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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.


Wednesday, August 31, 2011

ABIDING JOY

Just before I died on the cross, I said many things to My disciples at our last Passover meal together. I told them to abide in Me, abide in My Word, and abide in My love. I also told them the results that would happen in their lives if they did these three things. If you abide in Me and My Words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. My Father is glorified when you bear much fruit. You abide in My love when you keep My commandments - to love Me with all of your heart and to love others.

I spoke all of these things to My disciples and I speak these things to you today. When you abide in Me and My Word and also abide in My love, the results will be remaining joy. Your own joy will be full and I will give you My abiding joy. This joy is your strength and it is what will get you through every trial.

A good prayer to pray daily is Father, in Jesus name, I ask for You to empower me by your Holy Spirit to abide in You and Your Word and to abide in Your love.

JOHN 15

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

PROCEEDURE

There are many proceedures in your life. Proceedures are ways of doing things. Each day you have certain ways of working at your job or doing your daily routines. Sometimes when people interrupt your regular way of doing things, you get frustrated. At other times people want you to change your way of doing things and this may annoy you.

You would not have these frustrations if you release your day to Me. Hold lightly to the way you are used to doing things and be open for Me to change your day. Frustration is a fruit of pride. You want to do things your way and you feel that no other person can do things just the way you do them.

When you give Me your day and commit your works to Me, you can rest in the fact that I will order your day. The interruptions that come your way are usually divine appointments that I want you to keep. Living in the Spirit simply means that you listen and obey Me moment by moment. You cannot do this if you have not given your plans to Me. Today and everyday release your plans to Me. I will give you wisdom to carry out what is necessary for you to do that day and I will anoint you to do My will.

PSALM 37:5; PROVERBS 16:3

Monday, August 29, 2011

TRIUMPH

I made a show of every demonic spirit when I died on the cross. My death and resurrection brought total victory over Satan forever. I disarmed Satan of every weapon on the day I died for your sins. Then why, you may ask, do I have so much trouble with Satan today.

No weapon formed against you will prosper because I have purchased you complete victory through My shed blood. However, you do have a weapon that Satan can use against you.
That weapon is your tongue. What you say with your mouth gives him access to harm you and others.

Be careful today about what you say. Do not give Satan ammunition to use against you. He who keeps His lips, keeps his soul from troubles. Triumph is the celebration of the victory I have won for you. Celebrate that victory today and use your tongue to praise Me.

COLOSSIANS 2:15; ISAIAH 54:17; PROVERBS 18:7, 21:23

Sunday, August 28, 2011

REST

The seventh day of the week was a day designed for My beloved to rest from their usual labors. It was a day to center your thoughts upon Me. Today people look at Saturday as a day for football and a day to party. If you observe this day as a day of rest, you will find that your body will not be overtired during the week. When you take this day of rest to receive refreshment from My Spirit, your spirit will be nourished and strengthened. I said that the Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. I created this day of rest for you.

For centuries Sundays have been considered the Lord's Day. Many go to their places of worship to hear My Word and to receive spiritual nourishment and fellowship with other believers.

There is no time or space in eternity. I desire for you to rest your entire being in Me every day. When you awaken to begin each day of the week, I desire for your thoughts to be centered upon Me all the day long. I know this is difficult because your mind also needs to be on the work that is set before you that day. It is possible, however, for you to sing songs and make melody in your heart to Me all during the day. When you do this, I will be able to keep your mind at perfect peace and you will be able to receive My wisdom for your daily tasks.

MARK 2:27-28; EPHESIANS 5: 19; ISAIAH 26:3

Friday, August 26, 2011

ENTITLEMENT

So many in the world feel like they are entitled to have certain privileges and rights. Those who look to the world's system to fulfill what they feel they are entitled to will often be disappointed.
I long for those who have not yet believed in Me to enter My Kingdom. I gave up My title as King of Glory and humbled Myself to live on earth. I did this so that people on earth would be entitled to become right with My Father and also entitled to inherit all that belongs to Me.

As you honor and revere Me with a heart that is ready to obey Me, you will be able to receive all that I have to give you. You are a joint heir with Me. I will never disappoint you. Because you believe in Me by faith, you now are entitled to My full inheritance - righteousness, peace, and joy in My Holy Spirit. Thank Me today for your inheritance and receive by faith the bounty that I desire to give you.

PHILIPPIANS 2:3-11

Thursday, August 25, 2011

UMBRELLA

I have heard you sing the chorus, "There will be showers of blessing." There are always showers of blessings flowing from My Throne Room. I love to bless My people. I have an unending supply of grace for you each day. When you believe that grace and truth came by Me, you are saying that I am the truth that opens the floodgates of grace for you.

What is the problem then? Are there days in your life when you feel like I am against you rather than for you? If you feel this on any given day, you have lifted your umbrella of pride and that umbrella blocks My grace from flowing to you. I do resist the proud and I give grace to the humble. I came to teach you meekness and lowliness of heart. A meek heart relies totally upon Me for everything. A lowly heart is an obedient heart that desires to do My will always.

Humble yourself before Me daily by offering your body to Me as a living sacrifice. Offter the members of your bodies as instruments to deliver My love, joy, and peace to others. I have made you righteous by My blood. Thank Me daily for what I did for you when I died to remove your sins and you will take the umbrella down and lift up to Me a basket of gratefulness to receive all of My grace. My grace is sufficient to meet your every need.

2 CORINTHIANS 9:6-11; JAMES 4:6; MATTHEW 11:29

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

RELINQUISH

I understand mankind and I know that one of the major problems that hinder people from glorifying Me in their words and deeds is the inability to relinquish ownership of their lives to Me. I often hear phrases like, "This is my money" or "This is my life." I want you and all of My beloved to understand that I own everything. I own the cattle on a thousand hills. I own the universe. When I died on the tree to forgive you of all your sins, I bought you with a great price. That price was My very own blood.

Your life is hid with Me in My Father's heart. The "me" and "mine" has to go in your life. Your life is not your own because I own your life. However, I do not see you as a slave that has been bought for service. No! I see you as a friend and as beloved adopted sons and daughters. When you release your ownership of everything to Me, then you position yourself to receive grace upon grace, upon grace. The only thing that stands in the way of your receiving the grace from Me that will supply your every need, is your desire to hold on to things and your desire to even hold on to those your love. Relinquish all to Me and you will see the unending power of My grace supplied to you. Relinquishing all to Me means that you can receive all from Me.

2 CORINTHIANS 9:6-14

Monday, August 22, 2011

TRUST

You have probably heard a multitude of messages on "Faith." Without faith it is impossible to please Me. Everything that I did for you when I died on the tree and was ressurrected has to be received by faith. You cannot see these things, but you know them because the events of My life are recorded by My faithful ones, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.

You are also My faithful one. Once you believe in Me with all of your heart, there is one more step you must take. I want you to trust Me with all of your heart. The only thing that stands in the way of your trusting Me with all of your heart is your own understanding. You may study My Word daily, but it is My Holy Spirit Who gives you the understanding that bridges the knowledge you obtain with the wisdom I desire to give you.

You trust in Me with all of your heart when you release all into My hands even when you do not understand what is taking place in your life. You cannot forsee the future, but I can. I am way ahead of you always, but I am also as near to you as your own breathing. Satan wants you to play the "What if" game. Lay that aside and trust Me with all the "whats" in your life. When you do this, you will have the peace that passes all of your own understanding.

PROVERBS 3:5-6; PHILIPPIANS 4:6-7

Sunday, August 21, 2011

INSPIRATION

Look at this word, "inspiration," carefully. It has a root and that root is spirit. Every day you live I desire to inspire your spirit. That is how we communicate with one another - spirit to spirit. The level of our communication together is friend to friend, lover to lover, spirit to spirit. I desire for our communication and communion together to be just as it was in the Garden of Eden before Adam and Eve sinned. It was such a delight for Me to walk with them in the cool of the evening . When the dawn came I instructed them and they received what I said with listening ears.

Today and every day is a day for you to allow Me to speak to you spirit to spirit. I told the woman at the well that the day would come when people would worship Me in spirit and in truth. If you will take time to communicate with Me daily, I will even inspire your worship. I will sing songs to you in the Spirit that you can sing out loud. I will pray through you prayers that are not based on natural thinking, but prayers that are inspired by My Spirit. Look forward to your times with Me and be inspired and strengthened.

JOHN 4:22-23; ROMANS 8:26

Friday, August 19, 2011

THE TRIGGER

James taught about the power of the tongue. He compared it to a fire, the rudder on a ship, and the bit in a horses mouth. The tongue is truly a small member of your body. However, it is the member of your body that can do the most harm. Your mouth is like a loaded gun. Your lips are the double barrel of the gun and your tongue is the trigger. The words you speak are the bullets.

Today and every day, commit that unruly member of your body to Me. Ask Me to put the law of kindness on your tongue and ask Me to speak through you the words I want you to speak.
Paul exhorted believers to think on only good things - those things that are true, pure, noble, just, virtuous, lovely and of good report.

Think on Me today. I am pure, true, noble, just, virtuous, lovely, and read the good reports about Me written by those who witnessed My journey on earth. When you do this, you will only speak those words that edify and minister grace to the hearer.

JAMES 3; PHILIPPIANS 4:6-7

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

RIGHTEOUS INDIGNATION

During that 31/2 years when I was on earth, there were only two occassions when I was angered. I had righteous indignation when the Pharisees and Scribes came against me for healing the man with the withered hand on the Sabbath. This was the only time that it is recorded in the Scriptures that I was angry. The time when I took a whip to clear the temple of the money changers was a time when I had righteous indignation.

Some people excuse themselves after they become angry with people by saying that they had a right to be angry. They say that they had righteous indignation. Truly, I am the only One capable of having righteous indignation because only I have the ability to see into the hearts of men. Paul wrote that we should be kind and tender hearted towards people. He wrote:

"Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification that it may impart grace to the hearers. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you (Ephesians 4:29-32)."

I said, "Love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven....(Matthew 5:44)." There is never an excuse to be unkind to another person or to speak harshly to them. Pray today for Me to help you develop the law of kindness in your mouth.

EPHESIANS 4:29-32; MATTHEW 5:44

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

CONNECTION

I know it is hard for you to understand that I am fully man and fully God. This is a truth that only can be received by faith. My relationship with the Father is your connection with My Father. I gave you the revelation of My Father while I lived on earth. Look carefully and what I did and what I said, and I will reveal to you even more about My Father.

No man comes to the Father except I draw him and I draw him by My Spirit. Some people call the fact that I am in God; God is in Me, and you are in Me the "divine mixup." I am in the Father, you are in Me, and I am in you. Accept this by faith and just rejoice that you are the very temple of My Holy Spirit and that in Me you live and move and have your being.



JOHN 10:38, 14:4, 9, 20; ACTS 17:18; REVELATION 3:20

Sunday, August 14, 2011

PLACES

I go to prepare a place for you that where I am you may be also. That place is with Me in the heavenly realm, but I also go before you to prepare places for you on earth.. I go before you to prepare places for you to fellowship with other believers. I go before you to prepare places for you to meet those who can help you get a future job. I go before you to prepare places for you to minister healing and deliverance to others. I go before you to prepare quiet places for you to share private times with Me. I go to prepare places for you to just enjoy My creation.

I hold the keys to David that can open doors that no man can shut and I shut doors that no man can open. Know with assurance that I always go before you to open doors for you to share the gospel with others and I close doors that would hinder you from sharing My good news with others. I am with you always. I am with you in whatever place you are. Ponder these facts today and rejoice that I am always present with you.

REVELATION 3:7

Friday, August 12, 2011

SPLENDOR AND MAJESTY

When you see the splendor and majesty of a royal wedding on earth, you are watching things in the natural. I do not call you to observe things with your natural eyes. Yes, you are awed by what you see as a royal bridegroom speaks his vows to his bride. The beauty and regality of that ocassion is magnificent. However, I want you to open your spiritual eyes to the wedding I have planned for you. Nothing on earth compares with that wedding when I will take My bride to Myself and embrace all those who are beloved by Me. What a day that will be when you see Me face to face.

Whenever you feel like things in the natural are just overwhelming, I want you to focus on the majesty and splendor of that great day when I call all believers to join Me at My wedding feast. Take time daily to allow your holy imagination to leap to that time, and when you do everything on this earth will grow strangely dim in the light of My glory and grace.

REVELATION 19:5-9

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

TRYING

You are living in trying times. This, however, is not a time for you to keep trying in YOUR OWN STRENGTH to overcome whatever trial you are experiencing. I am the Overcomer. During trying times, I deisre only one thing from you and that thing is for you to give up. Does that sound strange? I desire for you to give up on yourself and give all into My hands with complete trust.

When things seem to be hopeless in your life, place all your hopes in Me. Hope in Me is like a refuge that you can run to and be safe when you feel Satan is attacking and chasing you. Hope in Me is like an anchor that you can drop in the midst of the waves of adversity.

Hope is the confident expectation of good. When you put your hopes in Me, you can confidently expect good because I am a good God. Do not try. Instead trust and put all your hope in Me.

HEBREWS 6:11-19

Monday, August 8, 2011

Surrender

It is time for you to raise the white flag of surrender. For centuries the white flag waved during battle meant that one side made the willful decision to surrender. I want you to raise the white flag of surrender because unless you do, I will not be able to do battle for you. To win any spiritual battle, you have to surrender your whole being to Me. I am the One Who does battle for you, but if you hold on to anything, you will block the work I want you to do in your life.

What is it that I want from you. I desire only one thing from you and that one thing is you. Everyday offer your body to Me as a living sacrifice. Lay yourself, and I mean your whole self on the altar, of My grace. Hold nothing back. Understand that it no longer is your life. Understand that you possess nothing. All comes from Me and without Me you can do nothing.

As you wave the white flag of surrender, also wave the banners of My love and My Word. Ask Me daily to help you to love as I love. Winning souls is My business, but loving is your business and as you love, others will come to know Me. Lift My Word up to Me in praise and extend My Word into the atomosphere where My Word will put to flight every demon that has an assignment against you. Remember, today is not your day. It is My day to reveal Myself in you and through you to others.

PHILIPPIANS 2:13

Friday, August 5, 2011

PURPOSE

So many on earth walk aimlessly about without purpose and without goals. Their aim is to please themselves. They spend their lives trying to climb the ladder of success only to find out that they have been climbing the wrong ladder.

Your life with Me is not without purpose. You have one purpose and that is to glorify Me. Your life is not aimless. Your aim is to walk with Me on earth step by step. Those steps are taken by faith. One step at a time. I will never unveil my full plan for your life, but you can trust Me to show you the next step.

The purposes I have for you will be fulfilled. All you have to do is the next thing. As long as you inquire of Me when you do not know what the next thing is, your life will be a flow of continual joy and peace. Even when circumstances seem to overwhelm you, I am with you and I will lead you. Stay in the pavillion of My peace continually and you will be able to hear My voice clearly telling you, "This is the way, walk you in it."

1 THESSALONIANS 5:24

Monday, August 1, 2011

REQUIREMENT OF READINESS

Every day when you arise from your sleep, I desire for you to be ready for whatever the day will hold for you. Remember always that I have gone ahead of you and that I have already prepared works for you accomplish each day. You might ask, "How can I be ready always to do these works?" Let me share how simple it is for you to be ready.

First, offer your body to Me as a living sacrifice.

Second, offer the members of your body to be used as instruments of My righteousness, love, joy, and peace.

Third, ask for My Holy Spirit to fill your heart with My love and to anoint you with My wisdom, understanding, knowledge, might, counsel, and the fear of the Lord. I obeyed My Father while I was on earth because I was filled continually with the Holy Spirit and My heart was filled with awe and reverence for My Father. This caused Me to walk in the fear of the LORD.

Pray this simple prayer every morning: Father, in the name of Jesus, I offer My body to you as a living sacrifice and the members of my body to be used as instruments of your love, peace, righteousness, and joy. I ask for you to anoint Me anew with your Holy Spirit so that I will operate in Your wisdom and understanding, Your might and counsel, Your knowledge and Your fear of the LORD.

ROMANS 6l13, 12:1-2; ISAIAH 11:1-2