What do we need another revival for? Think about it, this nation has had multiple revivals starting with the First Great Awakening in the 1730’s and our last true revival was with Bethel Church in the 2010’s. That is 280 years worth of revivals. In the past 110 years we have had multiple revivals from Azusa Street to Brownsville and Toronto. What do we need another revival for? Revive means to live again. Revival was for the church not the world. Revival was to wake the people of God up, who said a prayer at one of those Billy Graham crusades, Todd White events, or Sean Feucht worship nights. It was to put the paddles on those who had Christ in them but they some how fell asleep. The challenge is, revival became like an alarm clock, we woke up for a minute then hit snooze and went right back to sleep. So, tell me again, what do we need another revival for?
Revival became another church movement, just like the Charismatic Movement, the Prosperity Movement, the Holiness Movement, the Healing Movement and even the Prophetic Movement. All of these movements became building blocks for the body of Christ to be built up into our most holy faith, not to have more services. If revival did not revive you so you live and keep on living, then as Jesus said in the parable of Luke 16, who asked Abraham to go tell his five brothers so they don’t experience torment like he was, replied, “Abraham said, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them hear them.’ But he said, ‘No, father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent!’ But he said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be persuaded even if someone rises from the dead.’” Revival is not what we need, because most people have shown they don’t want to stay awake, remain revived.
If we don’t need another revival, what do we need? Before we can have a reformation, a billion soul harvest or whatever major world changing idea people have prophesied, what we need is a revelation of Jesus Christ. Without a revelation of Jesus Christ, we may have another movement, but we will not move; we may have another revival but we won’t stay revived; we may get another financial breakthrough but we won’t stay out of debt. We need a revelation of Jesus Christ.