Tocodynamometer: A pressure-sensitive device called a tocodynamometer is placed on the mother’s abdomen over the area of strongest contractions to measure the length, frequency, and strength of uterine contractions.
Ring of Fire
Todays highlighted earthquakes in California and Taiwan were a reminder of their location as part of the Ring of Fire, also known as the Circus-Pacific Belt.
The Ring of Fire is defined as the chain of volcanoes and earthquakes taking place due to the shifting of the titonic plates located along the Pacific Ocean. The length of this Ring is approximately 40,000 kilometers or 24,900 miles. The arched flight pattern from California to Taiwan, due to the roundness of the earth, would take about fourteen hours. The 5, 901 nautical miles from one location to the other are 10, 834 kilometers or 6732 miles.
The Ring of Fire is also a birthing term used in the moments right as the crowning of the baby takes place.
For many this Ring of Fire is a reminder of the contractions spoken of in Matthew 24. Jesus was answering the disciples questions about the timing of the end of the age, and the fulfillment of His foretelling which He had just spoken. Jesus’ response was, “Not to be afraid.” Not to be afraid of the earthquakes, famines, wars, rumors of wars, and even nations rising against nations and kingdom against kingdom. He spoke clearly of lawlessness and betrayals which would take place. He spoke of the tension in the earth causing many to experience the coldness of heart. His encouragement to those who had traveled with Him for three years, “But the one who endures to the end, he will be saved.” He said, “The Gospel would be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations.” You and I have and are yet learning to “yield” to God and His ways. Could we say that we have been traveling with Him since the day His Holy Spirit wooed us into the heart of His Father?
The world-wide ‘ring of fire’ will not take place until the crowned King Jesus returns to the earth once again, the hour no one knows except for Father God.
Today as the news came of the earthquakes what was impressed upon me was, “We are about to witness a shaking which has been finalized in preparation.” God’s ways are fabulous and trump the agendas of darkness. Amen?
The true priests of God and governing. (I am not referring to the priests found in denominations; instead, of those God speaks of in the book of Hebrews and other locations found in scripture) :
Over the last few days I keep on remembering something I was told while in DC. “Pray! They do not like it when we pray because the prayers of the saints are affecting outcomes. They are not able to accomplish their plans when believers in Christ pray. Pray!” This would be true for every nation of the world. Yes, take on the directives given by God and pray!
The corporate sound brought together in arena’s, buildings, houses, parks, prayer closets, etc release such reverberations; and once received by God upon His altar no man can deny His response as He releases His joy, pleasure , and will back upon the earth! Yes, contractions take place as the earth responds to God.
I’m remembering something now. While in Wadi Rum years ago, a time of intercession for the nations took place. In this place of corporate agreement amidst the travails of the Spirit, the response of God was to send an earthquake right where we stood. The sound of the earthquake and the shaking beneath our feet came through the desert floor like a train splitting a mountain in two.
The antidote amidst the religious and political spirit:
He is hungry for our personal times of adoration and communication, this the antidote for being one whose heart remains in His fire. He is also calling for the corporate agreement and sound to be released. He will tip the bowls according to His will.
In the time when the religious and political spirits were playing out what they thought was their greatest game, the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, Jesus while in the Garden of Gethsemane said to His disciples, “ Watch and Pray so that you do not enter into temptation, for the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.” Matthew 26
As God is releasing His TIME upon the nations, in response to HIM, it is time for us to release our spirit sound into the nations. Some will need to hear this statement as encouragement. Here it is. “Get up and gather!” Just now I am hearing the phrase, “Shout unto God with the Voice of Triumph.” Let me look that up. Wow, Wow, this scripture is one that we declared last year this time. Let me write it out here for us.
“O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph. For the Lord most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth. He shall subdue the people under us, and the nations under our feet. He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom he loved. Selah. God is gone up with a shout, the Lord with the sound of a trumpet. Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing praises. For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding. God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness. The princes of the people are gathered together, even the people of the God of Abraham: for the shields of the earth belong unto God: he is greatly exalted.” Psalms 47
Let me add another verse here also, as He has been speaking this for about one week now.
“The Mighty One, God, the Lord, has spoken, And summoned the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting.” Psalms 50:1
There is a summoning taking place. His voice shakes the cedars of Lebanon, what can His voice accomplish within the heart of the heathen or of the believer?
With every shaking we should have already heard His direction for us personally which would enable us in the midst of the shaking to “Stand and see the salvation of God.”
Be blessed today! His TIMING is faster then the speed of sound. Get ready to run! … or are you riding?
ps. many of the topics spoken of here can be further detailed (more details and revelation given), but my goal today is simply to share with you what came to mind as the quakes took place today. If I were to mention one area that I personally am visiting, it would be the “summoning of God” as mentioned in Psalms 50.
Much love to you all. Have an amazing morning, afternoon, and evening!