If you have been very observant on social media, especially on Instagram, you would have noticed a lot of posts with the hashtag #thehallelulahchallenge and many pictures of Olowo Gbogboro. Well in case you are wondering what it is all about, let me fill you in.

It’s a 30days of Praise and Worship to the Olowo Gbogboro (the Lord with an outstretched arm). It’s a challenge started by Gospel Minister Nathaniel Bassey to Worship God throughout the month of June from 12 am to 1 am. The key scripture for this challenge is Acts 16:25-34. Please kindly read it.

When I first started seeing it, at first I didn’t pay much attention to it. Until one day when I was speaking with my sister and she was asking me if I had joined in the challenge, unfortunately, that day network was bad and I couldn’t hear what she was saying. I soon forgot all about it.

One boring day I decided to browse Instagram and I happen to land on Nathaniel Bassey’s page and I was reading mind-blowing testimonies and miracles. I was like, Joke where the hell have you been? I called my sister back and I was accusing her of not informing me. That particular day I made up my mind to join, that day was the Day 10 of the challenge. I told myself I would stay awake till 12 am so it would be easy for me to join. Unfortunately, by 11 pm I was seriously feeling sleepy, I then decided to sleep for an hr, and set my alarm for 12 am. In fact, I set my two phones on alarm, but how I did not hear the alarm ring beats my imagination. I woke up that day at 4:49 am. When I woke up I was mad and furious. On a normal day, my phone alarms are so loud that it can wake up a dead person.

Anyway the next day I decided not to leave anything to chance, I called two of my friends to wake me up by 12 am. Funny enough I ended up been the one that woke them up, cos God woke me up himself by 11:55 pm. God must have seen my heart and decided to help me by waking me up himself. The first day, there were thirty-two thousand views (32K) that was day 11. Unfortunately after about 40minutes, my network disappeared and all efforts to restore it were abortive. I was so disappointed because it’s such an awesome time, you wouldn’t even know when time passes.

The next day been day 12, God woke me up again this time at 11:50 pm, and I had such an awesome time. I never knew praising God could be so much fun. And yet again, the people that connected rose to fifty thousand (5oK). I couldn’t believe it, and this time around network did not fail until at the very last minute; I was happy.

There are many things I love about the Hallelujah challenge; firstly, it brings Christians together under one roof, one body. I told my sister, this challenge has brought Christians together regardless of denomination, background and belief. Each and every one of us is praising and worshipping God and it’s such a sweet time.

Secondly, this challenge will bring a revival to the body of Christ. A lot of dead spiritual lives will be awoken, dead situations will receive life. Miracles and testimonies are/will happen. Situations that have defied human solutions, defied prayers & fasting will bow to Worship & Praise. There will be a renewed hope in the hearts of men and women. On Nathaniel’s page, he posted a conversation two people had on Twitter. One was telling the other that Club owners will be very angry with Nathaniel because of this challenge. Muslims are fasting and now Christians are worshipping God every midnight so people are no longer coming to clubs. It’s funny but in that conversation lies a great truth. The kingdom of the enemy will be shattered, many people will be saved, bad things that people ordinarily do in the midnight hour will reduce drastically.

Thirdly, I am amazed at the number of celebrities that have joined this challenge. Honestly, when I was seeing the names of viewers and commenters I was shocked. People that ordinarily you wouldn’t expect are part of this Hallelujah Challenge.

The way this challenge has gone viral eh is mind-blowing. Its been trending on social media for days. God’s name will definitely be honoured in Nigeria and there’s hope for a spiritual revival and an awakening in the body of Christ and in Nigeria.

I would like to say that when you join this challenge, please join with a heart to Worship God for who He is and not for what you can get from Him. God cannot be mocked. Worship Him with a pure heart, praising Him for what He has done and even the things yet undone.
I so much love this Halleluyah Challenge, and I encourage and plead with everyone to please Join and Let’s Praise the God with an outstretched arm. You are not too small for Him to notice you and His hands are not short to turn around “impossible” situations. Don’t be bothered about data, He will provide. Also, you can limit what you do with your data this period.

To Join the Hallelujah Challenge, you need to take the following steps:

  • Join Instagram.
  • Follow Nathaniel Bassey’s page. His Handle is @nathanielblow.
  • Charge your phone, get data, and set your alarm for 12 am.
  • Connect to Nathaniel Bassey’s Instagram live video at 12 am.
  • Invite friends and family.
  • Share this post.

If you have earlier joined in this challenge, kindly let us know your experiences thus far and if you haven’t please join and come tell us how much you love it in the comment section.

Thank you for reading; I wish you all a fabulous day.

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  1. At the beginning of the month, I saw a post about the challenge but the student mind in me said but Debbie you don't have enough data now, you have to manage the small one you have oh….but then I reaised since this month started I have being sleeping after 1 and God made me realize that am just wasting away that 1hr that I can use to worship him so I decided to join one night and that night was amazing in God's presence. When we started I was conscious of my sleeping roommates but then I didnt care after sometime, I was like they should even wake up sef. It is a very healthy spiritual program that I would tell even my enemy to join sef.
    Pertaining data, Airtel is doing a promo for 500mb – #25 per night.
    You will be glad you joined. But remember to go with a heart of worship.


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