Are you appalled by sin?

Then everyone who trembled at the words of the God of Israel gathered around me because of this unfaithfulness of the exiles. And I sat there appalled until the evening sacrifice.

Ezra 9:4

When was the last time you were appalled by unfaithfulness to God?
Have you ever gathered together because you and the others were all trembling at God's word?

There is great joy in returning to God, in walking with God, in sharing life together. But there is also a clear revelation of stuff in us and stuff we do or hold onto that needs to go. If you truly encounter God, then you have to be changed. Repentance is part of genuine revival. The fear of the Lord is real. The Lord who is gracious and merciful, kind and loving is also awesome and terrifying. To be out of synch with him or to be holding onto a sinful practice when he comes is a terrible thing.