I’m usually not one to jump on a bandwagon train. Not the best trait, but many times I’m overly cynical and analytical. But sometimes, bandwagon can be great. And this post stems from one of such times. Except you’re largely out of touch with social media, or perhaps not affiliated to Nigeria in any way, only then could you have missed the #HallejujahChallenge going on social media.

Essentially, it’s a live interdenominational Christian praise & worship session being held via Instagram & Facebook at 12 midnight daily for the month of June. Praise is one thing I love. I may not be able to pray for hours non-stop, but I can sing praises and hymns for hours. It lifts me out of a bad mood. The lyrics of hymns and worship songs make me feel so close to God. So I happily joined this session!

Incidentally, the first night I tuned in, was the night that the word “Olowogbogoro” as a name for God came up. It’s a Yoruba phrase (and one that could be tongue twisting). But it has a great meaning. Essentially this means ‘the outstretched arm/hand of God’.

In the course of the worship, we were admonished to find scriptures that reflected that name. I thought it was very insightful. I was familiar with a few bible verses that reflected the strength of God’s arm, but I wanted to have something more, and to have it close by.

I personally believe imagery is such a powerful tool in our relationship with God. When we envision some of the stories or encounters in the bible, the images that come into our mind are those we often stumbled upon in our children’s bible story books.  And so, visualise how the arm of God is often so present in our daily life. Based on the scriptures His arm protects us, guides us, comforts us, and destroys our enemies. In whatever situation we find yourself, there’s always an opening for God’s arm to be revealed.

Here are 15 encouraging and inspiring scriptures that show the awesomeness of God and his arm!

~ Listen! The LORD’s arm is not too weak to save you, nor is his ear too deaf to hear you call – Isaiah 59: 1

~ Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand – Isaiah 41: 10

~ Powerful is your arm. Strong is your hand. Your right hand is lifted high in glorious strength – Psalm 89:13

~ O Sovereign Lord, You made the heavens and the earth by your strong hand and powerful arms. Nothing is too hard for you – Jeremiah 32:17

~ They did not conquer the land with their swords; It was not their own strong arm that gave them victory. It was your right hand and strong arm and the blinding light from your face that helped them, for you loved them – Psalm 44:3

 For the times, we are tempted to rely on our own strength and arm. Let this serve as a reminder. That it was God’s right arm and strong arm that did all the work. Why? No other reason but because he loved us.

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~ The strong right arm of the Lord is raised in triumph. The strong right arm of the Lord has done glorious things – Psalm 118:16

~ But Lord, be merciful to us, for we have waited for you. Be our strong arm each day and our salvation in times of trouble – Isaiah 33:2

~ His mighty arm has done tremendous things. He has scattered the proud and haughty ones – Luke 1: 51

~ He acted with a strong hand and powerful arm. His faithful love endures forever – Psalm 136: 11-12

~ The Eternal God is your refuge, and his everlasting arms are under you. He drives out the enemy before you – Deuteronomy 33:27

~ Therefore, say to the people of Israel: ‘I am the LORD. I will free you from your oppression and will rescue you from your slavery in Egypt. I will redeem you with a powerful arm and great acts of judgment’ – Exodus 6:6

In this last verse, the references to Israel and Egypt might make one think this is a historic verse. But we know the bible is living. So the instruction is actually to you. God’s arm will free you from all oppression, and from all current shackles.

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~ With my great strength and powerful arm, I made the earth and all of its people and every animal. I can give these things of mine to anyone I chose – Jeremiah 27:5

~ Then he took the children in his arms and placed his hands on their heads and blessed them –Mark 10: 16

~ He will feed his flock like a shepherd. He will carry the lambs in his arms, holding them close to his heart -Isaiah 40: 11

~ Praise the Lord; praise God our saviour. For each day he carries us in his arms – Psalm 68:19

It doesn’t get any better than this. Each day. Every single day we wake up, God carries us in his arms. Loving, Shielding, Guiding, Guarding, Providing, Protecting us. How super comforting!

I hope one or more of these verses give you the re-assurance that God’s got you. And his outstretched arm is always near to you.

Now, your thoughts! Did you know of this name for God before? What’s your favourite name for Him?

Love,

Kachee…xx

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  1. 'Dara

    June 22, 2017 at 07:29

    I have actually known of this name since but it didn’t resonate much with me as it has since the challenge started. The scriptures are awesome. I’m going to write them out on sticky notes and paste everywhere. It will help to remind me constantly of God’s mighty outstretched arms.

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      June 22, 2017 at 17:10

      Glad you loved it Dara. I agree about writing them so we see them often!

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  2. Endaline

    June 22, 2017 at 13:23

    Love, love, love!!!!! Already made a note of the scriptures. Unfortunately, I couldn’t join the challenge cos of tiredness from work – 5am to 11pm every damn day (trust Lagos traffic). Someone actually tried to make me feel terrible for not joining the challenge by insinuating that I don’t love God enough, if not I’ll find time to join.Anyway, thanks for the scriptures! It is really comforting to know that despite the storms of life, his arms are long enough to catch and keep us!

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      June 22, 2017 at 17:12

      Awww, it’s understandable if you have not been able to make any. No need to feel terrible. You can try on weekends if possible. His arms are so wrapped around us through the storms!.

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  3. Chakiee

    June 22, 2017 at 15:50

    I needed to see these bible verses!Thank you kachee! The entire post couldn’t have come at a better time.You had me at Isaiah 59:1!!

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      June 22, 2017 at 16:05

      That’s actually like my fave as well! It’s so so deep and profound. So glad this came in handy, and I listened to the Holy Spirit who told me to share!

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  4. Bubu Green

    June 22, 2017 at 18:55

    Awesome verses. Hallelujah challenge falls at 7pm where I am, so it’s such a ‘mommy challenge’ cos that’s when my toddlers are on a high before they settle into sleep. It’s been a funny but not-so-funny experience that I am keeping a log .Bubusboulevard || 10 Things Most Moms Can Relate with

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      June 26, 2017 at 16:39

      Just read your latest post and I see that you managed to put mommy duties aside and 5 minutes changed everything! Way to go.

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  5. Frances I

    June 23, 2017 at 08:45

    Wow. I love this Kachi! Bookmarked.The Hallelujah challenge has been nothing short of amazing.omasserendipity.wordpress.com

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      June 23, 2017 at 09:27

      You’re welcome Hun! Xx

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  6. Grace Smart

    June 23, 2017 at 20:00

    Good one, kachi! Good one!www.liveinibadan.blogspot.comwww.therealemete.blogspot.com

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      June 26, 2017 at 09:54

      Thanks Grace!

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  7. jennifer ijeoma

    June 24, 2017 at 00:54

    Thank you for sharing Kachee. I pray more and more people key into this challenge. It has been all sorts of amazing, you don’t even know one hour could go bye so fast. Your post was right on time because i was able to reference it in my latest post. Obedience to the spirit of God births wonders. Thank you for obeying just as Pst. Nathaniel did too.http://www.ijefinelivin.com

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      June 26, 2017 at 09:54

      Awww, I read your post and I loved it. So so detailed. Thank you for sharing all that information!

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      • jennifer ijeoma

        June 26, 2017 at 11:06

        Good to know you loved it. Coming from you this means a lot. Thank you.

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  8. Bababi

    June 26, 2017 at 07:17

    Lol. I’m Yoruba, so yeah I’ve always known “Olowogbogboro” as one of God’s names.I only tuned in for one night. Great experience. I love the name “Asoromagbase” (don’t know if that’s the right spelling, my written yoruba is somehow) – He never turns back on His word. That name assures me that I can hold on to ALL His promises, they’ll come true in my life.

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      June 26, 2017 at 09:44

      I’ll have to ask the husband how to pronounce that! But that is such a deep meaning. Love it!!

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  9. Desire Uba

    July 5, 2017 at 18:39

    I loved, loved, LOVED the Halleluyah Challenge. It felt so great to see us come together for such a great purpose!!Isaiah 41:10 was one of the first verses I put to heart, and it has continually resonated with me.Bookmarking this for future inspiration.Amazing work as always, Kachee!

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  10. Osmond Chekwube Okocha

    March 23, 2019 at 04:56

    Wow…. Thanks for sharing thisExactly the dose I needed this morning…..My favorite name for God is All Sufficient God…. Elshaddai

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  11. Christina

    November 30, 2021 at 15:21

    This is beautiful. I just shared it with so many of my friends and family. We learned today, that my sister who had stage four bladder cancer, is cancer free today! Thank you for taking the time to put these verses together as an encouragement to the body of Christ.
    May God Bless and Protect You!

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