Three other times in America’s history we faced serious tensions tearing our nation apart. Providentially there were divine interventions as well. In the 1700s, when 50 percent of the people wanted to remain loyal to England, God sent the First Great Awakening; in the 1800s, with abolitionists advocating the end of slavery, the Almighty released the Second Great Awakening; and, in the turbulent ’60s, out of heaven came a youth explosion focused on Jesus!
In the midst of a very turbulent and discouraging time in our nation’s history, God intervened in a supernatural way during a five-year period from 1968 to 1973. A grass-roots spiritual movement burst forth on the scene with a soft explosion that revolutionized millions of lives. It was called “The Jesus People Movement.”