The Great Awakening –
Beginning in 1735, the concept of spiritual awakening went to a whole new level. God showed that He could awaken several nations simultaneously! An extraordinary downpouring of the presence of God in Northampton, Massachussetts spread to dozens of other communities in America. Then, as several pastors in the region of Cambuslang, Scotland prayed for a similar outpouring, the Spirit of God came with another “time of refreshing from the presence of the Lord.” Almost simultaneously, a gathering of Moravians drew down the presence of God at Fetter lane in London, and a group of Anglican clergy—in particular, George Whitefield and the Wesleys—devoted themselves to advancing the awakening.