. The details of her case are not important here save what happened after our session.

Immediately after receiving deliverance and inner healing prayer, this young girl felt a sense of lightening and joy. A huge part of the oppression that she was feeling was lifted. A true miracle of the Holy Spirit had taken place! There was no strong torment or heaviness. Her behavior suddenly became angelic and for once she acted like a “normal” fifth grader.

In her mind, grandma must have been thinking, “She is healed. No more torment. Now she can focus on other things instead of her spiritual troubles.” I am sure that the thought even crossed grandma’s mind that her granddaughter was now fully healed and would not have to visit Pastor Mark at Invicta Ministries ever again.

This all lasted for about three days.

Around the fourth day, however, it came back—the torment, the demonic behavior and the heaviness. When I spoke to grandma, she was surprised to hear me tell her that this pattern is absolutely normal when it comes to deliverance ministry and it just shows that there is still more work to be done.

I have come to call this temporary calm after the storm of deliverance, “demonic push-back.” The remaining oppression gets pushed back out of the forefront.

I coined this term to refer to the immediate calming effect that strong spiritual warfare prayer (resisting, confronting, curse-breaking and casting out) has on a demonically oppressed individual. 

You see, not only are demons cast out during SW prayer, but the other remaining unclean spirits (usually in different demonic kingdoms) run for cover. They don’t want to be exposed and they know that if their presence is detected by the deliverance minister, the Holy Spirit may force their expulsion along with the others that are being cast out. As a result, they opt to play it safe by going into deep hiding.

Remember, every demon desires to dwell inside of a person. They are comfortable inside of a person. Their mission is to indwell people. They need to be inside of people to fully steal, kill and destroy. Therefore, they will do everything possible to avoid detection in order to not get cast out.

Spiritual warfare prayer is akin to a house being treated by the exterminator. Many roaches will die and many will flee. The roaches that do flee will eventually return—unless their points of entry are closed off and food isn’t being left out to attract them.

The same thing happens to the demons: when they see that their companions are getting bound up and cast out by the awesome power of the Spirit of God, they run—they get pushed back. When they are pushed back, they can no longer exert oppression on their victim.

For the person receiving prayer, this push-back translates into a beautiful sense of peace and calm.

Therefore, when you begin a process of deliverance and inner healing, I would like you to understand the following:

11)     When demons are confronted and expelled, there is usually some sort of physical reaction that accompanies the expulsion: yawning, belching, spitting up, vomiting, shrieking or coughing.

Keep in mind, however, that demons can also be cast out with no noticeable reaction at all. Therefore, just because there is no visible expulsion manifestation, that doesn’t mean that the Holy Spirit isn’t delivering you of any demons.

22)     The demons that don’t get cast out will probably get pushed back. This pushing back pushes them into hidden places of the soul (thoughts, feelings and emotions) and body where they will hide in order not to be exposed. While in hiding, they will stop their tormenting in order to keep their cover. This will cause the person receiving the deliverance prayer to experience an immediate sense of peace and cessation to overt torment.

This is where people call our ministry and inform us that thanks to our prayer they are now “completely delivered” and will no longer be requesting any additional prayer. In response, I caution them that this is probably a temporary effect and that they should remain vigilant and keep binding the enemy.

In addition, I never tell people after a Deliverance Encounter that they are completely delivered. In 98% of all cases, there is more work to be done and this will require perseverance on the part of the person being healed.

I often quote Deuteronomy 7:22:

The LORD your God will drive out those nations before you, little by little. You will not be allowed to eliminate them all at once, or the wild animals will multiply around you.

33)     Around the third or fourth day the demons start to come out of “hiding” and begin tormenting (or whatever their function is) again.

At this point it is common for these remaining demons to begin taunting, “We’re still here” or “We’re not leaving.” Or the biggest lie of all: “All that prayer you did didn’t do anything! Your Jesus can’t help you!”

The aim of course is to discourage the person and cause doubt regarding the sufficiency and efficacy of the power and authority of the name of Jesus.

44)     Demonic push-back is a good sign! If you do experience it, that is good news. First it means that the enemy has been exposed. Second, it means that the Holy Spirit is moving in your life (Amen!). And third, demonic push-back confirms that your problems are indeed, “spiritual.” I think of demonic push-back as a sort of spiritual litmus test. If you experience it, you know that your issues are indeed spiritual.

The first step to victory is exposing your enemy and knowing what you’re up against.

As an aside, if I pray deliverance prayer for someone and there is no immediate calming effect, I consider the possibility that the person’s issues are more organic in nature than they are spiritual. Organic issues don’t just go away for a few days and then return.

This understanding will inform the type of prayer that needs to be prayed—from strong confrontational prayer to healing prayer by the Holy Spirit.

55)     Finally, be in touch with either Pastor Jana or myself after your Deliverance Encounter. Keep us in the loop as to what is happening in your emotions and in your body so that we can pray with you over the phone to continue to resist the demons that remain.

As we pray for you, you will learn how to keep resisting. You will learn to trust in the Holy Spirit for your healing. And do not be anxious, all the demons will eventually be cast out—you might just have to wait for God’s perfect timing though!

In addition, schedule another Deliverance Encounter appointment, perhaps for two or three weeks later. This will let the demons know that you mean business and that you have purposed in your heart that you WILL be free.

And finally, don’t let the demons’ lies discourage you. When they tell you that you can’t make them go, say, “My God has promised me that the Son has set me free and I will be free indeed! And I will OVERCOME in the name of Jesus!”

Huge Blessings,

Pastor Mark

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Ten Things that Block People's Deliverance

Ten Things That Block People’s Deliverance

I believe I speak for every minister of deliverance when I say the following:  the most heartbreaking thing in this ministry is seeing people who are obviously in desperate need of deliverance but for one reason or another, just don’t succeed in taking possession of their spiritual healing. In other words, they need deliverance, but for whatever reason, they just don’t get it.

I often preach that deliverance, like salvation, is not automatic. You must be intentional about it.

In the case of salvation, you need to be intentional. You need to admit that you have sin and that you need to repent (turn from) your sin. Next, you need to be intentional and call on Christ in faith and confess Him as your Savior and Lord.

And the pattern of deliverance is similar: First, you need to admit that you have a problem (your oppression). Next, you need to exercise—in faith—the authority and power that you have as a believer of Christ to command the devil to go.

In other words, in order to get delivered from spiritual oppression, you need to purpose in your heart to get free and then you need to execute. You need to be intentional about it. Getting free is not automatic. You need to take hold of your spiritual Promised Land.

This last part is often difficult for many people who need deliverance. I speak to many, many people who know that they are oppressed by demons. They know they have demons on the inside of them sabotaging them. They are the first to admit it. They hear voices telling them to commit suicide, they experience sexual violation at night by unclean spirits, they see shadows and feel things in their body. They have all sorts of torment. Yet, for one reason or another, they fail to go after their deliverance and really get free.

Here, I want to give ten possible reasons for why this might be happening. These are reasons that I have seen in actual deliverance cases I have dealt with in my ministry. This isn’t theory.

They are factors that cause tormented people—maybe people just like you—not to get the deliverance that they need.  As you read through the list, ask yourself:

Is one of these blockages stopping you from getting Christ’s deliverance in your life?

1   1.   Constantly on the hunt for someone who has enough anointing to cast out their demons.

These people say, “If I can just find someone with enough anointing, then I will be able to get free.” They travel far and wide to find the priest or pastor who is powerful enough to handle their difficult situation.

In the end, they never get healed because they never really allow the Holy Spirit to lead them to the one deliverance minister that God has planned for them. And if they find this person, they quickly “realize” that he or she doesn’t have enough anointing to deal with their difficult and unique situation.

They then quickly renew their search for the next deliverance minister or ministry—the one that really can set them free. And the cycle repeats.

2.     Not willing to accept that deliverance is a process.

People who know my ministry know that I often preach Deuteronomy 7:22:

The LORD your God will drive out those nations before you, little by little. You will not be allowed to eliminate them all at once, or the wild animals will multiply around you. (emphasis mine)

People are impatient. They want everything right here and now. It is the “drive-thru deliverance” mentality. I have had Deliverance Encounters with people in which the Holy Spirit moved powerfully to cause the expulsion of many demons. Then, days later when they realize there are still some demons that oppress them, they completely call into question their healing. They begin to doubt that they ever had any healing to begin with. They wanted everything to be out after one prayer.

Simply stated, they are not willing to persevere and fight over the long run.

3.  Not willing to make a sacrifice.

I have seen people who knew they had demons yet weren’t willing to drive 60 minutes from Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale to meet with Pastor Jana and me for a Deliverance Encounter. “That is just too far of a distance,” they would say.

I love to tell the story of when Jesus healed the paralytic in the crowded house in Capernaum. Since the house was so full of the multitude of people who were listening to Jesus preach, there was no way to get into the house through the door.  However, this paralytic and his friends were not going to give up. The four friends and the paralytic were determined to see the hand of God move in their lives that day. So, they carried the paralytic up onto the roof of this house and proceeded to dig a hole through the roof and then lowered the paralytic down into the room where Jesus was. And you know what? He got his healing. He ended up picking up his mat and walking out of that house praising God!

This is the kind of attitude one needs to have. You need to have the attitude of “I will not stop until I get delivered! I will not take no for an answer! I will do whatever it takes to get healed! I want my healing more than the air that I breathe! I will persevere!”

4.     Not willing to submit to the authority of the deliverance minister.

I have seen this on more than one occasion. This issue manifests when the person being ministered to has strongholds of pride. This pride does not allow them to submit to ministry—and really, to the Holy Spirit who is working through the pastor that is ministering the deliverance and healing.

And this inability to submit to ministry robs them of the blessing that God has for them through this particular deliverance minister. Read Matt. 10:41:

He that receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward; and he that receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward.

In other words, if you don’t believe that someone has a blessing for you, then it will be impossible for you to get a blessing from them.

5.   Not willing to submit every area of his or her life to God. 

The first part of James 4:7 (see my previous blog on this verse) tells us that we need to submit to God. How do we do this? We do this by inviting the Holy Spirit to take control of every part of our lives—including our healing.

Our submission to God will be made manifest in every area of our Christian walk: how we pray, how we study God’s Word, how we fast, how we praise and worship and even how we give.

A person’s deliverance will be proportional to how much he or she is willing to submit his or her life to God.

6.   Not willing to give up a particular sin area.

I have seen deliverance get totally hindered because the person is secretly submitting to pornography, drugs or alcohol. I have also seen the sin of superstition—really a form of witchcraft—block deliverance. One person who I have ministered to hid hundreds of little pieces of paper around their house, each with a Bible verse, to act as talismans to ward off evil spirits.

Any time, we do not call on the name of Jesus, in faith, to overcome the enemy, witchcraft is taking place. And witchcraft is a sure way to keep your demons!

7.   Not willing to suffer.

When I minister to a person with demons, it is highly likely that there will be some form of demonic manifestation. However, for some people, this manifestation of demons can be physically or emotionally painful. This is especially the case when demons of Pain or Torment are indwelling the person.

Regardless of the level of discomfort, it is absolutely necessary to make these demons go. We are called to cast out the demons in the Great Commission (Mark 16). The demons that have gained access to people’s souls and bodies are hard at work stealing, killing and destroying their victim from the inside.

Even though this is the case, some people don’t want to go through the discomfort of deliverance to just get rid of them once and for all.

These are people who would choose to live with their demons instead of going through some temporary discomfort. This situation reminds me of the Israelites who griped to Moses wishing that they had just stayed back in Egypt:

Didn't we say to you in Egypt, 'Leave us alone; let us serve the Egyptians'? It would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the desert!   Exodus 14:12

Amazingly people today still act like the Israelites. They would prefer to live in bondage than go through the pressure of the spiritual olive press and get free!

8.  They want the power that the demons give them more than they want spiritual freedom.

Many people don’t realize that demons will give you power if you are willing to make a deal with them. When a person enters into a relationship with their demons because of some “benefit” that the person receives, these demons become known as “familiar spirits.”

The most common type of familiar spirit is a spirit of divination. All psychics have familiar demons such as these to do their fortune telling. We see an example of this in Acts 16:16:

As we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a slave girl who had a spirit of divination and brought her owners much gain by fortune-telling.

Another common familiar spirit is Jezebel. Usually this relationship exists with women who grow addicted to the power that Jezebel gives them to manipulate and control men.

Bottom line: if a person comes to me for ministry, I tell them that they must be willing to totally renounce all their demons without hesitation—even if it means giving up some perceived “benefit.” If they are unable to renounce their demons, then it is unlikely that they will go, even when commanded to leave in the name of Jesus.

9.  Something in them wants to control the direction of the deliverance. They want their deliverance to be a certain way.

This one is related to #4. I have had demonized people tell me in the middle of a Deliverance Encounter that they do not want to go this part or that part of their life. I have been told things like, “I want to talk about my childhood, not my sexual perversion (fornication, etc.).” I have also heard things like, “You can’t use your cross.”  

Basically, in these cases, the enemy is trying to hijack the healing. If the deliverance minister submits to these types of demands, he gives power to the unclean spirits who are so desperate to stay in their victim.

I tell people that during a Deliverance Encounter, I need to have free reign to go wherever the Holy Spirit leads me. If I need to probe a painful adultery issue or go to a molestation, I must be allowed to do so. If I am led to anoint with oil or touch them with my cross, then I must have the latitude to do so.

Imagine if the blind man in John 9:6 had told Jesus the following: “I will allow you to heal my blindness, but not with the mud.”

A minister of deliverance must only be guided and prompted by the Holy Spirit. By not doing so, he or she might just be submitting to the demands of a demon.

10.  Not knowing who they are in Christ.

It is absolutely crucial that the person being ministered to knows the power and authority they have over the enemy. Many Christians (and not just new Christians by the way) are not aware of this fact.

When we confess Jesus as our Lord and the Holy Spirit comes to dwell inside of us, a powerful gift of authority is given.

This new believer in Christ now has, as an ambassador of Christ, authority and power over every force of darkness. Take for example Luke 9:1:

When Jesus had called the Twelve together, he gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases,

Without faith in this promise of God, a victim of demonic torment will not be able to faithfully command the enemy to go by the authority that they rightfully have in Jesus.

If you doubt or are unsure of your authority in Christ, I suggest that you meditate on the following verses:

Mark 13:34  For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.

Luke 10:19   I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.

Matt. 18:18 "Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.

Huge blessings,

Pastor Mark

Friday, January 8, 2016

When I preach deliverance and inner healing, I often mention a verse that I have come to refer to as, “the Formula for Freedom.” This verse sums up, in God’s perfect way, the process of spiritual freedom.

The verse is James 4:7.

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

It consists of three parts, or steps:

         1) Submit to God
         2) Resist the devil
         3) The devil will then flee

In the first part of this verse, the Apostle James exhorts us to submit every part of our lives to Jesus. Of course this would include our relationships, our finances, our families and everything else in our lives.

And on the level of spiritual warfare, this “everything else” would include our spiritual “junk” also. Our spiritual junk consists of our generational sin (the curses that we inherited) and it would also include the demons that torment us.

What does “submit” mean? I teach that a good working definition of “submit” is: to give something to the Holy Spirit in order for Him to deal with something or heal something in our lives.

Next, this verse tells us to “resist the devil.” This is the part where we use the authority and power that we have as followers of Jesus to break the hold of the enemy. This refers to declaring that the devil can’t have us or operate in our territory. It also means the intentional breaking of curses and the expelling of unclean spirits—in the name of Jesus.

The final step in the Formula for Freedom is a spiritual law of God. This law states that if we submit to Him and then re resist the devil, then the devil has no choice except to go. He doesn’t have an option. It is analogous to a prisoner who has no choice but to obey the sentence of the judge who has ordered him to go to prison.

If you watch me minister to people who are oppressed by unclean spirits, you will notice that I often lead them in a prayer of declaration that basically restates James 4:7. I will have them repeat something like the following: “I submit everything to you Heavenly Father. I submit the abuse that I suffered [or whatever is relevant to that person’s life story]. I submit every torment to You. And I resist the devil in the name of Jesus! I take authority over the enemy and command him to leave me now. The devil must go!”

No matter who you are or what you’ve been through, the Formula for Freedom is a spiritual pattern that you can follow right now. It is powerful and God-ordained. It brings us into the presence of the Lord and it states a spiritual law that cannot be violated by the enemy—in the name of Jesus!

Huge blessings,

Pastor Mark

Friday, December 25, 2015

What is Invicta Ministries? 

          Invicta Ministries is a Holy Spirit-driven Christian ministry whose mission, calling and anointing is to set the captives free. Invicta is led by Pastors Mark and Jana Chase.

We are a deliverance ministry located in Broward County, Florida between Miami and Palm Beach. We serve people who come to us from around South Florida, from around the state, and from around the nation.

Invicta Ministries has three primary mission priorities: First, to bring about the healing of people’s souls (the thoughts, feelings and emotions) that have been wounded or broken as a result of the abuse, abandonment and rejection that was experienced in childhood. Second, to expel, in the name of Jesus, demons that have entered into the mind and body. And third, to educate the body of Christ about the nature of the spiritual war that is described in God’s Word.

The first ministry directive, inner healing, focuses on healing unresolved pain and trauma from the past. This pain and trauma typically stems from sexual abuse (molestation and rape), rejection by a parent, abandonment by a caregiver as well as emotional, spiritual and physical abuse. If left unhealed, a wounded or broken soul can cause many blockages and hindrances in a person’s life. Invicta Ministries believes that such a damaged soul can only be healed by the Holy Spirit of God.

The second ministry directive of Invicta Ministries is deliverance. This entails forcefully resisting the demonic spirits that attack the emotions and bodies of those who we minister to and expelling them in the name of Jesus. This process typically takes place after we have resolved the strongholds and generational sin that allowed the demons to remain in the individual to begin with. We believe that every believer of Christ has the power and authority to command that the devil go—in the name of Jesus.

Finally, Invicta Ministries has a burden to teach and equip the body of Christ about the nature of the spiritual war that Paul the Apostle talks about in 2 Corinthians 10 and Ephesians 6.

To accomplish this, Invicta Ministries holds a weekly Deliverance and Inner Healing Service. During this service, both Mark and Jana instruct participants on varied aspects of spiritual warfare. These issues include characteristics of the demonic, generational sin (curses), strongholds, the legal rights that demons use to steal, kill and destroy as well as the authority of the name of Jesus to overcome every force of darkness.

        If you suffer from demonic torment or experience unbearable emotional heaviness from what they did to you when you were a child, you need to know that there is help and there is healing. Reach out to Invicta and get plugged in to what our ministry has to offer—either the weekly Deliverance and Inner Healing Service or a private and confidential Deliverance Encounter.

Huge blessings,

Pastor Mark                                                                    
(954) 892-9710

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Marriage of Spiritual Warriors

       Here at Invicta Ministries (, we teach that the marriage of two followers of Christ is a powerful and effective spiritual weapon against the forces of darkness.  

     In the spiritual war, an equally yoked, Christ-centered and Holy Spirit-empowered marriage is an awesome weapon against the forces of darkness. When the two become one—united in their desire to submit to God and resist the devil, the marriage becomes a solid fortress against the enemy.

     And the above traits are precisely the keys that make the Godly marriage such a powerful force in the spiritual: First, both are equally yoked. This means that, for the most part, both are at the same level in their relationship with Christ. Both have about the same level of intimacy with the Lord. It also means that both share a very similar understanding and revelation of God’s Word.

     Next, a powerful marriage is Christ-centered. Both need to know that ultimately, the marriage is not about them but about magnifying the name of Jesus. Spouses that know that Jesus is the priority in their marriage are able to relate to one another much better. Christ-centered spouses are merciful, just and forgiving. And since Christ-centered marriages know their Biblical authority and power over the enemy, they do not tolerate any of the devil’s schemes to meddle in their marriage union or even in their family.

     God-ordained marriages are Holy Spirit-empowered. Both are constantly in agreement about inviting the Holy Spirit of God into their marriage at all times. This permits their relationship, their ministries, their businesses and their parenting to move in powerful alignment with God’s perfect plan for them.

     In a Godly marriage, the blessing of Matthew 18:19 is constantly being felt. Both are consistently in agreement over the prayer issues of that the couple has. And what better way to confront the devil than being in agreement that the enemy needs to get out—in Jesus’ name!  

     This is why the enemy attacks the God-ordained marriage with such ferocity. The enemy knows that if he can cause a marriage to stumble, he has a much better chance of making the individual spouses fall. The devil also hates the Godly marriage because it says no to sexual sin. Godly spouses keep the marriage bed undefiled which brings even more power into their marriage. I always preach that purity=power!

     If you are not yet married, don’t rush! Wait and pray for God to show you the person with whom He wants you to do life together. And when you do find that special person that you think might be "the one," schedule a session of pre-marital deliverance with Invicta Ministries before you tie the knot. Let's make sure that you're not inviting any demons to walk with you down the aisle!

     If you are married, but are not equally yoked, heavy prayer (especially strong spiritual warfare prayer—binding, loosing, resisting and casting out) and fasting is in order. 

    And finally, if you are already in an equally yoked marriage, keep inviting the Holy Spirit to move both of you where He wants you to be and enjoy the blessings and joy of the marriage covenant!

     Invicta Ministries of Deliverance and Inner Healing is based out of beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Huge blessings,

Pastor Mark 
(954) 892-9710