The second day of the Hallelujah Challenge has come and gone and we cannot hide our enthusiasm for another unconventional opportunity to to raise our voices to God in praise and worship. As the numbers keep increasing and the impact level keeps multiplying, there are lessons we haven’t learnt and want to share.
Amidst the praise and worship session, we took time to read the word, pray and also receive instruction as regards the subsequent days of the Hallelujah Challenge.
1. God never leaves us without a witness.
Minister Nathaniel Bassey explained this statement by sharing a testimony from one of the participants of this second run of the Hallelujah Challenge. According to him, it all happened when he received a call not too long after the session ended on the first night and he was told of a woman who put to bed after 6 years of waiting on God. This according to him is a Prophetic sign and seal from God and should not be seen as a mere coincidence.
2. No one leaves without been touched under open heavens.
Reminding us that the theme for this month’s hallelujah Challenge is Open Heavens, Nathaniel Bassey explained that when the heaven opens, every single person who is under that surrounding will not only be touched but totally drenched hence people should expect to receive their individual blessings in this season of Open Heavens.
3. Prayer and Worship is one of the keys that open heavens.
He shared with biblical reference how God has proven himself to respond actively to people who engaged in prayer and worship. He, therefore, encouraged us to take the Hallelujah Challenge seriously as God is set to open heavens over those that key into the sessions.
4. God is set to work in multiples.
Multiple encounters and multiple blessings. He also used the principle of the rain to explain this. He explained that the rain doesn’t fall in singles but in torrents hence we should expect 1, 2, 3 sets of blessings from God after which we sang and danced to songs like “Everything na Double Double” and most recently, Sinach’s “He did it again”.
See you at 12!
Bolu Akindele is a freelance writer and journalist whose work covers religion, human interest stories and development across Nigeria and increasingly, West Africa.