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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.


Monday, March 31, 2014

SOUL TIES

Sometimes there are unhealthy soul ties to others, and those soul-ties keep you from doing the works I have created you to do.  It is good to have friends and to be close to your parents, children, siblings, and your spouse, but remember what I said to the disciples when they told Me that My family wanted to see Me.  I said to them, "My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God, and do it."

Often when you are so attached to others, you can easily lose your first love for Me.  You also will have a difficult time hearing My Spirit as He seeks to lead you to do My Father's will.

I want you to give Me all of your relationships, and ask Me to help you make those relationships secondary in your life.  I want always to have first place in your life.

LUKE 8:20:21

Sunday, March 30, 2014

CONSTANT

My love for you is constant.  There is never a moment that I do not have you in My thoughts.  My thoughts toward you cannot be numbered.  They are more than the sands on the sea shores.  You may ask how this could be since I have the same constant love towards all My children.

Read what was written about Me in the Psalms and you will discover how awesome and powerful I am.  When you look at the night time sky, remember that I have named every star.  If I can name every star, it is not at all difficult for Me to take care of every care in your life.

I constantly want to relieve you of all your burdens.  Turn to Me today and call upon My name.  Give every concern that you have to Me and I will constantly perfect what is a concern for you moment by moment.

PSALM 138:8; PSALM 139

Saturday, March 29, 2014

WRESTLING

I know that sometimes you feel like you are in a wrestling match.  You wrestle with your flesh and you want to walk and win in the Spirit.  The only way this can happen is that you surrender to My power.  You do not have the power to overcome your enemies - the world, the flesh, and the devil.

James wrote:  "Submit yourself to God and resist the devil."  Before you can win the wrestling match with your enemies, submit yourself to Me by humbling yourself before Me.  You humble yourself before Me when you cast every care on Me.

Cast all of  your cares upon Me today and together we will win the wrestling match.

JAMES 4:7; 1 PETER 5:6-7

Friday, March 28, 2014

FRAME

I have framed your life.  Truly I know your frame.  I know every weakness that you have, and I greatly desire to strengthen you and help you break old habits and pull down strongholds.  However, to make this happen, you must give Me every thought that exalts itself against the knowledge of Me and My Word.

The picture of your life that I am framing is beautiful.  The dark clouds and shadows are leaving and the brightness of My glory is beginning to shine on the landscape of your life.  What a joy it is for Me to see your determination to have encounters with Me.

I framed the worlds by My Word and it is My Word that will renew your mind.  Meditate, memorize, and speak My Word daily.  Angels love to hear you give My Word voice because this is their signal to come to your aid quickly.  Just the mention of My name out loud will help you as you and I together paint the landscape of your life and frame that landscape with My glory.

PSALM 103:14,20; HEBREWS 11:3; 2 CORINTHIANS 10:4-6

Thursday, March 27, 2014

RELIEF

I said that in the world you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer because I have overcome the world.  The world is one of your worst enemies.  The world is full of distractions that will draw you away from enjoying My presence with you. 

I promised to be with you always even until the end of the world.  I never leave you or forsake you, but often your thoughts are filled with the mundane things of this world.  I do understand that you live in this world, and there are works that you have to do daily to accomplish things in this world.
However, even when you are doing mundane and routine things, I want you to be conscious of My presence with you.

You will find relief from the world with all of its troubles when you focus on My presence with you continually.

JOHN 16:33; MATTHEW 28:20 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

POSSESS

Some of My beloved are not aware of what they possess. I have purchased everything that you need to live your life on earth in an overcoming way.  You possess the same power that raised Me from the dead.  That power is the resurrection power of My Spirit Who is able to raise you up and life your whole being when you are discouraged or depressed.

I purchased you a garment of praise to dress yourself with daily.  I purchased for you all the gifts and fruits of the Spirit.  I purchased for you victory over death, hell, and the grave.  I purchased for you righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.  The list of what you possess because I live within you is endless and eternal.

Today give Me praise for what I have given to you to possess when I died on the tree and was resurrected from the dead. Remember that all the possessions I purchased for you are to be shared with others.

ROMANS 8:11

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

HASTE

When you feel pushed and pressed to do things in haste, be alert because My enemy is trying to get you to say something or do something that will not honor Me.  When you are led by My Spirit, you will have a peace that passes your understanding and that peace will mount guard over both your heart and your mind.  You will then be able to flow with My Spirit.

The moment you feel pushed to do something or say something in haste, slow down and lift a silent prayer to Me.  I hear your heart as well as your words and when you want to honor Me, My spirit will help you to not give in to the temptation to hastily go through your day.

Learn to still your soul like My servant David did.  He had much responsibility as king, but he always took time to still his soul by praying, singing, or just acknowledging My presence with him.

PHILIPPIANS 4:6-7; PSALM 131:2

Thursday, March 20, 2014

CLEAN

I know how you want your house to be clean before you go on a trip.  You do not want to return from your journey to a dirty house.  Your body is like a house, and you are on a journey to the place I have prepared for you.  When you see Me face to face, there will be nothing unclean in the place where you will be with Me for all eternity.

I want you to keep your body as well as your home clean.  I am able to cleanse you daily when you come to Me and spend time with Me.  I washed the disciples feet just before I went to be with My Father.  I wanted them to know that I had the power to keep them clean even though their journey on earth would be full of pollution and uncleanness.

I prayed to My Father and I said that I had kept My followers clean through My Word.  This is the way you can stay clean daily.  Spend time in My Word and let the water of My Word and My Holy Spirit wash you clean day by day.  Staying in My Word is a necessity for renewing your mind so thoroughly that worldly, unclean thoughts will have no chance to fill your mind.

ROMANS 12:1-2; JOHN 17:14-17

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

WILL

When you surrender your will to Me at the beginning of each day, I will move heaven and earth to assist you as you seek to do My will.  I had to surrender My will to My heavenly Father just before I died on the tree to provide the perfect sacrifice whereby your sins would be forgiven.  I also had to surrender My will to My Father when I gave My Spirit into the hands of My Father as I took My last breath when I physically died on the tree.

Your will is very important to Me.  I sent My Holy Spirit to you to help you do My Father's will.  However, if you refuse to surrender your will daily to My Spirit, you will not be able to accomplish all that is in My Father's plan for you.

When I walked on earth, I gave you an example of how to surrender your will to My Father.  I took time alone with My Father and I listened to His instructions.  Then I obeyed His instructions moment by moment.  Those quiet times with Me when you surrender your will to Me are vital to accomplishing My will on earth.  I rejoice every morning when you remember to submit your will to do My Father's pleasure.

PHILIPPIANS 2:13

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

ARRANGE

I know how you like to arrange your schedules in advance, but I want you to consider the plans you make as an outline of future events.  I want you to be sensitive to My Holy Spirit as you leads you moment by moment.  You can only minister to others in the moment.  When you look too far down the road, you may have a tendency to miss the divine appointments I have provided for you.

I want you to take steps of faith as My Spirit leads you.  You may hear a word to give to a person in season.  Do not hesitate to give that word.  The walk in My Spirit is a flowing walk, not a jerky walk where you feel pressed and pushed to do the next thing.

Yield yourself to the leading of My Spirit every morning.  Ask Him to tune your spiritual ears to hear his voice as He leads you to what I have planned for your life.  My Holy Spirit is the "Master Arranger and Planner."  He will order your steps as you delight yourself in Me.

PSALM 37:23

Monday, March 17, 2014

ORGANIZATION

Soon you will be entering the preparation for Passover.  My Father instructed Moses to give the following instructions to the children of Israel.  To prepare for their exit from Egypt, they were to chose a lamb without blemish on the tenth day of the month of the first month of the year.  They were to keep the lamb until the fourteenth day of that month and they killed the lamb that evening.

The children of Israel were instructed to take the blood of the lamb and strike it on the two side pass and on the upper door post of their houses.   The last plague My Father sent against the Egyptians was the killing of the all the first born.  The death angel would pass over the houses that had the blood on the doorposts of their homes. 

It took a lot of organization to ready over 6 million people to leave the land of bondage.  It also takes organization for you and others to be liberated from bondage.  To be set free from bondage, you first must choose Me, the lamb without blemish.  Then you must receive the truth that the blood I shed as the perfect sacrifice is sufficient to cleanse you from all sin.  The last thing you must do is to give Me every stronghold in your life that has held you in bondage.  I then will do battle for you and you will be liberated. 

EXODUS 12:3-7,13

Sunday, March 16, 2014

PRAYER

I know you remember the words that I spoke to your mother when she had a vision of heaven.  She shared what she heard and saw.  First she said that she heard bells ringing and beautiful music that she had never heard before.  Then she saw Me as I stood by the crystal sea in heaven.  I was reading from her book of life and I said, "Frances, it is not your time yet."  Then I told her to tell everyone that prayer was very important and that the number 13 was important.

All of her loved ones were around her bedside when she related this vision.  After her stroke, she lived four more years and was able to shine My light through her to many. 

Never forget her words and pass those words to others.  Prayer is very important because prayer is the way you link yourself to My Kingdom in heaven. When you pray, you are actually bringing My Kingdom that is in heaven down to earth.  Prayer is what connects Me with you.  I always look forward to your prayer times with Me.

LUKE 11:2; EPHESIANS 6:17-19

Saturday, March 15, 2014

STEADY

"Steady as you go!" is an expression that captains of ships often use as they steer their ships through troubled waters.  This is also My exhortation to you whenever you experience circumstances that are difficult.  I want you to steadily focus on Me. Do not take your eyes off of Me as Peter did when I was coming to him in the troubled waters on the Sea of Galilee.

It is the focus on Me that will help you through every adversity in your life.  If you look at the trouble, you will begin to sink under the circumstances.  If you look at yourself, you will feel helpless to overcome those waves of adversity.

I am the light of the world.  I want you to also think of Me as the lighthouse that will bring you safely to shore during stormy times in your life.  When you focus on Me, I will also be able to strengthen and establish you throughout the storm.  Your emotions and mind will be steadied by My Holy Spirit, In this world, you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer because I have overcome the world.

1 PETER 5:10; JOHN 16:33

Friday, March 14, 2014

TREASURE

When you discovered the treasure within you, you finally came to the place when you knew without a doubt how much My Father and I treasure you.

That treasure within you is described in My Word:

For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us (2 Corinthians 4:6-7).

My Father loves you just as much as He loves Me because when He sees you, He sees Me.

2 CORINTHIANS 4:6-7; JOHN 17:23

Thursday, March 13, 2014

BALM

I can send you My healing balm throughout this day.  That balm can heal hearts, emotional and physical pain.  This balm can give you peace in the midst of troubled times.  This balm can immerse you in My love.  This balm is My Holy Spirit Who I have given you to help you moment by moment live each day in My peace and in My calm.

Truly the anointing balm of My Spirit can calm you when you are anxious or concerned about anything.  All you have to do is receive this fresh anointing balm daily and allow My Spirit to flow over your body, mind, and spirit.

I told My disciples to let not their hearts be troubled.  The way that you can let not your heart be troubled is to receive the balm of the anointing of My Spirit early in the morning before you begin your day.  Receive My fresh balm right now.

JOHN 14:1; JEREMIAH 8:22

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

KEEPER

I understand that as you age, you will experience slowing down in your life.  This is just part of the aging process.  I have heard you say at times when you forget things, "I need a keeper."  I want you to know that I am your "Keeper."

I am the One Who daily keeps you in My embrace even though you are not aware often of My presence.  I am the One Who goes ahead of you to keep you from danger.  I am the One Who leads you by the still waters when you are anxious or upset during the day.

I am the "Keeper" of your soul.  I am the bishop of your soul.  Understand that My Spirit and a host of angels always stand ready to help you and to keep you moving ahead day by day.  All you have to do is speak My name when you are in need, and help from My throne room will be on its way.

HEBREWS 4:16

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

PERSONAL

Some people respond, "That's personal!" when they are asked about their faith.  In a way, the faith you have is personal, but I do want you to share your faith in Me with others.  When you made Me Lord of your life,  I became your personal assistant to live within you and to lead you in your daily life.

I am personally involved in every decision you make and every step that you take.  When I died to forgive you of all of your sins, you died with Me.  Your life is hid with Me in My Father's heart and nothing can be more personal than that.

Rejoice in My presence with you today.  Share everything with Me that concerns you today, and I will personally perfect everything that is a concern to you.

COLOSSIANS 3:3; PSALM 138:8

Monday, March 10, 2014

MOUNTAINS

There are mountains of bondage in many people's lives.  These mountains will be pulled down as you speak grace to the mountain.  There are mountains of lack in people's lives.  These mountains will be pulled down as you speak grace to the mountains.  There are mountains of  physical pain.  These mountains will be pulled down as you speak grace to the mountains.

As you speak grace to the mountains in the lives of those you love, understand that the mountains will be dispelled in different ways.  Some mountains will fall instantly as you speak grace to the mountain.  Other mountains will gradually be dispelled.  Do not look at the mountain when you speak to the mountain.  Look at Me.  I am the One Who is full of grace and truth. 

Do not be discouraged if the mountain does not fall instantly. Persevere in speaking grace to the mountain and keep looking at Me.  The mountain of bondage sometimes is dispelled slowly, but it will be dispelled.  As you speak to the mountain of bondage, you will see the mountain become a hill.  Persevere and you will see the mountain become a sand hill.  Persevere.  The day will come soon when you will see the mountain of bondage become an aunt hill.  Finally that mountain of bondage will become as nothing.  Give your battle with bondage to Me and I will always win the victory.

ZECHARIAH 4:7;MATTHEW 17:20; MARK 11:23;

Sunday, March 9, 2014

REALITY

I have heard people say to others, "You just need to face reality."  This exhortation simply means for people to wake up out of their dream world or fantasy living.  It is impossible to truly face reality when you do not seek My face.  Facing true reality means facing Me.  Yes, I do live in a realm that prohibits you from seeing My physical face, but you can see My face when you trust My Holy Spirit to reveal Me to you.

Throughout My Word, you will see the exhortation to "Seek My Face."  This would be a vain exhortation if it were impossible to seek My face.  When you seek My face in the Spirit, you will be face to face with reality in all of its fullness.

By Me, for Me, and through Me everything that you see with your physical eyes exists.  Without Me, you could not experience the so called "real world."  The Spirit realm is more real than the physical realm.  Even though you cannot see the spiritual realm with your natural eyes, I have given you spiritual eyes that enable you to seek My face.  Seek My face today and you will encounter true reality. 

COLOSSIANS 1:16-17

Saturday, March 8, 2014

SUPPORT

Do you recall how Aaron and Hur held up the arms of Moses when there was a raging battle between Israel and the troops of Amakek.  Aaron and Hur  took a stone and put it under Moses and Moses sat on the stone with his arms raised..  Then they steadied the hands of Moses.  Hur stood on one side and Aaron on the other side.  As long as Moses' hands held steady, Israel prevailed.  The battle was won because Aaron and Hur strengthened Moses. and he was able to keep his hands raised until the going down of the sun.

I know that there are times when you go through horrendous battles in your life.  My enemy is always trying to defeat you.  However, I am your rock of salvation who can support you through every battle.
My Father and My Spirit both are also supporting you as you use your spiritual weapons against My enemy.

Rest assured that we stand ready to assist you in every battle.  The battle is ours on your behalf and the victory is yours.  Never give up.  Understand that as you look to Me for help that you will never be defeated.  No weapon that is formed against you will prosper because your righteousness is of Me.

EXODUS 17:8-16; ISAIAH 54:17

Friday, March 7, 2014

GRATITUDE

Look at this word, "gratitude," closely.  The word includes the word, "attitude."  The "gra" part of that word denotes "grace."  I want you to have a "grace attitude" throughout each day. When you are able to be thankful FOR everything and IN everything, you acknowledge that I am Lord and that I reign over every area of your life.  When you surrender every area of your life to Me, there will be no room for ingratitude.

Grace is unmerited favor.  I desire for you to speak grace-filled words to everyone you meet today.  There may be people who you encounter who are inconsiderate and crude.  I exhort you to treat them with the same grace that you treat your fellow believers.

When you have an attitude of gratitude throughout the day, you will also be praising and worshipping Me moment by moment.  When you live in an attitude of gratitude, every day you live will be a blessed day.  Have a blessed day!!

EPHESIANS 5:20; 1 THESSALONIANS 5:18

Thursday, March 6, 2014

ECONOMY

My kingdom does not operate on the world's economic system.  People who depend upon the world's economic system will be anxious about the state of the stock market and other financial indicators.

My economic system is always rewarding and never disappointing.  You do not have to be anxious about your financial situation.  I have promised in My Word that if you seek Me first and My righteousness that I will take care of you.  You will be clothed and fed. 

I am your "Good Shepherd."  I am here to provide your needs.  Look to Me and do not be anxious for the things that tomorrow may hold.  Depend upon Me and cast every financial burden that you have upon Me. 

MATTHEW 6:33

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

ENTER

I told My disciples that it was extremely difficult for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.  When the rich man approached Me and asked Me what he must do to inherit eternal life, I reviewed the commandments with him.  However, there were four commandments that I did not include.  I did not speak about the following commandments:  "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might;" "You shall have no other gods before Me;" "You shall keep the Sabbath;" and "You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain."

I did list those commandments that the rich man kept.  The four commandments that he was unable to keep were the four I excluded from the list.  I did not include those four commandments because they all have to do with making Me the Lord of your life.  This man's riches kept him from loving Me with all of his heart.  His god was money, not Me, and this proved to be the case when he could not sell all and give to the poor.  He kept the Sabbath, but for him it was a religious exercise, not a way of honoring Me as Lord of his life.

My enemy will always try to get you to worship mammon more than Me.  Mammon is anything that you allow to fill your life more than you allow Me to fill your life with My Spirit.  I challenge you today to consider what takes the place of Me in your life.

MARK 10:17-22; DEUTERONOMY 5:6-14

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

EXPECTATIONS

Most all people love surprises.  Surprises happen when you are not expecting them to happen.  Your life will be filled with surprises when you release all of your expectations to Me.  It is alright to dream.  However, if you do not have expectations, you will have few disappointments in life.

There are expectations that I want you to have.  I want you to expect everything from Me instead of expecting things from people.  I will never disappoint you.  Disappointment occurs when you expect to make an appointment and somehow you miss it. 

When you take time to still your soul, you are making an appointment with Me, and I so look forward to those appointments.  I am always present with you, but I want you to take time to allow Me to plant within your heart the expectations I desire for you to have in this life.  Take time today to do this.

PSALM 37:4,131:2

Monday, March 3, 2014

STEPS

I order your steps daily.  You do have a choice, however, to walk in the path I have prepared for you or to go your own way.  I always desire to lead you in paths of righteousness for My name's sake because you are My representative on earth.  What you do and what you say can reflect My love in all of its fullness or your actions and words can reflect your own flesh.

I know that often you condemn yourself when you give in to your own fleshly desires and thoughts.  When this happens, I want you to focus on Me, not yourself.  My Word promises that the steps of a good man are ordered by Me and though he falls, he will not be cast down.  I see you as righteous, and I am always present to uphold you with the strong right hand of My righteousness whenever you fall.

Whenever you fail, do not condemn yourself.  The battle with your thought life is not yours.  I want to fight that battle for you.  Take the thoughts that you are battling with and give them to Me.  Then ask Me to be Lord over your thought life.  The truth is that you do have My mind within you.  You activate My mind within you when you take captive all thoughts that do not reflect My love for you. Release those negative thoughts to Me.  Only I can win the battle over your thought life.

PSALM 37:23; 2 CORINTHIANS 10:3-6

Sunday, March 2, 2014

HOME

I know that when you travel away from your home even for a short visit, you are always happy to return to your own family, your own bed, and your own food (the foods you like to eat).  I want you to compare returning home to the experience you can have with Me daily.

Daily I am available  for you to rest every care upon Me so that you will be able to sleep well at night in your own bed.  I am ever present to be family to you.  My Father and My Spirit always enjoy family fellowship with you.  Remember how I promised that I would dine with you whenever you open the door of your heart to receive Me.   Feasting at My table is even more satisfying than a good home cooked meal because the food I give you is eternal.  My Word that is your daily spiritual food will fill your hunger to grow strong in Me.

Enjoy being at home with Me daily.  When you abide in Me, in My Word, and in My love, you will always feel like you are home even when you are away from your physical home.

REVELATION 3:20; JOHN 15