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SOMMER FAMILY BLESSING

Welcome to the blog for Linda Sommer.

My Blog will cover three subjects:

WORD FROM THE LORD, FAMILY, and MINISTRY.

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

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

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

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


Wednesday, July 31, 2013

VIEW

I want you to see things as I view them.  Often as you look at the day ahead, you think about all that you have to do in a day's time.  Sometimes this is overwhelming.  Instead of thinking about the whole day, just ask My Holy Spirit to help you view what He wants you to do next.  You will then be relieved of those feelings of frustration, agitation, and worry.

I also want you to view your moments on earth as precious.  Each moment you spend with Me is so very precious to Me.  When you daily spend those moments with Me, I am able to give you a fresh anointing and fill you with My joy, love, and peace.  You need those few moments with me before the day gets off to a roaring start with phone calls, appointments, and routine duties.

I want you to have an eternal view of your days rather than a temporal view of your days.  The question to ask yourself when you are worried or anxious about anything is, "What will this mean 10,000 years from now?"  When you think of your moments as moments in eternity,  you will be less likely to get into arguments with those around you.  You also will think about what you are about to say before you speak.  You will have time to ask yourself, "Will what I am about to say build up or tear down?"  Your daily speech will change for the better when you view things from an eternal perspective.

JOHN 17:3

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

APPOINTMENTS

I always was on time for the divine appointments that My Father gave Me each day.  Mary and Martha thought I was late for My appointment to pray for the healing of Lazarus, but I was right on time.  My Father wanted those who were friends and family of Lazarus to know that I truly am the resurrection and the life.

There are divine appointments that My Spirit wants to lead you to each day.  Pray daily that you will hear clearly from My Holy Spirit as He leads and guides you to make those divine appointments.

Everyone living has a final appointment that they will keep.  That final appointment is the time I have appointed for them to leave this earth.  Pray that you and those you love will be on time for that appointment ( not a day late or a day early).  You can shorten your days by not taking care of your bodily temple, but I desire that you make your appointment to see Me face to face on the day that I have written in your book of life.

PSALM 139:16; HEBREWS 9:27

Monday, July 29, 2013

CHANGE

I know that sometimes you wish those who are close to you would change.  The question I have for you is this, "If they never changed, would you be content and would you give Me thanks daily for the loved one that you feel needs changing?"  The only way change can happen in anyone's liFe is that they begin to spend time in My presence.  As they behold Me, they will become more like Me.

Today, I want you to release that loved one who you want to change to Me.  I am the only One Who can change them.  Release them to Me, and then begin to thank Me daily for those you want to change. 

Also surrender your life to Me.  I will help you to have an attitude of gratitude for everything, in everything, and for every person in your life.  Joy will fill your soul when you live in an attitude of gratitude.  Remember I have put these ones who need changing in you life.  Love them, give thanks to Me for them, and release them to Me,

2 CORINTHIANS 3:17

Sunday, July 28, 2013

HOST

Whenever you host people who love Me in your home, I want you to realize that you  are hosting more than just people.  You are hosting their angels also.  You cannot see the angels that surround My saints, but there is always a cloud of witnesses around you and every believer.

My angels are sent to you to minister to you and all those who believe in Me.  I am Captain of the heavenly hosts, and I delight in assigning special angels to you daily. You will always have two angels who are with you continually.  I had two angels who were with Me while I was on earth.  Those two angels guarded My tomb just before My resurrection.

When I died on the tree, I could have called legions of angels to rescue Me, but this was not My Father's will.  I offered Myself to My Father as the perfect sacrifice so that you could receive My righteousness.  Now there is a great host of angels whot surround My throne.  When you intercede for others and declare My Word, I assign angels to assist you as you do My Father's will.  Join the heavenly hosts today as they circle My throne and worship Me.

HEBREWS  1:7; 12:1;

Saturday, July 27, 2013

INSIDE

During the stormy days of summer, I know how you love to safely arrive at your cozy home where you can dress in your robe, put your feet up, and relax.  Always remember that I have prepared a cozy place for you to abide always.  That cozy place is in My presence.

As you are aware of My presence with you moment by moment, you will even be able to get through the stormy trials in life.  When you abide in My presence, you will have fullness of joy no matter what circumstances in life you may be facing.

You are always in a safe place.  You are hid with Me in My Father's heart.  This truly is a cozy place that you can dwell in forever.

JOHN 15; COLOSSIANS 3:3

Friday, July 26, 2013

REFLECTION

When you look into the mirror of My Word, you will see My reflection on almost every page.  You will also discover those things in your own life that might, from time to time, blur My reflection through you to others. 

There is no way that you can rid yourself of your own flesh.  I know that there are times when you regret saying things and doing things that reflect your own flesh instead of Me.  Do not dwell on those times. Instead, move forward with Me, and ask Me to shine brightly through you on this day.  You cannot do much about your yesterdays.  In fact all of your yesterdays are forgotten through My forgiveness that I purchased for you with My own blood.

 I know your heart, and I know that you want always to please Me.  Keep your focus on Me instead of focusing on yourself.  As you behold Me, you will become more like Me day by day.  Keep beholding My presence with you as you read My Word and commune with Me.

JAMES 1:21-25

Thursday, July 25, 2013

VALUE

People usually consider the value of things before they purchase them.  My heavenly Father considered the value of human beings when He sent Me to die for the sins of the world.  My Father believed that every person on earth was of infinite value.  He so loved the world, that He sent Me, His only begotten Son, that whosoever believed in Me should not perish, but have everlasting life.

I was willing to die on the tree to forgive the sins of the world because I valued every human being.
Human beings are worth My sacrificial death on the tree..  Keep this in mind the next time you are frustrated or impatient with someone.  My Father is no respecter of persons.  In other words, He has no pets. 

Today when you meet or talk with people on the phone, remember how precious those people are to Me.  This will help you to walk in My love.  My love is kind and gentle.  There is never an excuse for someone who believes in Me to be rude with others.  Be patient with people and treat them as treasures.

JOHN 3:16; GALATIANS 5:22-23

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

DAYS

Moses wrote: Teach us to number our days, that we might apply our hearts to wisdom (Psalm 90:12).  He also wrote: We spend our years as a tale that is told (Psalm 90:9b). 

You are in a season right now when, more than ever, you need to redeem the time.  I want you to give Me every minute of your day.  Ask Me to speak to you by My Spirit moment by moment.  You live in the last of the age, and there is no time to waste.  I am coming soon.

This is the day that I have made for you.  Ask that I not allow you to miss any divine appointments.
Ask Me to put you in the right place at the right time.  Listen carefully to My Spirit as He tells you the next thing to do.  The moments you give to Me will always be fruitful moments in My kingdom.
Today, rejoice because My plans for you are good, not for evil, to give you peace and an expected end.

PSALM 90; JEREMIAH 29:11; COLOSSIANS 4:5

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

CROWNS

I wore the crown of thorns to prepare the way for you to receive the crowns that I will give you when I see you face to face.   These crowns are listed in My Word.  They are:

The crown of glory (1 Peter 5:1-4) - This crown is reserved for elders, pastors, and leaders in My Kingdom who faithfully feed their flocks and who set a glorious example for their flocks. ( 1 Peter 5:1-4)

The crown of rejoicing (1 Thessalonians 2:19) - This crown is reserved for those who daily rejoice in My presence and who will rejoice even more when I return.

The crown of righteousness (2 Timothy 4:8) - This crown is reserved for all those who love My appearing.

The crown of life (James 1:12) - This crown is reserved for all those who endure temptation (trials).

You are My crown and My glory.  When you receive these crowns, you will lay them at My feet as you worship Me, the King of Kings and the Lord of all.

REVELATION 4:10

Monday, July 22, 2013

BLIMESH

I know that when you were young, you would be upset if you saw that your face was breaking out in blemishes.  You medicated those blemishes right away so that they would not scar your face any more.

I am the Lamb of God without blemish.  I know that when you look at yourself and the times that you walk in the flesh instead of walking in My Spirit that you think you will never be ready for My return.  You understand from the Scriptures that I am coming for a bride that has no spot or blemish.

I want to encourage you today.  When My Father sees you, He only sees Me within you.  He sees no blemish in you because you are clothed with the gleaming, clean robe of My righteousness.  You will be ready for My return because you are in Me and I am in You.  Rejoice today and look forward to My return because when you see Me you will be just like Me.

1 PETER 1:19; EPHESIANS 5:27

Sunday, July 21, 2013

TWO

You have probably heard the saying that two are better than one.  This is a spiritual principle that the Father led Me to follow when I was on earth.  I always sent My disciples out two by two.  Later, my friend Paul always traveled with a fellow companion as he planted churches and returned to encourage those churches.  The only place that a church was not planted was in Antioch.  Paul went alone on that trip.

One can put a 1,000 to flight and two can put 10,000 to flight.  There is power in agreement.  I promised that if two agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of My Father Who is in heaven.  I also said that where two or three are gathered in My name that I am in the midst of them.

In these last days, it is important for you to agree with others in prayer and also to go two by two to witness to others.  When you are sharing My good news with others, one person can be silently praying while the other person is speaking the truths from My Word.

MATTHEW 18:19

Saturday, July 20, 2013

DRAMA

When you think about your past life, you see how many dramas you have experienced.  Those dramas were real life dramas.  The dramas that have been displayed on the stage of your life have all been directed by Me.  You may think that your own decisions played a big part in directing those dramas, but because you have desired only to walk with Me in the Spirit, I had full sway even over the decisions you have made when you failed to consult Me and ask Me for wisdom.

Of course, there were times when your flesh tried to interfere with My plans for you, but My will in your life always trumped the times that you were walking in the flesh instead of My Spirit.  My plans for you have always been good to give you a purpose and a hope and an expected end.

Thank Me today for directing the drama of your life, and be at peace knowing that I can always redeem your mistakes.  I can always lead you back on track with My plans for you.  The script of your life was written even before you were born.  Ask Me daily to help you to be on the same page that I am, and you will see marvelous fruit that results from My work within you.

JEREMIAH 29:11; PHILIPPIANS 2:13

Friday, July 19, 2013

TEMPORARY

Life on this earth is temporary.  I live in a realm where there is no space and no time.  People on earth are bound by time, and sometimes they think that when they go through trials that their  sufferings, and afflictions will last forever when they are going through them. 

My friend Paul had an understanding of how temporary life is when he wrote:

So then death works in us, but life in you.  We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak: knowing that He Who raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.  For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.  For this cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.  For our light affliction that is but for a moment, works for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory: while we look not at the things that are seen, but at the things that are not seen, for the things that are seen are temporal (temporary): but the things that are not seen are eternal.

2 CORINTHIANS 4:12-18

Thursday, July 18, 2013

TONGUE

Your tongue was created to edify yourself and others.  Your tongue was also given to you to glorify My Father and Me through your spiritual sacrifices of thanksgiving, praise, and worship. 

Do not allow My enemy to use your tongue to condemn, judge, or criticize others.  The negative things that you speak with your tongue usually are inspired by thoughts that My enemy gives you.

Before you speak anything, give the words that you hear in your mind the "Talk Test.  Ask yourself the following questions:  Is what I am about to say true, pure, a good report, virtuous, kind, loving, truthful, edifying, glorifying, wise, just, lovely, virtuous and praise worthy.  If what you are about to say does not pass the "Talk Test," then do not say it.

PHILIPPIANS 4:8






Wednesday, July 17, 2013

PLEASANT

Everyone desires to live a pleasant life without strife, sickness, and stress.  Because you live in a fallen world, life can sometimes be extremely difficult.  However, I have purchased you a pleasant place far away from the strife of tongues.  That pleasant place is My Kingdom of righteousness, peace, and joy.

This place dwells within you.  You can tap into this pleasant place anytime during the day when things begin to get overwhelming.  I am your Good Shepherd, and I have prepared this pleasant pasture just for you.

Although this place is prepared for every believer, few of My beloved intentionally draw from this pleasant place during the day.  Today I invite you to draw yourself away from the hustle and bustle of daily routine, and commune with Me in this pleasant place. 

PSALM 16:5-6, 31:20

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

PLANNING

You well know that people make their plans, but I direct their steps.  It is good for you to make plans, but always submit those plans to Me and ask for My wisdom.  Also ask for My timing.  My timing is different than your timing.  I dwell in eternity where there is no time or space.  You live on earth where I have set the boundaries of time.

Live each day as if you might not be here tomorrow.  Only I know your appointed time to leave this earth to be with Me.  When you pray for people, pray that they make their appointment with death right on time - not a day early or a day late.

I do hold the keys of death and hell.  This is why it is so important for you to submit to Me daily and also to resist the devil.  He would like to shorten your days.  Never forget that I have given you the keys to the Kingdom.  This means that whatever you bind on earth is bound in heaven and whatever you loose on earth is loosed in heaven.  Listen carefully to My Holy Spirit each day so that you will know how to make your plans and how to pray for the days of others and yourself.

JEREMIAH 10:23; HEBREWS 9:27; PSALM 37:23; MATTHEW 16:19; REV. 1:18

Monday, July 15, 2013

IGNORANCE

I do not want you to be ignorant of what I have promised you and what I did for you when I died on the tree.  Daily find promises in My Word that I spoke such as "I came to give you life and to give to you more abundantly."  I promised to be with you forever.  I promised to give you a comforter, My Holy Spirit.  He is with you now.

Those who are led by the Spirit are sons and daughters of My Father.  When you allow My Holy Spirit to guide and direct you throughout the day, you will never walk in ignorance.  You will walk in My wisdom.  When you walk in My wisdom, you will live a pure and peaceable life that is full of good fruits. Your actions will be gentle, and you will never be a hypocrite.

Thank Me today for the wisdom that comes from above and walk in that wisdom moment by moment.  I am all wisdom.

JAMES 3:17

Sunday, July 14, 2013

EVENTS

I know you sometimes wish that you could predict future events.  You feel like if you knew what lay ahead of you, then you could prepare for your future.  I purposely do not reveal your future to you because I want you to operate in the present time.

Faith is now.  Hope is in the future.  Faith can only function in the present moment.  Faith is based on the substance hoped for and the evidence not seen.  The substance that you can place all of your hopes in is My Word.  As you study My Word, you will not be ignorant of future events that are prophesied in My Word.

I desire for you to not think way down the road.  Instead I want you to walk the road that I have placed under your feet in the present moment.  Walking in the Spirit involves two very important things: the ability to hear My voice and the heart to obey what I have said.  Instead of thinking about future events, simply ask My Holy Spirit to lead you to do the next thing.  He will be faithful to do this.  Enjoy My presence with you in the moment and leave future events in My hands.

HEBREWS 11:1

Saturday, July 13, 2013

PARTAKING

You do not have to search for answers to whatever problems you have.  I have already given to you all things that concern life and godliness through knowing Me.  I have called you to walk in virtue and godliness while you live on earth.  It is impossible for you to try to do this without Me.  Without Me You can do nothing.

As you deepen your relationship with Me, you will see in My Word all that I have promised to those who believe in Me. You can partake of My divine nature as you receive these promises and apply them to your life. 

Meditate on My promises today.  Find the promises that I have given in My Word that relate to your problem.  Understand that many of My promises have conditions that are to be fulfilled before you can walk in those promises.  The major condition is that you abide in Me, abide in My Word, and abide in My love.  Partake today of My divine nature as you believe and receive My promises.

2 PETER 1:3-4

Friday, July 12, 2013

VALLEYS

Throughout your life, you will encounter valleys.  When you go through these valleys, you feel overwhelmed and you think that you will never have a mountaintop experience again.  This is exactly what My enemy wants you to think. 

The truth is that I am with you in the valley.  It is in the valleys that I can pour showers of blessings upon you as you depend only on Me.  When you are in the valley, I want you to look above the mountains and behold the heavens.  Keep your mind stayed upon Me, and I will give you My perfect peace.

There was a valley mentioned in My Word named Achor.  Achor means trouble.  It was in that very valley that I opened a door of hope.  It was in that valley that I provided rest for My sheep.  You are the sheep of My pasture, and I am your good shepherd.  Always remember that it is in the valleys where you can find the richest soil and where wild flowers spread a fragrant blanket of color. Enjoy the fragrance of My presence with you and behold My glory as you walk through the valley times in your life.

HOSEA 2:14-23



 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

SURPRISE!

I know how you love surprises.  Everyday I have prepared Holy Spirit surprises for you.  To receive these surprises pray to My Father in My name the following:

Father, in the name of Jesus, I ask your precious Holy Spirit to lead and guide me all this day.  Put me in the right place at the right time.  Help me not to miss any divine appointments or any divine surprises.

Pray this prayer daily every morning and then stay in tune with My Spirit all the day long.  I love to watch My beloved encounter the surprises I have prepared for them daily.  You may find many of My surprises in My Word.  As you read My Word daily, My Spirit will open up the Scriptures to you and will give you understanding and wisdom that will surprise you.

JOHN 16:13

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

ONENESS

I know how it builds your faith to be in fellowship with people who are like-minded.  When you meet people who know that their purpose in life is to glorify Me, you are so blessed.  It is no accident when I lead you to go to meetings with such people.  I love for My family to gather together to worship and praise Me.

If you could see in the unseen, you would also see that everyone at the meeting have angels surrounding them.  Some people have more than others.  Think about this.  When you gather with people who love Me with all of their hearts and who want to daily allow Me to use them while they are on earth, their angels are rejoicing also.  They love to gather with the saints.  They love to hear about the grace that I have given those who believe in Me.

In these last days more than ever, I want you to assemble yourself with others who love Me.  The oneness that you feel when you gather together is just a reminder that I am one with you and you are one with me.

HEBREWS 10:25, 12:22-23

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

RACE

When you look at the life of Paul, you see how he seemed to be running all the time.  He even exhorted believers to run to obtain the prize.  There is a prize awaiting all those who are walking with Me on earth. 

Time right now seems to be racing by, but there is still time to labor in My Kingdom during these end times.  Even though Paul had a life of racing from one place to another, he was willing to still his soul long enough to receive the direction of My Holy Spirit.

Today, I know that you have much to do.  You probably will be racing all the day long.  However, take time today to rest in Me and wait on Me.  When you do this, you will have enough energy to finish the day out.  You will  be surprised at how much you will accomplish in My Kingdom.

1 CORINTHIANS 9:24

Monday, July 8, 2013

ENDURE

When you go through severe trials, I know that you think that you just cannot endure the pain and the suffering.  There is a great blessing awaiting those who are faithful to Me during their trials.  The blessing is that I will see you through whatever trial you are experiencing.  My Word says that many are the afflictions of the righteous, but I deliver them out of them all.

Be assured that as you keep trusting Me through a trial and endure to the end of the trial that there is a blessing waiting for you during the trial and at the end of time.

James wrote: Blessed is the man that endures temptation (trials): for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to them that love him.  KEEP ON KEEPING ON IN FAITH BELIEVING THAT I WILL BE FAITHFUL TO SEE YOU THROUGH TRIALS VICTORIOUSLY.

PSALM 34:19; JAMES 1:12

Sunday, July 7, 2013

SEEK

When you seek first My Kingdom and My righteousness, I will be able to provide all of your daily needs.  You may ask yourself, "What does it mean to seek?"  When you seek Me with all of your heart, I will be uppermost in your mind all the day long.  You will be able to stay your thoughts upon Me, and then I will be able to keep you in perfect peace no matter what is happening to you during the day.

Today, let your first thoughts be of Me and then train your mind to reject those thoughts that are negative and worldly.  The ability to bring every thought that is contrary to My will for you and My Word does take training.  The moment you have a negative thought or any thought that is worldly, give it to Me and ask Me to send you a righteous thought.

You live in an age when thoughts come to you constantly to distract you from My presence.  Keep your focus on Me and think about those things that are true, honest, just, lovely, pure, of good report, and virtuous. Fill your day with praises to Me.

MATTHEW 6:33; PHILIPPIANS 4:8

Saturday, July 6, 2013

SETTLE

You live in unsettling times.  Sometimes you feel like you cannot count on anything or anyone.  However, allow the true fact that I am unchanging to settle deep into your heart.  I promised all those who believe in Me that I would never leave them or forsake them. 

My Word also is unchanging.  I am eternal and My Word is eternal.  You can count on Me and My Word to see you through every unsettling time in your life.

My Spirit is also unchanging.  I sent Him to comfort, teach, and lead you into all truth.  He lives inside of you.  You do not have to try to reach heaven when you pray.  My Kingdom lives within you, and you can commune with My Father and Me through the power of the Holy Spirit whenever you encounter unsettling times in your life.

JOHN 14:16-18.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

MINUTES

I know that are times when you just feel like there is not enough minutes in the day.  You forget that I live in eternity where there is no time or space.  I can redeem your time when you come to Me every morning and commit your works and your way to Me.

My Spirit loves to order your thoughts so that those things that need to be done each day will get done.  The other things can wait until tomorrow.  Only My Spirit knows what tomorrow holds.  This is why you can trust Him simply to tell you the next thing to do.  Ask Him to give you wisdom moment by moment and to speak to your heart what you can do next.  He will be faithful to do this.

PROVERBS 16:3

Monday, July 1, 2013

BREATH

I have heard people say, "Just give me some air.  I can't breathe!"  They do not realize it, but they are praying for My breath (the breath of My Holy Spirit) to invade their bodies.  Truly I am the One who gives breath and life to people.  When you take your last breath, you will be in My presence.

When you are running out of energy, take a moment to sit in My presence.  Breathe in deeply and allow My Holy Spirit to fill your heart with My love.  My Spirit will energize you so that you will be able to finish all of the tasks you have to accomplish today without being worn out.

This afternoon, take a little rest time away from the busyness of work and lay your head on My chest.  I know you cannot see Me, but I stand in front of you with open arms to hold you close to Me. Remember the comfort you experienced when you laid your head on your mother's breast.  You could hear her heart beating and you rested with the rhythm of her breathing. I want to deliver to you today that same comfort and safety that you felt in those precious moments.

BREATHE IN MY SPIRIT!  BREATHE OUT MY LIFE AND SHARE IT WITH OTHERS!

GENESIS 2:7; ISAIAH 42:5-10