Rev 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
It appears that Revival is similar to the knocking of our Lord on our church doors.
Here the Spirit comes, knocking, can he gain entry? Is the outpouring of God's Spirit, its manifestations of repentance, its zeal in prayer, its fear of God, its love for the lost...can it gain entry?
Some will open and they will sup with the Lord, they will partake of a food that Christ gives which is not ordered from men. Men do not have what Christ can serve.
Christ reveals himself in new ways, ways which were hidden by reason of the blindness that always attends lukewarmness, sinfulness, worldliness. Christ brings no blinders, but eye salve, he has gold mined from the Father's vein, he has white raiment certified pure as it is cut from Christ's own raiment.
But all of these things are heavenly. They have no bent towards the world, they give no place to carnality.
When God's Spirit knocks and he is shut out, the church says "we want none of that eye salve-we can see well enough". "We need no gold from such an emotional and exuberant lot, we are pleased with what we have mined ourselves." "We are already white, we know doctrinally how to stay in step with our own creeds and traditions".
So it will be, Christ will come and he will find entry and those who give him entry will overcome. They will sit with him in his throne. ( A staggering promise) Those who do not, forfeit what he offers and will on judgment day recognize Christ did come to them, knocked and was denied.
However widespread it will be, Christ will lose nothing he purchased and however small it will be Christ will magnify himself and honor his people.
There is a Church in the United States and it is God's people and they will be victorious in the end. There is a religious embellishment, a Christian ideal that serves a sector of persons in the United States, this will die and it's demise is for the true Church's benefit and God's glory.
We all face a reality, revival or not, there is not a single command to be kept or a single promise given to glorify himself that his people are withheld from partaking in. Judgment will not come because of the lack of revival, it comes because all of the countless days, sermons, radio broadcasts, TV programs, Evangelists, pastors, crusades and a myriad other things that God provided were ignored or suppressed.