The One Hour #HallelujahChallenge. Making the most of the last days

If you are reading, this i am assuming you already know about the #HallelujahChallenge. My blogger friend Joan of Curlychristian.wordpress.com shared a post about it in detail, you can check it to get more gist if you don’t know about it yet.

After yesterday session it dawned on me that it was only a week to go before the challenge is over. I must say i have had the best midnights in the past 23 days. Well one night i overslept and missed it , the other night i overslept but i woke up just in time to catch a few more minutes before it was over. I will also not forget to mention the two nights i slept off during the session and woke up to find out it was over by like 30mins.

I am that person that will never want to miss out on praise session during a church service, its like i missed the most important thing. I was excited to be spending such time on the online *in falz the bahd guy’s voice* with people from all works of life, united in christ and seeking his outstretched arms, to intercede for us and experience such unlocking of potentials and testimonies through praise, day in, day out.

It is only 7 nights to go and i am trusting that the glory of this last days will be greater than the former. You too can get the most of this challenge if you key in fully by taking it seriously. Here are a few things i am doing to get the most out of it and you too can if you take it seriously.

Continue in Praise all day

Don’t wait for midnight to worship for one hour or so and carry on about the rest of the day like nothing is happening. God is everywhere at all times. It does not matter if you engage fully at midnight rather let  the rest of your day be spent showing forth his praise. God is looking for true worshippers, he is spirit and so those who worship him must do so with everything that they have and in everything that they do (in truth – in real life). As you praise him encourage others to join in.


Be expectant through faith

I try my best to read all the testimonies shared on Pst. Nathaniel’s Instagram acct and tap into the anointing. Reading these mind blowing testimonies makes it impossible to doubt the efficacy of God’s power and the manner in which he does things; Just like that, Immediately, Suddenly. If he did it before in the time of Paul and Silas, he will do it again and i truly see him doing it. So instead of reading the testimonies and saying ah! when will my own come? Read to build your faith and know that the one whom you are making requests to is everly (that is not really an english word..lol, but you get) in the business of doing miracles.

Have your requests Written out (in a dream book)

It will do you a whole lot good if you engage during the sessions with a burning desire for a particular thing or things. Come with your requests written out, so that when you pray your thought are not all over the place. When i decided to write down my requests mid way into the challenge i realized that i was more in tune and looked forward to the gathering. I have also seen testimonies from people who where praying for something else and God answered in other ways but the thing is if you don’t know what you ask for you will not come boldly to receive. You want to spend that one hour knowing why you are there rather than spend it thinking of what to pray for because truly and indeed there are a million and one things to pray for but you could do with a lot less distractions and wandering thoughts. I thought i had a lot to ask for but i did not know that writing down 30 prayer requests for 30 days of the months in a book (as he instructed last night) was not that easy. What are Your Requests ? 


Hold on to the word

The word “Olowogbogboro” has been trending thanks to this Hallelujah challenge. It’s a Yoruba word meaning “The one with the extensive uninhibited arms”, “The one with unlimited hand of power”. I remember the day we were asked to look up scriptures on the “arm of God” i camE across so many scriptures i had never seen in that light. These Powerful 15 verses shared by Kachee of Kacheetee.com are very uplifting and it can help you command the hand of God concerning any situation you want to see change. Also from one of the focal scriptures it says  Psalm 149 vs 6-7 “Let the high praises of God be in their mouth and a two edged sword in their hand, to execute veNgeance….”So if the word of God is sharper than any two edged sword according to Heb 4 vs 12 then consider your self more than ready to claim victory. I use to hold up my Bible sef…lol

Pray for the Man of God

If you do not believe him, then you don’t have to bother but if you must make the most of this last days, then you have no choice. I believe, God has chosen to raise a prophet for you and i, he put his words and his mouth and everything he says is of God (See Deut 18 vs 18-19). I salute his obedience and what more can i do to show appreciation other than do the one thing he asks – that we pray for him and his family with his favorite psalm (Psalms 89 vs 20 -29). I have equally fallen in love with the Psalm and i am hoping that it is okay for me to make it my favorite Psalm too.

20 I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him:

21 With whom my hand shall be established: mine arm also shall strengthen him.

22 The enemy shall not exact upon him; nor the son of wickedness afflict him.

23 And I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague them that hate him.

24 But my faithfulness and my mercy shall be with him: and in my name shall his horn be exalted.

25 I will set his hand also in the sea, and his right hand in the rivers.

26 He shall cry unto me, Thou art my father, my God, and the rock of my salvation.

27 Also I will make him my firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth.

28 My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him.

29 His seed also will I make to endure for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven.  

Please pray for him, his family and the entire team


Plan to Attend the Hallelujah festival

It is taking place in Lagos at the Glitz Event Center on the 28th of June from 10am to 1pm. For those of us that cannot be there we will still be tuning in from Instagram and Facebook live.

DETAILS – Address – Glitz Event Centre.
Plot 2, Block 2of , Okunde Blue Water Scheme, Off Remi Olowude Street, Lekki 2nd Roundabout (Marwa Busstop), Lekki, Lagos.
Detailed Description* – From Lekki/VI Tollgate, get to Lekki 2nd Roundabout (Marwa Busstop), by Pinnacle Petrol Station; turn right off the express road and drive straight down to the end of the Road and follow the road to the right (as it splits into left or right at the end of the road). Look out for The Ark Event Centre (on your right) and Vantage Beach Hotel (on your left). Glitz Event Centre is directly opposite the hotel and right next to The Ark Event Centre.

Surrender to God

Upon Mount Zion there is deliverance and holiness. If God must do for you as he did and is still doing for others you must accept him as your Lord and Personal Savior. There is no other way around it. Accept Christ into your life.

I thank God for this privilege to be a part of this. By day 2 i started to experience the hand of God and i shared on my Instagram page. It did not even know what was happening until it hit me….and i have been richly blessed by the experience so far and i hope you are too.

Oh lest i forget, Set an alarm if you have to so you don’t sleep off. It will also help to get some extra oil for your lamp – ANYTHING TO KEEP YOU AWAKE.

What are you doing to make this last days count? pls do share. Also share that someone else can benefit

Lots of love…


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  1. Hey Ijay! This is so great. Thanks for the tag! I’m also thinking of making a list of the songs we’ve been singing. Cause before the challenge I always struggled to keep a worship playlist I actually enjoyed. But now I’m so used to the songs we’ve been singing that I just want to write many of the songs down and download to keep up after the challenge is over 😊😄

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      You are welcome. That is such a great idea. I thought about it too but I wanted to collect songs with Hallelujah in them. But currently i am enjoying this playlist my husband got, when i am out and about as i drive. It’s such a great collection..

  2. That’s great! That’s what I need too. Something to tune to while I’m just going about my day. 💃💃

  3. A very well written post! It is sad that the challenge is coming to an end, but it was a blessed idea. The last day is today and I can’t wait for it.

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      Sadly all good things do come to an end but I know this is ushering in something mega in to our lives.

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