The significance of the year 2007

• It is the 490th anniversary of the Reformation when Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the church door at Wittenburg, Germany in 1517.

• It is the 400th anniversary of the English landing at Jamestown, Virginia, New England, on the coast of America in 1607.

• It is the tercentenary of the Act of Union, when Scotland joined England in 1707, to become Great Britain.

• It is the bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade in England in 1807 and the importation of slaves to America.

• It is the centenary of the Korean Revival (1907-1910).

• It is the 90th anniversary of the British capturing Jerusalem from the Turks in 1917, which would eventually lead to the re-establishment of the nation of Israel.

• It is the 50th anniversary of the North Uist Revival (1957-1958). This revival was the last spiritual outpouring on British soil.

• It is the 40th anniversary of Jean Darnall’s vision of renewal and revival for the United Kingdom and beyond which was first proclaimed in 1967.

• It is the 40th anniversary of the recapture of Jerusalem into the hands of the Jews and the 40th anniversary of the Jesus People Movement.

Taken from the book ‘Revival and the Great Commission’ by Mathew Backholer.

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