2 Chronicles 30: Revival Comes to Jerusalem
Hezekiah basically led a revival in 2 Chronicles 30. Even though they technically missed the time of year for Passover, Hezekiah decided that it would be a good idea to have the ceremony and bring honor to God.
Then, on top of that he sent out messengers to all the wayward tribes of Israel inviting them to come back and begin worshiping God again. Naturally, not everyone accepted his invitations, but he was trying to Israel back together under the leadership of God.
2Ch 30:25 The whole assembly of Judah, and the priests and the Levites, and the whole assembly that came out of Israel, and the sojourners who came out of the land of Israel, and the sojourners who lived in Judah, rejoiced.
2Ch 30:26 So there was great joy in Jerusalem, for since the time of Solomon the son of David king of Israel there had been nothing like this in Jerusalem.
2Ch 30:27 Then the priests and the Levites arose and blessed the people, and their voice was heard, and their prayer came to his holy habitation in heaven.
It must have been different to have that type of leadership. He had the people tear down the altars to the various idols, and the people were apparently having a great experience worshiping God and getting their lives right with Him.
Revival needs to start somewhere. In this case, it started with the powerful. Revivals have also started with ordinary people. John the Baptist was nothing overly special on an earthly level, but he began preparing the hearts of the people for the coming Messiah.
In either case, someone was there to get people moving in the right direction. That is what we need today. We need some type of revival. I’m not sure how it will happen. It could come from the top or from the average everyday person, but if it does happen, it will naturally have a beginning. Maybe God wants to use one of you to kick off this movement.