A Great Revival We Desire

Revivals have been local, sporadic and suspect. A nice feeling, a number of baptism or rebaptisms are not the stuff of returning to first love.

2 Kings 23:26

However, the Lord did not turn from the fierceness of His great wrath with which His anger burned against Judah, because of all the provocations with which Manasseh had provoked Him.

Before him there was no king like him who turned to the Lord with all his heart and with all his soul and with all his might, according to all the law of Moses; nor did any like him arise after him.

2 Kings 23:25

Let us be careful that our revival is not an emotional high or a returning to a festival or some practice. Revivals have lasting effect when they come from a wholehearted return to the God of the Covenant himself, in our case, the Son of Man.

Then the king sent, and they gathered to him all the elders of Judah and of Jerusalem. 2. The king went up to the house of the Lord and all the men of Judah and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem with him, and the priests and the prophets and all the people, both small and great; and he read in their hearing all the words of the book of the covenant which was found in the house of the Lord.

2 Kings 23:1-2 1.

What are the chances of a movement like this in modern Christianity or Judaism?

American marketing practices have turned the faith into a partisan venture: pick your party, Jesus allows variations of what he left for our safety.  There is one interpretation of any given text.  You cannot make up doctrine.   Doctrine is either in the text or it is not.  Today’s leaders are incapable of calling their own faith communities to unity.  They cannot even rally all the sects and denominations to a fellowship meal.