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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, April 30, 2014

SHOWERS

I have heard you sing the song, "There shall be showers of blessing."  Whenever you intercede for someone with tears, those tears reach heaven and are put in a bottle before My throne.  Recognize that every time you go through a horrific trial that brings tears to your eyes, I also am interceding for you.

I always hear you when you supplicate for others.  Supplication occurs usually when you intercede with loud crying accompanied with tears.  I hear those supplications especially when they are presented to Me with thanksgiving.  Your thanksgiving to Me in everything and for everything as you pray and intercede paves the way for your prayers to go straight to My throne and for those tears to return to you as showers of blessings.

Encourage those you know you have been supplicating for a long time for their family members or others.  Be at peace knowing that I have heard your cries and that I am tipping over the bottle that contains their tears.  I soon will send your tears back to earth as showers of blessing.  When those showers come, you will experience the fragrance of freshly moan grass after a rain shower.

EZEKIEL 34:26; PSALM 56:8-10; PHILLIPPIANS 4:6-7; PSALM 72:6

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

FLEXIBILITY

I had to be flexible when I walked on Earth.  My Father had works for Me to do.  My desire was always to accomplish My Father's will.  However, because I am human as well as divine, I had a will of My own.  I had to choose to walk in the works that Father set before Me moment by moment.

I had things that I thought needed to be done during the day, but I knew that My Father always had the best plan for Me.  Often I had to set aside what I was just about to do when Father suddenly gave Me one of His works to accomplish.  I had to listen carefully to the Holy Spirit as He led Me step by step.  An example of this is when the women with the issue of blood touched the hem of My garment  I wanted to press on to help Jairus' daughter, but Father had other plans.

This is the way I want you to walk.  I know you have plans for the day, but be flexible.  Be willing to lay those plans aside in a moment's time if you hear My Holy Spirit leading you in another direction.
Father has given you free will because He wants you to choose to do His will above your own.

MARK 5:22-35

Monday, April 28, 2014

DIFFERENCE

I often hear this expression, "What difference does it make?  Everything in this life makes a difference, and I exhort you to be constantly aware of this fact.  One example is what you say to people and the tone you use when you speak to them makes a difference.  The hearer can either be edified or hurt by your words.  Death and life are in the power of your tongue.

Another thing that makes a difference is how you respond to people.  You can respond with grace or with indifference.  In fact, the attitude of indifference always causes rotten fruit in your life.

I desire for you to walk in My Spirit moment by moment and when you do everything you do will make a difference in My Kingdom.  You are on Earth for only one reason - to glorify Me.  When you daily glorify Me in both your words and your deeds, My kingdom on earth will be advanced.

PROVERBS 18:21

Sunday, April 27, 2014

STAND

I understand how difficult it is for you to stand in faith when you look at your circumstances during a trial.  Every trial is a trial of faith.  The good news is that I can supply all the faith you need to overcome every trial in your life because I have already overcome the world with all of its lusts and temptations.

Remember the words Moses spoke to My people just before I made it possible for them to cross the Red Sea.  Moses told the people not to fear and to stand still and see the salvation of the LORD. 

Whenever you are having a battle with doubt and unbelief during a trial, stand still and see My salvation.  Stand in My faith, not your own.  You contain all the faith you will ever need to dispel doubt and unbelief because My faith dwells within you.  You have been crucified with Me and the life that you now live, you live by My very faith.  I have provided My endless supply of faith within you that will overcome all doubt and unbelief.

EXODUS 14:13; JOHN 16:33; GALATIANS 3:20

Saturday, April 26, 2014

TRYING

Trying harder to set things in the right order when you are going through difficult trials simply does not work.  Instead of trying harder, trust in Me.  Whenever you try to fix things in your own strength, you will grow weary because you are operating in the flesh rather than walking in My Spirit.

There are fourh things that I exhort you to do when you are going through trials.  First, rest in Me by releasing all of your burdens to Me.  Next, pray and make your requests known to Me with thanksgiving.  Finally, ask Me for wisdom and listen for the guidance of My Holy Spirit.

When you are in a place of resting and releasing, My peace will immerse you and My presence will embrace you..  Commit the works you have to do during a trial and My spirit will establish your thoughts..

PROVERBS 16:3

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

SHELTER

Shelter is one of the basic needs of mankind.  I had to depend upon others to give Me shelter when I walked on Earth.  I told one who wanted to follow Me, "The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has no where to lay his head." 

I am able to provide shelter for you no matter what your circumstances are.  In fact, I promised that I would always meet your basic needs if you would seek first the kingdom of God and My righteousness and then all your basic needs such as clothing, food, and shelter would be provided by Me.

I not only can supply you with physical shelter, but I also can supply you with spiritual shelter.  As you hide yourself under the shadow of My wings by trusting Me, you will be protected from My enemy.  Yes, he will attack, but his attacks will be of no avail.  Praise Me today because truly I am both you shield and your shelter.

MATTHEW 8:20; PSALM 91

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

LISTENING

I have heard you teach that I created people with two ears and one mouth so that they will listen twice as much as you speak.  There is another reason that I have given you two ears and one mouth.  When you are communicating with Me, I want you to spend more time listening to Me than speaking to Me.

I have heard you exclaim often, "Lord, I know you weary of hearing me pray the same prayers daily."
I never weary of hearing your voice.  In fact, many of My beloved do not even say out loud "Good morning." Thank you for always saying good morning to Me.

I want to challenge you now to be intentional about not only listening to Me, but also listening to others.  The word, "hearken," is often found in the Scriptures.  "Hearken" means to listen, listening.
After you finish your thanksgivings, praise, and worship to Me, wait in quiet and listen, listening.  I always have things I want to tell you.  When you listen, listening to others, you will be able to hear their hearts, not just their words.  "He who has ears, let him hear,"  is an exhortation I gave often as I walked on Earth.

LUKE 8:8

Monday, April 21, 2014

GAIN

When you gain riches in life, you rejoice.  However, when you gain weight, you are not too happy.
There is only one essential thing in this life that I want you to gain.  That one thing will cause you to lose something and to gain something at the same time.

I said, "For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for My sake and the gospel's the same shall save it.  For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?  Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?"

Every day I call you to tell others about Me.  Are you willing to lose your timidity or your fear of rejection to do what I have called you to do?  Today take every opportunity to share My good news with others and the more you do this, the easier it will become.

MARK 9:35-37

Sunday, April 20, 2014

OPEN

When My two beloved women came to My tomb to anoint Me with more fragrances and spices, they found the grave open. When they took Me off the tree and wrapped My body, they did not have time to finish the job because the sun was going down.  They could do no work on the Sabbath. 

Frankincense was not laid upon My body because I had already been raised from the dead.  My Father took care of every detail.  Had frankincense been laid on My body, I would not have been the perfect sin offering.  It was forbidden by the law to apply frankincense to be placed on the sin offering.

The open grave opened the door for Me to be the perfect sin offering to My Father.  Now the door to many hearts are open to believe in Me and have their sins past, present, and future be forgiven by My Father.

LEVITICUS 5:11

Saturday, April 19, 2014

BELIEVING

Just after My resurrection I appeared to the disciples.  The first time I appeared to them, Thomas was not there.  When the disciples reported that they had seen Me, he said, "Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe."

Eight days later I saw My disciples again and this time Thomas was with them.  I came thru the shut doors and stood in front of Thomas.  I said, "Reach your finger, and behold my hands; and reach your hand, and thrust it into my side, and be not faithless, but believing." Thomas then believed.

I said to Thomas, "Because you have seen Me, you have believed: blessed are they who have not seen, and yet have believed."  Seeing is believing, but faith is the evidence of things not seen.  You are blessed because you have never seen Me and yet you have faith that I exist. The day will come when you will see exactly what Thomas saw.  Look forward to that day.

JOHN 20:23-28

Friday, April 18, 2014

FRUIT

I am the first fruit of all those who believe in Me.  I was the first to be raised from the dead to never die again.  My resurrection paved the way for you to become a kind of first fruits to My Father. 

When I died, you died.  When I was raised, you were raised.  Now you are able to bear much fruit in My Kingdom.  You also are able to share My Word with others, and when they receive My Word with faith, they become first fruits for My Father.

When I deliver up the kingdom to My Father there will be a celebration of the First Fruits Feast.  When you celebrate what some call Easter this Sunday, keep in mind that the day I was raised from the dead was during the First Fruits Feast.  Also celebrate the fact that My Father now sees you as His precious first fruit because I was willing to take all of your sins upon My body when I died on the tree.

JAMES 1:18; 1 CORINTHIANS 15:23-24

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

KISS

The Kiss of Death" is a common expression that many use in the age you are experiencing.  I received what some call the "Kiss of Death" when I died to forgive you of all of your sins.  On that fateful day I removed the "Kiss of Death" from you.  Yes, you will physically die, but to be absent from the body is to be present with Me.

On that day when darkness covered the earth and the veil of the Temple was torn, I released not only My Spirit into the hands of My loving Father, but I also released your spirit to be alive forever more.

Never forget that on the day I died, you died; and on the day I was raised, you were raised to newness of life in Me.  On the day I died, mercy and truth were met together; righteousness and peace kissed each other.  This kiss was not the "Kiss of Death," but it was the "Kiss of Life."  The kiss My Father gave Me that day paved the way for you to follow My steps in the path of righteousness the rest of your way and the rest of your days.

PSALM 85:7-13; 2 CORINTHIANS 5:8

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

FIRSTFRUITS

I was raised from the dead just as the Feast of First Fruits began.  The priests were instructed to wave a sheaf from the first fruits of the harvest just as the sun went down at the end the Sabbath.  My beloved women did not discover My resurrection until the dawn of the first day of the week.

When My Spirit left My body, I went in the Spirit and preached to the spirits in prison who were sometimes disobedient before the great flood.  Those spirits were released from that holding place and their graves were opened. Their bodies arose the moment the veil of the Temple was rent.  These saints went into the holy city and appeared to many.

When I return, every grave will open.  On that day another veil will be rent.  That veil is the veil My Father placed over My beloved Jewish brothers and sisters.  On that day all Israel will be saved.  My brethren will look upon the One they pierced. They will mourn and return to their booths during the Feast of Tabernacles. A fountain of cleansing will be provided for My beloved chosen people. Be ready for that great resurrection day.

LEVITICUS 23:10-12; MATTHEW 27:51-53; ZECHARIAH 12

Monday, April 14, 2014

RESURECTION

This is the season that you celebrate My resurrection.  During this special time of this year, I want you to celebrate not only My resurrection, but your resurrection.  When I died, you died with Me.  When I was raised, you were also raised to newness of life in Me.

You can also celebrate the truth that the same power that raised Me from the dead also dwells within your mortal body.  That power is the power of My Holy Spirit.  That power has the ability to life your mortal body even while you are still on Earth.

Thank Me today for the resurrection power of My Spirit.  Allow My Spirit today to life your body.  You will definitely feel more energy today and tonight you will sleep well.

ROMANS 8:11

Sunday, April 13, 2014

COMMUNICATION

Look at this word carefully.  Add an "e" to the first part of this word and you will have the word, "commune."  I exhort you to commune with Me early in the morning.  When you do this faithfully, your conversations with others will be edifying.

When you commune with Me, you will be thinking about things that are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, of good report, virtuous, and praise worthy.  When you fill your mind with these things, your speech will always be edifying.

PHILIPPIANS 4:8

Saturday, April 12, 2014

DEATH

Solomon wrote that righteousness delivers from death.  You know that everyone on Earth has an appointment with death.  However, the physical death of My beloved is the beginning of life face to face with Me. 

Many of My beloved cannot understand why some of My young believers have their life cut off before they are able to serve Me with a long life.  I know the future of My beloved and sometimes the righteous perish and merciful men are taken away to spare them from the evil that is to come.

You have a saying that "Life begins at 50."  Glorious life with Me begins at death. Death opens the gates to the reality of life with Me for eternity.  Comfort one another with these words.

PROVERBS 10:2, 11:4; ISAIAH 57:1

Friday, April 11, 2014

TRIUMPH

Always remember that I have already won the victory over every enemy you encounter.  I have won over the grave, the world, the flesh, and the devil.  It is true that you will not see death.  When you take your last breath, you will immediately be in My presence.

When I died on the tree to forgive you of all of your sins, I put your enemies to shame.  I did what Isaiah prophesied.  He heard Me say, "Fear not; for I am with you: be not dismayed, for I am the Lord your God.  Yes, I will strengthen you;  yes, I will help you,  I will uphold you with My strong right hand of righteousness.  And behold all those who are incensed against you will be put to shame. and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with you shall perish."

I have already openly put to shame every one of your enemies.  Paul wrote that I have spoiled all principalities and powers, and that I made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it."  Rejoice today because you are in a triumphant march in My Spirit, and everything that has been against you is in chains behind you as I lead you in this parade of triumph.

ISAIAH 41:10-11; COLOSSIANS 2:15

Thursday, April 10, 2014

LUKEWARM

When you are thirsty for water, I know how much you would like to drink cold water, not lukewarm water to satiate your thirst.  I am thirsty for My beloved to thirst and hunger for righteousness.  When My beloved are no longer thirsty for more of Me, they can easily become lukewarm.

Today ask My Holy Spirit to return you to those days when you hungered and thirsted for more of Me  There are countless distractions in your society today that quickly draw you away from Me.
When you have not thought of Me all the day long, this is a sign that you are drifting into the lukewarm stage. 

Be intentional today to spend time one on One with Me.  Spending a few minutes of quality time with Me will go a long way to protect you from the lukewarm spiritual state.

REVELATION 3:16

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

HOSPITALITY

One of the end time exhortations in My Word is the exhortation to be hospitable.  The people you host and those you meet during the day may be angels.  The activity of My angels will increase when My second coming is near.

Only My Father knows the exact time that I will return, but you can know the season.  You are living in that season.  Remember when Abraham entertained Me and two other angels when I announced that his wife would have a baby even though she was well past her years of childbearing.  This story alone proves that nothing is impossible with Me.

Be on the alert in these end times because you will see many things occur that you thought were impossible.  Be hospitable to all you meet in a day's time. Embrace others with My love, and I especially exhort you to embrace those who you have a hard time loving.

HEBREWS 13:1-2 

Monday, April 7, 2014

LEVEL

Sometimes I hear people praying, "Lord, just give me a level playing field." 
I do understand what this prayer is all about.  The person praying such a prayer is asking for a fair chance to win in the situation they are experiencing.  Sometimes My beloved forget that I have already leveled the playing field. 

Life sometimes can be like a game, but I do not play games.  My Word is true and I have already won the battle against every one of your enemies when I died on the tree to forgive you of all of your sins - past, present, and future.  There is one enemy that still remains that you do have to deal with and that is the enemy of death.  That enemy will eventually be taken care of also by Me.

I want you recognize and receive in your heart that I do battle for you whenever you call upon My name and that I have already won whatever battle you are experiencing.  You may be experiencing a battle with your flesh today.  Call upon Me and give me every thought that exalts itself against Me and you will receive the victory that I have already won for  you.

2 CORINTHIANS 10:4-7

Sunday, April 6, 2014

REHEARSE

When you are going through horrific trials, I want you to rehearse the times that I have come to your aid in the past.  Actors in a play always have rehearsals before the final performance.  I have performed many mighty miracles in your life in the past.  Go back to those times and rehearse what I did for you when I walked you through a trial and finally delivered you.

My friend David learned the value of rehearsing My good works towards him when he was experiencing great trials.  He remembered and rehearsed those times when he felt like he would not have the victory over those trials.  Then he remembered how I brought him through those dark clouds and shined the light of My love on him.

I warned My followers that in the world they would have tribulation.  However, they could be of good cheer when tribulation came their way because they knew that I had already overcome the world.  Ask My Holy Spirit today to bring to your remembrance the times when I have healed, delivered, and ministered to you through your lifetime.

JOHN 16:33; PSALM 17

Saturday, April 5, 2014

RESOLUTE

I want you to be resolute in your walk with Me.  By that, I want you to resolve daily to spend some time with Me in the morning.  I love it when you commit the day, your way, and your works to Me for the day.  When you do this, I then can order your day as I have planned it.  You are resolute in your walk with Me when you do this.

I also want you to resolve to commit your body to Me as a living sacrifice.  I gave My body to receive the punishment for every sin in the world.  This paved the way for you to present your body to Me so that I can work through you both to give you the will and the way to do My Father's will. 

The truest act of worship is doing My will.  Resolve to do My will daily and you will see miracles every day.

ROMANS 12:1-2; PHILIPPIANS 2:13; PROVERBS 16:3; PSALM 37:5

Friday, April 4, 2014

SUBMISSION

I understand why so many women intently dislike the word, "submission."  It connotes a subservient position that is unpleasant to many.  However, when this word is used in My Word, I am speaking of mutual submission. I call you to submit to one another in love.

If My beloved submitted to one another in love, the counseling offices in churches would be vacant.  The only way submission to another in love is possible is that you allow My Spirit to fill your heart with My love.  I came to serve, not to lord it over people.  This is the attitude you will have daily as you submit yourself to My Holy Spirit.

Ask My Spirit to help you to have a servant spirit that enjoys serving others without murmuring or complaining.  This is possible when you yield to My Spirit.  You cannot achieve this high calling without His help.

ROMANS 5:5

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

PLEASANT

I know that one of your goals daily is to be  pleasant to others.  This will only happen as you yield to My Spirit moment by moment.  Unpleasant things happen during a day's time, and often you will meet unpleasant people.  When this happens try not to react immediately.  When you are hasty with your words, you will usually be under the influence of your flesh instead of My Spirit.

Paul exhorted believers to be kind to one another and tenderhearted.  It might be well for you to look up all the references in My Word that have the phrase, "one another."  This will give you a clear picture of how I want you to treat others.

Ask My Spirit to remind you when you deal with an unpleasant person that I died to forgive them of their sins as well as yours.  My love is shed abroad in your heart by My Holy Spirit.  Let My love flow from your heart to others, and you will succeed in your goal to be pleasant to people and even your desire to be pleasant when you experience unpleasant situations.

ROMANS 5:5