In a revival there is an increase in healing miracles (physical, emotional, deliverance). These are more a byproduct of revival. They are not the focus. God uses the miraculous to accomplish his purposes. He desires to bring people into the kingdom of God through the proclamation of the gospel and sometimes this includes miracles. Other times he answers the prayers of his people through the use of miracles. The miraculous is no stranger to genuine revival.
In a revival there is an increase in the unity among pastors and other church leaders as they seek to pray for their town, their city, their state, etc.
There is a general increase in the unity among believers from various denominations and backgrounds as they seek to put on cooperative events to reach their town or city for Christ. Those caught up in revival seem to find it easier to set aside their denominational or faith distinctives and revel in the present working of the Spirit.
It seems that those leaders who are willing and desirous of revival, who focus not on their faith distinctives but join in the oneness of the Spirit’s working, help to usher in the revival they so strongly covet.
Intensity of Commitment
In a revival there is a great desire to pray, a great desire to gather for renewal and a deeper working of the Spirit of God, and a great desire to reach out to the lost.
The relationship with God is intense. God’s presence is very real and therefore communication flows freely. The blessings of the presence and the power of God awaken a concern for friends, loved ones and others. They too should see, experience and benefit from all that God is doing in this revival.
Those who are caught up in a revival sense the need to continue to meet together in order to better experience and understand the mysterious and awesome working of the Spirit in prayer, in healing, in wisdom, and in prophetic utterances.