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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.


Thursday, September 27, 2012

RIGHT

Most everyone wants to be on the right side.  People want to be supporting and cheering for the right team - the winning team.  We want to have the right professor in college - the one who is tough, but fair.  We want to have the right mate - the one that is best suited for us.  Most of us want to have the right knowledge so that we can prove our point.  Being right is a great blessing. 

There is a way that you can be right all the time.  When I died to forgive you of all of your sins - past, present, and future, I gave the whole world the gift of being right with My Father.  Sadly, many do not even know about this gift and others have rejected this gift.  The gift of righteousness is an eternal gift that guarantees that you are right in the sight of My Father.

When I ascended into heaven, I was seated on the right hand of My Father and now I make intercession for you continually.  Because of My shed blood, you have access to our throne room continually.  You can praise Me today because you are on My right side seated with Me in this heavenly place.

MATTHEW 26:24; HEBREWS 7:25

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

WALKING

My servant Paul said that he had run his race well.  Walking in the power of My Spirit, however, does not require running.  In fact, I desire for you to be intentional in your walk with Me.  I desire for you to be aware that I am with you and that I am also within you as you take steps of faith.  I do not require that you take leaps of faith.  Instead, I want you to have a steady pace with Me.  When people run with one another, it is hard for them to communicate because they are breathless and their bodies are under a great deal of stress. The walk of faith requires constant communication with Me.

Do not allow anything to hinder you as you walk with Me throughout the day.  Stress is one of your worst enemies.  Whenever you feel stressed out, come back with Me.  You have tried to go ahead of Me.  You are thinking about what tomorrow might bring, and I told you not to think about tomorrow.

The walk of faith is a steady paced walk that is aware of My presence moment by moment.  The walk of faith is one of total dependence upon My faith that operates within you.  I said to My disciples that if they had faith as a grain of mustard seed, they could speak to the mountain and it would be removed.  When I said this I wanted them to understand the impossibility of having such faith without depending completely upon My faith within them.  Today allow Me to strengthen your faith even as I strengthened the faith of Peter.  I prayed that his faith would not fail him.  His own faith failed momentarily so that he could transfer his dependence upon all the faith he could muster up to My faith that he received at Pentecost.

MATTHEW 17:20; GALATIANS 2:20 (KJV) - We live by the faith of Jesus Christ.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

ENTITLED

Many today believe that they are entitled to certain rights.  Your declaration of independence says that you are entitled to rights, and it lists those rights.  I also have a declaration to make to you today.  My declaration is not one of independence.  Instead, My declaration is one of dependence upon Me.  Some feel that faith in Me is a crutch that gets you through life.  Faith in Me and dependence upon Me entitles you to rights that no government can guarantee.

When you have faith in Me, you are entitled fo My total inheritance.  You are a joint heir with Me.  You are entitled to My My Kingdom of righteousness, peace, and joy.  When you trust Me with all of your heart, you will enjoy everything that I am entitled to enjoy. 

I purchased these precious rights of total forgiveness, righteousness, joy, peace, and love with My precious blood.  Thank Me today for granting to you these eternal rights.

ROMANS 8:17

Monday, September 24, 2012

PERMANENT

When something is permanent, it lasts indefinitely without change.  There is nothing permanent in this world.  This earth is constantly changing.  Even the cells in your body change every seven years.  The earth has been spinning in a corruption course ever since mankind chose to disobey My Father.  This is why I have translated you out of this earthly realm into the realm of My Kingdom.  When you accepted Me as your Lord and Savior, you entered the realm of eternal permanency.

I am the never changing God, and My love for you is permanent and unchanging.  My mercy endures forever to every generation.  My forgiveness is permanent.  My righteousness is permanent.  You are the very righteousness of My Father in Me.  This will never change.  You have a permanet position in Me. You are seated with Me in heavenly places far above all principalities and powers and rulers of darkness in this world.  You can rejoice today because you know that My relationship with you is permanent.

PSALM 136; COLOSSIANS 3:3; EPHESIANS 2:6

Sunday, September 23, 2012

INTROSPECTIVE

Many of My beloved spend too much time judging themselves and comparing their spiritual growth with others.  This is not My desire for them.  I long for My beloved to see themselves as I see them.  True humility is seeing yourself as I see you.  I see My beloved dressed in My robes of righteousness, walking My paths of righteousness, and glorifying Me.  Remember when Peter looked at his circumstances and saw that he was sinking into the water, he lost his ability to walk on water.

I want you to walk on water, and this will not happen if you constantly take your eyes off of Me and put them on yourself.  You become like Me as you behold My glory.  This takes time every day.  When you miss those one on one times with Me, you will easily fall into Satan's trap of self-condemnation.  I do not condemn you when you miss your quiet times with Me.  I never condemn you.

If you have missed several mornings spent in My presence, just make it your goal to meet with Me this morning.  Faith only works in the now.  Peter had faith that worked for a little while, but he did not have sustaining faith.  This is why I prayed that his faith fail not.  Through his experience of denying Me, he finally realized that he had to depend totally upon Me to give him sustaining faith.  He finally got this message after Pentecost and from that point on he operated in My faith, not his own.

LUKE 22:32; GALATIANS 2:20 (KJV)

Friday, September 21, 2012

FULFILLED

So many are looking for fulfillment in life.  They search for fulfillment in pleasure, travel, entertainment, success in business, and other ventures.  However, there is only one thing that will give total fulfillment in this life.  That one thing is to glorify Me moment by moment.  You are My glory created to make My presence known to all you meet.

You may ask, "How can I meet this great challenge of glorifying Me moment by moment?"  The answer to that question is that you cannot meet this challenge.  However, as you depend only on Me to be the One Who both gives you the will and the ways to glorify Me, you will be fulfilled and you will fulfill this challenge.

Yield yourself daily to Me.  Ask Me for a fresh anointing daily and stay filled with My Spirit all the day long by speaking to one another in psalms, singing spiritual songs, hymns, giving thank always for all things, making melody in your heart and above all loving others with My love.  When you stay filled with the Spirit, at the end of the day you will say, "This was a fruitful, fulfilling day."

PHILIPPIANS 2:13; EPHESIANS 5:18-19

Thursday, September 20, 2012

SUSTAINER

As you look at nature, you see My perfect design.  The stars make beautiful designs in the heavens.
People throughout history have studied designs to see their scientific significance.  For example, the design of the atom has been studied for years, but scientists have not discovered the invisible substance that sustains the parts of the atom.  I am that substance.  In fact, I am the One Who keeps the earth from going off course. 

When you know that I do hold the whole world in My hands, you should never doubt that I also hold you in My hands.  Right now you may feel like the whole world is falling apart or even that your life is falling apart.  However, I am sustaining you moment by moment.  Without Me you would not be able to take the next breath.  I designed your body to sustain itself.  However, since the Fall, illness can now invade My perfect design.

When I died on the tree, I reversed all curses.  Look to what I did for you when I was crucified, and you will see how I provided sustaining power in every area of your life.   My shed blood is the sustaining power that can give you victory in your life right now.

HEBREWS 4:16

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

ACTIVATED

When you surrender your body to Me as a living sacrifice, your actions will be activated by Me.  Daily offer the members of your body as instruments of My righteousness, peace, joy and love.
Daily pray: "Let the meditations of My heart and the words of My mouth be acceptable in Your sight."  When you meditate on My Word day and night, your mind will be transformed to think like Me.

Yielding yourself to Me daily is the secret to walking in My Spirit. Your physical body cannot move unless your head tells it to move.  So it is with walking in the Spirit.  This is why the full armor of God begins with the Helmet of Salvation.  When you know without a doubt that I have forgiven you of all of your sins, you have liberty then to hear My voice that activates you to walk in the Spirit.  In Me you live and move and have your being.

I am the head of My spiritual body on earth.  I long to activate you and all those who know Me to walk continually in My Spirit.  Surrender your whole being to Me and meditate on My Word this morning and every morning.  When you faithfully do this, I will become your motivation (what moves you) throughout the day.

ACTS 17:28

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

SOUNDS

The sounds in heaven do not compare to the sounds you experience on earth.  The music that is heard in heaven is more beautiful than anything that you have ever experienced.  Sound is so important. 

One of the sounds that is more beautiful to Me than the worship music that surrounds My throne is the sound of your voice.  I love to hear you sing songs to Me every morning.  I want to encourage you to wait for a moment after you sing a song to Me because I want to respond with My own song to you. Try this in the morning during your prayer time and you will be edified and strengthened for the day.

You just celebrated the Feast of Trumpets and the day will come soon when you will hear the sound of the trumpet that will signal My return.  In the meantime, continue to sing to Me and allow Me to sing to you. 

PSALM 150 

Monday, September 17, 2012

WINDOW

An expression that many use in the age you live in is "Now is the window of opportunity."  There are several "now's" in My Word.  One is "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of the things not seen." Faith is now.  Faith is not in the future and it is not in the past. 

You can only exercise faith in the present moment. Your window of opportunity to exercise your faith is right now.  Do not wait until tomorrow.  Tomorrow will be too late.  Today is the day of salvation. 

Take every opportunity today to exercise your faith.  I have only given you the ministry of the moment. Whoever you are talking to is the one who I have chosen to put in front of you for a reason.  Ask Me to speak through you while you are in the presence of that person and you will see miracles. NOW IS YOUR WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY.

HEBREWS 11:1

Sunday, September 16, 2012

DETERMINATION

Just before I was betrayed I said to My disciples, "And truly the Son of Man goes as it has been determined, but woe to that man by whom he is betrayed."  My Father determined the events that would take place in My life.  He determined that I should take upon My body the sins of the world.  Nothing could stop His will from being performed in My life.  The same is true about your life.

I and My Father have determined that you be a light shining in the midst of these dark days.  It is My Holy Spirit Who gives you the words the say and the way to go to share My good news with many.  All that is required of you is your determination to do My Father's will.

When I was in the garden of agony, I had to surrender My will to My Father.  When you are determined to surrender your will to My Father no matter what you may face,  you will be given the power to both will and to do My Father's good pleasure.

LUKE 22:22; PHILIPPIANS 2:13

Friday, September 14, 2012

LIBERTY

Once you accept Me as your Lord and Savior, old things are passed away and all things become new.
All of your sins in the past are forgiven.  All you sins in the future are forgiven.  All your sins right now are forgiven.  My righteousness that was freely given to you when I died for your sins causes your sins to become white as snow.  When you know this truth, your life will be one of excitement and meaningfulness.  The liberty I purchased for you when I died to forgive you of all of your sins is a gift that many do not have.  Do not take this liberty for granted.  Do not go back to trying to change your behavior or trying to be better disciplined in your spiritual life.  You cannot do this.  I am your life.

Take time every morning to recognize that without Me you can do nothing.  I am your everything.  I am your hope, your peace, your joy, your righteousness, your power, your grace, your truth, your healing. I am your all and all.

I came to set mankind free from the curse of the law, free from the condemnation that sin brings, and free to live as I live.  As I am in the world, so are you in this world.  Praise Me today for the complete libertion I have given you.

GALATIANS 3:13-14

Thursday, September 13, 2012

EXCEPT/ ACCEPT

I accept you just as you are without any exceptions.  Many try to earn My love, but My love was freely given to them when I died on the tree to forgive you of all of your sins.  When you received My gifts of righteousness and grace, you positioned yourself to be in My eternal realm of acceptance.  My Father accepts you, not because of what you do for Him, but because of what I did for you.  You are now accepted in the beloved.  When My Father sees you, He sees Me, and I am His beloved, and you are My beloved. 

People are always striving to be accepted by others.  In fact, often they do things that are not wise to be accepted by their friends.  You do not have to prove yourself to anyone.  I have commissioned you to love as I love.  This is impossible without My Holy Spirit.  I have called you to forbear with others.  This means that you are willing to put up with the peculiarties of others and accept them as I accept them.  Just remember that you also have peculiarities.

Ask Me today to help you see others as I see them.  Your day will be much brighter if you do this.

EPHESIANS 1:6

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

RELENTLESS

I am relentless in My love for you.  I am persistant and constant in My love for you.  Nothing in heaven are under the earth can separate you from My love.  I know that some teach that when you sin this causes a separation between Me and you.  The truth is just the opposite.  When You sin I want to come to your aid quickly to help you.  I want to tell you to not be under condemnation, but instead to come to Me with a repentant heart. 

I am your Savior and I came to save you from sin with all of its consequences.  It grieves Me when you sin, but recognize that I have already forgiven you.  I have forgiven you for your past, present, and future sins.  When you come to Me with a repentant heart, I can strengthen you not to commit that sin again.

JOHN 3:16-17

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

STUMBLE

You have a responsibility not to cause fellow believers and non believers to stumble.  How can you know what could cause them to stumble in their faith or what would keep non believers from comint to faith in Me?  The answer is simple.  I sent My Holy Spirit to give you keen discernment.  Whenever you are with someone and you desire to be a witness that glorifies Me to that person, ask My Holy Spirit to help  you discern what would draw that person closer to Me rather than further away from Me.

On the day of Pentecost, the one hundred twenty of My followers gathered in the upper room received the baptism of My Holy Spirit.  One of the evidences of that baptism was their ability to speak in tongues.  However, much more happened to them that day.  They received My supernatural anointing that included the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of might and counsel, and the Spirit of knowledge and the the fear of Me.  Those gathered were empowered to be effective witnesses of the gospel from that day forward.

You have that anointing within you already.  However, stir up that anointing within you daily by praying in the Spirit, praying with your understanding, and by reading and heeding My Word.  Ask Me to freshen that anointing within you so that you can go into the market place and be the witness I have called you to be.

ROMANS 14:13; ISAIAH 11:2

Monday, September 10, 2012

BLESS

David wrote, "Bless the LORD oh My soul, and all that is within Me bless His Holy name.  I know that sometimes you wonder why you need to bless Me because I am always blessed.  I do not need you to bless Me, but you need to bless Me.  As you bless and praise My name, you will receive blessings.  As you bless Me, you can recall all My benefits.  David listed these benefits:

The LORD forgives all of our iniquities; heals all of our diseases; redeems our life from destruction; crowns us with lovingkindness and tender mercies; satisfies our mouths with good things; renews our youth; executes righteousness and gives justice to the oppressed; makes known His ways to us;  is slow to anger and abounds in mercy; does not deal with us according to our sins or punish us according to our iniquities; shows great mercy towards the lowly; removes our transgressions as far as the east is from the west.  He also  pities His children and remembers that we are dust and continually gives us His enduring mercy.  He gives His righteousness to us because we fear.Him and also to our children and their children. He keeps covenant and He sends His angels to do His pleasure and to minister to us when we voice His Word.

Bless Me today by speaking these benefits that I freely give you.  I love to hear you rehearse My Word.

PSALM 103

Sunday, September 9, 2012

REND

Joel describes the spiritual battle that will take place at the end of this age when the mighty army of saints will fight with Jesus in the last great battle.  He desribes the day of the Lord and how great and terrible it will be.  He asks the question, "Who can endure." 

As you read this passage, know with an assurance that you will endure because I am the enduring One Who lives within you.  The battle is Mine and the victory is yours.  Joel gives the call for people in these end days to turn to Me with all of their hearts with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning.  He exhorts them rend their hearts, and not their garments.  Then he gives a beautiful description of Me and My character.  Listen to His words:

Return to the LORD your God, for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness; and He relents from doing harm.

Pray for those in these last days who have not rendered their hearts to Me.  Part of the word "surrender," is "render."  You can surrender many things to Me, but I am after your heart to be totally surrendered to Me.  When you surrender your heart to Me, I will give you the power to endure until the end.

JOEL 2

Saturday, September 8, 2012

FRIEND

There was a time when I told My disciples that I no longer called them My servants, but I called them My friends because I had shared with them everything that I heard from My Father,  I shared how I chose them and appointed them to bear much fruit and that their fruit should remain.  I said that whatever they asked the Father in My name that He would grant their requests.

I say the same thing to you today.  You are My friend.  It is My joy to share with you everything that My Father ever told Me.  You can daily read what Father told Me as you read My Word.  I commanded My disciples to love one another. 

A true friend is one with whom you can share all that is on your heart and the deeper things of life.  I am your true friend, and I have the words of life.  Meditate on the words that I spoke when I walked on Earth and your friendship with Me will grow deeper and deeper.  Talk to Me daily just as you talk to the friends you trust. It is My delight to hear your heart spoken to Me in honesty and sincerity.  I also rejoice when I hear the requests you make to My Father in My name.

JOHN 15:15-16

Friday, September 7, 2012

EXTRA

People usually are pleased when they receive more than they expected.  That extra is always a blessing.   My desire is to give you extra blessings, not just blessings.  I came that you might have life and have it more abundantly. This does not mean that you will suddenly become wealthy financially.  The wealth of My Kingdom is so different than worldly wealth.  The wealth that I can give you is eternal, not just temporal.

I can give you extra peace on days when you are struggling.  I can give you extra joy when you are discouraged or depressed.  I can give you extra grace (the supernatural power to do the impossible in the natural) when you do not think you have enough strength to do the next thing.

You have not because you ask not.  Today come to Me and ask for the extra.  I am able to give you exceedingly abundantly above all that you could ask or think, according to My power that works within you.

JOHN 10:10; EPHESIANS 3:20

Thursday, September 6, 2012

BRIGHT

I have called you to be a light that shines extremely bright in these last days.  The path of the just is like the shining sun, that shines ever brighter unto the perfect day (the day of My return).  When I appeared to Peter, James, and John on the Mount of Transfiguration, My countenance was so bright that it looked like My clothesI had been washed in supernatural laundry soap.  I was shining so bright that My brightness exceeded the brighteness of the glistening snow on the mountain.  Peter wanted to build three tabernacles to as a memorial to this occasion when Moses and Elijah appeared with Me on the Mountain.  Then My Father said, "This is My beloved Son, "hear Him!"

On that dramatic day, My Father revealed the secret to your being a shining light in these last days.  Listen carefully to My voice every day and then obey what I say.  When you do this, you will live a blessed life and your countenance will shine with the light of My glory.  Let My light within you so shine before men that they will see the good work that I do through you and glorify My Father in heaven.  Always remember that it is I Who works within you both to will and to do of My Father's pleasure.  You are My tabernacle who contains My glory. Shine brightly today.

PROVERBS 4:18; MARK 9:2-8

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

CONTRACT

I am in the covenant business, not the contract business.  When you sign a contract, you have no assurance that the person you had an agreement with will meet the provisions listed in the contract.  Today, more than ever, people are not honoring the contracts that they have signed.

I am a covenant keeping God.  I kept My covenant with Abraham, Moses, David, and I now am keeping My new covenant with you.  I covenanted that the day would come when I would write the law on your heart and give you a new heart.  That day came when I died for your sins.  I told My disciples just before I died that My blood was the new covenant.  The covenant of My blood guarantees that all who believe in Me will receive the three gifts I died to give them.  Those three gifts were My grace, My truth, and My righteousness.

Daily remind yourself that the law is now written upon your heart.  Remind yourself that only I, the obedient One, can keep the law through you.  Remind yourself that because you believe in My atoning blood, you now are the very righteousness of God in Me.  All the promises in My Word are yours through Me.  Rejoice today because My Father sees you dressed in My robe of righteousness.

LUKE 22:20; MATTHEW 26:27-28



Tuesday, September 4, 2012

TIRED

You are tride when you are weak and tired.  A good way to remember this is to rearrange the letters in the word, "tired," and you have the word, "tried."  You will be tried by My enemy at the times when you are weary and worn out.  TRY not to ever push your body to the point of exhaustion. 

I have provided a way that you can refresh your soul during those moments when you are weary.  Pray in the Spirit during those times.  When you pray in the Spirit you will build yourself up in your most holy faith and your inner man will be refreshed.

When you have seasons of praying in the Spirit throughout your day, you will find that you will be much more productive, and you will also have your spiritual ears tuned to hear My voice.  Try this today and you will experience a more fruitful day.

JUDE 20

Monday, September 3, 2012

RIVERS

You have rivers of living water within you.  On the last great day of the Feast of Tabernacles, I gave an invitation to all those who were present.  I was standing on the Temple stairs just after the priests poured water upon the public area where everyone was viewing.  I cried out, "If any man thrists, let him come to Me and drink.  He who believes in Me as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water."  I spoke this concerning the Spirit Who would soon come and dwell within those who believed in Me.

Value the gift of My Spirit within you, and pray in the Spirit often.  My Spirit will help you interecede for others and He will teach you as you read My Word.  He is able to bring to your remembrance everything that I ever said. 

Today tap into the rivers of living waters within you.  Drink from the wells of salvation within you.  Too many of My beloved are looking for My glory to revealed to them when they contain My glory within them.  They often feel dry because they forget that they contain living water that can quench their thirst.  Come to the waters and drink.

JOHN 7:37-39