A magnitude 5.5 earthquake struck 71 km (44 miles) northwest of Limassol in Cyprus on Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.
The quake was mainly felt in the western Paphos region but also in the capital Nicosia.
Cyprus state radio reported the tremor was a magnitude 5.3, at a shallow depth of 3 km west of Kissonerga, a village in Paphos popular with European and British retirees.
“The chair I was sitting on started moving and my sister came running down the stairs to tell me the wardrobes and doors were rattling,” said Sarah Ktisti, a journalist living in the region.
Cyprus lies in an earthquake zone but large tremors are infrequent. The highest recorded in recent years was a 6.3 earthquake in 1996 which caused some damage, but no casualties.
How many disasters, crimes, events, does it take to get our attention? Jesus warned us ahead of time in Matthew 24:7; Luke 21:25-26; Revelation 6:12; 11:13; 16:18 what would happen. I pray that any person in Christ who reads this, is not troubled, but in peace. Peace because Jesus keeps his promises, as told to us in His Word, because He is alive and watching now. Injustice and wickedness will be defeated and banished forever into the pits of hell. The saved, Christ’s elect, will be vindicated. Jesus is coming – are you ready?
And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed – Romans 13:11 (KJV).
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid – John 14:27 (KJV).
Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you. Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped – Isaiah 35: 4-5 (KJV).
If there be any person unsaved who reads this, please see these phenomenal events as God’s way of speaking to us, warning us. He has always used natural events to get our attention. He is doing this because he is merciful, and wants to help us, so we can see our dependence on him. Only Jesus can help us – only Jesus can sustain and deliver us. Are you ready to acknowledge that Jesus died on the cross for your sins today? That HE and only He, is the deliverer and redeemer? The King of Kings? What will it take? A bigger dust storm? more deaths? more floods? More rain? harsher winds? more devastation and destruction? I pray that this be the day of your salvation. Please click here if you are not saved and ask Jesus into your heart today.
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“And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring ” Luke 21:11. 25 (KJV).