Monday, June 12, 2017

Daily Updates of #Hallelujah Challenge

The #HallelujahChallenge started on the 1st of June, it is a one hour long, live Instagram vigil that is attracting thousands of Instagram users at midnight to pray, sing songs of praise and shout “Hallelujah!” to the name of God. 

The Convener, Nathaniel Bassey ( Gospel Artist) made a live announcement where he enjoined more of his almost 140k Instagram followers to join the midnight prayers and invite their friends too. He also shared the vision of the challenge; why it was midnight and why “Hallelujah”. “Things happen suddenly at midnight; things you have waited for long to happen will happen suddenly – at midnight- foundational issues will be sorted out; we are only enforcing and declaring the victory of Jesus through our praise. It is Hurricane hallelujah and praise!”

He further encouraged viewers to partake of the challenge not just because they have needs, but moreso in the midst of these needs and challenges. “Tell your problems your God is Jehovah Rapha; a mighty Warrior”, he said.and will run through the whole month.

By 12midnight, Nathaniel comes online and everyone praises God together and there has been so many miracles and testimonies. We should all be partakers of God's goodness.

His instagram handle is @nathanielblow.

Today is DAY 12 of the Halleluyah challenge...See you all on instagram this midnight!

Share your testimonies with us. We are happy to receive them.

DAY 13:

Media Mogul, Joy Isi Bewaji Comes For Nathaniel Bassey’s #HallelujahChallenge

Media mogul, Joy Isi Bewaji, has written a piece on Nathaniel Bassey’s trending #hallelujahchallenge a.k.a Olowogbogboro. According to Joy, It won’t change anything, you can’t pray Nigeria to greatness, as she further disclosed that Religion succeeds in Nigeria and is the bedrock of our confidence and convictions.

Here’s her rant;

#HallelujahChallenge will succeed bigly in Nigeria. That’s a given. Not a miracle.
Religion is the bedrock of our confidences and convictions.
Reinhard Bonnke succeeded in the 90s with his exaggerated revivals in Nigeria.
Adeboye succeeds every first Friday of the month, leaving travelers along Ibadan-expressway pulling out their hair (the irony of that situation: a god worshiping mission that makes people swear and curse in god’s name for hours of traffic they have to suffer just so a few can practice a religion).
Christ Embassy succeeded on Television. No ministry is yet to beat the hours dedicated to Oyakhilome’s theatrics.
Religion succeeds in Nigeria.
If I start a church today, it will succeed. Calling or no calling.
Because we are not people given to anything apart from an obsession with things we cannot see or have any control over, whilst all that we see rot away and are destroyed by our innate corruption.
This cute online revival will change nothing; even if we gather half the numbers in Nigeria to spread their faith on third mainland bridge and cry out to God (apart from that good feeling that plasters your heart after belting out and sweating on a few hallelujah songs).
This is the era of knowledge. We are not Israelites under Moses. Salvation has come. Jesus has come and died. What else do you want?
We have had too many spiritual revolutions. What we need is a mental one.
You cannot pray Nigeria to greatness. It is impossible for God to move in a country where we allow our police to discard rape cases with the wave of a hand, and our politicians rob us blindly. It is not up to God to save the rot in our educational institutions or fix the drainage on our roads. It’s up to us. And we can’t do any of that on our knees. We get shit done in 2017 by cerebral drudgery.
Religion is like soda. It’s Coca-cola. That drink isn’t going to save anything. It’s feel-good… and like Coke, we are addicted to this feel good process. Every Sunday we go to church to get our feel-good tablet. Then we have to come out of that fix after a few hours and face the issues that have been haunting us for decades, still unsolved. Still in need of a different approach.
Religion makes us vulnerable, self-centred and clearly delusional. It attacks our rational and coherent capacity.
Things are moving well in your life and a miracle occurred in your life and you finally got an answer to something that had been bugging you in your life because you prayed. But your prayer doesn’t have the depth or promise to change the problem called Nigeria. Your little success is beautiful. But what does it matter when every part of the country you call home is a wreck.
If you have beautiful lips but your body is ravaged by cancer, what then does it count for – those beautiful lips?
#HallelujahChallenge will succeed bigly. That’s a given. Not a miracle.
Why then are y’all so surprised that you can gather 50,000 people online? Revivals are our biggest achievements. The most educated will bow to a man of God who couldn’t pass his WASSCE exams. It is why we are what we are.
Stop being so shocked that people want to serve God. It is what we do. It is the only thing we do well. When we are done, we go back home and justify a paedophile, or delay the transaction of a debt, or bear false witness. Or choose any of the 100,000 ways to live sinfully. Then the process continues the next Sunday. Like a dark cycle, like playing russian roulette, until your own dark faith and spinelessness kill you.
God, however, wants you to get your knees up and go challenge your Local government for a start. He wants you to write a petition and follow through in regard to Queens’ College. Or choose any 100,000 ways to fix your country.
Try #ScienceChallenge, a hashtag that hopes to promote facts through experiment and observation, and see how far that will go. It definitely will not get 50,000 people questioning why we, a people of over 170million, cannot produce our own malaria drugs.
Do you know if they close the borders of Nigeria we will all die? Over 90% of our daily needs are imported. Even toothpick.
But prayer is the key. Smh.”

DAY 14:

Lady Gets Epic Reply For Saying #HallelujahChallenge Upsets Her!

A Twitter user got an epic reply when she said seeing the hashtag upsets her. I wonder how the things of God upset some people. 

Laughing Out Loud!

OAP Daddy Freeze & OAP Gbemi Weighs On The Trending Hallelujah Challenge



Maybe I’m wrong, but I assume this was set up to praise God, not to be a celebrity hangout, where people are busy staying awake to munch comments and see which celebrity is ‘liking’ and ‘commenting’.Our ‘intentions’ are more substantial than our ‘deeds’, so let me ask you, what’s your intention; do you go there to praise God or to read and munch celebrity comments?Let’s raise the praise and keep the prayers going. God sees your heart, not your Instagram comments! ~FRZDiscussing this in a live Instagram video by 11am, join me.Matthew 6:5-6 KJV[5] And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are : for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. [6] But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.” -Freeze

DAY 15:

CNN Features Nathaniel Bassey’s Praise And Worship Movement!

CNN has featured Nigeria’s Nathaniel Bassey’s Halleluyah Challenge! It is perhaps an unlikely setting for a praise and worship session. But every day at midnight, thousands of worshippers around the world have logged on to Instagram to lift their voices in praise and prayer, united by one hashtag: #HalleluyahChallenge.

More than 60,000 people have joined in the Instagram praise and worship in an hour long midnight gathering, which is the brainchild of Nigerian gospel singer Nathaniel Bassey.

It all started with a simple post on his Instagram page on the 31st of May, where Bassey signaled his intention to start a 30-day midnight praise challenge throughout the month of June.

Even Nigeria’s expensive internet data costs have seemingly not deterred eager worshipers who have flocked to the livestream on his Instagram and Facebook pages.

At it’s peak, around 68,000 people have joined the Instagram livestream, while over 50,000 joined the Facebook livestream.

Statistics from Evolve Press reveal 10,000 posts with the hashtag “#HallelujahChallenge” and over 18,000 with the hashtag “#olowogbogboro” making it the number one trend in Nigeria.

Bassey said he did not imagine the movement would become so popular on Facebook and Instagram.

“I had a sense which is the leading of the spirit to praise God the whole of this month,” Bassey told CNN

“Against the backdrop of the challenges in the world today especially in our nation, with the scourge of terrorism and the recession … it has brought a sense of hope and respite. It is a reflection of the desire and hunger for answers and for hope,” he said.

Bassey frequently shares testimonies of participants who say taking part in the challenge has yielded results and a change in their circumstances.

1 comment:

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