A Venezuelan pastor was recently arrested after declaring spiritual freedom for his country during an invitation to a March for Jesus.

José Albeiro Vivas pastors a church in Venezuela, but is also a member of the military, Evangélico Digital reports. As one of the organizers of the march Vivas was tasked with reading an invitation to the event.

In a video invitation to march in the municipality of Barinas, Vivas declared "Venezuela your time of freedom has arrived." March organizers insist that Vivas was referring to spiritual freedom, and that the phrase was this year's motto for the march.

However, military officials believe that he was speaking to political freedom from President Nicolás Maduro.

Vivas was ordered arrested by the General Directorate of Military Counterintelligence (DGIM) on "crimes of misuse of decoration, badges, military titles, and disobedience."

Evangélico Digital reports that Vivas is heavily involved in Venezuela's Christian community. The entire invitation was recorded and translated by the Spanish-language Christian newspaper:

“By the word of God: that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. That is the greatest desire of my Lord Jesus Christ, and this October 12 may all go together to worship God, public worship for the King of kings and Lord of lords.

"March for Jesus, Barinas 2019, Federation Park, 11 in the morning. I invite all Christians. I know God is doing great things in Barinas and Venezuela, and this year's motto is: Venezuela, your time of freedom has arrived. He who chooses freedoms will be truly free. God bless you. Thank you."