As if I’d quote anyone else (ok, maybe John Eldredge), this, from AW Tozer. The context is “Why Satan Hates the Child of God“:
The Christian is a holy rebel loose in the world with access to the throne of God. Satan never knows from what direction the danger will come. Who knows when another Elijah will arise, or another Daniel? or a Luther or a Booth? Who knows when an Edwards or a Finney may go in and liberate a whole town or countryside by the preaching of the Word and prayer? Such a danger is too great to tolerate, so Satan gets to the new convert as early as possible to prevent his becoming too formidable a foe.
I love some of the examples he gives. What was Daniel’s primary ministry? Prayer and service. How did the Lord use Edwards and Finney to change the destiny of cities? Prayer and preaching the Word.
Revival will come to America as we get on our knees and then walk out the Word.