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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, August 30, 2014

DOING

So many in the age that you live are performance oriented.  They feel like they will be successful if they do what the world considers impressive and important        

I do not measure success in My kingdom by what you do.  I measure your success in My kingdom by who you are.  You are a joint heir with Me, and we co-labor in My Kingdom.  I am the One Who both gives you the will and the way to do My Father's will.

When I was on Earth, I only did those things that I saw My Father do.  Now I want you to allow Me to do through you what I know pleases My Father.  Allow Me to daily work through you and anoint you to accomplish moment by moment what My Father desires.  Delight yourself in Me and I will plant in your heart what My Father wants you to do.

PHILIPPIANS 2:13

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Friday, August 29, 2014

LITTLE

I know that you have an expression, "Too little and too late."  This expression can never apply to what is happening in My kingdom on Earth.  I am always right on time.  When you understand My sovereignty, you will never fear what is going on in the world.

I know that right now you feel like the world is falling apart with all the wars and rumors of wars, the unusual weather, and the apathy of those who call Me by My name.  Rest assured that all is under control.  All that the prophets predicted will come to pass. 

I talked to My disciples about what they would face in the future.  Those conversations with them included also what will happen in the future of the age that you are in now.  The beginning of sorrows is about to conclude, and then I will return.  I told My disciples to look up when they saw the things I predicted happening because My redemption was drawing nigh.  That was 2,000 years ago, but a day is as a thousand years in My sight.  Stand ready always for My return.

MATTHEW 24; 2 PETER 3:8

Thursday, August 28, 2014

CARES

I always want you to cast every care upon Me.  You are the sheep of My pasture, and I am your good shepherd.  Sheep are never bear burdens.  They are totally dependent upon their good shepherd to lead them to good grazing pasture land and water.

Often sheep will be cast down because of their heavy wool.  After a down pour of rain, their wool becomes extremely heavy.  When sheep are cast down they cannot right themselves.  A good shepherd will be on the alert to help those cast down sheep get up so that they can continue to be led.

Whenever there is a down pour of trials and tribulations in your life, you could easily become heavy hearted and cast down, but always remember that I am ever present with you to lift you up.  Whenever you feel heavy-hearted come to Me immediately and cast every care upon Me so that you can continue to follow close by Me.

1 PETER 5: 4-7; PSALM 23

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

RECLAIM

Much of the land I promised to Abraham has been given away to other nations.  Rest assured, however, that all the land I promised to Abraham will be reclaimed.  I am a covenant keeping God and those things that have been lost that I have promised will be restored and reclaimed.

When you know that I am a covenant keeping God, you will see how I can reclaim your losses.  What has been stolen from you by My enemy will be reclaimed. 

Rejoice today because you are not only a child of Abraham, but you also are a joint heir with Me.
I am in charge of your resources on Earth when you are faithful with your tithes and offerings.
You will see amazing miracles of My power to restore and reclaim in the days that lie ahead of you.
Receive these miracles today by faith and thank Me.

LUKE 1:67-80; MALACHI 3:10-12; ROMANS 8:17

 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

MOUNTAINS

As the mountains are around Jerusalem, so I am around you daily.  You are encompassed with a host of angels and My holy presence.  This is why you have nothing to fear.  I dwell on a holy mountain, and the day will come when you will see that place.  Until that time, rest assured that I will help you climb whatever mountain you may face daily.

There will always be mountains of trials in your life, but when those times come, I will either help you overcome the mountain or I will hold your hand while together we will tunnel through the mountain.

My righteousness is like great mountains.  The mountains skip like rams when they hear My voice.  Today meditate on My righteousness and listen carefully to My voice as My Spirit leads you moment by moment.  When you do this, the mountains in your life will become mole hills.

PSALM 125:2, 36:6, 87:1

Monday, August 25, 2014

TWO

I said that "If two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of My Father Who is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in My name, there am I in the midst of them."  There is great power in agreement.  This is why I sent My disciples out two by two.

As My disciples went to share My good news, one would speak the good news of My kingdom while the other one would pray.  I want you to do the same.  Always have someone with you who can pray silently as you share My gospel with others.

Also when you do spiritual warfare, it is good to have another with you who will be in agreement as you bind and loose the spirits that My Spirit leads you to bind and loose.  The wars in the spiritual realm will increase daily until My return, so stand ready with a prayer partner to pray effectively against My enemy in these last days.

MATTHEW 18:18-20

Sunday, August 24, 2014

ESCAPE

You live in a day when the labor pains of Earth are growing more intense.  It seems like the all Earth is in extreme pain.  Tumultuous times will increase just before I return.  When you see these things happening, look up because your redemption draws nigh.

Many of My beloved would like to escape these times and their hope is that they will be taken out of this world before things really intensify.  It does not matter to Me what your belief is about when I return.  I just want you to look forward to My return. I do not want you to have an escape attitude.  Instead, I want you to be a diligent laborer who seizes every opportunity to share My good news and My soon return with others.

Some of My beloved escape these times by feeding themselves the entertainment of the world.  It says in My Word that in the last days there will be lovers of pleasure more than lovers of Me and that the love of many will wax cold.  Today keep the fire of My Holy Spirit burning brightly within you by feeding on My Word and by spending quality time with Me.  Escape into My presence instead of escaping through worldly activities.

MATTHEW 24; 2 TIMOTHY 3:4, 4:8

Saturday, August 23, 2014

IDOLS

It is so easy for you in the age you live in to idolize people and things.  You live in a land that is immersed in materialism.  Things can easily become idols that take you away from My presence,  You also experience daily a bombardment of images that come to you through your television and computer.  Such images can fill your mind to over flow and prevent you from overflowing with thoughts of Me.

My main goal as the Children of Israel took their journey from bondage in Egypt to the "Promised Land" was to keep them from going into bondage again to idols.  Even after My constant warnings for them to destroy all the idolatrous nations and all the idolatrous things they were doing, they continued in idolatry.

Today make your goal in agreement with My goal to rid all idolatry by considering nothing in your life more precious than Me.   I am a jealous God, and I want you to put Me first daily.  I know that when you put Me first, you position yourself to receive blessing upon blessing from My Throne Room.

NUMBERS 33:55

Friday, August 22, 2014

REFERENCE

You probably remember the times in the early days of your high school that you had to look up references in the library for term papers.  You actually had to write those references you hoped to use on your term paper on index cards.

My Word is abundant in references.  However, the author of My Word is My Spirit Who inspired many to speak My Word to others and finally to record those words on scrolls and letters.  When you read My Word, I want you to always look up the other references that compliment the verses that you are reading.  Most Bibles give you that ability to refer from the New Covenant Scriptures to the Old Covenant Scriptures.

It is important that you receive the full counsel of My Word, and the only way to do that is to look up the references.  You will see how this will help you as you study My Word.  Always remember to inquire of My Spirit if there is something you do not understand or if there is something more you need to refer to in My Scriptures.  It gives Me great joy when you study My Word.

2 TIMOTHY 2:15

Thursday, August 21, 2014

DIFFERNCE

My enemy will often come to you and whisper these words, "What difference will it make if you do not obey God."  Do not listen to that voice.  There are many in the world who are not obeying Me, and even though it looks like they do not suffer the consequences of their disobedience, there will be serious consequences eventually.

My beloved David, the psalmist, was a little envious of the wicked at times.  However, I spoke to his heart and told him that I am a just God and that the day would come when I would deal with the wicked if they refuse to repent.

Whether or not you choose to obey Me or obey your flesh or My enemy when he tempts you does make a huge difference.  If you obey the voice of your flesh that wants you to give in to one of your lusts, you will become bound if you continually follow the way of your lusts instead of My way.  If you give in to My enemy's temptations, you will hurt yourself and others.  Going My way is the only way to live a blessed life. When you trust in Me and obey My voice, you will always be blessed.

PSALM 1

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

COMPARE

It is unwise to compare yourself with others.  You are very special in My sight, and I have given you a unique calling that is tailor fitted to you.  When you look at others and see what they are doing in My kingdom, you can feel like you are not doing enough. 

You must remember that I am not interested in your doing.  I am interested in your beings.  As long as you walk in My Spirit and live and move and have your being in Me, I am more than satisfied.  I am not a performance oriented God.  Simply look at My life when I was on Earth, and you will see that I did not look on the outer person.  I looked on their hearts.

I rejoice every day when you submit your mind, will, and emotions to Me.  I then am able to deal with the flesh part of your being.  You do not have to strain to get rid of some of your fleshly habits.  Simply give them to Me.  You never disappoint Me.  Remember that.

ACTS 17:28

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

REVIEW

Remember when you were in school and how you had to review your notes several times before a big test.  Sometimes you would read the notes out loud.  Sometimes you would ask another person to help you understand what you wrote in your notes and the chapters you read in your text book.

You are now in the school of life.  Your textbook is the Bible.  Your teacher is the Holy Spirit.  You will be tested daily on what you have learned in the Bible.  The test is simple, will you follow the voice of your own flesh that says, "I think, I feel, I want," or will you follow the voice of My Spirit within you Who says, "Listen and obey My Words and I will lead  you into all truth"?

I want you to study the Word My Holy Spirit has written from the inspiration of My Father.  I want you to study the words that I spoke when I walked on Earth.  I want you to review and keep reviewing the written Word, and most of all I want you to yield yourself daily to Me.  I am the living Word.  Today submit yourself to the "Great Teacher" as He leads you into all truth.  You will be amazed at what you will learn, and you will always be ready for test time

JOHN 16:13.

Monday, August 18, 2014

BENEFITS

You live in an age when people who are looking for jobs are interested in whether or not the job they desire has good benefits.  The job I have for you as a laborer in My kingdom has great benefits.
A laborer is worthy of his hire, and when you labor in My kingdom both the dividends and the benefits are great.

David exhorted believers not to forget all of My benefits.  He listed those benefits in one of his psalms.  Here is the list: I forgive all your iniquities, heal all you diseases, redeem your life from destruction, crown you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, satisfy your mouth with good things, renew your youth. execute righteousness and judgment for you when you are oppressed,

My mercy is from everlasting to everlasting to you.  As far as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is My mercy toward you.  Meditate on these benefits today and praise Me.

LUKE 10:7; PSALM 103

Sunday, August 17, 2014

CONVERSATIONS

Look at the word "conversations" carefully.  The letters in that word can make several words that are vital in your spiritual walk as you seek to co-labor with Me in spreading the good news of My life, death, resurrection, and ascension. 

Two words that I want you to see are the words "convert" and "sin."  Only My Spirit has the power to convert or translate someone from the kingdom of darkness to My kingdom of light.  However, when your conversations are seasoned with grace and My anointing, My Spirit can take what you say and cause those words to penetrate the hearts of those who even have hardened hearts. 

Many are bound with sin, but as you speak My Word in conversations with others, My Word can do surgery on the hearts of the hearer.  Pray today that I will use your tongue as a mighty weapon against My enemy who has bound many people who you will speak to this very day.

EPHESIANS 4:29; COLOSSIANS 1:13

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Friday, August 15, 2014

SOUND

Faith comes by hearing and hearing by My Word.  Sound always precedes sight.  For example, you can hear a tree falling in the forest before you see where it fell.  The same is true about My Word.  It is vital that you hear My Word, and then I will be able to give you faith eyes to see what I want you to see.

I want you to be so attuned to hear My Voice as you read My Word that you immediately have faith eyes to see what happened when I walked on Earth.  I know you are faithful to read the stories of My ministry on Earth, but I want you to be able visualize My actions so clearly that you almost feel like you are there with Me.  When this happens, you then will be able to take leaps of faith because you will know with confidence that it is My power within you that does the work through you.

You have resurrection power within you.  Tap into that power by reading the Gospels out loud.  Ask My Holy Spirit then to interpret My Word to you and to set the scenes as I did miracles throughout the accounts of the Gospels.  Always remember that the same works that I did while I was on Earth, you will be able to do and even greater works will you do according to the power that works within you.

ROMANS 10:17; EPHESIANS 3:20-21

Thursday, August 14, 2014

CALM

You are living in the age that I called the "Beginning of Sorrows."  I know you feel like the whole world is falling apart.  However,  the whole earth is in labor to bring about the birth of My second coming.  The closer the time comes to My coming, the more intense the labor will be.

You are to live each day as if I were coming that very day.  There is a crown laid up in heaven for those who love My appearing.  Whether I return today or fifty years or one hundred years from now, I want you to live this day as if it were your last day one Earth.

When you have this perspective, you will treat your family and friends as treasures in My sight, and you will commit your works and your way to Me.  Live this day to the fullest in My presence, and you will see miracles.

MATTHEW 24:8; PSALM 37:5; PROVERBS 16:3

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

KISS

I know that some people say that when a baby has a birth mark that it is because My Father kissed them where the mark is.  Do you know how much My Father loves you?  He loves you as much as He loves Me.  My Father and I are throwing kisses your way all the day long, and sometimes you catch them and sometimes you do not.

Sometimes you are so busy with your every day activities that you forget to take time to acknowledge My presence with you.  I awaken you every morning with a heavenly kiss and then I look forward all the day long to have you respond to the kisses I throw your way.

Today be aware of My love for you.  My banner over you is love and every day I bring you to My banqueting table filled with the fruits of My Spirit, the bread of My Word, and the new wine of My Spirit.  Take time today to receive My kisses and to sit and dine at My table.

JOHN 14:21; SONG OF SOLOMON 2:4

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

SURRENDER

When a battle is raging between two armies, the army that has lost all hope of winning the battle often surrenders.  The losing army will raise a white flag, and the soldiers will raise their hands to communicate to their aggressors that they surrender.

You are in a spiritual battle every day of your life.  My enemy seeks to destroy you.  I never want you to surrender to My enemy.  However, the way to win over your three enemies (the world, the flesh, and the devil) is to surrender to Me.

I want you to raise the banner of My love and My Word high so that those enemies will see that you are not fighting this battle alone.  I am with you and when the enemy comes in like a flood, I always raise up a standard (My Holy Spirit) to signify that the battle is not yours, it is Mine.  Raise your hands to praise Me when the battle intensifies and declare out loud these words, "My righteousness is of Jesus Christ."  When you faithfully do this in every battle, your enemies will flee in terror.

ISAIAH 54:17, 59:19

Monday, August 11, 2014

HEARING

Many times as I taught the crowds of people gathered to hear Me teach, I ended My teaching with these words, "He who has ears, let him hear."  Most all of the people I taught had physical ears, but many did not have their spiritual ears tuned to understand what I was teaching.

You have two sets of ears and two sets of eyes.  You have spiritual ears and spiritual eyes in addition to your physical ears and eyes.  It is My Spirit within you that can awaken both your spiritual ears and spiritual eyes.  My Holy Spirit is able to open the eyes of your understanding and open your spiritual ears to hear My voice as you read the Scriptures. 

Yield today to My Holy Spirit and allow Him to bring to your remembrance everything that I ever said when I walked the earth.  When you do this, the anointing of the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, might and counsel, and knowledge and the fear of Me will flow through you all during this day .

MATTHEW 11:15; JOHN 14:26; ISAIAH 11:2

Sunday, August 10, 2014

HEAVINESS

When you receive news that someone has just died or has received a report that they have a terminal illness, you often become heavy hearted.  You feel burdened for those people who are experiencing  great trials. 

When those times occur, I want you to immediately give that burden to Me.  Otherwise, your heart will become heavy laden.  If you do not release such burdens, a spirit of heaviness can begin to oppress you.

I have given you the remedy that will always help you break off oppression.  I have given you the garment of praise that will lift the spirit of heaviness off of you.  It is up to you to put on that garment daily.  When you have your quiet times with Me, always begin those times with thanksgiving and praise.  When you do this, I put you in a pavilion that is far away from the strife of tongues and oppressive spirits.  You will then be strengthened by Me and able then to support those who are experience heavy trials.  My joy always strengthens you.

ISAIAH 61:3; PSALM 27:5:, 31:20


Saturday, August 9, 2014

FAITHFULNESS

Faithfulness and fruitfulness work in harmony together to allow My Holy Spirit to accomplish My will in your life.  As you are faithful to abide in Me, abide in My Word, and abide in My love, your fruitfulness on Earth will be multiplied. 

Look at the word, "faithful."  Recognize that you always have enough faith to remain faithful to Me because My very faith that moves mountains abides in you.  When you allow My Spirit to refresh and fill you anew every morning with My love, you will always have a fruitful day. 

It is the fullness of My Holy Spirit within you that produces fruit in your life.  I am love, and only My Holy Spirit can move in your heart to spread My love to overflow from your heart to others.
Ask My Holy Spirit today to invade your heart with My love, and you will see miracles.

JOHN 15; ROMANS 5:5

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

INSTRUMENTS

I know how you love to observe the different instruments in an orchestra.  It amazes you how everyone follows the director intensely as he signals when each member of the orchestra is to take up their instrument to play.

I see those who love Me on Earth as fine tuned instruments who work in harmony together to accomplish My will on Earth.  I want you to daily listen for the directions My Spirit gives you.  He will show you when and what to do to accomplish the assignments I give you.

You are not only an instrument of worship, but you are also an instrument for warfare. I have made you a sharp threshing instrument to destroy the enemy's work in your life and the lives of others.  My Spirit within you will give you the power to thresh the mountains and beat them small in your life and the lives of others.  In My power you can make the hills as chaff and the wind will carry them away.

ISAIAH 41:15

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

RENEWAL

My mercies are new every morning and My faithfulness is with you every day and every night.  Every day you can receive a renewal of your faith in Me as you take time to recognize My presence with you.  Few take that time in the busy world that you live in now.

I am able to renew your hunger and thirst for righteousness.  I am able to renew you desire to read My Word.  I am able to renew your strength to do even the mundane tasks of life.  I am able to renew and transform your thinking as you read My Word.  I am able to renew your relationships with people who you have in the past not been able to have a genuine, sincere relationship.  I am able to renew your love for Me and most of all I am able to renew your desire to obey Me.

Come to Me this morning.  Ask Me to renew you in every area of your life.  You have not because you ask not.

ROMANS 12:1-2

Monday, August 4, 2014

TRAINING

I know that you probably do not realize it, but every day you are in training.  Your training instructor is My Holy Spirit.  He helps you with your spiritual exercise (prayer).  The goal of My Spirit is to help your prayers be more effective each day.  This is why I want you to spend time in silence just waiting upon Me before you begin your prayer times.  My Spirit will give you things to pray for then and all during the day.

You are in training to learn to hear My voice moment by moment.  This can only happen if you silence the worldly noises that invade the consciousness of My presence with you.  You can come to that quiet place where I will speak to you even when you are in the midst of worldly events.  This takes training, but I want you to learn to listen to My Spirit when others are talking to you.  My Spirit can give you the ability to respond to others with wisdom and understanding even while they are still carrying on a conversation with you.

Yield yourself to My Spirit today and listen for His still quiet voice in the hustle and bustle of your day.

PSALM 131:2; ISAIAH 30:15

Sunday, August 3, 2014

REFRAIN

You have probably heard this expression: "That is a sweet refrain."  That phrase is usually spoken after someone hears a beautiful chorus from a hymn or another edifying song.  I desire for your speech to always be a sweet refrain.  I want you to speak things that edify and inspire others.

The only way to accomplish the work of speaking only things that edify is to allow Me to speak through you.  This can happen when you do not quickly react to what others say, but instead, pray before you say.  My Holy Spirit will then be able to speak through you a word in season that will help the person who is listening.

David made a commitment not to transgress with his tongue.  I want you to make the commitment to refrain from speaking evil of anyone.  I created mankind with the ability to speak so that people can glorify Me with their tongues.  He that orders his conversation aright, will I show My salvation (My delivering and healing power delivered by a tongue that is submitted to Me).

PSALM 50:23 17:3; JAMES 4:11; EPHESIANS 4:29-32

Saturday, August 2, 2014

BANNER

One of My names is Jehovah Nissi (The Lord Your Banner).  I am your banner and I also have given you My Word as a banner.  When you hold the banner of My Word high and wave it by declaring My Word out loud, My enemy has to flee.  When My enemy comes in like a flood, I raise up a Standard against him. That Standard is My Holy Spirit and that Standard is attached to the banner of My Word.

When you acknowledge daily that I have taken up residency in your heart, you can wave the flag of My Word with the anointing and power of My Spirit in the face of every one of your enemies - the world, the flesh, and the devil, and no weapons these enemies form against you will prosper.

The words on that banner read,"'JOY."  Joy truly is the flag flown high from the castle of your heart because I am the King who resides in your heart.  You have entered My Kingdom of righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.  Never forget also that My banner over you is love, and My perfect love casts out all fear.  You never have to fear those enemies of your soul.

PSALM 60:4; SONG OF SOLOMON 2:4; ISAIAH 54:17, 59:19





Friday, August 1, 2014

RIGHTS

So many people feel like they are entitled to certain rights.  Your constitution talks about inalienable rights that you are guaranteed.  Often people get into trouble when they try to claim their right of ownership to land or other things.

I have given you the right to be a member of My Kingdom.  My Kingdom is not meat or drink, but righteousness, peace, and joy.  I purchased you the right to be a member of My Kingdom when I gave My life as the perfect sacrifice to satisfy My Father's requirements to give you the right to choose either life or death.

Thank Me today for giving you the right to My very own righteousness because I have paid the penalty for your sin.  Thank Me today for giving you the right to My peace that passes even your own understanding.  Thank Me today for giving you the joy of My Holy Spirit.  I have given you the right to give thanks, praise, and worship Me in Spirit and in Truth.  Today use your right to offer Me those beautiful spiritual sacrifices - thanksgiving, praise, and worship.

ROMANS 14:17