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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.


Friday, August 31, 2012

TRANSFERENCE

Transference is a psychological term that is used when one person transfers the emotions and character flaws he/she experiences to another person.  It is a way of getting the focus off yourself and your own weakness by putting the same weakness, (emotional or character flaws) upon another.  Few understand that transference is the technique demonic spirits use.  For example, a lying spirit that oppresses one person will accuse another person of having the same spirit.  When you know this truth about how things opperate in the spirit realm, you will be able to identify quickly those spirits that are oppressing a person who you may be ministering to. 

Everything that is manifested on earth has a spiritual basis.  When you know this, you understand that you do not fight against flesh and blood, but against principalities, powers, rulers of darkness, and wickedness in heavenly places.  Satan's realm is the air around you.  Like it or not, demonic spirits watch you daily to try to pinpoint your weak areas.

Do not let these truths strke fear in your heart.  Understand that I have 2/3 of the heavenly hosts at My disposal to come to your aid whenever you declare My name or My Word.  It is extremely important that in these last days that you have your senses exercised to discern good and evil. I exhorted My disciples to "watch and pray" just before I left Earth.  Watch out for the devil because he wants you to take things personally.  Instead, come against the spirits that have an assignment against you and bind them in My blood.  Command them to go in My name to My footstool where I will deal with them.  I have given you the keys to the kingdom to bind and loose.  Use them today.

MATTHEW 16:19; EPHESIANS 6

Thursday, August 30, 2012

TRANSFORMATION

You are being conformed to My image day by day.  My Spirit has the assignment to make you more like Me each day of your life.  How does He do this?  As you behold Me in My Word, you begin to have revealtion knowledge of Who I am and what I did for you when I died for your sins.  My Word is like a mirror that unveils My glory to you.  You are changed from glory to glory as you behold Me.

Few of My saints just sit still in My presence.  They are so busy with all of their plans and they hope that day by day they are becoming more like Me.  However, you become like the person who you spend the most time with during each day.  You begin to have the same expressions and the same character as you live close to someone.  You can see evidence of this as you look at couples who have been married for years.  As they pray together and seek My face together, they become one with each other and one with Me.

This morning and every morning, I ask you just to take a few minutes to sit still in My presence.  Allow Me to speak to you from My Word.  Ask Me if there is a scripture I want you to read, and then wait to hear My voice.  I have fresh manna for you daily.  My Word gives this exhortation, "Seek My face."  How do you do this?  You seek My face daily as you acknowledge My presence with you moment by moment throughout the day.  Keep your focus on Me today, and you will be conformed to My image as you behold My face.

2 CORINTHIANS 3:18

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

STORY

History is My story (His story).  People can deny My existence, but it is written in history that I walked the earth in the flesh.  When you look into My Word, you will discover the character of My Father.  The story of My life is your story.  You are a history maker.  Why?  Your life is no longer your own, but it was bought with the high price of My own blood.

Today is not your day.  Today is My day to make history through you.  You are My glory.  Since I no longer am in the flesh on Earth, you are the one who can reveal My glory to others.  Father commanded the light to shine into your heart to give you the knowledge of Him in My face.  You contain My very life.

Never feel like that you are not sufficient.  I am the all sufficient One Who dwells within you by the power of My Holy Spirit.  If you need faith, you have My faith.  If you need joy, you have My joy.  If you need peace, you have My peace.  If you need security, you have My security.  Today draw from the wells of salvation within you with joy.  Salvation is an all inclusive word that means, wholeness in every way.  My blood has made you whole.  Today take this message to others.

2 CORINTHIANS 4:6-7

Monday, August 27, 2012

FEAR OF MAN

As you read the pages of My Word, you will see many times how people tried to please others.  Pilate feared the crowds and gave Me to them to be crucified.  Abraham feared that he would be killed because of the beauty of his wife.  He told his wife to say that she was his sister.  Throughout history, people have lied, stolen, and even killed because they feared man.

I came to set you free from the fear of man.  You do not have to be a "man pleaser" any longer.  I want you only to fear Me which means that you will have an awsome respect for Me, and you will honor Me with a willing, obedient heart.  Fear of man paralyzes you and it is of the devil.  The fear of man brings a snare.  When you fear Me, you are liberated from condemnation, and you are secure in Me.  You know that I am pleased with you, so what others think of you really matters no more.

Whenever you do things out of the fear of man, you have opened the door of your heart to the enemy.
Close that door by recognizing that I love you and that I am very pleased with you.  My love is pouring out upon you today.  Receive My love and rejoice in the fact that you are My beloved and the banner over you is My love.

PROVERBS 29:25

Sunday, August 26, 2012

SACRIFICE

The sacrificial system that the early priests had to perform was extremely complicated.  My Father saw that every detail of the sin sacrifice I offered to redeem the world was fulfilled.   Father required that frankincense  not be poured upon the sin sacrifice.  Frankincense is a sweet, aromic incense that masks oders of death.  Sin always leads to death and Father did not want the scent of the sin sacrifice to be masked.  When the sin sacrifice was offered on the day of atonement, the blood was sprinkled on the mercy seat in the Holy of Holies.

I fulfilled every detail of Father's requirements for the perfect sin sacrifice.  Just after My crucifixion, my body was hurriedly prepared for burial.  This is why the two women came on the first day of the week to complete the burial preparations.  They were ready to put frankincense on My body, but I had already risen from the dead.  Had they been successful in applying frankincense to My body, I would not have satisfied Father's requirement for the sin sacrifice. Knowing these truths should give you great assurance that I and My Father are taking care of every detail in your life.  Rest in these truths.

LUKE 24:1-9

Saturday, August 25, 2012

PATIENCE

I recognize how hard it is for you to be patient when you may have pain in your body.  It is easy for you to be snappy and inconsiderate because the pain keeps your mind occupied on yourself. 

When you are self-absorbed, My love flow in your life is blocked.  I bore your pain and sorrows in My body when I died as the perfect sacrifice to redeem the world from sin.  I bore every one of the burdens that may be causing you to be impatient today.

When you are going through a trial, you think that you will never see the sunlight at the end of the tunnel.  When those times of weakness, pain, and impatience invade your life, come to Me and allow Me to invade your heart with My love.  Quit trying to overcome the hindrances to My love flow in your life on your own.  Unreservedly, give your heart to Me and ask My Holy Spirit to fill your heart once again with My love.  Only My love can express patience and longsuffering, kindness and gentleness, goodness and faithfulness, self control, joy and peace.

GALATIONS 5:20

Friday, August 24, 2012

CONSTANT

You live in an ever changing world.  The weather changes from day to day.  The attitudes of people change causing relationships to change.  The whole earth now is changing as it is in labor and is groaning for My soon return.  Earthquakes are increasing because of the ever changing shifts in the plates before the surface of the earth.  Storms are brewing because of the changes in the atmosphere.

Sometimes you may ask, "Is there anything constant that I can count on?"  The answer is, "Yes."  I am a never changing God.  My love for you is constant and I will never stop loving you no matter what you may do or say.  My love takes no thought of suffered wrongs, is kind, merciful, gentle, forgiving, without partiality, longsuffering, thinks no evil, rejoices in the truth, bears all things, believes all things,hopes all things, endures all things,is not envious, is not proud or selfish, does not rejoice in iniquity, and thinks no evil.  My love never fails.

My love is something you can depend upon daily in these changing times.  Pray daily for My Holy Spirit to help you love others with My love.

1 CORINTHIANS 13

Thursday, August 23, 2012

ACCEPTANCE/EXCEPTION

I accept you without exception.  Some believe I love them, but they still feel like they have to earn My love.  I paid a great price to offer you My love freely to you without exception.  When I died on the tree, My arms were outstretched to the world. God so loved the world that He gave Me, His only begotten Son, to redeem (buy back) the world from the dastardly grip of Satan.  Without the shedding of blood, there is no remission of sin.  My blood was the price given freely by Me to provide the perfect sacrifice that pleased My Father. 

My sacrifice provided a way for all those who believe in Me to never be under condemnation again.  My sacrifice provided a way for all those who believe in Me to be free from sin.
My sacrifice provided a way for all those who believe in Me  to  exchange their own self-righteousness for the very righteousness of God.
My sacrifice provided a way for all those who believe in Me  to experience grace upon grace upon grace in their lives.
My sacrifice provided a way for all those who believe in Me to be in continual relationship with Me and My heavenly Father.
My sacrifice provided a way for all those who believe in Me to live a victorious life over the devil.
My sacrifice provided a way for all those who believe in Me to be vessels of My glory.
My sacrifice provided a way for all those who believe in Me to experience My Kingdom of righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.

Thank Me today for offering Myself as the perfect sacrifice that made it possible now for you to be accepted without exception.  You now can be in eternal relationship with Me and My Father and you can also know the power of My Holy Spirit in your life.  I truly am the way (the only way) for mankind to be saved.

JOHN 3:16

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

VALUE

What do you value in this life?  Is it your family, your possessions, your job?  Whatever you value has a price.  I value you.  I bought you from the hands of Satan with the highest price - My very own blood.  You are worth My shed blood and My blood is more valuable than gold.

Never devalue yourself.  I gave My blood freely to remove your sins - past, present, and future.  I gave Myself as the perfect sacrifice that finally satisfied My Holy Father.  Now you can be reconciled to My Father and enjoy a wonderful relationship with Him and Me by the Holy Spirit's presence within you.  You have the most expensive treasure within your heart.

My Father commanded the light to shine out of darkness to give you the light of His glory in My face.  You have this treasure in your earthen vessel (your body) so that the excellency of the power of God will be of Me and not you.

I died for the whole world.  Everyone you meet today was bought with the same price, but many do not know this.  They look to riches, pleasures, success in jobs to value themselves.  Find your value in Me and when you do this, you will put Me first in your life and value every person you encounter today.

2 CORINTHIANS 4:6-7

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

QUESTIONS

I want to answer your questions, but you have not because you ask not.  You have to be intentional to have a two-way conversation with Me.  There is so much I want to tell My beloved, but few take the time to ask questions and then wait for Me to answer them. 

There were many who asked questions when I walked on Earth.  Often they asked questions to try to trap Me into saying what they wanted to hear.  When you ask Me questions, I am delighted to be honest and forthright with you because we have a love relationship.

As you read My Word today, ask Me these questions: 
Is there a lesson here, Lord, that you want me to learn?
Is there a direction that You want me to take?
Is there a promise You want me to claim?
Is there a correction or even a reproof that You want me to receive?
Is there something You want me to pray about?

These are just a few of the questions you can ask Me as you read My Word.  I cannot wait to hear your questions.

LUKE 11:10; JAMES 4:2-3

Monday, August 20, 2012

RICH

Many people spend their lives trying to gain more riches.  In the day you live, people are buying gold with the hope that they will have a means of exchange when paper currency fails.  They feel that if they have much gold, they will be prepared to survive when the worldwide economy fails. 
Their security is based on a precious metal.

I desire for your security to be in Me.  The blood I shed to buy you back from sin was the means of exchange that is more precious than gold.  I am your only security when times become difficult.
I have promised to meet all of your needs according to My Father's riches in glory.  He owns the cattle on a thousand hills.  When you put your faith in Me instead of the world's system, you do not have to be anxious or worried about your future.  Did I not say, take no thought for tomorrow? 

If you have anxiety about your future financial security, give those anxious thoughts to Me.  Lay up your treasures in heaven and I will take care of your needs on Earth.

1 PETER 1:19; MATTHEW 6:25-34

Sunday, August 19, 2012

TRUTH IN LOVE

My Spirit is the "Spirit of Truth."  He is the One Who will lead you into all truth and will bring to your remembrance everything I ever said.  He is also the "Comforter."  You are living now in the "Kingdom of the Holy Spirit."  He is the One who lives inside of you and Who reveals hidden treasures found in My Word.  As you yield to My Spirit within you, you will be able to speak the truths found in My Word in love to others.

True prophecy is given only by My Spirit.  When you have a hard word for others, ask the Holy Spirit to show you how to present that hard word in love.  When you present hard words to others with the motivation that they see the truth about themselves and about Me, cushion your words with My love.  My Holy Spirit also is able to fill your heart with My love. When My love flows freely from your heart to others, they will receive the correection and the reproof needed as you show them what My Word says about the difficult issues in life that they may be experiencing.

JOHN 14:16, 26,15:26, 16:7

Saturday, August 18, 2012

GENTLE

When you are gentle to others, you are displaying a part of My character.  You may think that I was not gentle towards the Pharisees and scribes when I walked on earth.  I knew when I addressed those who came against Me that I was dealing with the spirit of Anti-Christ.  I had to be forceful.

Remember always that you are not wrestling against flesh and blood, but you are wrestling against principalities, powers, rulers of darkness and wickedness in heavenly places.  Every battle is a spiritual battle.  This is why you should never take things personally when people come against you.
Understand that it is the spirit within them or one that is influencing them that comes against you.
This is why I exhorted My followers to pray for their enemies.

As much as possible, be gentle and kind to all.  However, when you are confronted with an opposing spirit that hates Me, that is time for you to aggressively confront that spirit in prayer.  You are to bless and pray for your enemies and then do your warfare in prayer.

EPHESIANS4:26-32, 6:12

Friday, August 17, 2012

TITHE

A stumbling block to many believers is the exhortation to bring all the tithes into the storehouse.  Many believe that the storehouse is the local church.  However, the storehouse is in heaven.  I exhorterd My followers not to lay up for themselves treasures on earth, but instead to lay up treasures in heaven where moths and corruption would not touch those treasures.

The main treasure that you lay up in heaven is you.  I do not need your money.  I long for you to give freely of yourself to Me every day.  When you submit your body to Me as a living sacrifice daily and are willing to yield to My Spirit, I then will give you treasures on earth.  Those treasures are people who you witness to and who come into My Kingdom.

The treasures in heaven are simply threefold - people, prayer, and My Word.  These are the treasures in My storehouse.  As you proclaim My Word to others, I record those words in My Book of Remembrance. When you praise and worship Me and intercede for others, those words are also recorded in heaven. Fill My storehouse in heaven with more treasures (people).

MATTHEW 6:19

Thursday, August 16, 2012

ESTEEM

I esteem you very highly.  When you receive this true fact into your heart, it will not be difficult for you to esteem others higher than yourself.  When your focus is on how others treat you or on yourself and your own needs, it is impossible for you to esteem others higher than yourself. 

Another true fact is that most relationships can be healed if you do esteem others higher than yourself.  Many people say the way to happiness is JOY.  Jesus first, others second, and yourself last.
This simply does not work.  Yes, I want you to seek Me first and My Kingdom.  However, above all I want you to know how much I love you and I want you to receive My love.  You cannot give My love until you receive My love.

Stop condemning yourself and take time to rest and receive My love in all of its fulness.  When you know that nothing (not even your own sin and disobedience) can separate you from My love, your relationships with others will be founded upon My love within you.

PHILIPPIANS 2:3

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

STEADY

When a boat is about to make port, the usual command of the captain to his crew is "Steady as you go!"  This is My command to you also as you go through waves of adversity in your life.  I know that sometimes you think that you are going to sink.  However, always remember that I am the captain of your ship and I am also the bishop of your soul.  It is your soul or your inner man that often feels like you are drowing.  Satan knows this and he will attack you during those times.  He loves to give you sinking feelings.

Understand that feelings are the area that Satan usually attacks.  The emotional level of your inner man is extremely vulnerable during times of adversity.  This is why I give you the command, "Steady as you go."  I am bringing you to safe landing through every trial.  Know that you are not in charge.  I am the One Who is steering the ship of your life. 

Hardship will cause hard feelings of doubt and unbelief to enter your mind and emotions.  Call upon Me to empty out the dark waters that want to drown you and then draw aside and steady your inner man or soul.  With patience possess your soul.  Do nothing in haste during hard times.  Wait for My guidance and then move slowly.  I will bring you safely to the shore where you will be at peace.

1 PETER 2:25; LUKE 21:19

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

CAREFREE

I know there are many issues in your life that you are concerned about.  You live in a day when the cares of this world can choke out your fruitfulness.  This is why I gave the invitation to those who are heavy laden with cares to come to Me.  Your ability to hear Me speak to you is diminished when you become anxious and worried about those things that concern you. 

I am able to perfect everything that is a concern to you, but you must release those cares to Me in prayer.  When you pray about everything with thanksgiving, you open a door in the spirit realm for My angels can come to your assistance.

It is not My will ever that you should be stressed out over the problems of everyday life.  I am your Good Shepherd, and I want to lead you beside still waters where you can rest and hear My voice clearly.  Release your cares to Me today and I will free you from worry, anxiety, and strife.  When you truly release every care to Me, My peace will flood your soul and you will not experience stress.

MATTHEW 11:28-30; PHILIPPIANS 4:6-7

Thursday, August 9, 2012

PAIN

I know it is hard for you to be cheerful when you are in a lot of pain. I never meant for mankind to experience pain.  When sin entered the world both death and pain entered the world. 

I spent most of My life on Earth relieving people of pain.  There was the pain that was caused by grief when the father was told that his daughter was dead. I told him to only believe.  I relieved his pain and raised his daughter from the dead.  There was the woman who had the issue of blood and had spent all of her money on doctors to no avail.  I relieved her pain the moment she touched the hem of My garment.  There was the woman who was bent over and I bound the spirit of infirmity that had attacked her for so long and she stood up straight.

I am the same today, yesterday, and forever.  Whatever pain you have today, I desire to relieve it and bring you into a place of peace.  Receive My healing touch today and know how much I love you.  You are precious to Me.  I know how those around you hate to see you suffer in pain.  I also hate to see you suffer in pain.  Release your body to Me and let Me touch you with My healing balm.

ISAIAH 53

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

DESIGN

When I created you, I designed you in a unique way.  Every person on earth has an individual DNA.  You are unique and you are special.  My Father so loved the world that He sent Me to redeem the world from sin.  I had you on My heart when I offered Myself as a perfect sacrifice to reconcile you to My Father.

Never be down on yourself. You are loved especially by Me.  You are precious to Me.   I have rested from the labor to create you to be the beautiful person you are today. I have finished the work.  I am the author and finisher of your faith. 

Now it is your turn to rest from you labor to try to please Me and know in your heart that I am already pleased with you.  Nothing you could ever do or say will ever cause Me to stop loving you.  Thank Me today that you are fearfully and wonderfully made.

PSLAM 139

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

BIND

You are bound to Me with cords that cannot be broken.  Those cords are faith and love.  Those same cords also bind your breastplate of righteousness to Me.  As you keep believing in Me without even seeing Me, you are fastened tightly to Me and you will be able to receive My love in all of its fulness.  My love for you is constant, extravagant, and inexhaustible.   I cannot send you more love tomorrow than I have today.  However, you can feel and experience more of My love daily as you make sure that the breastplate of righteousness is fastened securely to your heart. Then we are connected heart to heart.

The moment you begin to feel like you are not pleasing in My sight,  you tie a knot in those cords and the flow of My Spirit Who sheds abroad My love in your heart will be quenched.   I will never cut those cords that bind you, but whenever you forget that you have been made righteous by the blood I shed for you, you block that mighty flow of My love in your heart.

The devil wants you to doubt My goodness and My love.  When he attacks you, simply say out loud, "My righteousness is of Jesus Christ." When you say this, once again there will be an unhindered flow of My love pumping through your heart.

1 THESSALONIANS 5:8; ROMANS 5:5










Monday, August 6, 2012

COMPLETE

I know the feeling you have when you complete a project.  You feel such satisfaction of a job well done.  You even feel excited when people see the project and compliment you on how your project has made a great difference.  After all, if a project does not make things more efficient or beautiful, maybe the project was not worth spending the time on it.

You are My project and I completed you 2,000 years ago when I died to forgive you of all your sins.  The project (you) even began before you were born.  My Father was pleased enough to send Me to finish the project (you).  When I cried, "It is finished!" the project was complete.  Now you are complete in Me.  The purchase of this project (you) cost Me everything, but you were worth all the pain and agony I experienced when I bore your sins in My flesh.

Now Father is so pleased with you and excited about His finished project (you).  When He sees you, He sees how beautiful you are.  He sees you dressed in white with a crown on your head. The threads of gold in your pure white garment represent all the righteous acts you have done and are doing.  There is nothing you can do or I can do to add any more touches to this precious project.  You truly are complete in Me.

COLOSSIANS 2:10  

Sunday, August 5, 2012

STRENGTH

I have heard your cry many times when you exclaim, "Lord give Me strength!"  Sometimes you forget that My stength dwells within you.  My Spirit is within you and He is the might and power of My Father.  He is the One Who transfers the power from My Father's Throne Room to you.  He is the conduit of strength, power, and might. 

The seven fold anointing that He provides includes might. Every morning pray for My Holy Spirit anointing of wisdom and understanding, might and counsel, knowledge and the fear of the Lord and the Spirit of the Lord to flow from your inner being outward.

My Spirit is able to quicken (life) your mortal body.  When you feel weak in your body, remember that the same Spirit that raised Me from the dead dwells in you and He can raise you up in strength to face this day.

ISAIAH 11:2; ROMANS 8:11

Saturday, August 4, 2012

STIMULATIION

I have created your senses to receive spiritual as well as physical stimulation throughout the day.  I love to stimulate your ears as you hear My Word.  You have two sets of ears - spiritual and physical.  When you stimulate your physical ears with praise and worship music, you will be spiritually stimulated.  You also have two sets of eyes.  When you covenant with Me  to not set any evil thing before your physical eyes, the spiritual eyes of your understanding will be opened to gain revelation knowledge through reading My Word. 

I created the sense of taste to enjoy the tastes of different foods.  When you ingest the bread of My Word, you will be able to taste and see that I am good.  Your sense of touch was created to physically feel the warmth of the embrace of a loved one or the sunshine on your face.  You often are spiritually stimilated when your feel the sensation of My anointing as the wind of My Spirit gently blows upon you.  The sense of smell was created to enable you to enjoy the fragrance of flowers and other lovely smells in nature.   My presence also has a fragrant smell.  The presence of the devil smells like something that is rotting.  Daily exercise your senses to discern good or evil.

HWBREWS 5:14

Friday, August 3, 2012

INCREDIBLE

You are familiar with My mission on Earth.  God so loved the world that He freely gave Me to reconcile the world to Himself and to redeem the world from sin.  This seemed like a mission impossible, but it became possible when I was willing to offer My body to be crucified as the perfect sacrifice.  The blessings and the anointing that were made possible for all who would believe and receive Me as their Lord and Savior were incredible.

You can enjoy those incredible blessings every day.  The greatest blessing is that you now can boldly approach My throne of grace and find help in time of need.  Through My death and resurrection, I gave you the power to overcome whatever the devil might try to do in your life.  Through My resurrection I gave you the gift of eternal life.  This is eternal life that you might believe in Me and the One Who sent Me.

When something incredible happens in your life, you want to share it with everyone.  Share the incredible blessings you possess with others today.  These blessings are too incredible to keep to yourself.

JOHN 3:16-17




Thursday, August 2, 2012

EVIDENCE

Many cannot believe anything unless they see it.  They want evidence.  They want proof.  Faith, however, is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen.  You cannot see My Father or see Me, but you believe.  When I walked on Earth I said, "Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."  My disciples saw Me daily and multitudes saw Me.  My family saw Me, but even My brothers did not believe that I was the Messiah.

Seeing is not believing.  The exhortation to seek My face is found throughout My Word.  How can you seek My face and not see it?  My face is revealed on almost every page of My Word. My Word is the substance that gives you hope and it is the evidence of My existence.

You will grow in faith as you hear My Word, receive My Word, and obey My Word.  My Father has commanded the light to shine out of darkness into your heart to give you the knowledge of His glory in My face. Seek My face today as you read My Word.

JOHN 20:29; 2 CORINTHIANS 4:6-7;

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

EXTRAORDINARY

I gave you this word this morning because it describes Me.  When you looked this word up in your dictionary, you understood why.  Several definitions for the word, "extraordinary," are: "going beyond the ordinary; out of the usual order; exceptional; remarkable; sent on a special errand; having special authority and responsibility; an envoy (an agent sent by someone in authority)."

I am truly your "extraordinary Savior."  I was sent by My Father on a special mission: "To provide a way of redeeming the world from sin."  I led a life that was certainly beyond the ordinary.  In fact, it was remarkable.  My responsibility was to do My Father's will and in that process, I revealed the character of My Father. 

Now My responsibility is to reveal to you how estraordinary My Kingdom is.  My Kingdom goes far beyond the ordinary that the world presents.  My Kingdom goes beyond the darkness, suffering, strife, and tribulation that exists in the world because I overcame all that is in the world. When you allow Me to live in your earthly vessel, you also will do extraordinary things.  You will have My peace in the midst of tribulation, My joy when sorrow presents itself to you; and My righteousness that cancels your self-righteousness and ushers in My perfect, unblemished, sinless righteousness.

ROMANS 14:17