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SOMMER FAMILY BLESSING

Welcome to the blog for Linda Sommer.

My Blog will cover three subjects:

WORD FROM THE LORD, FAMILY, and MINISTRY.

WORD FROM THE LORD
Every day I spend time with the Lord in the morning and He speaks to my heart words that are encouraging, exhorting and sometimes rebuking.

At first, I felt not to share these words with others, but then I realized I am just one of His followers. There are many people who need a word daily from the Lord, but they do not have the time to seek Him. This is why I decided to share the words I received from time to time. The messages are in first person as the the Lord relayed them to my spirtual ears.

FAMILY
We have three sons and nine grandchildren. There is something new happening all the time in the Sommer family. I will post some of these events of interest.

MINISTRY
Tom and I have traveled the world. To find out more about our ministry you may consult our webpage -
http://www.voiceofthesword.com/.
I will keep you updated on future speaking enagements and ministry developments.


Sunday, October 31, 2010

PRAYER

I know how you feel that sometimes your prayer life is just routine. I just love to hear your voice in the morning. So many of My saints do not even bother to say "Good morning" to Me.

To revitalize your prayer life, allow My Spirit to pray through you. Pray in the Spirit often during the day, not just in your morning quiet time. When you pray in the Spirit, mountains move in the spirit realm and you do not even know this.

Join Me in intercession every morning. Ask My Holy Spirit to help you pray the same prayers that I am praying to the Father for your family and others that you include in your prayers. Lift each name up to Me, and then pray in the Spirit. Many times I will give you the interpretation of what you are praying.

Remember always that it is not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit that things get done on Earth. Today, bring heaven down to Earth as you depend upon My Spirit to help you pray.

JOHN 17 - This was My prayer for you and still is.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

GLORY

My glory is My manifest presence with you. Bathe in My glory today. I prayed to the Father to give you the same glory He gave Me. You do not have to seek My glory. Simply seek Me.

Too many of My followers seek an experience with Me. Simply seek Me and in My presence is fulness of joy and pleasures forever more. What more could you desire?

JOHN 17

Friday, October 29, 2010

PERSPECTIVE

Ask Me to give you My view of this day. Seeing things from My perspective will bring you great peace. When you look down with Me on the events of the day, you will never be distrubed or distraught.

Truly your position with Me is in the heavenlies that is far above all principalities and demonic powers that seek to pull you down. Those powers will never be able to pull you down if you see yourself seated with Me above them. I died on the tree to purchase you this position. Thank Me daily for giving you My view from above.

EPHESIANS 6

Thursday, October 28, 2010

FAMILY

I am a family God. The relationship I have with My Father and the Holy Spirit is like a family. I designed the family in My image. The father is to be the provider, protector, and priest of his family. My Father fulfills these functions. He is Jehovah Jireh, the Provider. He is Elohim, Mighty God, Who has all authority. He is Jehovah Sabboath, your protector.

When I was begotten of the Father, the Holy Spirit came upon My mother and provided the seed for My conception. The Holy Spirit now has the function of teacher, exhorter, and empowerer. He also nurtures. He is the comforter and He fulfills many roles that a mother fulfills.

I am the only begotten Son of the Father. I am the One Who is God in the flesh. I came to earth to identify with you. You are like My brothers and sisters. My prayer is that every family on earth would be functional and would allow My Father, My Holy Spirit, and Me to dwell within each member in the family. When this happens everything is in order. Pray for those famliies today that are out of order.

JOHN 1 and JOHN 17

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

WINNING THE RACE

Just before I went to the cross, I gave My disciples three instructions for winning the race that was set before them. I instructed them to: abide in Me, abide in My Word, and abide in My love.
I knew if they dwelled in My presence with them continually even though I would no longer be with them in bodily form, that My power would work through them to accomplish the work in My Kingdom. I also knew that My Word had keeping power and that as they remembered My Words to them and meditated and spoke My Word, they would bear much fruit after I left them. My love within them would sustain them and My love expressed through them to one another would enable them to win the race.

Those instructions I gave them on our last Passover meal together are the same instructions I give you today. Daily remember My instructions and obey them.

JOHN 15

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

DISCOURAGEMENT

Whenever you feel discouraged, remember the words I spoke to Isaiah. I told him to be not dismayed because I was the Lord his God. I promised to strengthen him and to uphold him with the strong right hand of My righteousness. I promise to do the same for you.

I have sent you "The Encourager, My Holy Spirit." Call upon Him when you are downhearted about anything. He will lift your spirits. Pray in the Spirit and put on the garment of praise. The spirit of heaviness will leave you right away.

ISAIAH 41:10

Monday, October 25, 2010

TIMING

My timing is perfect. I go before you every day. I order your steps. I put you in the right place at the right time. Never take anything that happens to you as just a coincidence. You are a vessel who is filled with My light and I desire for that light to shine through you wherever I send you.

Sometimes you feel as though I am a God of the llth hour. Always remember that I am timeless. I live in eternity where there is no time. Never limit yourself to the boundaries of time. Instead, be led by My Spirit. When you do this, you will have time for all those things I want you to do.

Clock watching is something I will do for you. I will remind you of those times when you need to be certain places to see certain people. Trust your times into My hands and you will be amazed at the fruitfulness in My kingdom that you will accomplish by My Spirit.

PSALM 37:23

Sunday, October 24, 2010

PRECISE PATH

I have a precise path for you. This path has been tried and it will stand for all eternity. I lead you on that path of righteousness for My name's sake. When you received Me as your Lord and Savior, you began your journey into eternity.


Rest assured that I will go before you and I will also be your rear guard as you travel this eternal and precise path. Stay in My Word and listen carefully to My Spirit moment by moment and you will never stray off of this path.

PSALM 23:3

Saturday, October 23, 2010

CREATION

The mysteries of My creation are beyond your natural mind to comprehend. I can reveal to you, however, the most important mystery of all.

I created you and called you to know the mysteries of My love. Each day I will reveal to you another aspect of My love to you as you seek Me with all your heart. You can by the Spirit come to know the height, depth, length, and breadth of My love.

Seek Me today with all of your heart.

EPHESIANS 3:14-19

Friday, October 22, 2010

FAITH EYES

Blessed are those who have never seen Me, but who now believe in Me. When you use your faith eyes to just catch one glimpse of My glory, you will never be the same. Peter, James, and John caught a glimpse of My glory on the mountain when I was transfigured. They saw My glory and they were never the same.

Every day lift your head heavenward and let Me, the King of Glory, come into your inner being. You need a fresh view of My glory daily and it is My joy to give that to you. When you seek Me with all of your heart, I will reveal My glory to you and give you a fresh anointing.

MATTHEW 17:2; PSALM 24:7

Thursday, October 21, 2010

RULING and REIGNING

You will rule and reign with Me one day, but never forget that you have the power and auhority in My name to rule over demonic spirits now. Use the keys to the Kingdom to bind and to loose spirits daily. I shed My blood to give you that authority.

Use My name to pull down strongholds and to do warfare. Clear the spiritual atmosphere. Come against the enemy with the sword of the Spirit, My Word. Whatever you bind on Earth is bound in heaven and whatever you loose on Earth is loosed in heaven. I do battle for you, but you must give My Word voice on Earth. When you voice My Word, My angels are activated to help you in warfare.

I have made you more than a conqueror over every enemy. This is the victory that overcomes the world, even your faith.

MATTHEW 16:19; ROMANS 8:37; 1 JOHN 5:4

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

POSSESS YOUR SOUL

The land of your soul needs to be possessed. Just like the Children of Israel had to cross over the Jordan to possess the Promised Land, you need to cross over every obstacle that would keep you from claiming My promises to you. The greatest obstacle that prevents you from receiving My promises is doubt.

The promises in My word are true and I am faithful to fulfill them in your life. The Children of Israel crossed over both the Red Sea and the Jordan. They were able to do this because they believed My Word given them through Moses and Joshua. Do you believe My Word today? I am greater than Moses or Joshua and I will fulfill all My promises to you.

Be patient as you wait for My promises to be fulfilled in your life. With patience you will possess your soul and receive My promises.

NUMBERS 33:53; LUKE 21:19

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

ONENESS

I prayed for all of My disciples to be one even as I and the Father are one. When I walked on earth, the twelve who followed Me often disagreed with one another. They were like little children who sought for position and power. Just before I left them, I told them that I would send them "The Helper," My Holy Spirit, to help them become one with Me and with one another.

"The Helper" is here with you now. Any time you are having trouble esteeming another person higher than yourself, call upon Him to help you. You need His supernatural help because your flesh usually does not seek to lay down your own plans for another person.

Oneness with Me and the Father only comes through the power of My Spirit within you. If you truly desire to be of one mind and one spirit with your brothers and sisters of the faith, then My Spirit will help you accomplish that. Seek peace and pursue it, and I will give you the power to be patient with all those you encounter today.

JOHN 17:20-23

Monday, October 18, 2010

THINK THEN TALK

Think before you speak. Before you open your mouth be sure that what you are about to say is true, just, noble, pure, lovely of good report, virtuous, and worthy of praise. When you meditate day and night on My Word, you will not only think on these things, but you will also speak them.

PHILIPPIANS 4:8

Sunday, October 17, 2010

ASSURANCE

Assurance is something so many of My saints lack. They doubt that I understand and know their every need. My love for all of my beloved and for you is a sure thing. Never doubt My love. Never doubt that I long to help you when you are in need.

You can be assured that I see the beginning from the end. You can be assured that the plans I have for you are for good, not for evil. You can be assured that I go to prepare a place for you and where I am you will be there also.

You can be assured that I will lead you in paths of righteousness just as I promised. You can be assured that My love for you is extravagant and everlasting. Thank Me daily for My presence with you and be assured that I will not leave you or forsake you.

ROMANS 4:21, 8:38

Saturday, October 16, 2010

RELIEF

Relief comes when you release every care to Me. The harder you try to fix things the bigger the mess will be that you have to undo later. I sent My Holy Spirit to be your helper. My shed blood has also purchased for you immediate access to My throne room. There you will find help whenever you need it.

I am the "Fixer." There are things that you do not know that I know. This is why you can trust Me to fix things in such a way that is according to My will. Ask Me daily for wisdom. It is My joy to give you wisdom and understanding.

Commit all of your works to Me at the beginning of every day, and I will establish and priortize your thoughts. You will get those things done that are important to Me.

PROVERBS 16:3

Friday, October 15, 2010

STUDY

Every time you open your Bible, keep in mind that My Holy Spirit is the "Great Teacher." He will teach and lead you into all truth, and He will even reveal some of the secrets of My Kingdom to you. Never miss a day in His classroom. He is able to take everything I have ever said and make it real to you. You will find wisdom, instruction, and correction as you study My Word.

Keep your Bible open when you pray. Often My Holy Spirit will lead you to a promise to proclaim or a direction to follow. Listen carefully to His still, quiet voice. He is your comforter also. When I left the earth, I left you and all those who believe in Me in good hands. My Spirit will lead you moment by moment as you listen and obey His voice.

2 TIMOTHY 2:15

Thursday, October 14, 2010

TRYING

Trying harder is not what I want you to do. The walk with Me is not one that requires your own strength. The victorious walk with Me will occur when you yield yourself to Me and recognize that without Me you can do nothing. I am your strength, joy, peace, and love.

Give yourself fully to Me today and you will see that I am the One Who both gives you the will and the way to fulfill My pleasure. Remember that I am the King of Glory and that I dwell in your mortal body. Rejoice! I am with you. I am in you, and I am all around you.

PHILIPPIANS 2:13

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

TRUST

Trust Me with everything and everyone in your life. To trust Me with all of y our heart, you must have complete confidence that I know what is best for you. Never doubt that I always know what you will face in the future.

Sometimes there are hindrances to My delivery of blessings to you. Understand that there is warfare in the heavenlies. You have to trust My timing. Even when you pray with all faith, the answers to your prayers may not come when you think they should. I am not limited by time and you are.

Be confident that when you pray anything according to My will, I not only hear you, but I also will answer. Daily delight yourself in Me and I will plant My desires in your heart. Those desires will be fulfilled in My timing because I am faithful.

PROVERBS 3:5; 1 JOHN 5:14

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

TENDER TONGUE

Let the law of kindness be upon your tongue today and every day. Allow no corrupt communication to come out of your mouth. Ask Me to set a guard over your mouth.

It is important for you to speak words that edify. So many of My beloved are going through hard times now. They need an encouraging word, not a word of judgment or criticism. If you have nothing good to say, then do not say it.

My Word through you can strengthen those who are weak and also give them wisdom in the days ahead. Offer your whole body to Me as a living sacrifice today, and specifically offer your tongue, the most unruly member of your body, to Me. Ask Me to set apart you tongue to be used for My glory.

PROVERBS 31:26; ROMANS 12:1; EPHESIANS 4:29

Monday, October 11, 2010

CONDEMNATION

Never allow condemnation to enter your heart. You may receive judgment and condemnation from people or you may even condemn yourself. Why do you do this? It is because Satan wants you to be under condemnation. Do not allow him to have success.

The truth is that there is no condemnation for those who walk in the Spirit. Whenever you try to do things in your own self-effort rather than trusting Me, you open yourself up to condemnation. Whenever you doubt that you have been made the very righteousness of My Father because I purchased this for you on the cross, you open yourself up to condemnation.

I have given you a way to close the door in Satan's face the very moment you feel any condemnation. Say out loud, "My righteousness is of Jesus Christ." That truth is a mighty sword you can use against the enemy and he will have to flee. He can attack your own self righteousness, but he cannot attack My righteousness in you.

Remember My words to the woman caught in adultery. I asked her where her accusers were?
They all left, and then I said, "Neither do I condmen you."

ROMANS 8:1; JOHN 8:11; ISAIAH 54:17

Sunday, October 10, 2010

WILLINGNESS AND WILFULNESS

Every day you face tests. One of the tests that I give to My beloved is a test to see if they are willing or willful. I gave that test to Abraham when I told him to sacrifice his son, Isaac. Isaac was the son promised to Abraham. I knew Abraham's heart and I knew how he would respond to the test. However, he did not know his own heart.

I try and test your heart for your benefit. You do not know your own heart. However, when the test comes and I ask you to do something that in the natural you know you do not have the strength or even the desire to do, you have two choices - to be willing or willful.

Your flesh will imediately say no to what seems to you an impossible request. However, if you seek Me with all your heart, and are willing to obey my request even when everything in you wants to rebel, quite often I will not require that you follow through with My request. This is what happened when I tested the heart of Abraham.

Do you have a willing heart today? When you give your heart totally over to Me day by day and declare that you are willing to do whatever I desire, I will not have to test your heart very often.

PROVERBS 17:3; GENESIS 22

Saturday, October 9, 2010

COMFORT FOOD

I know how you love to eat your comfort food when you have had a trying time. Somehow, eating your favorite food seems to soothe you. However, the greatest comfort food that you can digest during a trial is My Word. Many of My beloved keep going through the same trial over and over again. I long for them to find comfort and instruction in My Word, but few turn to My Word. They are so overwhelmed emotionally during the trial.

My servant David went through one trial after another. He constantly faced the choice between fight or flight. He knew where to find comfort. In fact, one of the psalms he wrote lists all the things My Word did for him.

The next time you are having a trying time, digest Psalm 119. David wrote, "It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I may learn Your statutes. The law of your mouth is better to me than thousands of coins of gold and silver"(Psalm 119:71-72).

PSALM 119

Friday, October 8, 2010

FRUIT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

The fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who seek peace. I became sin for you so that you now can be the righteousness of My Father in Me. You are cloked in My righteousness. Now I ask you today, "Where is your peace and are you sowing peace?"

So many of My beloved these days are anxious and fearful about their future. They have forgotten where their peace is. Do not ever forget that "I AM YOUR PEACE." I told My disciples who were about to face the greatest trial of their lives that I had given them a great inheritance - My peace. I said, "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." If you seek peace without seeking Me with all of your heart, you will never find it.

I remind you today of My words that instruct you how to find My peace:

1. Come to Me.
2. Take My yoke upon you (My Holy Spirit) .
3. Learn from Me gentleness and lowliness of heart.

If you do these three things, your soul will be saturated with My peace.

JAMES 3:18; 2 CORINTHIANS 5:21; JOHN 14:MATTHEW 11:28-29

Thursday, October 7, 2010

CHALLENGE

Each day brings new challenges. Look at these challenges as opportunities for Me to move mountains on your behalf. Speak to the challenges and say, "I am more than a conqueror through Jesus Christ who loves Me." Say, "Thank You, Lord, that You have overcome the world and that there is nothing too hard for You." Say, "In the world I know there will be tribulation, but I can be of good cheer because You have overcome the world."

Believe what I have told you in My Word. Receive what I have told you into your heart and then move in faith as if it has already been done on earth. I am always blessed when you extend your faith to Me and thank Me ahead of time for the answers to the petitions you have made.

ROMANS 8:37; JOHN 16:33

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

TENDERNESS

Tenderness is needed in these last days. Tenderness is a fruit of My Holy Spirit's anointing of understanding. Wisdom and understanding are coupled together. You may have all knowledge, but if you lack understanding you cannot apply wisdom to your heart. Understanding is the bridge that must be built in your life.

I have understanding. I understand the thoughts and intents of the hearts of people. I know your heart. When I walked on Earth, I understood why the religious leaders rejected Me. I did not give up, however. I constantly tried to speak the truth to them, but they did not have ears to hear.

Never give up on those whose eyes are closed and ears are shut as you speak to them. The seed you sow in them will one day bear fruit because My Word never returns void. It always accomplishes what it is sent out to do. I was not tender with those religious leaders, but My heart was so grieved when they rejected Me. My love to them was tender. I cried and wanted to gather everyone to Me, but they would not.

Have a tender heart when you pray for others. Your tears of tenderness will bear fruit one day. Be tenderhearted, love and forgive one another. Ask the Me today to give you understanding of others, and your relationships will be healed.

ISAIAH 11:1-2; EPHESIANS 4:32

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

WISDOM

I am all wisdom. Because you are in Me, you have the wisdom from God, the righteousness from God, the sanctification from God and the redemption from God. Operate in that wisdom today.
You can discern whether or not you are operating in My wisdom if the fruits of that wisdom are pure, peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy, without paritality, and without hypocrisy. Those good fruits will naturally come as you yield to My wisdom instead of trusting in your carnal wisdom.

I desire for you to always look beyond the evidence to what I can do. Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. If you make your plans simply based on the natural evidence, you limit My ability to emerse your plans with My Holy Spirit. He sees into the future and you do not.

Most of the disasters that happened to My beloved throughout time happened because they did not seek My wisdom. Every morning ask for My wisdom to operate through you that day and it is My delight and joy to give it to you. You have not because you ask not.

1 CORINTHIANS 1:30; JAMES 3:17; JAMES 1:5

Monday, October 4, 2010

UNDERSTANDING

Understanding is the bridge between knowledge and wisdom. Many of My beloved obtain knowledge of Me, but they do not know Me intimately. Intimacy with Me can only be developed as you spend time in My presence and in My Word. It is My Spirit Who dispenses the understanding of My Word.

As you read My Word ask My Spirit to help you hear My voice speaking to you Spirit to spirit. My words are Spirit and they are Life. You will miss My clear instructions to you if you just read My Word without hearing My voice speaking to you one on one.

Faith comes by hearing and hearing by My Word. Ask Me to answer these questions for you as you read My Word: "Lord, is there a lesson You want to teach Me?; Is there a direction You want Me to go?; Is there a Word you want me to give to someonelse?; Is there a promise You want me to claim?; Is there a prayer from Your Word that You want me to pray?"

I am a story teller. Read the Word and let Me narrate the story to you by My Holy Spirit. When you do this, reading My Word will be exciting.

MARK 4:20; LUKE 4:4; JOHN 6:63; ROMANS 10:17

Sunday, October 3, 2010

MINISTRY

Take what is at hand and then give it to Me. I will then bless it and multiply it. When I fed the multitudes, My disciples took what was at hand and gave it to Me. I blessed the loaves and the fishes and they were multiplied. Thousands were fed.

Be observant in the days ahead. Look at what each day holds - the plans you hope to fulfill and the places that you plan to go. Think about where you will be and what you will be doing. Then give your plans to Me and ask Me to lead you to the places I want you to go. First thing in the morning, give the minutes of that day to Me. I will then be able to multiply the fruitfulness of the ministry I have given you that day.

So many of My beloved hope for the day when they will have some great ministry. The truth is that I have already given them a great ministry each moment of the day. Whoever you are speaking to at the moment and wherever you are at the moment is the time I have given you to allow Me to speak through you and to minister in the power of My Spirit to others.

My disciples had no idea of the multiplication power I had when they offered what was at hand to Me. You will be amazed at the multiplication of My influence through you on other lives during each day if you will present each moment of the day to Me. Faith does not operate in the future. It operates in the now. Whoever is in front of you each moment is the person or people I have given you to allow My Spirit to touch through you.

MARK 6; HEBREWS 11:1

Saturday, October 2, 2010

LOVE LIFE

How is your love life? This is a common question asked by people in the world. Now I ask you that question because love is what life should be all about. The life in the Spirit is not complicated. It is a life that can only be demonstrated by a person whose heart is filled with My love.

I exhorted My disciples to only do three things just before I went to the cross , and I knew those three things would enable them to live a life that demonstrated My love to all. I told them to abide in Me, abide in My Word, and abide in My love. I told them that the whole law is fulfilled by only two commandments - love the Lord with all your heart and your neighbor as yourself.

When you follow those instructions daily, your heart will have no room for the lusts of the flesh- fulfilling your senses in an addictive way; the lust of the eyes- greedy longings in your mind; and the lust of the pride of life - seeking your own will instead of mine.

JOHN 15; 13:34

Daily ask Me to cleanse your heart of all bitterness and unforgiveness and then receive a fresh infilling of My love in your heart. When you do this what you say and do during the day will be motivated by My love. I led a simple life while I walked on earth. My only motivation was to do and say what pleased My Father. Do the same today and you will experience the fruits of love - peace and joy.
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Friday, October 1, 2010

FRIENDS

The day came when I told My disciples that I was their friend. I am also your friend. However, never allow My friendship with you to lessen the fact that I am also your Lord. I am the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords.

Bask today in the awe of My holiness and power. As you look at the sunrise and the sunset and observe the stars, recognize that by Me, for Me, and through Me everything that is was created.
There is much in My Word about fearing Me. You fear Me when you have a reverent respect for My power and you worship Me with an obedient heart. Many blessings will be poured out upon you as you remain daily in an attitude of awe of Me and an attitude of gratitude for all I have done for you through My sacrifice and My resurrection.

I created you to glorify Me by making My presence known on earth through what you say and what you do. Make that your first priority daily, and you will be amazed at the opportunities I will give you to be a light shining in this dark world. I desire for you to talk with Me like a friend, but I also desire for you to humble yourself and worship Me in spirit and in truth.

LUKE 12:4-5; JOHN 15:13-14; COLOSSIANS 1:16; PSALM 128:1-4