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SOMMER FAMILY BLESSING

Welcome to the blog for Linda Sommer.

My Blog will cover three subjects:

WORD FROM THE LORD, FAMILY, and MINISTRY.

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

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

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

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


Sunday, March 31, 2013

FIRST FRUITS

I was raised on the day of "First Fruits."  This is the day ordained by My Father to present the first fruits of the spring harvest.  A sheaf of the first fruits of the harvest was brought to the priest.  He then waved the sheaf before My Father on the day after the Sabbath.  Then the priest offered a lamb without blemish for a burnt offering unto My Father.

I am both the Passover lamb and the lamb without blemish that was offered as a sacrifice to celebrate the Feast of First Fruits.  No man took My life.  I laid it down willingly as the perfect sacrifice that was acceptable to My Father.  I was the first to be resurrected to never die again.  When I died, you died.  When I was raised, you were raised to newness of life.

I am the first fruit of many brethren.  At the sound of My voice all those who believe in Me shall be raised from the grave just as I was raised to never die again.  I am the resurrection and the life.  Rejoice today because you will one day have a new body that will never die.

LEVITICUS 23:10-12; 1 CORINTHIANS 15:20-23

Saturday, March 30, 2013

DESTINY

It helps you throughout your years on this earth to know what your destiny is.  There are so many who have no knowledge of their destiny.  They live from one event to another without purpose and promise.  I died to give the whole world a destiny.  

My Father so loved the world that He gave Me to provide the perfect sacrifice. Whoever believes in Me has eternal life.  I did not come into the world to condemn the world.  I came to give the world a sure destination after they leave this earth.

As you are in this season that celebrates My resurrection, thank Me for the sure destiny that I have given you.  Your physical body will die, but I tasted death for you.  Now you do not have to dread departing from this earth.  When you take your last breath, you will be face to face with Me for all eternity. Eternity with Me is your destiny, and you began enjoying this destiny the moment you believed in Me.

JOHN 3:16-17

Friday, March 29, 2013

FINAL

There is something about the word, "final," that causes you to breathe a sigh of relief.  The course you took in school concluded with the last final.  You were able to toss that text book away, and prepare yourself for the next course.  Athletes rejoice when they reach the final lap and cross the finish line. You even rejoice when you are able to finish your work and finally rest for a little while.

My work of redemption was done when I breathed My last breath and delivered My Spirit into the hands of My Father.  The plan of redemption was finished and I even said, "It is finished."  The way was paved for all who would believe in Me to have their sins removed.  I became sin so that you now can be accepted as righteous before My Father.

There is coming a day when the final trumpet will sound and those who believe in Me will be raised.  Mortality will be clothed in immortality.  You will receive a new body fit to live in My Kingdom forever.  The final curtain will fall on earth when the heavens are rolled up like a scroll. There will be a new heaven and a new earth.  There will then be no final end, only eternity lived forever with Me.

1 CORINTHIANS 15:54; REVELATION 6:14

Thursday, March 28, 2013

RELAX

You live in an age when few people find time to just relax and enjoy the moment.  The work place is filled with hurry and worry.  Even home life can be filled with tense moments if relationships are not in harmony.  This is why I gave the invitation to come to Me.  That invitation was given to all those who labor and are heavy laden.  When you come to Me and cast every care upon Me, I am able to infuse you with My peace.

I exhorted believers to not worry about tomorrow because tomorrow will present another set of problems.  One set of problems per day is enough for you to bear.  However, I do not even want you to be pressed down by any problem you may face today and all of your tomorrows.  My burden is light.  This means that I am able to shine a light on every problem you experience during the day.  When My light shines on problems, you will receive wisdom, understanding, and the knowledge you need to enlighten you and help you solve the problem at hand.

Instead of getting in a whirl of worry over the problems that you may face today, release those problems to Me and then relax.  You will be able to hear from Me, and then I will give you the revelation knowledge that will help you to know what to do and what to say when problems come your way.

MATTHEW 11:28-30

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

ENJOY

I want you to enjoy Me forever.  I also want you to enjoy My presence with you daily.  In My presence is fullness of joy.  I know you cannot see Me, but I dwell within you.  When I told My disciples on that last fateful supper with them to abide in Me, abide in My Word, and abide in My love, I was revealing the secrets of having a joyful life no matter what circumstances you may experience. 

When I finished My teachings that night, I said, "These things I have told you that your joy may be full and that My joy will remain in you."  I knew that the only way they would be able to get through the trials that lay ahead of them was to depend upon My joy to strengthen them moment by moment.

Today and every day recall what I taught on that fateful night and obey that teaching.  When you do this, you will not only have a blessed day, but you will have a day filled with My joy.  Enjoy your day.

JOHN 15:1-11

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

PERSPECTIVE

I desire for you to have My Father's perspective as you journey this life.  When you see things and people as My Father sees them, your life will be filled with peace, joy, and My love.  When My Father sees people, He sees them as treasures. He wants those treasures to come near to Him. I have already paid the price for each treasure when I died on the cross to take away the sins of the world.  That price was My very own blood.  Many of these treasures on earth, however, will refuse to come to Me and believe in Me.

When My Father sees things, He sees that everything above the earth, below the earth, and in the heavens were created by Me and for Me.  My Father sees you as a steward of all that I have created.  People are much more important to My Father than things.  In the end of this age everything will be burned and there will be a new heaven and a new earth.

When My Father sees you, He sees Me.  He loves you just as much as He loves Me.  When you see things with My Father's perspective, you will never be possessive of things.  You will never feel like you are unworthy or unloved.  You will also see others as treasures. Ask My Father daily to give you His perspective on life.

Friday, March 22, 2013

CLEANSING

I overthrew the tables of the money changers in the Temple.  They were selling blemished animals for sacrifice.  I exclaimed loudly, "It is written, My house shall be called house of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves."  I no longer abide in a Temple made with hands.  I abide in the temple of your body.  Your temple is now a house of prayer. 

I provided the perfect, unblemished sacrifice that My Father accepted as remission for your sins, past, present, and future.  When My blood was shed, I made it possible for those who receive and believe in Me to be cleansed by My blood.  Without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sin.

During this Passover Season, daily offer your body to Me as a living sacrifice.  I will then be able to bring to your remembrance anything that you might need to confess to Me.  I have already cleansed you and I have already forgiven you.  However, when you confess your sins, you place yourself in a position to receive and acknowledge My cleansing and forgiveness.  Allow My Holy Spirit to help you keep the temple of your body undefiled.

MATTHEW 21:12-13; HEBREWS 9:22

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

LIBERTY

Liberty is one of My favorite words.  I came to liberate people from bondage to sin.  I know that your Declaration of Independence promises you a life of liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  My promises to you include much more than what is promised to you in that document.  I have a covenant relationship with you. I promise you liberty from Satan's bondage, liberty from your own selfish flesh, and liberty to enjoy My kingdom of righteousness, peace, and joy in the Spirit.

I came to set the captives free.  Where My Spirit is there is liberty  Thank and praise Me today for setting you free from all bondages and for giving you My Spirit.

LUKE 4:18-19, 12:32; 2 CORINTHIANS 3:17

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Idols

Whatever you run to for comfort can easily become and idol in your life.  Whatever you think about all the time may also be an idol in your life.  The way to pull down these idols in your life is to renew your mind.  I long to transform your mind daily.  You do have My mind already, but there are patterns of thinking that you have had for years that need to be pulled down and broken.  Those patterns of thinking or strongholds in your mind can prevent you from a deeper relationship with Me. 

I want to help you to pull down those strongholds, but you do play a part in pulling them down. My servant Paul taught what you need to do when your mind becomes entangled with vain imaginations and high thoughts that exalt themselves against Me.  He said to take every thought captive and give it to Me.  The moment you have a thought that you know is contrary to My Word and My life within you, give it to Me.  Then I will do battle for you and help you to obey My Word.

The renewal of your mind can only happen when you daily spend time in My Word.  Be proactive today and give those thoughts that are contrary to My Word immediately to Me.  My Holy Spirit will renew your mind and cause you to think My thoughts as you abide in My Word.  You abide in My Word when you meditate, memorize, and activate My Word by obeying My Word.

2 CORINTHIANS 10:4-7

Monday, March 18, 2013

ALLOW

My desire daily is for you to allow Me to work through you.  I can both give you the will and the power to do My Father's good pleasure.  You are a chosen vessel to give Me glory daily.  You glorify Me daily when you allow My presence to be manifested through what you say and what you do.

Be ready daily for Me to allow My presence and My power to flow through your earthen vessel.  Daily receive My anointing (the spirit of wisdom and understanding, might and counsel, knowledge and the fear of Me). Offer your body to Me as a living sacrifice and the members of your body to be used as instruments of My love, peace, and joy.

Depend upon Me every minute of each day.  Listen carefully to My Spirit.  I will not give you a blueprint for the day.  This is why I want you to daily commit your works to Me and your way to Me so that My Spirit can lead you to do the next thing.  It is My joy to allow My power and My presence to flow through you every minute of every day.

PHILIPPIANS 2:13

Sunday, March 17, 2013

INTELLIGENCE

It is wonderful when you have been blessed with a high intelligence level.  However, you are even more blessed when you have My mind.  When you accepted Me as your Lord and Savior, you became a new creature.  I came to dwell within you.  You now have My mind.  I am all wisdom. 

Few believers tap into My mind daily.  They fail to ask Me for wisdom.  They fail to ask for the special anointing My Spirit can give them.  The anointing of My Spirit provides wisdom, understanding, and knowledge.  My Spirit's anointing gives you the ability to draw from My strength when you are mentally challenged and helps you to know how to counsel others.  My spirit's anointing will help you remain in an attitude of reverence towards Me and a heart to obey Me.

Today ask for this special anointing, and when you are mentally challenged, declare out loud that you have My mind.

1 CORINTHIANS 2:16; ISAIAH 11:2

Saturday, March 16, 2013

ENDURENCE

When you hear the word, "endurance,"  I know that your mind immediately pictures a runner who keeps running until he finishes the race.  You especially admire those runners who encounter all kinds of obstacles along the way, but who do not give up even though they might be the last to cross the finish line.

It takes great patience to finish a physical race.  It takes training and time.  The same is true about the spiritual race I have set before you.  You will face obstacles along the way, but always remember that I am waiting to greet you at the finish line.  It is not important to Me that you run faster than others in this spiritual race.  What is important to Me is that you endure to the end.  Some in this life will have to endure more than others, but I want everyone who believes in Me to receive the crown that I have for those who endure to the end.

1 CORINTHIANS 9:24-25

Friday, March 15, 2013

THRILLS

You live in an age when people seek thrills.  They want excitement every minute of the day.  I hear the expression often, "I am so bored."  Those who believe in Me and have received Me into their hearts have no need to seek thrills.  When you seek My Kingdom first and My righteousness, you will experience a life filled with thrills.

Nothing is more thrilling than seeing a life changed by Me.  When you see a person healed, delivered, or saved by My grace and power, I know that you are thrilled beyond measure. 

During this season, I want you to observe those who have come to know Me since the celebration of My resurrection last year.  The sure sign that I was raised from the dead to give all those who believe in Me newness of life is to see someone who once walked in darkness translated into My Kingdom of light.

During this holy season instead of focusing on what happened over 2,000 years ago, focus on what I am doing in the world and in people's lives today.  When you do this, you will be thrilled.

MATTHEW 6:33

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

NORMAL

I know that sometimes you think that there are few normal people left in the world.  Your view is different from My view.  When I see people, I see them as treasures.  I taught a parable about a man who found a hidden treasure in a field.  He then hid the treasure again and sold all he had to buy that field. I likened this parable to the kingdom of heaven.

When I gave My life to conquer sin and death, I made it possible for people who are in bondage to be set free.  I did not come to save the righteous, but I came to pave the way for sinners to repent and be set free from the chains that bind them.  I paid the highest ransom possible to buy back those who have been slaves to sin.  It was My joy to give My all to become sin so that people who believe in Me can be made righteous.

The next time you see a person who you view as less than normal, remember that they are hidden treasures who are worth My very life.

MATTHEW 13:44

Friday, March 8, 2013

TRANSMIT

I know how you long to transmit to others all that My Spirit has taught you.  I will give you many opportunities to do just that.  For right now, however, ask My Holy Spirit to daily teach you and guide you into the truths of My Word.  My Spirit loves when you ask that.  Yield yourself daily to My Holy Spirit (the Great Teacher).  Sit in His classroom and learn from Him.

Daily My Spirit wants to take the things that I did while I walked on Earth and show them to you.  He wants to dispense the secrets of My Kingdom to you.  You will spend eternity learning more about Me, but until you are with Me face to face, continue to ask for My Spirit's instruction and correction as you read My Word (the "Textbook of Life).

JOHN 16:13

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

REPLENISH

There are days I know that you feel like you have run out of energy.  You feel as though you cannot take another step.  It is at those times that you can tap into My strength.  There are several ways you can do this.  One way is to declare My Word out loud.  When you do this angels come to your aid to help you with whatever task is at hand.  You can declare: "The joy of the Lord is My strength."  Another word to declare is: "I can do all things through Christ Who gives Me the strength."  Here is another word, "Where I am weak, I am strong in the Lord."

Another way to tap into My strength is to pray in the Spirit.  When you pray in tongues, there is a refreshing that comes.  You build yourself up in your most holy faith.  I can replenish your strength when you spend time praying in the Spirit.

Do not forget also to take time all during the day to rest in Me.  By that I mean just sit and be still for a few minutes and allow Me to infuse you with My love and strength.  It is My delight to replenish you daily.

NEHEMIAH 8:10; PHILLIPIANS 4:13; 2 CORINTHIANS 12:10; JUDE 20

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

CATEGORIES

The tendency in life is to categorize things.  People like to put things in neat little imaginary boxes, and often they become rigid in their attempt to keep things in those little boxes.  That is not how My Spirit works.  When you walk in My Spirit, there will be fluidity in your life.

I gave you My Spirit to lead and guide you in all truth.  I cannot be put in a box.  My Spirit is ever moving in your life.  Just as the children of Israel had to follow My cloud by day and My fire by night, you also can follow the lead of My Spirit.  He will put you in the right place at the right time.  He will also prioritize your day as you give your works to Him.  The promise is that as you commit your works to Him, He will establish your thoughts and give you the next thing to do.

Be listening to His voice all during this day and every day and He will tell you the next thing to do.

PROVERBS 16:3

Monday, March 4, 2013

RECOVERY/ RESTORATION

I am in the recovery business.  I am able to restore the years that the locusts have eaten.  I love to recover things that you have lost.  I know how you daily say out loud, "All things lost found in the name of Jesus."  When you say that out loud, I send My angels immediately to lead you to find the exact spot where you misplaced something.  I smile every time you follow the lead of My angels and pick up the article you lost.

I not only can recover things that you have lost, but I can recover and restore relationships that seem to be lost.  I love to see people who have lost contact with each other for years suddenly resume their relationship with one another. 

Pray for those who have lost possessions and homes in these recent disasters on earth.  Ask Me to send My angels to help them.  It is My joy to dispense angels to assist My saints.  That is their major assignment,  They minister to the saints.  Also pray for those who have lost family and home because of persecution.  I will send My angels to minister to them also.  Angels hearken to the voice of My Word and as you give voice to My Word, they come to attention and begin to labor to recover and restore all things lost.

JOEL 2:25; PSALM 103:20-22

Sunday, March 3, 2013

EARNINGS

People look at the stock market daily to determine their earnings.  When they look for a job, they consider their benefits and their earnings.  You are not of the world, but you are in the world.  The earnings I want to reveal to you are the earnings I purchased for you when I died as the perfect sacrifice. 

Because you believe in Me, the earnings I purchased for you when I died far outweigh anything that the world can offer.  I purchased healing, restoration, justification, forgiveness, righteousness, joy, and peace.  I even paved the way for your being set apart to receive all My Father's riches in glory through Me.

Meditate on the earnings of My Kingdom today and receive by faith all that I have freely given to you.  The earnings that I offer are earnings that you do not have to work to receive.  Simply yield to My Spirit and you will experience the benefits of these earnings daily in your life.

PHILIPPIANS 4:19

Friday, March 1, 2013

WARMTH

I created the sun to give both light and warmth to Earth.  I want you to think about having a heart filled with both My light and My warmth.  My Holy Spirit has the assignment to fill your heart with My love.  When you allow My Spirit to fulfill this assignment, you will never be cold or hard hearted towards others.  I do have the ability to harden the hearts of people and also to soften them. 

As you look into My Word, you will discover how many times the hearts of those in the Bible were warmed by My presence with and in them.  Lift your heart up to Me daily and ask My Holy Spirit to give you a fresh infilling of My love.  Pray, "Lord, help Me to love like you love."  When you do this, people will be attracted to the warmth of My love that radiates through your smile and also through your whole personality.  When I walked on Earth, it was the love of My Father that radiated warmth through My personality that drew people to Me.

ROMANS 5:5