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Welcome to the blog for Linda Sommer.

My Blog will cover three subjects:


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.

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.

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

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


I paved the way for the law that was written on tablets of stone to now be written on the tablet of your heart. I was the perfect sacrifice presented to My Father to purchase eternal righteousness for all those who believe in Me. You no longer have to struggle to obey the law. The law came to define sin. Sin brought death, but I came to give you life. My life now in you enables you to please My Father. You are complete in Me. When Father sees you, He sees Me within you. My Father loves you with the same love that He loves Me.

So many of My saints have not entered into My sabbath rest where they cease from their own works and allow Me to work through them. I exhorted My disciples to let their light so shine before men that they might see their good works and glorify My Father in heaven. I am the light of the world and only through Me could you ever hope to do anything that would glorify My Father on earth.

Today allow Me to work through you both to will and to do of My good pleasure. When you do this, you enter My kingdom that has nothing to do with what you eat or what you drink. My kingdom is righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. Enjoy My kingdom today. Fear not little flock, it is My Father's pleasure to give you His kingdom.

ROMANS 14:17; PHILIPPIANS 2:13; HEBREWS 4:10; LUKE 12:32

Monday, November 29, 2010


I desire for you to have clean hands and a pure heart. This is what I can give you as a gift. There is no way that you alone can conquer your flesh. This is why My body was torn on the cross. When the veil of My flesh was torn, the veil of the temple was torn. I made it possible for you to enter the Holy of Holies. It is in that place where My Father, My Holy Spirit, and I will deal with your flesh. Cleansing is possible now because of the blood I shed for you on the cross.

If you confess your sins, I am faithful and just to forgive you of your sins and to cleanse you from all unrighteousness. The way to receive cleansing is through confession and repentance. I give you the gift of repentance when you come to Me and allow Me to search your heart. I will shine My light on those things that you need to confess.

MATTHEW 27:46-56; 1 JOHN 1:7-10

Sunday, November 28, 2010


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 will take you to speak to many dark hearts.

So many in this world have to see My light shining in a person before they can be drawn to Me. I am the light of the world, but many have chosen to walk in darkness. Pray for lost souls. I am gathering in the last harvest and you are an important laborer who can be a light shining in the midst of darkness.

Let your light so shine that men may see your good works and glorify My Father in heaven.

JOHN 3:19; MATTHEW 5:16

Saturday, November 27, 2010


Many of My beloved live on the edge every day. I hear some say, "I am on the edge of something big!" If My beloved only knew the bigness of My kingdom, they would not hesitate to receive by faith all that I purchased for them when I died on the cross and was resurrected.

You live daily on the edge of My power, My anointing, and My extravagant love. You do not have to live on the edge of all that I have for you. Simply receive My abundance of peace, joy,
and righteousness daily.

I invite you today to come into the fulness of My kingdom. Do not allow the things of this world to distract you from receiving all of My kingdom daily. Each day I have things prepared for you to receive. You will receive that abundance as you stay in an attitude of gratitude throughout the day. Give thanks with a grateful heart and you will see My grace abound to you.

PSALM 56:12; ROMANS 14:17

Friday, November 26, 2010


Rushing through the day is not My way. The enemy loves to press and cause stress in your life.
The way to avoid this is to spend the first waking moments with Me. When you do this My peace will stabilize you throughout the day. Every morning do the following:

Commit your way to Me and I will bring My will to pass in your life.
Commit your works to Me and I will establish your thoughts.
Commit your body to Me and I will strengthen you.

Then lift up your soul to Me. When you lift up your soul I am then in control. When I am in control of your soul, your mind will be at peace, your emotions will be anchored in hope, and you will be able to fulfill My will that day because I will be able to both give you the will and the ability to fulfill My will.

Does that sound simple? The walk with Me is simple. Simply surrender your whole being to Me daily and see Me work through you to do My pleasure.


Thursday, November 25, 2010


Grace and truth embraced when I came as a man to walk on the Earth. I am God in the flesh and I came to earth to reveal My Father's grace. I tried to give this revelation to the Pharisees and Scribes, but their measure of man was according to what men did. They had religious rules that they required men to fulfill. They were performers, not receivers.

When you received Me as Lord and Savior of your life, righteousness and peace kissed each other. You were made righteous by My shed blood and now you have peace in your soul. The only thing that stops My grace from flowing continually upon you is your pride.

I have open arms to receive you and to grace you with every supply that you need on this earth. However, if you trust in yourself more than you trust in Me, you will not receive all I have for you. The abundant life awaits you. The only requirement to receive this is to come to Me daily with open arms to embrace My love when I awake you every morning with My kiss.

PSALM 85:10; john 16:23

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Focus is needed in these last days. When I told My disciples all the things that would happen on earth just before I came again, I exhorted them to lift up their heads, because their redemption draws near.

It is vital that you set your affections on the things that above and not on the things of this earth. When you do this, nothing that happens in these last days will shake you. You will keep moving forward in Me because truly you do live and move and have your being in Me.

Doubt only comes when you look at yourself and all that is happening around you. I want you to be both farsighted and nearsighted in these last days. With your faith eyes, picture Me in heaven seated on the right hand of My Father. Then I also want you to see Me so near to you as I embrace you every morning and give you a wake up kiss. Your focus and and perception will be crystal clear when you do those two things.

LUKE 21:25-28; COLOSSIANS 3:2

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


I am always near you. In fact, I live within you. However, many times your days are so busy that you forget these truths. What I do for you is not as important as your recognizing My constant nearness to you.

You can praise Me when you see My strong right arm reaching out to deliver you from the worries and cares of this world. I reach out to you to receive those burdens from you. However, if you hold on to your cares instead of releasing them to Me, relief from burdens will not come.

I desire for you to be burden free. You are a sheep in My pasture and sheep are not burden bearers. They simply follow their good shepherd as he leads them to partake of their daily needs.

I am Jehovah Shalom, your Peace and Jehovah Jireh, Your Provider. When you are aware of My presence, you will instantly turn to Me, your Good Shepherd. Trust Me today with every care, and see how I can move in your life.

1 PETER 5:6-7; PSALM 23

Monday, November 22, 2010


Understanding is the bridge between knowledge and wisdom. You can know many things even about Me and My Word. However, you will only glean wisdom from what you know if you depend upon My Holy Spirit to give you understanding.

James exhorted those who believe in Me to ask for wisdom. At the same time that you ask for wisdom, also ask for understanding. My Holy Spirit then will open the eyes of your understanding so that you can apply My Word to your heart. Head knowledge may profit you in the world, but heart knowledge revealed by My Spirit will change your life.

This week when you are having your time of reading My Word, ask My Holy Spirit to instruct you and to give you understanding. David, the psalmist, was able to write the beautiful pslams he wrote because he asked for Me to give him understanding.

JAMES 1:5; PSALM 119

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Sundays are so special to Me. Those days are when My beloved gather unto Me to worship and praise Me. The sounds of praise resound in My throne room and the angels join in with the singing.

My desire is that every day of the week be a Sunday - a day to celebrate My resurrection and My life in you. Every day of the week you can make melody in your heart, sing hymns, and spiritual songs to Me. Every day you can praise Me.

Make it your goal on this "Lord's Day" to celebrate My presence with you throughout the week.


Saturday, November 20, 2010


Oneness with Me is what I prayed to My Father to grant all those who believe in Me. My atoning blood gave you the gift of oneness with Me. Because you are now made righteous in the sight of My Father, you can receive and walk in that oneness daily. The only thing that stands in your way of that harmony with Me is your flesh.

Submit your whole being, (body, soul, and spirit), daily to Me and ask for a fresh anointing of My Spirit. It is My Holy Spirit that enables you to remain at one with My will. When you are living and moving in My will, great fruit will be produced in your life.

The day will come when you will no longer have to battle with your fleshly desires. In the meantime abide in Me, abide in My Word, and abide in My love. Remember always that I am the One who both gives you the will and the power to do those things that please My Father.


Friday, November 19, 2010


Recognition of My presence with you comes when you daily reckon yourself dead to sin and alive to Me. Everyone sins and falls short of My glory. I never want you to be under condemnation when you do fall short of My glory. Instead, I desire for you to confess your sins to Me. Confession is simply lining up in agreement with Me that you have sinned. I have already forgiven you of all your sins when I died for your sins. When you received Me as your Lord and Savior, the slate of your sins - past, present, and future was wiped clean with My blood.

John wrote that if you confess your sins, I am faithful and just to forgive you of all your sins and to cleanse you of all unrighteousness. You were made righteous when you received and believed that I died for your sins. However, you still sin because you still have your flesh that wars against My Spirit. James exhorted the saints to confess their sins to one another so that they would be healed. Confession is not for My sake because I already know how you have sinned. Confession is for your sake. Cleansing is a process that begins the moment you bring your sin into the light of My love.

Daily ask My Holy Spirit to help your confess anything that needs confession. He will help you. Once you have confessed, then thank Me for cleansing you. You will then have no wall of separation between you and Me. I never leave you, but sometimes unconfessed sin will interefere with your fellowship with Me.

ROMANS 6:11, 3:23; 1 JOHN 1:9; JAMES 5:16

Thursday, November 18, 2010


You are fearfully and wonderfully made. I wrote the members of your body in your book of life. My creative powers are demonstrated daily as you live and move and have your being in Me. I created you to be My priase and My glory on Earth. You were preordained to be a vessel of worship and praise.

As you enter My presence with singing, you will be flooded with My joy and My peace. Never neglect your times of worship and communion with Me. You can experience worship throughout the day as you allow your spirit to reign over your flesh. Set your affections throughout this day and every day on the things that are above. When you do this you will remain in an attitude of worship moment by moment. Offer your body to Me today for My service. This is the highest act of worship.

ROMANS 12:1-2

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


One day when My name is declared, every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that I am Lord. Those who fail to confess Me as Lord on Earth will see that I am King of Kings and Lord of Lords. On that day it will be too late for those who rejected Me on Earth to receive Me as their Lord. On that day many will say Lord, Lord, but I will say to them, "Depart from Me you workers of inquity. I never knew you."

There are many who speak My name, but they only have a form of religion. They deny My power and they have not received Me as Lord of their lives. I long for those who do not know Me to know Me and to believe in their hearts that I was raised from the dead and that I can empower them with My resurrection life.

Ask My Holy Spirit daily to lead you to those who will receive Me by faith. I have prepared hearts to receive Me, but their hearts will not be ignited with My resurrection power unless My truths are conveyed to them. Pray for opportunities today to share the good news that I came to save the lost. Be sensitive to My Spirit and be bold to speak what you have heard. Faith hears, faith believes, faith receives, faith acts, and most of all faith always speaks.

ROMANS 14:11; PHILIPPIANS 2:9-11; MATTHEW 7:21-23

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Frontal attacks are designed in warfare to weaken the opposing army. You are daily in a spiritual battle. The enemy observes your weaknesses and he strategically hits at those weak areas in your flesh.

He has seducing spirits assigned to seduce you to sin by tempting you to give into the weak areas in your soul. The tempter wants to destroy your testimony. Be on guard against him. This is why I gave two special mandates to My followers. I told them to watch and pray. I told them that when I needed their prayers the most. I agonized in the garden as I prayed alone to ask Father to take the cup from Me. My disciples fell asleep on the job.

There are many of My saints who are falling asleep. They are not watching and praying and the enemy has already taken advantage of their weak areas. A spirit of slumber and lethargy has been sent by the enemy to keep many of My saints in a state of listlessness.

Pray for those who have already been taken advantage of by seducing spirits. Do not let them stand alone when they are tempted. Watch and pray for those who have not watched and prayed. Pray for them to wake up to resist the enemy.

MARK 13:33-14:38

Monday, November 15, 2010


Continue in My Word. I told My disciples that they would know the truth and the truth would set them free. However, there was a condition for the truth to set them free. They had to continue and abide in My Word.

I love your faithfulness to read My Word daily. In order for the truth to set you free, you need to do more than just read My Word. I desire for you to:

Hear My Word - Allow My Holy Spirit to speak to you as you read My Word.
Hide My Word - Memorize and meditate on My Word.
Heed My Word - Freedom will only come as you obey My Word.

I prayed to My Father just before I was crucified that Father would sanctify those who believed in Me by His truth. His Word is truth. The keeping power of the Word will only be ignited when you faithfully obey My Word.

JOHN 8:31-32; 14:23-24,17:17

Sunday, November 14, 2010


There are times in your life when you lack confidence. Those times come when you get your focus off of My ability and power and your thoughts are drawn to yourself. If you place your trust in your own natural abilities, you will often lack confidence.

Turn your thoughts upward to Me. Think about Who I am. I am all you need. I am your strength and your refuge in times of trouble. I am your peace and joy and most of all I AM YOUR CONFIDENCE.

Now take a quiet moment to think about who you are in Me. The very Spirit that raised Me from the dead dwells within you. That same resurrection power of My Holy Spirit can raise you up to boldly face every day because you know that He will empower you to do My will.

In quietness and confidence will be your strength. Every morning just take a quiet moment to offer your body to Me as a living sacrifice. Then wait in quietness for Me to infuse you with My power and confidence. Your greatest responsibility is to respond to My ability within you.

PHILIPPIANS 1:6; 1 JOHN 3:20-21; PROVERBS 14:26; ISAIAH 30:15

Saturday, November 13, 2010


Barreness is a word that causes feelings of loneliness, neglect, and unfruitfulness. It is a word that makes one feel sorrowful. When I read this word in the Bible, I always meditate on the word, "hope." There is always hope in God for those who are barren and even for barren land. The Bible says that God causes the barren woman to be a joyful mother. Think about that.

I have given all My saints the ability to have spiritual fruit. Some of My saints may never have natural children, but I can cause them to have many spiritual children. I can make the barren desert blossom. I can cause wells to spring up in the wilderness. How I love to make dry places watered by My presence. I am the living water who can cause everything in your life to be fruitful.

My joy is that you bare much fruit.

GENESIS 1:22; GALATIANS 4:27; PSALM 113:9; JOHN 15:16

Friday, November 12, 2010


Stealing away with Me daily is a way to steal time from the enemy. He hates it when you pray. He hates it when you spend time in My Word. He came to steal, kill, and destroy, but I came that you might have life and have it more abundantly. Some of the ways he tries to steal are:

1. He tries to steal your joy by getting you in a "worry wad."
2. He tries to steal your calm by sending fear upon you.
3. He tries to steal your focus from my presence by overwhelming you with things you feel you must get done.
4. He tries to steal your faith by sending you thoughts of condemnation and doubt.

Counter his tactics by praying about what you are anxious or worried about. Trust Me with what ever faces you this day and receive the embrace of My love today and every day.
Cast every care upon Me and know always how much I care for you.


Thursday, November 11, 2010


Since today is Veteran's Day, I wanted to share with you a poem that the Lord gave me on Janaury 2, 2006. That day was the day after we heard the news that our precious nephew, Staff Sergeant Christopher Van Der Horn, was killed in Iraq. On that cold January morning, the Lord gave me another "I am" to add to the list of "I am's" that are found in the Gospel of John. That morning He spoke to my heart, "I am a soldier."


My boot camp was in heaven where I was trained for My mission.
My mission was to serve My country and obey the orders of My Commander in Chief.
My country was Earth and I was prepared to fight to take it back from the enemy.
My rank in heaven was a five star general, but I gave up that glory.
My glory was stripped when I reported for duty on Earth as a babe.
My encounters with the enemy were many and even began in heaven.
My enemy's mission was to take My life when I was a small child.
My enemy did not know that My main mission was to lay My life down for others.
My battle was with principalities, powers, rulers of darkness and wickedness in heavenly places.
My uniform was an earth suit made of flesh, bone and blood.
My first rank on Earth was a private, but I experienced every rank.
My commissioning service took place at the Jordan River where I was baptized.
My enemy uncovered his strategy when he tempted Me in the wilderness.
My mode of operation was to declare My Commander and Chief's words on Earth.
My victory in the wildernesss was won with the trusted Sword of the Spirit.
My enemy thought he had defeated Me when I died on the cross.
My flesh was torn and the weight of the sins of the world crushed My heart.
My burial was not accompanied with a military salute. It was at dusk.
My enemy was defeated when I rose from the tomb and ascended to heaven.
My original rank as general was restored but I will return as Captain of the Heavenly Hosts.
My duty in heaven and in hearts now is to train an army that is willing to die.

by Linda Sommer
January 2, 2006

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


I have prepared a pavilion for you that you can run to any moment this day when you begin to feel overwhelmed. This pavilion is cushined with My peace and filled with My joy. You enter this pavilion the moment you take a moment to praise Me. When you lift your thoughts heavenward, suddenly the things going on in your life that are hard seem to vanish.

Know that I am always waiting in that pavilion to commune with you. There we can meet in a quiet moment in time, and I can strengthen you for the rest of the day. This pavilion is designed to drown out all condemning words that others speak against you and all condemning thoughts that the devil tries to send you. This pavilion is far away from the strife of tongues.

Run to this pavilion today. There I will give you peace for your mind, calmness for your emotions and determination in your will to continue your journey with me. Today let not your heart be troubled about anyone or anything. Run to the pavillion where no weapon that is formed against you can prosper because there I will give you the strength to condemn every condemning word that has come against you.

PSALM 27:5, 31:20; ISAIAH 54:17

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Hardships are allowed in your life for two reasons - to develop the fruits of My Spirit (My character in you), and also to bring you to a place of total dependency upon Me.

Look at the word, "hardships" - hard ships. Hardships are designed to move with the flow of the river of life even when stormy times come. Sometimes the ship of your life shakes so violently that you feel it will capsize. Know this day that your life is hid with Me in My Father's heart, and it will never capsize even through terrific storms.

I allow hard things, hard relationships, and hard situations in your life because I know you will surrender all to Me. When you surrender all to Me and depend upon Me completely with total trust and confidence, I will keep the ship of your life moving forward. You will not sink.


Monday, November 8, 2010


You are on a rescue mission every day of your life. Daily you see the evidences of a dying world. My heart grieves as I see people on earth going about their daily tasks without ever thanking Me for the very breath they breathe. I am life, the giver of it and the sustainer of it. Without Me, there would be nothing. All things were created by Me and for Me.

You are on earth for two reasons - to glorify Me and to rescue those who are perishing. Pray today for opportunities to share My good news with others. Be sensitive to My Spirit as He leads you to those who are ready to be rescued.


Sunday, November 7, 2010


Commit your way to Me and I will bring My will to pass in your life. Your steps are ordered by Me as you delight yourself daily in My presence with you.

I love it when you take just the first portion of your waking moments to spend with Me. Always ask Me to put you in the right place at the right time during the day that is ahead of you. I do go before you and I do lead you in paths of righteousness for My name's sake.

Never consdier the circumstances in your life as just happenstance or coincidence. Thank Me for ordering your steps today and you wil see how I will lead you to have a fruitful day.

PSALM 37:5

Saturday, November 6, 2010


I am not interested in any money that you offer to Me. I am interested in the most precious treasure there is. I am interested in you. Offer yourself daily to Me as a living sacrifice.
Ask My Spirit to anoint you with the seven-fold anointing - the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, and the Spirit of the fear of the Lord.

Think of the menorah. The branches of that candlestick that is before My throne has six branches each representing six aspects of My Holy Spirit. I am the center stem of that Menoraah. As you give yourself to Me, My Spirit will give you a fresh anointing. Then I will light you with My love and you truly will be the light shining in a very dark world.
Shine for Me today!!

ISAIAH 11:1-2; MATTHEW 5:14

Friday, November 5, 2010


I designed an agricultural plan for the land of Israel. I commanded them to allow their land to rest every seventh year. During that time the soil of their fields were enriched and prepared for the next seven years of planting and sowing. Also the poor could eat whatever was produced that year and whatever was left, the beasts could eat.

I have a similar plan for the soil of your heart that will replenish your soul daily. I know that you cannot take off a whole year of work to allow Me to refresh and replenish your soul. However, you can daily allow Me to replenish you as you praise Me.

Here is the plan: praise Me seven times a day. My servant David praised Me seven times each day. You may ask, "How can I do this, I am so busy?" Praise Me when you first get out of bed. Praise Me when you drink your first cup of coffee. Praise Me at your lunch break. Praise Me at your afternoon break. Praise Me at dinner time. Praise Me when the sun goes down. Praise Me before you go to bed. This gives you seven times to praise Me. Try this beginning this week, and the soil of your heart will be replenished to receive the good seed of My Word and your soul will be refreshed.

EXODUS 23:10-11; PSALM 119:164

Thursday, November 4, 2010


Perserverance is what I call My saints to in these last days. It is always too early to give up. I am the "Nevertheless God." As the days draw close to My return, there will be more persecution and more pressure on My saints. I allow this because I desire for the flesh in My saints to bow to My Spirit.

When the enemy comes like a flood against you, I raise up a standard. That standared is My Holy Spirit. I sent Him to help you. As long as your flesh is in control of your life rather than My Spirit, the victory will not be won. You must join Me as a co-laborer to lift up the standard. Daily be filled with My Spirit and you will not give in to the lusts of your own flesh. Ask Me today to strengthen your inner man so that together we can resist the enemy. Never give up.

Whatever you are going through right now, remember that I am the "Nevertheless God." You may be experiencing a great trial, but nevertheless I am in control and I will help your through these difficult days.

ISAIAH 41:10-13; JOHN 15:26

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Breathe in My Spirit every day. Take a deep breath and allow My peace to invade your soul. These are hurried times and so few find time to still their soul. Pray in the Spirit and your soul will be built up and refreshed.

Sing praises and keep those melodies in your heart all day. Ask Me to put names and faces of people before you that you need to lift to Me in prayer. When those faces come flashing through your mind, lift up their names and ask Me to meet their needs. Whenever you sow a prayer for another, you will reap great joy in your heart.

Reflect on My blessings and you will be even more blessed. These are just a few instructions that you can follow, and when you do, you will have fruitful, joyful day filled with My peace and love.

JUDE 19-21

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


I designed you to be carefree. Yes, I know that you face many difficulties and trying times. However, when those times come, the stress you experience is a sign that you have not entered the Sabbath rest I have provided for you.

You enter that Sabbath rest through two doors that swing open wide to My throne room. The first door is called "Trust." Trust yourself, your family, your job, and your finances into My hands through prayer. The other door is called "Believe." Once you have released all of your cares to Me in prayer with thanksgiving, believe that I have both heard your prayers and that I am answering your petitions.

You cannot see those things that are being accomplished in the spirit realm after you release all to Me. Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. Rest your soul into My loving arms and remain patient and in an attitude of thanksgiving as I work in the unseen.

MATTHEW 11:28-30; HEBREWS 11:1; PHILIPPIANS 4:6-7; 1 JOHN 5:14-15

Monday, November 1, 2010


"What if?" Never play the "What if game." That is the devil's game. He loves to put doubt in your mind. He loves to have you fear the future or regret the past. His goal is to keep you distracted from the moment you are living in right now.

Faith can only operate in the now and as you remain faithful to Me, each moment will be fruitful. The times are winding down and more than ever you need to keep your focus on Me and the moment. Each moment I give you is a gift. Do not waste the moments and I will redeem your time spent in My presence.