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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.


Saturday, November 30, 2013

PLANS

I know you have your plans for each day.  You may even plan for future events many months ahead of the time of the event.  When you make those plans, release those plans to Me.  Understand that I also have plans for you.  My desire is to put you in the right place at the right time.

Have faith that I will watch over your plans, and I certainly want those plans to be materialized.
At the same time, know that I am the One Who orders your steps.  When you release your plans to Me, then I can enhance your plans and even give you some blessings that you did not plan ahead to receive.

I love it when you think ahead.  My plans for you are always for your good.  I want to give you a purpose and a hope and an expected end.  Rejoice today because My plans are the highest and best for you.

JEREMIAH 29:11

Friday, November 29, 2013

COVETING

My Word warns against coveting.   People covet when they want something someone else has.  This is not your problem.  However, I want you to so display the fruits of the Spirit in your daily life that  others will covet what you have.

You have the most precious treasure in you heart that anyone could ever have.  That treasure is the knowledge of My Father's glory revealed to you in My face through the Spirit.  I have placed that treasure in your earthen vessel so that the excellency of My power might be manifested in your life. 

Rejoice today that you have this precious treasure, and I want you to share this treasure with others.

I1 CORINTHIANS 4:6-7 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

ROUTINES

It is so easy for you to almost mindlessly follow the routines of your everyday live.  When I walked on earth there was nothing routine about My days.  I spent much time in prayer in the early morning hours before each day began.  I knew that this time in prayer would open My spiritual ears to hear My Father's instructions to Me all the day long.

You do not have to spend hours in prayer to hear the instructions of My Holy Spirit within you as He leads you to do the next thing.  I know that you do have things that you want to accomplish each day, but always release those works you have planned to Me.  Then My Spirit can establish My priorities in your day instead of your own priorities.

My first priority is people.  People are so much more important than accomplishing your "To Do List" for the day.  Be open to My Spirit as He directs you to reach out to people throughout your day.

PROVERBS 16:3 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

RECOGNIZE

My Holy Spirit has the ability to help you recognize the weaknesses in your own life.  He does not condemn those weaknesses.  In fact, when you give those weaknesses to Me, I can be strong on your behalf.  Where you are weak, I am strong.

There are three that testify about Me in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.  And there are three that bear witness in earth, the spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.  My Holy Spirit has the assignment to help you first recognize My presence with you and then recognize those things in your life that you need to overcome with My help.

Once you recognize the areas in your life that need to change, My Spirit then can empower you to have the victory over every bondage and every weakness.

1 JOHN 5:7-8; 2 CORNITHIANS 12:10

Monday, November 25, 2013

MINDFUL

This is a season when people usually try to be mindful of other people's needs.  They want to show their love in a special way to family and friends.  My desire is that you are mindful of others always.  When you think of others instead of concentrating on yourself, you will have a much more enjoyable day.

I taught My disciples that the way to experience joy is to serve others.  When I washed My disciples feet, I was so blessed to have that intimate time with each one of My friends.  When you always esteem others higher than yourself, you will have few relationship problems. 

I was mindful of the needs of others.  Whenever the Father led Me in the Spirit to meet someone's need, it gave Me great joy.  My joy will always remain in you when your focus is first on Me and then on others.

JOHN 13:3-4, 15:11; PHILIPPIANS 3:12; PHILIPPIANS 2:2-3

Sunday, November 24, 2013

HOLIDAYS

You are about to enter the season of holidays.  The word "holiday" is rooted in the words holy day.  My Word includes many references to holy days.  I recognize that there are special seasons that that the Gentiles and Jewish people celebrate.  My Jewish people celebrate what they call the "High Holy Days."  These holy days include the  celebration of the new year and the day of atonement.  They also celebrate other holy days like the Feast of Tabernacles, Passover, and Pentecost. 

Gentiles consider Sunday, the first day of the week, as their holy day.  Jewish people celebrate their holy day on Saturdays.  Jewish people celebrate seven feasts.  One of those feasts is the "Feast of Dedication" called Chanukah.  There was a time when My Father told the Jewish people that He hated their celebrations of the new moons and feast days.  The reason He said this was because He knew these were only outward celebrations that had little to do with their intimacy with Him.

As you enter this season of holidays, I want you to make every day a holy day (a day when you spend time in My presence).  Make it your goal during this busy season to still your soul and spend intimate times with Me.  I never tire of your heart to heart talks with Me.

ISAIAH 1:13-17

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Diligence

My Word says that as you behold Me, you will be changed from glory to glory.  You do not have the ability to see Me with your physical eyes, but you do have the ability to see Me with you spiritual eyes or eyes of faith.  However, there are things that you can add to your faith, and I want you to be diligent to add these things.

The things you can add to your faith are virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness, and brotherly kindness.  These fruits of My Spirit are developed and cultivated by you.

Ask My Holy Spirit today to help you as you diligently seek to cultivate these fruits.  The fruit of My Spirit is love, and you can be confident that My Holy Spirit can continually fill your heart with My love.

2 PETER 1:5-7; ROMANS 5:5




Wednesday, November 20, 2013

GARMENTS

Daily you wear garments.  In fact, I know how important wearing apparel is to you.  Not a day goes by that you do not think about what you will wear that day and even the next day.  Your appearance is very important to Me.  However, the garments I want you to wear daily have little to do with your physical clothing.

I want you to dress yourself daily with the garments of praise.  My presence dwells in the midst of your praise, and praising Me throughout each day enables you to focus on Me instead of yourself.
The greatest way you can get out of the oppressive and depressive thoughts that My enemy and the world bombards you with is to praise Me.  Sing songs of praise and spiritual songs all the day long.

The other garment that I want you clothed in daily is My glory.  Adam and Eve were not ashamed of their nakedness until they sinned because before they sinned My glory light provided their garments.  You are My glory and you are My praise.  Receive that truth and then glorify Me in word and deed all the day long.  When you do this, people will notice My light shining through you and My light will lighten their day.

ISAIAH 61:3; EPHESIANS 5:18-21; GENESIS 3:7

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

HEART

The seed of sin was in your heart before I invaded your heart.  If you had not turned to Me, you would have been capable of committing all kinds of sinful acts.  I described the hearts of people when I said,

But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. 

For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:

Praise Me today because I have given you a new heart.  I now live within your heart and My Holy Spirit is able to fill your heart so powerfully with My love that My love will flow through you today to touch those you encounter today.

MATTHEW 15:18-19; ROMANS 5:5

Monday, November 18, 2013

CANCEL

You live in an age when most people have outstanding debts.  Many struggle to finally pay off those debts.  Sometimes a miracle happens and the one that you owe money to writes a letter canceling your debt.  My Word is like a letter that explains why and how the debt you owe Me was canceled.

You sing a song with the phrase, "He paid a debt He did not owe."  This is exactly what I did when I died on the cross to cancel the debt of sin that you owed.  There was a great exchange that happened on that day.  I exchanged your unrighteous sin for My righteousness. 

Now you owe no man except to love him.  Yes, you may have monetary debts in your life, but never forget that you are free from the debt of sin.  I bore in My body all of your sins, transgressions, and iniquities.  Rejoice today as you meditate on the liberty I purchased for you with My own shed blood.

ISAIAH 1:18

Sunday, November 17, 2013

RELENTLESS

My love for you is relentless.  I never give up on you.  I keep pursuing you with My love, and I always look forward to the times we spend together.  Of course, My love is always pouring out upon you, but often you are so busy with the mundane routines of life that you forget that I am embracing you with My love moment by moment.

My love will continually pour out on you daily for the rest of your life.  When you see Me face to face, you will be able to fully comprehend how much I love you.   Share with others that My love for them is also relentless and extravagant. 

I desire that all come to the knowledge of My love and that they even reach the point where they understand the height, depth, width and breadth of My love that passes human knowledge.  However, the knowledge of My love can be received in the Spirit.  Pray today that My Spirit will help you receive the fullness of  My love all the day long.

EPHESIANS 3:17-20

Friday, November 15, 2013

QUIETNESS

I gave the secret to victory in every circumstance in your life when I spoke to Isaiah, the prophet, these words, "In returning and rest shall you be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength."  When I spoke these words to Israel they would not listen, but I know that you will not only hear My Words, but you also will heed My Words.

Whenever you are going through hard circumstances, I want you to return to Me.  Acknowledge My presence with you and in you, and then rest in My love.  Realize that I am your confidence and that you can do all things through Me because I will give you the strength to face every obstacle.

Quiet your spirit immediately when things seem overwhelming in your life, and then enter My rest as you enjoy My presence with you.  My love, peace, and joy will then flood your soul.

ISAIAH 30:15;2 CORINTHIANS 12:9; PHILIPPIANS 4:13

Thursday, November 14, 2013

SPOTLESS

Do you believe that you are spotless without blemish right now, this moment?  Do you believe that there is nothing you can do to make you more acceptable to Me?  The truth is that when My Father and I see you, we see My Holy Spirit within you.  Look and ponder the name, "Holy Spirit."  You are holy in the sight of My Father and Me, not because of any works that you have done, but because of the work I did for you when I died on the tree to forgive you of all of your sins - past, present, and future.

When you enter an understanding that your righteousness is of Me, there will be no room for fear or shame in your life.  I have not just covered your sins.  I have taken them away.

This understanding of My grace will not cause you to sin more because where sin abounds, grace much more abounds.  Knowing how much I love you and pondering the fact that you are faultless in My sight will cause you to live as I live and love.  My Spirit within you will be released to touch others, and you will know with assurance that I will never condemn you.

GALATIANS 2:16-21; EPHESIANS 2:8; ROMANS 5:11-21

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

INTELLECT

I have blessed many on earth with wonderful intelligence.  It is a joy to see people using the intellect I have given to them to further My Kingdom on earth.  However, sometimes people with great intellect find it difficult to enter My Kingdom.  They seem to be unable to get beyond their minds.

Some intellectuals even say that there is no God.  Solomon said that when a man is wise in his own conceit there is more hope of a fool than of him.  I said that  whoever humbles himself as a little child is the greatest in My Kingdom.  Children have an abundance of trust and faith, and this is what is required to enter My Kingdom.

Pray for those today who are having difficulty coming into My Kingdom because their reasoning minds are standing in the way.  Pull down the strongholds of pride in their lives and ask My Holy Spirit to give them the gift of faith so that they will humble themselves as a little child and enter My Kingdom.

MATTHEW 18:4-5;

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

DETAILS

I am a detailed God.  When I died on the tree, a quick burial took place.  There was not time for My friends and My mother to anoint My body with all the spices and scents.  They wrapped me quickly and buried Me in the tomb.

When the women came to the tomb they were carrying spices and scents to finish the burial job since they had to rush to prepare My body before sundown on the Sabbath.  When you read the law about sacrifices in Leviticus, you will discover that frankincense was forbidden to be put on a sin sacrifice.

I was the perfect sin sacrifice.  No frankincense was placed on My body before My resurrection.  If frankincense had been placed on My body, I would not have fulfilled the requirements to be the perfect sin sacrifice.  Knowing how detailed My Father is should give you confidence that I will take care of every detail in your life.

LUKE 24:1-8; LEVITICUS 5:11

Monday, November 11, 2013

WORDS

The words you speak have the power to raise pictures in the minds of others.  I desire that the words you speak raise pictures of silver in the minds of others.  Silver is a pure medal that shines so brightly that one can see his own image as he looks at an article made of silver.  When you speak to others about Me, you can rest assured that the words you speak are fitly spoken. Those you speak to will be able to see My very image in their minds. 

The words you speak also have the power to leave a sweet taste or a bitter taste in the hearer.
My Word is as honey to the lips.  When you speak My Words to others, the hearer will always be able to taste and see that I am good.

Make it your goal today to speak words that edify instead of words that tear down.  Ask My Holy Spirit to control your tongue today.  When you do this, you will have the assurance that your words will not be used by my enemy to harm others.

PROVERBS 25:11

Sunday, November 10, 2013

RESTRAINT

You live in an age of lawlessness.  Willful and rebellious souls seem to be without restraint.  However, there is a restraining force on earth.  The whole earth would be in total chaos without this restraining force.  This restraining force is My Holy Spirit Who dwells in My body on earth. 

I know how some in other nations accuse your nation of policing the whole world.  That is an impossibility.  Only My Holy Spirit has full power to restrain evil from taking over the world.  My Word says that My body on earth will continue to be the restraining force on earth until I come to take believers in Me out of this world.

When I said that I came into the world with a sword, I was speaking of My Spirit within those who believe in Me.  The very righteousness of My body on earth is the convicting power that causes a division between those who believe in Me and those who continue in their rebellion against Me.  This is why My Word says that as the world becomes darker in lawlessness, My body on earth will shine brighter and brighter.  It is up to you to submit yourself daily to the power of My Spirit Who enables you to shine brightly with My presence in these last days.

MATTHEW 10:34; MATTHEW 13:41-43; PROVERBS 4:18

Friday, November 8, 2013

ESTEEM

I am the manifestation of the fullness of the Godhead (Trinity) in bodily form.  I  came to reveal to mankind how relationships work.  The whole time I was on earth,  I submitted Myself to the will of My Father daily, and then I was empowered by Holy Spirit to carry out My Father's will.  I desire that you have this submissive relationship with Me and My Father every day.

When you were born of My Spirit, I came to dwell within you.  When you offer your body to Me as a living sacrifice every morning, My Holy Spirit then can use your body to glorify My Father throughout each day.  Relationships work well when you esteem others higher than yourself. 

Make it your goal today to allow Me to work through you both to give you a willingness to do My Father's will and to empower you by My Holy Spirit to accomplish His will on earth.  It is My Father's will always that you esteem others higher than yourself.

COLOSSIANS 2:9; PHILIPPIANS 2:13

Thursday, November 7, 2013

OBEDIENCE

I know your goal is to live an obedient life that is surrendered to do My will.  Your very desire to be obedient is so pleasing to Me.  However, I am the only "Obedient One."  I fulfilled all of the law, and became obedient even through much suffering. 

The possibility of your reaching your goal to obey Me throughout each day is impossible unless you depend upon My Holy Spirit moment by moment.  When you are having a struggle to obey My will, surrender your will to mine.  Pull down every thought that wants to disobey Me and give those thoughts to Me.  I will then be able to empower you with My Spirit to obey.

Taking every thought captive to My obedience is the key to living in obedience to My will.  This takes discipline, but My Spirit will help you to be faithful to pull down every stronghold that opposes My will.

2 CORINTHIANS 10:4-6

Monday, November 4, 2013

RELATIONSHIPS

When Father and I and Holy Spirit said, "Let us make man in our image," We wanted to make human beings on earth who could enjoy the same agape love that We enjoy.  The Godhead or as some call it "the trinity" was in relationship with one another before the world began.  We are like a family.  We wanted the oneness that we were to be experienced by and expressed through created beings.

As you well know, My enemy had his way and seduced Adam and Eve. The agape love that we experienced was blocked from full manifestation. Self willfulness and selfishness began to be manifested on earth.

When I was willing to offer Myself as the perfect sacrifice, the pattern of sacrificial agape love could once again be established on earth.  I prayed to My Father just before I died on the tree to take upon myself the sins of the world, that those who believed in Me would be one even as the Father and I are one.  Because of My redeeming blood that was shed for the remission of sin, it is now possible for My body (all those who believe in Me) to manifest agape love for one another.  My Holy Spirit makes this possible.  Submit yourself to Him today and allow Him to fill your heart with My love so that you can love others as I love them.

GENESIS 1:26; ROMANS 5:5