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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, June 30, 2013

LONELINESS

Loneliness is a state of being that none of My beloved need experience.  My beloved are a part of My body on earth.  Each part has a function.  If someone is lonely in the congregation or fellowship that you attend,  it is up to you and others in that body to reach out to the lonely. 

I made sure that My disciples understood clearly that they would never be alone.  I told them that I would be with them forever.  My Word says that I have set the solitary in families.

Fellowship with other believers is essential as the days draw nigh to My second coming.  The writer of Hebrews exhorted believers not to forsake the assembling of themselves together as the day approaches for Me to return. 

Today, reach out to those who feel all alone.

PSALM 68:6; HEBREWS 10:25

Saturday, June 29, 2013

CONSISTANT

I know how hard it is for you to keep walking consistently in the Spirit.  You daily have a battle with your flesh.  When you understand that you can take your thoughts captive that are contrary to My Word and give them to Me, you will be able to have that constant walk with Me that you seek.

Remember always that I am the only One Who can give you victory over your own fleshly desires,
You truly can be of good cheer because I have overcome the world with all of its lusts.  Look to Me and begin to praise Me.  The battle is mine when you release yourself fully to Me and the victory is yours.

My friend Paul had the same battle that you are experiencing.  However, he came to this conclusion:
"O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?  I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord.  So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.  There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.  For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death".

Praise Me today that I have set you free from your own body of sin and I have given you life in the Spirit.  You are in Me and I am in you.  This is why My Father is always pleased with you.

ROMANS 7:24 - ROMANS 8:1-2

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

DETERMINATION

I want you to understand that both the devil and My Father desire to determine your life. The devil is a thief, a deceiver, and he is determined to destroy your testimony and even your life. My Father is just as determined to bless you with abundant life through believing in Me. 

You do not have to fear the enemy.  I have given you all power through My name over him.  His demonic spirits have to bow when they hear My name.  You can break the enemy's power and cancel out his assignments against you.

When you are determined to submit yourself (your body, soul, and spirit) to Me daily, you will be able to receive My blessings and enter into all I have promised you. Face every day with a determination to submit to Me.  You submit to Me when you abide in Me, My love, and My Word.
Then use your spiritual weapons to combat the enemy.  Remember always that the battle is mine and the victory is yours.  This is the victory that overcomes the world even your faith.

JAMES 4:7; JOHN 15; 1 JOHN 5:4

Friday, June 21, 2013

WALKING IN THE SPIRIT

When you are determined daily to walk in My Spirit instead of walking in your flesh, you must realize that walking in the Spirit is an easy task.  It truly is not a task.  Walking in My Spirit is a joyful privilege.

All you have to do to consistently walk in My Spirit is to sing hymns, spiritual songs, and psalms all the day long.  When you do this, you will be making melody in  your heart to Me.  If you are in a place where you cannot praise Me out loud, sing and speak to yourself the psalms that are in My Word. 

Do not forget to give thanks always for all things to My Father in My name and submit to others in love.  When you do these simple things, you will see a great change in your days.  You will no longer yield to your fleshly desires.  Instead, you will glorify Me in word and deed.

EPHESIANS 5:18-21

Thursday, June 20, 2013

DISCOURAGE

I know that there are times that you are discouraged.  Look at this word carefully.  It contains the word, "courage."  My enemy wants to rob you of courage by discouraging you, but he will have no success if you will allow Me to be your courage. 

There were so many exhortations in My Word to the patriarchs to be strong and of good courage.  When they looked at their situation, they felt overwhelmed and discouraged.  Then they heard My encouragement to them, "Be strong and of good courage."  I enabled them to overcome every obstacle and every enemy.

This is My Word for you today. " Be strong and of good courage."  Meditate on this exhortation and study the times in My Word that this exhortation and encouragement was given to many who faced horrific situations.

JOSHUA 1:9

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

PRINCIPLES

When I was on earth, I presented many principles about the Kingdom of My heavenly Father.  My joy is fulfilled when I see My believing friends walk in those principles.  The first and most important principle that I shared was the fact that in order to be released from every burden in your life, you must come to Me.  When I stood near the Mt. of Olives in Jerusalem, I wept over Jerusalem because so many in that city rejected Me and would not come to Me.  I wanted to gather them like a mother hen gathers her chicks to shelter them under her wings, but many would not come to Me.

I could not heal everyone when I walked on earth.  However, I always healed those who came to Me.
I give this invitation to you once again.  Do you have a need?  I have provided a way through My shed blood that you can boldly come to My throne of grace and find help when you are in a time of need.  I want to help you moment by moment, but you must release yourself and your burdens to Me.

Please answer this invitation today:  "Come unto Me , all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest for your souls.  For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light."

MATTHEW 11:28-30

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

MERCY

My mercy endures forever, and I extend that mercy to you daily.  Sometimes you are unaware of how My mercy is blessings, you, but rest assured that My mercy is always flowing to bless you.

There is a way to position yourself to receive My mercy. As you show mercy towards others, you will obtain mercy.  I taught, "Blessed are those who are merciful, for they shall obtain mercy."

Think of ways today that you can demonstrate My mercy to others.  When you do this, you will have a joy-filled day.

MATTHEW 5:7

Monday, June 17, 2013

INFORMATION

You live in an age when knowledge has expanded to the extent that you are bombarded daily with new information.  Many people want to stay informed, but they simply cannot keep up with the speed that information is being delivered in this age. 

I want you to be alert to the fact that the knowledge I want you to gain is the knowledge of the holy.  By that I mean, I want you to increase in your knowledge of Me.  All the information that you need to know about Me is in My Word.

Daily I want you to expand your knowledge of Me in three ways - abiding in My Word, abiding in Me and abiding in My love.  Spending quality time in My presence throughout the day will help you gain the wisdom that comes from above.  That wisdom is pure, peaceable, gentle, easy to be intreated, full of mercy, and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

I am the wisdom from above.  Wisdom is applied knowledge.  As you get to know Me better each day, My peace, My joy, and My love will be applied to you and then you will be able to transmit the information about Me to others in the power of My Spirit.

PROVERBS 9:10; JAMES 3:17 

Sunday, June 16, 2013

IMMUNE

My desire for you is that you build up your physical and spiritual immune system.  You are diligent to build up your physical immune system, but I want you to be just as diligent to build up your spiritual immune system.  My Word tells you how to do this.

As you abide in Me daily, My joy will fill you and you will be strengthened.  As you abide in My Word daily, My Word will feed you the nourishing food that will build up your spiritual immune system. As you abide in My love and are careful to daily ask My Holy Spirit to fill your heart with My love so that you can love others as I love them, you will not have strife or stress in your life.  Stress and strife are the robbers Satan sends to destroy your spiritual immune system.  Those robbers will rob you of My peace and you will be frustrated, anxious, fearful, and resentful.

You will have total immunity against all the attempts of My enemy to invade and rob you of spiritual health when you are faithful to absorb My love, My joy, and My peace.

JOHN 15

Saturday, June 15, 2013

HEALING

One of the works of My enemy is sickness.  I spent a good part of My life on earth healing those who were sick and oppressed of the devil.  Sickness entered the earth when Adam and Eve sinned.  I came to redeem you from the oppression of the devil and every sickness and disease.  I purchased healing for all those who will believe when I bore 40 stripes on My back.  Peter said that I bare your sins in My body on the tree to enable you to be dead to sin and to live to righteousness.  I purchased your right to live and not die by the stripes I bore on My back.  By My stripes you are healed.

Some question whether or not it is My will to heal.  I gave My own life's blood to purchase your healing.  I taught you to pray, "Thy kingdom come.  Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven."
There is no sickness in heaven.  When you pray for your healing, you can be confident that you are praying according to My will and that I not only hear your prayers, but that I also answer your prayer for healing.

1 PETER 2:24; MATTHEW 6:10, I JOHN 5:14-15

Friday, June 14, 2013

STORMS

Some believe that I have no control over the weather.  I do have control over the weather.  Then you may ask, "Why do you permit storms of destruction to hit places all over the world?"  You forget that Satan is the prince and power of the air.  His demonic realm dwells just above the sky that you see.
He is the destroyer.  I am not.  The lease of earth was given over to Satan when Adam and Eve sinned, and this is why you have sickness and disease, storms, wars, and every evil thing.

I came to earth to destroy the works of the devil, and I paved the way for you also to destroy the works of the devil in My name when I shed My blood on the cross to provide the perfect sacrifice for My Father.  I have given you all the power over all the power of the devil, but that power will not be displayed unless you give My Word voice on earth.  Angels hearken to the voice of My Word. 

Remember how I calmed the storm with just this word, "Peace be still."  When there are weather storms, emotional storms, financial storms, and relationship storms in your life, say out loud, "Peace be still in the name of Jesus."  You have the right to put a shield around your nation, your neighborhood, and your city for its protection.  Pray Psalm 91 over the territory I have given you, and you will see My protective power displayed.

JOHN 10:10; MARK 17-18; PSALM 103:20

Thursday, June 13, 2013

ADVICE

I would love to transmit My advice and counsel to all of My beloved.  However, so many of My beloved fail to ask Me for wisdom and counsel.  I have provided My anointing of wisdom and understanding, counsel and might, knowledge and the fear of the Lord to all those who believe in Me.  However, few believers ask for a fresh anointing of My Holy Spirit daily.

Throughout this day, always boldly ask Me for wisdom and receive My anointing that will empower you to make decisions that are according to My will.  Seek counsel from My Word and be willing to carefully listen to the still quiet voice of My Holy Spirit to convey My wisdom and knowledge to you.

Walking in the Spirit is not hard.  I just want you to ask My Spirit to help you do the next thing.  Commit all of the works that you have planned for this day to Me, and My Spirit will direct and order your thoughts.

ISAIAH 11:2; PROVERBS 16:3

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

ROOTS

Many on earth keep looking for their roots.  People study their genealogies to discover relatives from past generations.  Adopted children search for their natural parents to trace their roots. There are roots in My line that will enable you to discover how carefully My Father ordained for Me to be born on earth from My special and chosen parents.  My mother Mary was chosen to carry Me in her womb after the Holy Spirit impregnated her.  She was from the house of David.  Joseph was chosen to be a father to Me while I was on earth.  My heavenly Father saw to it that Joseph was also from the house of David.

Roots are important, but the roots I want you to discover are the roots of My love.  I want you to be rooted and grounded in My love.

The highest root of My love is My grace that continually pours upon you from My throne room of grace. 

The deepest root of My love is My forgiveness.  I can shine My light to reach deep into the recesses of your being to forgive and cleanse the dark areas of your life.

The widest root of My love is My truth. I am all truth, and knowing Me will set you free to live your life free from deception.

The longest root of My love is My mercy. My mercy is extended to all generations.

Pray today for My Holy Spirit to root and ground you in My love.

EPHESIANS 3:16-19







Tuesday, June 11, 2013

REFERENCES

When people look for a new job, they usually are required to give references.  Those references are expected to describe the character traits and the reliability of the person applying for the job. 

I need no references.  As you get to know Me better each day, you will discover how faithful and reliable I am.  You will get to know My character and that I am  the One Who you can trust to accomplish the job I have created you to fulfill on earth.

Today as you read My Word, meditate on all the references to My character that are listed.  I gave a character sketch of Myself when I revealed My glory to Moses.  I said that I was faithful, merciful, forgiving, gracious, patient, and full of truth.  You will see these character traits listed again when Paul lists the fruit of the Spirit.  When you stay filled with My Spirit day by day, I will be able to demonstrate My character traits through you. 

EXODUS 33:19; GALATIANS 5:22

Monday, June 3, 2013

VIEW

When you set your affections on the things that are above instead of the things on the earth, you will  be able to view things with an eternal perspective.  You will not become frustrated or irritated over those situations and circumstances that are not pleasant.  There may be a relationship with an employee or an employer that is difficult.  There may be a family member who you find hard to love at times.

Relationships, situations, and circumstances will change continually in your lifetime.  I am an unchanging God Who is eternally good, merciful, and true.  Center your thoughts on My eternal love for you that never changes when you encounter trials.  It might be helpful for you to ask yourself this question when you experience difficulties:  "What difference will this make 10,000 years from now?"
When you have an eternal view of life, your life on earth will not be so filled with strife or stress

.COLOSSIANS 3:2