‘In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Grecian Jews among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food. So the Twelve gathered all the disciples together and said, “It would not be right for us to neglect the ministry of the word of God in order to wait on tables. Brothers, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word.” This proposal pleased the whole group. They chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit; also Philip, Procorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas from Antioch, a convert to Judaism. They presented these men to the apostles, who prayed and laid their hands on them.’ Acts 6:1-6
The lesson I draw from this is that when God sends revival we should rise up in our areas of calling and anointing and blaze for Jesus. The very nature of revival will ensure that the poor and needy among us are cared for because each one will reach out in compassion to his neighbour and fellow believer. That is what happens without structure or orchestration in times of revival. God is at work and He knows how to draw all who will yield to Him into compassionate service and outreach.
So would I change the chairs around again? I have a suspicion that when revival comes there won’t be too many people wanting to sit!