If we look at former accounts of revivals you will see that many things led up to the revivals which have largely disappeared from our ministering.
1. The lack of waiting: much of our ministry grasps what God wants to do, but does little to train people to “tarry”. Today everything seems to geared to fast track Christianity. In God this cannot be.
2. Lack of fervency: desires are somewhat distracted by our dependence of things and modern comforts. Our desire needs to be on Him alone.
3. Lack of Biblical knowledge: Moses knew God’s ways so that he could participate in God’s acts! Israel was a mere spectator. Our approach to the Word expecting to receive light on how God operates!
4. Lack of prioritising spiritual things over material pursuits! The spiritual must be first if we seek revival. Otherwise what we seek is a faith based on the senses.
Oh that we would tarry and learn to know how God operates so that we may align our walk and our lives.