Nowtheendbegins– Following the earthquake on Sunday, Acre Mayor Shimon Lankri said, “The earthquakes are here and even if we ignore them, the statistics prove that they will come as a surprise in the coming years. Testimonies from local residents to the EMSC related that they felt strong shaking during the first quake on Saturday. A resident of Tiberias wrote, “The entire reinforced room shook, including the refrigerator inside it. The shaking went through my entire body for about seven seconds.”
An earthquake measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale was recorded by the Geological Survey of Israel (GSI) in northern Israel on Sunday, less than 24 hours after an earthquake measuring 3.8 shook the area on Saturday. A magnitude 2.9 tremor was also recorded by the GSI on Saturday.
One of the hallmarks of the beginning of sorrows from Matthew 24 is earthquakes and pestilences in divers places, and today in Israel twin earthquakes rocked the regathered nation with tremors felt as far away as the Jordan Valley. Acre mayor Shimon Lankri prophetically remarked that ‘The earthquakes are here and even if we ignore them, the statistics prove that they will come as a surprise in the coming years.’ Wow, right on the money and he has no idea. But you do.
“And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.”Matthew 24:6-8 (KJB)
Isn’t it exciting watching all this come to pass? To me it sure is. Even the earth knows that it’s just about time, and hopefully you do as well. It is our belief that the ‘beginning of sorrows’ from Matthew 24 began in earnest in the beginning of 2020, but even if not, we are living in a time of high prophetic activity with more on the way. If you plan on getting something done for the Lord, now would be a good time to do it, as time is more and more becoming a precious commodity.
Second earthquake in 24 hours felt in northern Israel
FROM THE JERUSALEM POST: The Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) recorded the Saturday quake as a magnitude 4.1 and the Sunday quake as a magnitude 3.9. The epicenters of both quakes were located slightly south of the Kinneret. According to residents’ reports, the second earthquake was felt in Tiberias, Kiryat Shmona, Beit She’an and Haifa.
Earthquakes measuring from 3 to 3.9 on the Richter scale are considered minor, and while they can be felt by many people, they do not usually cause damage. An earthquake from 4 to 4.9 on the scale can be felt by all people in the area and can cause minor damage.
FOLLOWING THE EARTHQUAKE ON SUNDAY, ACRE MAYOR SHIMON LANKRI SAID, “THE EARTHQUAKES ARE HERE AND EVEN IF WE IGNORE THEM, THE STATISTICS PROVE THAT THEY WILL COME AS A SURPRISE IN THE COMING YEARS.
Testimonies from local residents to the EMSC related that they felt strong shaking during the first quake on Saturday. A resident of Tiberias wrote, “The entire reinforced room shook, including the refrigerator inside it. The shaking went through my entire body for about seven seconds.”
- “The entire house shook,” one resident of Kibbutz Ashdot Ya’acov wrote to the EMSC. “We felt like a ship on waves. We ran outside. It lasted for about five to ten seconds.” Ashdot Ya’acov is located about two kilometers from the epicenter, according to the EMSC.
- “My computer desk is moving,” a resident of Kibbutz Ashdot Ya’acov said in testimony to the EMSC about the second quake on Sunday. “It’s relatively weak compared to the quake yesterday.”
The quake was also felt in parts of Jordan, as noted by testimony given to the EMSC.
According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the quake on Saturday was felt as a IV on the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale [written in Roman numerals] in parts of northern Israel. A IV is considered a light earthquake [less than 4 on the Richter scale] and is felt indoors by many and outdoors by few. Dishes, windows and doors can be disturbed and walls can make a cracking sound. The USGS compares the sensation to a “heavy truck striking the building.”