It is true that the Holy Spirit may, in fact, "come upon" believers as was the case many times in the Book of Acts. To clarify further, holy trembling oftentimes consumed believers and skeptics as well (Jer. 5:22 ), as they could hardly contain themselves. Yet, the unsettling question lingers: What is the focus of revival ?
Most all revivals in history were born out of a dark time in history. King Jehu would understand if he lived today. His reign consumed him with the elimination of idol worship, consumed him with destroying all that defied the God of Israel. The God who brought slaves out of bondage, the God that was "feared" with an awesome reverence, and yet, the God that was ignored and believed to be inferior to the gods' of human hands and vain imaginations. Devil worship, Spiritism (communicating with the dead as people "think" they are), fortune telling, and more, all consumed the nation during King Jehu's reign. We are in a similar state of moral depravity at this time as well.
With every revival there are those who lead. A true revivalist for the purpose of God has also been prepared of Him. Usually prepared with years of learning The Ways and Mind of God. We are often movers, shakers and risk-takers - but not recklessly. We evaluate what we know, what we see, and what consumes this wind of the Spirit. We are generally Apostles and Prophets leading. We know who we are. We are strategic with the Divine calling and supernatural gifting of God. God backs what we DO with signs and wonders, just as He said He'd do ( Acts 14:3 ). We are DOERS of The Word, not just hearers.
Let this revival begin with hearts hungry to KNOW GOD. We are also his mouthpieces when He calls us to do so. The prophetic is not dormant in an authentic revival. It is an active force leading. To clarify further, evangelism is not revival. Evangelism must be happening in any true revival where the Holy Spirit is moving, and it is the responsibility of those leading to make sure it is happening. But, evangelism IS NOT revival and revival IS NOT evangelism.
Let us also listen and learn from past revivalists such as Jonathan Edwards. A little research will find you surprised that he had many regrets for the revival he led. In the mix of his revival - again a much needed revival of that time, was a lot of pure emotionalism. He tells of a lot of hype that was of the carnal and psychic realm. A lot of "stuff" (garbage, pure garbage) that had no lasting value was thriving in the mix. With a little research you will hear Mr. Edwards telling us that two years after his revival, was a lot of falling away.
We should listen and learn from the voice of history. Many revivals contain a lot of witchcraft, carnality, emotionalism and sensationalism taking over. For those of us desiring nothing less than the "real thing," the authentic which will contain a focus on worship of God and who He is, we must be revivalists consumed with the Word of God engraved upon our hearts - consumed with hearing from God as well, and this: