Revival begins and ends with prayer. We cannot schedule a true revival, but we can pray and ask God for a revival. Our nation needs a revival, but first it must breakout where we worship and pray. It must begin in our hearts.
if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to prayer made in this place. (2 Chronicles 7:13-15)
Are we making prayer, fervent prayer? We may be waiting on God, but he is waiting on us. How bad do we want revival and how much are we willing to come together and pray?
Signs and wonders do not necessarily define a revival. A true revival is a visitation from God which is so strong that we weep profusely because of our sin. God will cleanse us, but first he must convict us. There will be no room for a prosperity gospel or self-help message. So much of what is practiced and taught in the American churches must go. We need a cleansing of the temple!
A revival has to do with holiness and righteousness. I do not believe that we are not living lives that are pleasing to God. God requires us to be holy but without his help we have little chance pleasing him. Our ministries and spiritual gifts do not really establish us before God. Rather, our lives in Christ are what matter. Do we know him? If so then we must be obedient to him. Jesus said:
He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”
Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, “Lord, how is it that You will manifest Yourself to us, and not to the world?”
Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. (John 14:21-23)
See End Times Revival.