Hi Guys. I know! I know! There should have been a June recap but the one thing I can vividly recall doing last month was the Hallelujah challenge . If you weren’t a part of it, you miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiised. As in you missed, missed, missed. Yep! I have to rub it in ?.
I didn’t hear about it on time so I was a bit late in joining in and at first it seemed like a picture taking something as what I initially saw on Instagram was Hallelujah pose. And I was like Hmmmm! Me I don’t kukuma like posting pictures but thanks to Immanuel telling me about it and Amaka writing about it I was motivated ?. I followed Pastor Nathaniel on Instagram and I was motivated and sold.
Funny enough, when I heard it was a vigil something I wasn’t too happy ?. I had just finished a lengthy vigil and I was not forward to fighting sleep in the office again. However Beloved! The Hallelujah Challenge was worth losing sleep ten times over. I was blessed and over blessed. There was a personal revival. I felt (and still feel) my spirit leap with me and I was excited at the possibilities for this generation.
A generation for Christ. A generation that knows God. Can somebody shout Hallelujah! ?
WHY I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THE HALLELUJAH CHALLENGE
Few days after I joined, I had encounters in the dream and God told me what the Hallelujah challenge was doing in the spiritual. This hinted me not to take it for granted and I needed no further motivation. One time I hit the 12 am alarm snooze button, dozed off and I can’t recall if I managed to connect to the live stream before dozing but suddenly at around 12:30am I heard the Holy Spirit tell me “Do you know angels came here 12am”. You needed to see the way I jumped up. Hian! My eyes cleared sharp sharp.
I didn’t have the courage to ask if the angels were still around lol. What this meant was that our praise session here on earth registered in Heaven. That 12am had been noted in heaven as a time of praise coming from some group of people on earth. Praise and worship is priceless to God.
Apart from the spiritual benefits, Beloved, that feeling of togetherness was unbeatable.
For the first time I understood what the early Church must have been like. United in purpose and touching heaven. Nothing like doctrine or Church as we know it. We were united in Jesus only. No judgement on hair or dressing or worship mode or songs or what have you.
That feeling of knowing you were in the midst of fellow believers was priceless. Imagine! Knowing that Me, Joan, Highly Favoured, Naijasinglegirl, Amaka, Immanuel, Ayo, Pastor Nathaniel and countless other people and celebrities were worshipping God at the same time and hour. Even Heather Lindsley showed up. Absolutely amazing. I later got to know that my friend’s wife also partook. None of this people and I have ever been in one spot at the same time, least of all worshipping but the Hallelujah challenge made it possible.
Another thing I loved about the Halleluyah challenge was the dedication and enthusiasm shown by our generation.
It shows what good leadership and the move of God can do for this generation. It shows endless possibilities of a generation on fire for Christ. A generation using social media positively, spearheading a revival that can reach into the uttermost corners of the earth. Beloved! a generation that can jettison sleep and ignore data costs of one hour for thirty days is a generation to watch out for ( In case you don’t know data costs in Nigeria ain’t cheap at all, nor is it especially reliable).
The possibilities of this revival for the gospel are endless. My eyes were opened to how we can spread the gospel online and how Social media can bring disenchanted youths into the Church and to know the love of Christ. Pastor Nathaniel always made an altar call at the close of the praise. Imagine people who may never have given their lives to Christ doing so in the privacy of their rooms.
Then there were the songs.
Gosh, don’t let me talk too much. Worship, praise and Thanksgiving just flowed. Here are two of my favorites.
This song makes my spirit leap.
Amazing right? Note how slightly different he sings the original version. “Gashina gamuna ” is a bit faster and not drawn out like we did during the Hallelujah challenge.
You can guess my song of the month.
Hmmmmm! Then there were the wise words of Pastor Nathaniel.
Some of which include “Don’t start anything without a word from God ” and countless others. Read more in Amaka’s post and follow his Instagram @Nathanielblow for more wise words and prophecies.
How can I forget the testimonies .
Amazing, soul lifting, heart warming testimonies. It’s not too late to read them from @nathanielblow.
And the Hallejah festival.
Finally, the lessons on God marketing 101 are unparrelelled .
When God announces you, you don’t need any promotion oh. Angels market your market for you. Hallelujah Challenge took over just like that. Nobody was expecting it. @Nathaniel blow blew. ? pun intended. I learnt a lot on just focusing on what God sends you to do, Ignoring the naysayers and critics and just following God.
For those in the Ministry, it shows how important it is to allow God lead us and how our gifts can make way for us. For me personally it is proof that the promises of God will always come to pass. I imagine that the success of the Hallelujah challenge may even have surprised Pastor Nathaniel himself.
Ehen! So were you part of it? What was your experience? Did you attend the Hallelujah Festival. Pls gist us.