Divine Help: Overcoming Marital Delay (Part 3)

In this part 3, the goal is to discuss in practical terms how to break the yoke of marital delay caused by hidden covenant.

Many believers have marital delay or problems due to several reasons that border on a hidden covenant. This problem is mostly caused by ignorance or a polluted bloodline.

Marital delay or other marital problems caused by a hidden covenant can affect both men and women, so there is no exception.

What is Hidden Covenant?

Hidden covenant is an alliance between man and Satan. It is often contracted directly or indirectly. For example, a man or woman can end up with marital, financial, or other problems because someone in his/her bloodline had a pact with the devil.

In some other cases, the person with the problem may unknowingly sign over his/her life to the devil through ignorance. This can happen when the person seeks spiritual help from agents of darkness.

More often than not, hidden covenants are contracted in attempts to solve problems spiritually. Many people have pledged their lives, destinies, and future generations to the devil willingly or through ignorance in their search for solutions to problems.

There are many born again Christians who have unresolved issues due to a hidden covenant, and many of them are battling with difficulties without any tangible result. Some believers, however, are very aware of their past dealings with Satan (either through family members or directly) and often assume that the Scripture in 2 Corinthians 5:17 is their insurance coverage.

The Scripture “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” is a powerful word of testimony, but then a lot of believers subconsciously assume that the power in the word can be experienced by reading. Mental knowledge of the word does not produce, and can never produce a result. This is the dilemma that many believers have yet to realize.

Indeed, old things become new for new converts, but this new life had a past with records kept in the kingdom of darkness. The believer must settle the past through prayers and get a clean bill of new status from God. Satan is the god of this world and by extension, every soul on earth belongs to him; so the believer must confront his/her past through warfare prayers.

How to Break Hidden Covenants

The first step to overcoming marital delay is through spiritual investigation. It is by seeking God for reasons responsible for the delay. To do this, the believer cannot just kneel down and talk to God casually and then think that his/her request would be granted on a platter.

The salvation plan of God for man is not without conditions, but for some reason, a lot of people assume that once they believe and confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, there is nothing else to do. True! Faith expressed by open confession of Jesus Christ as Lord is all that man needs to have his or her name written in the Book of Life; but without obedience to other instructions needed for an established relationship with God, the believer may not enjoy his or her relationship with God.

After an open confession of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, there is usually a witness in the heart that one has become a child of God. After this initial experience, the believer must register for baptism by immersion and Holy Communion for a new convert. John 6:53-56.

Water Baptism and Holy Communion are not necessary to have one’s name written in the Book of Life, but they are very important to establish a break from the rule and control of the devil. Unfortunately, these basic truths to spiritual growth are often ignored in many worship centers; thus a lot of believers are one leg in the world and one leg in God’s kingdom.

If you seek God’s face for reason(s) behind your marital delay after confessing and repenting of known sins, you will receive answers to that particular question. But then that is the beginning of your battle.

You will need to complete the salvation process by seeking Water Baptism and Holy Communion to break from the spiritual domain of the devil (world). In fact, it is recommended that the seeker takes these steps before seeking God for reasons behind the delay.

When God reveals the cause of marital delay, you will need to do one of two things: first is to settle with God if the reason is an issue between you and Him; or second, if the cause is a hidden covenant.

In the case God reveals a demonic connection as the cause of the delay; the believer will have to fight. This will require a night prayer (vigil) between 12 AM and 3 AM for a period of 3 – 21 days, depending on other factors.

It is very easy to secure victory over demonic causes of marital delay through prayers, but the believer may not get quick results if he/she is entangled in any sort of impurity; such as lies, fornication, masturbation, gossip, backbiting, malice, etc.

Any of these natural weaknesses will serve as a gateway for evil spirits to reinforce their grip on the believer. So what should the believer do in a situation like this? The believer must tackle the weakness and overcome it before he/she can experience total and lasting victory over the devil. Purity is the power booster for believers. If this applies to you, I suggest you read this article or this one.

Flesh, through sins, weights, or leaven is an open door for satanic oppressions, so the believer must first and foremost deal with his/her flesh before he/she can experience a lasting victory over demonic strongholds behind the delay.

You will know when a hidden covenant is broken and when victory is secured. After this experience, the believer must ask God to lead him/her to the right person for marriage.

Right here, you must prepare your mind for a life-changing experience, which a lot of people find difficult to accept. The reason for this is often due to many years of living as single.

You must be willing to accept God’s choice for your life.

Your preconceive ideal partner must give way to His choice, so you will need to be more sensitive to the Holy Spirit when new faces start showing up in your life and relationships.

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