The intercession worked, of course. Prophets do still have power over the minds and will of their followers, no matter how pitiful they all may be.
Will reform, I wonder, require the intercession of such a prophet? Or do you need a full-fledged god for this?
But no. Prophets and gods this day in age are more interested in the status quo or the status quo ante than reform. So much for divine intervention!
Change in this part of the world will more likely be championed by demons – and heretics, of course.