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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.


Friday, February 28, 2014

HURRY

Be careful not to be hurried during this day.  Hurry leads to worry and the root of both is pride.  You think that you are going to be late because you are worried about what others will think.  Trust Me with your appointments today.  I can put you in the right place at the right time.

Always remember that when you are hurried, you more than likely will say things out of your mouth that are not pleasing to Me.  My enemy wants you to be in a hurry about everything. 

I want you to still your soul even as David did.  He said that he stilled his soul like a weaned child.  A weaned child is not impatient or hurried.  Remember that today.

PSALM 131:2

Thursday, February 27, 2014

ENTHRONED

There is a truth that will help you through every circumstance you may face in your life.  That truth is that you are enthroned with Me in heaven and you are far above all principalities and powers.  No matter what you experience in this life, your true life is hid with Me. 

Paul wrote to the church at Ephesus these words, "But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, even when we were dead in sins, has quickened us (made us alive)  together with Christ, (by grace are you saved;) and has raised us up together and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: that in ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in His kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.

This truth will sustain you through every trouble.  This truth reveals that My Father already has purchased you by My shed blood and that you have overcome the world because I overcame the world for your sake.  Be of good cheer today.  You are hid with Me in My Father's heart.

EPHESIANS 2:4-7; JOHN 16:33; COLOSSIANS 3:3

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

TRAINING

You are in training on earth to rule and reign with Me.  Physical training is often painful, but when you are faithful in your physical exercises daily, strength comes into your body and your muscles and joints will receive the nutrition needed.  The pain you experienced when you first started a physical exercise workout program will begin to lessen day by day.

The proper diet and the proper amount of exercise daily will always benefit you physically.  The same is true in your spiritual life.  A daily diet of My Word and the daily exercise of prayer and communion with Me will help you grow spiritually.

The pain that you experience in spiritual training is the pain of denying your own flesh.  As long as you live on earth, the lust of your flesh, the lust of your eyes, and the lust of the pride of life will cry out to be satisfied.  As you spend more time with Me, the sound of the cries of the lusts of your soul will be smothered by the voice of My Spirit.  Stay filled with My Spirit today and you will not give in to your fleshly lusts.

1 TIMOTHY 4:8

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

TURMOIL

I know that there are times when circumstances can cause turmoil in your life.  I told My followers to "Let noT their heart be troubled.  You believe in God, believe also in Me."  I am your way of escape  when turmoil comes into your life.  I am the "Prince of Peace," Who can calm the storm of turmoil in your life.

There is a place of peace that you can go to in the midst of trouble.  You enter that place of peace when you intentionally come to Me and release every burden to Me.  I delight when you cast all of your cares upon Me.

Today enter that place of peace whenever your heart is troubled about anything.

JOHN 14:1

Monday, February 24, 2014

RESISTANCE

The only resistance I want you to experience is resistance against My enemy and against your own lusts.  I do want you to resist the lusts in people and the seducing spirits that cause people to give into their own lusts.  Wars are caused when people give into their own lusts.

James exhorted believers to draw near to Me and resist the devil.  The first thing on your daily agenda should be to draw near to Me.  Otherwise, you will not be equipped to resist your own lusts and the seducing spirits that control others.

Hide yourself in Me.  I am your strong tower and when you are in Me, you will be able to see ahead of time the strategies of My enemy to seduce you.  I am your shelter.  When you hide yourself in Me, I will be able to protect you from the bombardment of thoughts of doubt and unbelief that My enemy sends you daily.  I am your rock.  When you hide yourself in Me, no weapon formed against you will prosper.  I am your shield and your rearguard.  When you hide yourself in Me, I am able to keep you moving ahead in My Spirit and I will be able to protect you when My enemy tries to make you backslide.

JAMES 4:1-3; PSALM 61:3, 5:12, 18:2

Sunday, February 23, 2014

FAITHFULNESS

I know your desire is to remain faithful to Me.  Every person on earth is given a measure of faith.  When you accepted Me as your Lord and Savior, My faith took up residence in your heart.  Now you live by My faith, not your own faith.  All that is required for you to remain faithful to Me is for you to yield to My Spirit within you.

The fullness of My Spirit and My faith and anointing dwells within you continually.  The only element that stands in the way of your expressing My anointing and faith is your own flesh.  My enemy will try to convince you that you have no faith and that you have no anointing.  This is a lie.

Today yield to My Spirit within you and allow Me to both give you the will and the way to do My Father's good pleasure..  You never have to strain to have more faith or even more anointing.  The fullness of the Godhead bodily dwells within Me and now that fullness also dwells within you.

PHILIPPIANS 2:13; COLOSSIANS 2:9

Saturday, February 22, 2014

WALKING

I spent most of My time on earth walking around the Sea of Galilee.  When I had My private times with My Father, I asked for Him to put Me in the right place at the right time.  I healed and ministered to all those who came to Me as I walked around the Sea.

I made sure that I did not miss a Sabbath service and it was in the Temple and in the synagogues that I also ministered to many people.

Pray daily that My Spirit will lead you to be in the right place at the right time.  Timing is so important.  There are divine appointments that I have designed for you to keep today.  As you walk through your day, listen carefully to the leading of My Spirit.  Even if you do not get out of your home today, there are phone calls that I will lead you to make.  Always remember that whoever you write to or call is someone I want to minister to through what you say and what you do.

EPHESIANS 5:8, 15-16;

Friday, February 21, 2014

RECOGNITION

I sent My Holy Spirit to you to help you recognize who I am and who My Father is.  My Father is "I am."  "I am" in the flesh when I walked on earth.  "I am" in the Spirit now and "I am"dwells within you.  'I am." (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) in all of His fullness dwells within you.    What more could you want in life than to have the creator of all things, the teacher of all things, and the lover of all things within your mortal being.

Rejoice today!! Father and I have come to have dinner with you every day.  You dine with Me and My Father when you read My textbook, the Bible, and listen to the "Great Teacher," the Holy Spirit as He reveals to you the secrets of My Kingdom.

Understand with your heart what a great privilege this is to hear and understand My Word.  It is My greatest joy when you can share with others what I have revealed to you.  Ask My Spirit daily to give you revelation knowledge and wisdom.  Wisdom is what helps you apply the knowledge of Me.

EXODUS 3:14

Thursday, February 20, 2014

PAIN

The day is coming when there is no pain.  Look forward to that day.  Pain entered the world when Adam and Eve disobeyed My commandment.  Part of the curse over Eve was that she would experience pain in childbirth.

When I died on the tree, I bore your pain and your sorrows.  I was touched with every feeling of your infirmities (weaknesses ).  When I was resurrected, I loosed the pains of death.  I won the victory over death and pain on that day.

There are all kinds of pain - emotional pain, physical pain, and mental pain.  Whenever you experience pain, give your pain to Me.  Focus on My peace, My love, and My joy.  My Holy Spirit then can become the balm for all pain.  Think of this truth: When I died on the tree, you died.  See yourself dead to sin and alive to Me, and My Holy Spirit then can minister My peace to you.

ISAIAH 28:17; HEBREWS 4:15;ACTS 2:24; GALATIANS 2:20

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

SUBTLE

There were two things I told My disciples to do in order to be prepared for My second coming.  I told them to watch and pray.  My friend Peter also warned believers to watch out for My enemy because he is like a roaring lion that seeks to devour believers.

I remind you that only old lions roar.  Young lions sneak up on their prey.  Then once they have pounced on their prey, the old lions come to scare the young lions away.  The old lion then proceeds to finish devouring the prey.

My enemy is subtle, but he is like an old lion.  He preys on people who have been wounded.  I came to heal your broken heart to make you whole.  I use My Word as a two edged surgical knife to cut away your flesh from your Spirit.  This is why I exhort you to stay in God's Word, so that you will not be subject to My enemy's subtle ways.

MATTHEW 26:41; 1 PETER 5:8; JOHN 13:10-11

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

RISING

From the rising of the sun to the going down of the same, My name is to be praised.  I love it when you take time with Me before the sun rises.  If you will look carefully into the morning sky before the sun comes up, you will see the morning star.  I am the bright and morning star. 

When My Father said, "Let there be light," I was there.  I am the light of the world.  Yes, the sun gives warmth and light, but I was before the sun was created.  I also can give you warmth on those days when you are experiencing chilling circumstances.  I can throw light on those burdens that are weighing you down when you give those burdens to Me.

I am with you from the rising of the sun to the going down of the sun and even in the darkness of the night.  When you arise tomorrow morning to meet with Me before the sunrise, meditate on My eternal love that surrounds you and goes before you twenty-four hours each day.

REVELATION 16:22; JOHN 1:9-10

Monday, February 17, 2014

RELY

I want you to rely completely upon Me moment by moment.  You have seen how fast the moments are flashing by you as you grow older.  You still have the same amount of time in a day, but the years left before you will seem to fly by.  Every moment should be precious to you because every moment gives you an opportunity to share My love and My truths with others.

Tune your spiritual ear to hear what My Spirit is saying to you moment by moment.  He will help you to be extremely fruitful in spreading My good news to others as you rely on His guidance.  Whoever is in your presence at the moment is the one I want you to speak a word in season to.

As your look at your emails and receive messages on your phone, consider that those messages also give you an opportunity to express My love in someway to the ones who sent the messages. Ask Me to help you not to miss any divine appointments that I have ordained for you today.

JOHN 16:13-14

Saturday, February 15, 2014

GLORY

My glory is My manifest presence with you.  Moses asked My Father to show forth His glory to him.  My Father hid Moses in a rock while He passed before him.  When I was born on earth, the angels sang, "Glory to God in the Highest and on earth, peace and good will towards men.

One of the reasons I was born was to show forth the glory of My Father.  My Father described Himself to Moses.  He said that He was longsuffering, forgiving, full of grace and truth.  I am the express image of My Father and grace and truth kissed one another when I was born on earth.

The Father and I are One.  Just before I left earth, I prayed that you and all those who believe in Me would be one even as the Father and I are One.  I said to My Father that the glory You gave to Me, I have given to them (those who believe on Me); that they may be one even, as we are one.  One day you will experience the fullness of My glory.  Until that day glorify Me in everything you do and everything you say.

JOHN 17:11, 22

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

RANSOM

I paid the ransom price for you with My own blood to set you free from Satan's grip.  I knew you before you were born.  I formed you from your mother's womb.  You are fearfully and wonderfully  made.


I was the light present when you were conceived.  For a brief moment in your early years, Satan kidnapped you and wanted you to live in darkness.  He did not stand a chance because My Father drew you to Myself with His bands of love.  From that moment on you have enjoyed my extravagant love.


Give thanks to Me today for My love.


JOHN 1; PSALM 139

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

EXERCISE

Paul wrote that bodily exercise profits little.  What profits the most is spiritual exercise.  The spiritual exercise that I desire for you to do daily is praying.  First when you stand praying make sure that you  have forgiven all everything.  Now you are ready to breathe in My Holy Spirit.  Ask Him to guide you as you pray.


Once you have breathed in the Holy Spirit, it is time for you to breathe out.  You breathe out every
burden to Me.  Ask, seek. and knock are to steps in prayer to take.  Ask My Spirit to help you pray.  Seek My presence by spending time listening to My Spirit and spending time in praising and worshiping Me.  Knock on the door of My throne room with faith as you lift your requests to Me with thanksgiving. 


Spend time today doing your spiritual exercise.


PHILIPPIANS 4:6-7

Monday, February 10, 2014

CHERISH

There is something warm about the word, "cherish."  When you were married, you vowed to love and cherish your beloved until death do you part.


.I am your bridegroom, and I both love and cherish you.  I express My love to you through My truth, My mercy, My forgiveness, and My grace.


I cherish you when My presence pulls you aside from your everyday duties to allow Me to warm your inner being with My love.  Allow Me today to cherish you throughout your day.


JOHN 3:16

Friday, February 7, 2014

PLEASANT WORDS

I  want you to daily submit the most unruly member of your body, your tongue, to Me.  Pray daily that the meditations of your heart and the words of your mouth will be acceptable in My sight,
When your heart is filled with My love, your words will be pleasant because what you speak depends on.the condition of your heart,


When you speak pleasant words, your soul will prosper, and your body will also be healthier.  You live in a world where so many people speak unkind words to one another.  Your light will shine brightly for Me when you speak pleasant words to all those you encounter day by day.


PROVERBS 16:24

Thursday, February 6, 2014

WATCHMAN

I am your watchman.  I never sleep or slumber.  I watch over you day and night. However, it is up to you to offer your body as a living sacrifice daily.  It is also your responsibility to guard the gates to your mind.  I have created your eyes, ears, and mouth to glorify Me on earth. I want you to watch what you see, hear, and speak   


Solomon wrote, "Unless the LORD builds the house, they labor in vain who build it: Unless the LORD guards the city, the watchman stays awake in vain."  Your body is My house and your mind is My city.  I want to be LORD over your body and your mind.


Yield to My Spirit daily, and My assignment as a watchman over you will not be in vain.


PSALM 127:1 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

PLACES

I hear your prayers every morning for Me to put you in the right place at the right time.  I have angels on duty to assist you throughout every day.  However, always remember that they are activated when you speak My Word.  They hearken to the voice of My Word.  As you know My Holy Spirit uses your vocal chords to speak declarations and prayers while you go through this life on earth.

When you are in heaven, you will no longer need the assistance of My angels to put you in the right place at the right time because you will have arrived at your final destination. 

Be on the alert today to listen carefully to My Holy Spirit's instructions as you are led various places during the day.  Pray for the people that are around you in those places and ask for open doors to share My love and My Word with them.

PSALM 103:20

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

ALLOW

My Spirit never forces you to do anything.  My Spirit contains the fruit of My love.  He especially is kind, merciful, longsuffering, and gentle.  One of the main functions of My Spirit that dwells within you is to fill your heart with My love.  However, your part is to be willing to daily yield yourself to the power of My Spirit. 

My Spirit also can give you a fresh anointing every morning.  My Spirit's anointing can empower you with wisdom and understanding, might and counsel, and the ability to remain in the fear of Me.  When you fear Me, you abide in My love and continually have a heart to worship Me and to obey My will.

Today allow My Spirit to do His work in your heart.  He delights in conforming you daily to My image.  Listen carefully to Him as He guides you throughout the day.  Ask Him to put you in the right place at the right time.

ROMANS 5:5

Monday, February 3, 2014

WALLS

As you go through this life, you will encounter walls that seem to separate you from people you care about.  The walls may be due to an offense or some resistance on your part  or those involved from being willing to forgive one another.  It is not in human nature to release hurts and even to forgive those who have wounded you.  However, I always stand ready to help you to be reconciled in relationships.

I gave My life to purchase you the ability to forgive others as I have forgiven you for all of your sins - past, present, and future.  It is My Spirit that is able to fill your heart with My love so that you will be able to forgive others and release all hurts to Me.

Forgiveness is an act of your will.  When you are willing to forgive the one who has hurt you or wounded you with words, I will do the rest for you.  Allow Me to break down all walls that you may have in relationships.  It is My pleasure to supply the forgiveness you need to have in your heart when you see that person again.  I died to reconcile you to My Father and it is My Spirit that is present with you always to minister the gift of reconciliation to you in every difficult relationship.

MATTHEW 5:24; 2 CORINTHIANS 5:18

Sunday, February 2, 2014

HEALING

When I walked on earth, I healed all those who came to Me.  I dealt with each individual uniquely.
I said to some after they received My healing touch that their faith had made them whole.  To others I said, "Go and sin no more."  I also told several that their sins were forgiven them.  This statement caused the Pharisees to come against Me because they said that only God could forgive sins.

Forgiveness and faith are two elements that open the door to My healing power. I said that when you stand praying, forgive those who have wronged you.  Forgiveness is the pavement on the highway of faith to Me.  When you travel the highway of faith to My throne room,  I stand ready to touch you with My healing power.  Reception of My healing comes as you focus on Me, not the weakness in your own body.  Resentment will lower your immune system and sometimes opens the door to disease.

You do not have to muster faith up to receive My healing touch.  Because you received Me into your heart and made Me Lord of your life, the same Spirit that raised Me from the dead dwells within you.  Call on that resurrection power within you to life you and draw upon My faith that resides in you always as you seek healing for your body.

MARK 11:25, 1:34; MATTHEW 8:16; LUKE 4:40; ROMANS 8:11


Saturday, February 1, 2014

RESCUE

It is always My delight and joy to rescue you when you experience the waves of adversity about to drown you.  When you go through those times remember how I got into the boat with My disciples during that horrific storm.  The moment I entered their boar, suddenly we were on land.  My Spirit empowered us to be transported safely to shore.  .

I am in the boat with you during every stormy trial.  I am speaking shalom to you.  "Peace be still."  During those times, you must be intentional to spend time in My presence because it is during those stormy trials that you will receive not only My peace, but also My strength and faith to overcome every trial.

Today recognize My presence with you always and tap into My peace moment by moment.

JOHN 6:16-21