Ezekiel's vision teaches us the following truths: a) Revival begins with acknowledging we are not a healthy, connected, functioning body. b) Our church services have become too formal and dry. c) We must hunger for God's Word. Otherwise we live in denial, excusing and rationalising our spiritual condition. God said to Israel, an agricultural people, 'Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the Lord, till he come and rain righteousness upon you' (Hosea 10:12). Notice the elements in a true revival: An emphasis on righteous living; showing mercy to one another; recognising our careless and cavalier attitude toward sin; crying out to God in sustained, heartfelt prayer, 'Revive us again, that your people may rejoice in You.'