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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, June 28, 2014

ANOINTING

I know how you ask for a double portion of My anointing daily.  My Word says that My anointing abides in you continually.  Know with an assurance that as you depend upon My Holy Spirit the anointing within you  that anointing will flow out of you. Sometimes you will not even be aware that this is occurring.

I had to have the anointing of the Holy Spirit and so did My disciples.  When the Spirit of the Lord came upon Me, I was given the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of might and counsel, and the spirit of the fear of the Lord and knowledge.  That special anointing came upon Me when I was baptized in the Jordan.  That anointing readied Me for ministry.  That special anointing came upon My followers in the upper room at Pentecost.  They left that upper room ready to minister and carry My gospel to the world.

Today thank Me for giving you the anointing of the Holy Spirit, and allow that anointing to flow through you all the day long.

ISAIAH 11:2; 1 JOHN 2:27

Friday, June 27, 2014

CANCEL

What a relief it is to hear the words, "Your debt is canceled" when you have been under financial bondage because you over extended your resources."  It is truly a miracle when people are willing to cancel the debt that other people owe them.

When I gave Myself as the perfect sacrifice that satisfied My Father's requirement to pave the way for mankind to be reconciled to My Father, I canceled your debt.  Those who believe in Me and receive My forgiveness for their sins do not owe anything except to love others.  The liberty I purchased for you with My own blood is such good news that I want you to share this truth with many.

So many are still in bondage and are overwhelmed with both financial debt, spiritual debt, and emotional debt.  People are bound with financial debt when they make poor choices about how to spend their money.  People are in spiritual debt when they have rejected My offer to forgive them of all their sins.  People are in emotional debt when they refuse to forgive another person.  When you forgive everyone all, you cancel their debt and you are free to enjoy My kingdom of righteousness, peace and joy in My Holy Spirit.

ROMANS 13:8

Thursday, June 26, 2014

SWEAT

Before Adam and Eve disobeyed, they never sweated.  The Earth was covered with a bubble of mist that protected them from the sun and that watered the vegetation.  One of the curses of Adam's disobedience was that he would have to work in the sweat of his face because he now had to work to remove the thorns and thistles that enveloped his fields..

People who labor or exercise in the sun will surely sweat.  My desire is that you have times of rest in your labor especially during the heat of the summer.  The children of Israel never entered My rest because of their unbelief.  You are My beloved, and I give My beloved rest.

You never have to labor to earn My love.  My love is free.  Daily I want to quench your thirst for My living water.  Because you live and move and have your being in Me, you can be at rest and peace throughout each day.  It is only when you become performance oriented that your flesh will rob you of My rest..  Rest in Me today and pace yourself by spending time in My presence throughout the day.

GENESIS 3:19; HEBREWS 3:11-19

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

ACCOUNTS

Accountants keep track of assets and liabilities.  I want you to be a good accountant in the spirit.  Everyday you have an opportunity to review your past and rehearse past victories in your life.  You can even make a list of the times I showed Myself strong on your behalf during a trial.  You can also list the things that you are thankful for and your praises to Me.

You do not have to review the liabilities in your life because when you abide in Me, in My love, and in My Word there will be no liabilities in your life.

I am all that you need.  I am your total asset that cancels out every debt you have ever owed.  I paid a debt that I did not owe to cancel the debt that you owed when I died on the tree to provide you the perfect sacrifice for your sins.  Praise Me today because you can daily experience My assets in your life.  I daily load you with benefits.

JOHN 15; PSALM 103

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

LATE

The hour is late.  When you study My Word and ask My Holy Spirit to help you interpret My Word, you will see a time line that will help you understand with great confidence that you are living in the last days.  Only the Father knows the exact day of My return..  He is waiting until the living stones who make up My temple on earth are in place..

In the early days the father of the future bridegroom had to check to see if the house of the future couple was ready.  When the house was ready the trumpet was blown to signal the bride to meet her bridegroom and to prepare herself for the wedding feast.

I am your Bridegroom and the moment My Father gives Me the signal for My return, the trumpet will blow and you will be caught up to enjoy the marriage supper of the Lamb.  Look forward to this day because your total redemption is drawing nigh.

MATTHEW 24;29-31; LUKE 21:28

Monday, June 23, 2014

SECURE

One of the greatest needs people have is to feel secure.  I want you to always know that you have a secure place in Me.  I am your high tower that you can run to when you feel threatened by your enemies.  I provide a safe place for you in  a pavilion far away from the strife of tongues.
I am your rock that you can hide yourself in when the world around you is shaking.

You are hid with Me in My Father's heart.  You cannot see Me, but every day I have My everlasting arms of love wrapped around you.  When My enemy sees you, he sees Me and runs in terror.

Rest today and receive these truths that will cause you to feel both secure and confident throughout the day.  You never have anything to fear.  I am with you always even until the end of the world.

PSALM 18:2, 31:20, 31:3; COLOSSIANS 3:3; MATTHEW 28:20

Sunday, June 22, 2014

RULE

I am King of Kings and Lord of Lords.  I rule over all.  I have all authority.  I have shared that authority with you.  I have given you all authority to break the power of every principality, power, ruler of darkness and wickedness in heavenly places.

I purchase that privilege for you when I shed My blood as the perfect sacrifice for your sins.  Never be afraid of My enemy.  The first attack that he uses against you is to make you afraid.  My perfect love casts out all fear.

Today walk in My love.  Use the keys to the kingdom to bind the enemy and to lose the right Spirit.  Use your weapons of warfare (prayer, My name, My blood, and My Word) against My enemy.  You rule over my enemy.  Never forget that.

LUKE 9:1; EPHESIANS 6; 1 JOHN 4:18

Saturday, June 21, 2014

TRUST

I do want you to trust me with all of your heart and never lean on your own understanding.  Faith and trust are not the same.  Faith is built upon My Word.  Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.  However, trust is built on a relationship.

You cannot have trust in anyone unless you have a relationship with them.  To trust anyone completely you need to know them intimately.  You need to know their character and also know that they are trustworthy.

Keep your trust level in Me high day by day by spending intimate times with Me in the morning before the day gets busy.  Trust Me with the works that you feel you need to accomplish.  Release every work to Me and My Spirit will order your thoughts.  Trust Me with your loved ones and trust Me to put you in the right place at the right time during the day.  Do not allow your own understanding to get in the way of casting every care upon Me.  I do care for you and you can trust Me with your life and you can know with confidence that I perfect all things that are a concern to you.

PROVERBS 3:5,16:3; PSALM 138:8; 1 PETER 5:7

Friday, June 20, 2014

LONG-SUFFERING

One of the fruits of My Spirit is patience.  The fruit of patience can manifest itself in two ways - longsuffering and forbearance.  When you are willing to suffer long in a trial without complaining and murmuring, you have manifested My patience. 

I want you to be an example of long-suffering.  In order to manifest that fruit of My character, you must depend upon My Holy Spirit within you.  Everything in your flesh rebels against having to suffer long without murmuring or complaining.

Today, ask My Holy Spirit to fill your heart with My love.  You will then be able to manifest patience in your daily life.

GALATIANS 5:22




Thursday, June 19, 2014

RESIDUE

Residue is that which is left behind when a part has been taken away.  I want you to understand that when I died on the tree to forgive you of all of your sins that I also took care of all the residue that sin causes.  I left nothing behind.  My blood did not just cover your sins, I removed your sins as far as the east as from the west.

The residue that sin can cause in your life contains shame, guilt, fear, infirmity and countless other things.  I bore every sickness and every residue that sin brings into your life.  When you grasp the freedom and liberty from sin that I purchased for you, you will live a life of continual praise and worship to Me.

Of course, you will sin because you are still flesh, but when you sin come to Me immediately and agree with Me that you have sinned.  Ask Me to renew the right spirit within you and ask Me to give you the power to overcome those strongholds in your flesh that hold you in bondage to wrong thinking and wrong believing.  I overcame the world, death, sin, and the grave to purchase for you freedom from all theleft overs that sin can bring into your life.  Now you can enjoy a life with fresh manna daily instead of warmed over left overs.

PSALM 103:12

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

READY

You are in a race as you serve in My kingdom.  Just as a runner has to be still at the starting line until the words are shouted, "Ready, set, go!," I want you to still yourself every morning.  Spend time in My presence and be still until you hear Me speak to your spirit, "Ready, set, go!" 

You will be ready to go if you intentionally set your affections on the things that are above, not on this Earth.  You live in a temporal world, but I want you to be ever conscious that the real world that you live in is My Kingdom and you cannot see that kingdom with your natural eyes.

To win the race as you journey in My Kingdom, train your faith eyes to see Me with you always.
I will lead you by My Spirit.  You will never have to fear getting off the running track of My Kingdom when you keep your faith eyes focused on Me.  Know that I am with you always and that I am also looking forward to embracing you at the end of your race.

COLOSSIANS 3:2; HEBREWS 12:1

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

SLEEP

I know that on these hot summer nights that sometimes you have trouble sleeping.  I certainly can help you on such nights.  Instead of counting sheep as so many do to get to sleep, I recommend that you count your blessings or you could just read your Bible until you fall asleep.

My enemy hates to hear you praise Me and he also hates for you to  read your Bible.  My enemy is not only the joy robber, but he also the sleep robber.  He would love for you to have sleepless nights so that your work the next day in My Kingdom will be impaired.

I give My beloved sleep.  Come to Me just before your go to bed and pour out all your complaints to Me.  Then start praising Me and reading your Bible.  You will soon fall asleep.

PSALM 127:2

Monday, June 16, 2014

PRESS

Remember the time when the lady with the issue of blood did not give up because of the crowds that surrounded Me.  She pressed through the crowd and touched the hem of My garment.  The moment she touched Me, virtue went out from Me to her and she was healed.

You are in the last days.  You are about to see the greatest harvest the world has experienced.  There will be crowds coming to learn more about Me.  Even now I am preparing hearts to receive Me.  To prepare yourself for this last harvest of souls, I want you to press into Me by spending time in My presence and in My Word. 

This is also the time for you to be more sensitive to the leading of My Spirit than you have ever been.  My Spirit wants to lead you to the hearts that I have prepared.  Pray daily that you will hear My Spirit as He instructs you to be in the right place at the right time to witness to those who are waiting to hear My good news.  Work for the night is coming soon when no one can work any more.

MATTHEW 9:20-22; JOHN 9:4

Sunday, June 15, 2014

UNCERTAINTY

You live in uncertain times.  I told My followers that in the last days they would hear of wars and rumors of wars, nation would rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and famines and pestilences and earthquakes will happen in divers places, but all of these are just the beginning of sorrows. You have certainly experienced these events in your lifetime.  Time is drawing to a close, and your days in the future will become even more uncertain.  This is why I have given you the certain knowledge that I will finish completely the work that I began in the beginning of time

There are several facts that you can be certain are true.  I am the resurrection and the life.  Those who believe in Me will have life eternal and will experience My certain presence with them in this world and in the next.  You can be certain that My Word is true.  The one thing that I cannot do is lie.
You can be certain that the good work I have begun in you, I will complete.

Meditate today on these certain facts and the uncertainty of the future will no longer be an issue in your life.  I hold you in My hands and I will see you through to the end of this world and will enjoy your presence with Me in the new world.

MATTHEW 24:6-8; ROMANS 9:28

Friday, June 13, 2014

RESERVOIR

A reservoir is where large quantities of any thing are stored like a lake that stores water to supply cities with water.  You have a reservoir of knowledge of My Word within you.  You have a reservoir of My anointing - the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, and the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of Me.. 

There is a well of salvation within you.  That well is Me.  I am your salvation.  Daily, I want you to tap into this well of salvation.  You may ask, "How?"  It is simple.  You draw from that reservoir within you with joy. 

Therefore will you draw waters from the wells of salvation with joy.  When you are on the alert to never allow My enemy to steal your joy, and you also make a decision daily to abide in Me, My Word, and My love, you will always be able to tap into the reservoir within you by joyfully thanking and praising Me for what I purchased for you when I died for your sins and was raised again.

ISAIAH 12:2-3, PSALM 37:39

Thursday, June 12, 2014

PROVIDENTIAL

I have heard people say after they experience some good event, "Well, that was providential!"  When you chose to walk in My way every day, everything in your life will be providential.  Never take the day's events I have for you for granted.

I have given you My Holy Spirit to both walk beside you and to go before you.  He knows your future, and when you release every care to Me and release every minute of your day to Me, you will experience My providential care throughout the day.

Pray today that you will hear My Spirit speaking to you, "This is the way walk you in it," throughout this day and you will be amazed at the events that I have prepared for you to enter this day.
Those events will not happen unless you have a willing spirit both to listen carefully to My Spirit and then to obey what you hear.

PHILIPPIANS 2:13

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

PRESENTS

I know how you love to receive presents.  There always is an excitement in your heart as you unwrap the present.  The greatest present I give you daily is that I am ever present with you. I understand that you cannot see  Me with your physical eyes, but never doubt that I have My eyes on you throughout each day.

When you recognize My ever present presence with you, your day will be filled with the presents I want you to be excited about and enjoy.

It would take an eternity for Me to list all the presents you can receive from Me and open and use.  I'll just name a few that I want you to enjoy today.  I give you My love, My joy, My peace, My righteousness, and My Word today. Receive these eternal presents today by faith and then use them by sharing them with others.  When you do this, My Father will be glorified in your life.

MATTHEW 5:16

Monday, June 9, 2014

ALLOW

When you wake up every morning, I want you to allow Me to take charge of your day.  I know that upon waking you are thinking about the many things you will have to do during the day.  Sometimes you wonder how will you ever accomplish everything.

When you put Me in charge of your day, there will be a steady flow of events in your day that will be led by My Spirit.  Trust My Holy Spirit to tell you the next thing to do.  When you commit your works to Me, My Spirit will establish your thoughts and also will allow space for Me to accomplish My works through you.

Instead of seeing the day in time segments in which you hope to get your work done, see your day as a flowing fountain of life that enables Me to quench your thirst for more of Me and also supplies all you need to bear lasting fruit for Me.

PROVERBS 16:3; PHILIPPIANS 2:13

Sunday, June 8, 2014

TRAVEL

Every time you pray, you are taking a road trip to heaven.  You climb into the vehicle of prayer and you travel the "FAITH HIGHWAY."  That "FAITH HIGHWAY" is paved with a substance called hope.  The substance that gives you hope is My Word.

If you are not abiding in My Word, My love, and Me, you will have a bumpy ride and besides that, you will not be very joyful on that road trip.  Your prayers will be prayers of begging and pleading with Me.  You will forget to praise and worship Me before you present your petitions to Me.

I want you to have a joyful ride as you travel in the vehicle of prayer to My throne room.  There will be many pot holes along the "Highway of Faith" that you will encounter if you are not abiding in My Word.  Faith comes by hearing and hearing by My Word.  Today you will have a smooth ride into My throne room if you are careful to read and heed My Word. 

HEBREWS 11:1; ROMANS 10:17

Saturday, June 7, 2014

INTENTS

I know that as you read My Word you sometimes feel like the content is too much to absorb.  I do want My Word to go down deep into your heart so that your heart can be changed.

My Word is compared to a two edged sword that is able to discern even the thoughts and intents of your heart.  When you allow My Word to penetrate your heart, you can rest assured that the intents of your heart will be directed by Me.

Never ignore the gentle impressions that My Spirit gives you.  Follow the intentions that you are given each day by My Spirit and you then will be able to guard your heart from receiving the thoughts My enemy seeks to give you daily. 

When you follow the intentions of your heart, you will be amazed at how I will use you during a day's time.

HEBREWS 4:12 

Friday, June 6, 2014

BEING

In Me you live and move and have your being.  Without Me you would not even be able to breathe.  Without Me you can do nothing.  Many of My beloved are so concerned about doing My will and pleasing Me that they forget that I am more interested in you as a person than you as a laborer in My Kingdom.

When you recognize that the greatest fulfillment you can have in life is allowing Me to work through you both to will and to do of My Father's good pleasure, you will be able to cease from your own labor to try to please Me.

What pleases Me most is faith.  When you put your full faith in Me and My ability to bear fruit through you, you will be at last satisfied and content with life.  You will at last see that I am your life.

PHILIPPIANS 2:13; ACTS 17:28

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

WARMTH

I am the light of the world.  Light conveys warmth.  The warmth of My love can embrace you even when you have experienced the cold grip of death that has taken away someone you loved.

My Holy Spirit can comfort you with My love and warm your heart when depression has caused you to be frozen to the joys of this life that surround you.

Today, allow the light of My love to be shed abroad in your heart by My Holy Spirit.  When you receive a fresh anointing of My Spirit, you will be able to warm others with My love.

ROMANS 5:5

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

RISK

I know that you are a cautious person and that you hate to take risks.  However, a walk in faith is a walk that includes risks.  You have heard the expression, "Take a leap in faith."  When you take a leap in faith, you are taking a risk. 

Throughout the Bible, you will sek "risk takers" who were also "faith walkers."  Think about Gideon and Joshua and how they took risks to come against their enemies.  I gave both of them some extremely strange instructions that made no sense in the natural.  I won the battle for both of these men because they both took leaps of faith and did not consider the risks.

I want you to be a "risk taker."  Understand that when you take a leap of faith by obeying the instructions of the still, quiet voice of My Spirit, I will always be with you to see you through victoriously.

JUDGES 7-7; JOSHUA 6

Monday, June 2, 2014

SURROUND

As the mountains are around Jerusalem, so am I around those who fear Me.  You fear Me when you have an awesome respect for My sovereignty in your life, and you also have an humble, obedient heart that desires to do My will.  When you walk in the fear of Me, you can expect blessing upon blessing in your life.

I surround those who fear Me and I hold them close to My heart.  Meditate on that truth today, and there will be no room for fear in your life.  My perfect love for you will cast out all fear.

PSALM 34:7; 1 JOHN 4:18

Sunday, June 1, 2014

HOPE

Hope is the peaceful, confident expectation of good.  Hope is not wishful thinking.  Hope is a vital part of faith.  Faith can only work in the present time.  Hope is extended into the future.  When faith and hope meet together, your prayers will be more effective.

I am the One Who can fill your life with hope.  I am the "Living Word" Who can give you hope when you need hope.  Faith is the substance of things hoped for.  It is the evidence of things not seen.
You cannot see into the future, but My Word is the substance that can give you hope in the future.

My servant Abraham could not even perceive how he would have a natural child when he and his wife were old.  However, Abraham hoped against hope.  This is why he was called the "Father of Faith." He was fully persuaded that what I had promised Him would come true.  I did not disappoint him.  Today place your hopes in Me and build your faith on the solid foundation of My promises written in My Word.  When you do this, you will never be disappointed.

HEBREWS 11:1; ROMANS 8:24; 4:18