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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.


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

RECEIVE

It is difficult for some people to receive.  People who have had their hearts broken by others have an issue with trust.  It is nearly impossible for people who have experienced much rejection in their lifetime to trust others.  However, nothing is impossible with Me.

I came to heal broken hearted people.  The psalmist David prayed, "Unite My heart to fear your name."  This is a good prayer to pray for those who have be rejected by others.  When a person has a divided heart, they have a hard time committing themselves to Me.

Pray for those today who you know have had rejection in their lives.  Often the rejection could have occurred in the womb of their mother who did not want a child.  All things are possible with Me.  Release the hearts of rejected people to Me today and expect Me to touch and heal their hearts.

MATTHEW 19:26; ISAIAH 61:1

Monday, September 29, 2014

ENDURENCE

When you are going through a trial, you often ask, "How long will this last?"  Instead of focusing on the future time when you will come out of a trial, focus on Me moment by moment, and you then will be able to endure the trial.  When you focus on My presence with you through every trial, you will have the blessed experience of trusting in Me more and more each day.

I sent My Holy Spirit to comfort you and strengthen you on your journey through trials.  My Spirit will give you the ability to endure every trying situation.  Know with assurance that I would love to deliver you instantly from trying times, but as you will see in My Word, instant deliverance from trials was the exception rather than the rule.

Every trial that you face is a test of faith.  Paul wrote, "For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, works for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory: While we look not at the things that are seen, but at the things that are not seen, for the things that are seen are temporary, but the things that are not seen are eternal (2 CORINTHIANS 4:17-18)." Focus on the things eternal when you go through trials.  Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen.

2 CORINTHIANS 4:17-18HEBREWS 11:2

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

PRUDENCE

I want My beloved to be prudent.  Prudence is a fruit of My wisdom.  When you are prudent, you not only manage your finances well, but My wisdom will also enable you to manage what you say well.

I desire for your conversations to always edify the person you are speaking to at the time.  This does not mean that you have to restrain yourself from speaking the truth.  However, I want you to speak the truth in love.

Make it your goal every day to allow My love to flow through you to whomever you are speaking to moment by moment.  When you speak to people on the phone or in person, understand that I want My love conveyed to that person in a special way.  Ask My Holy Spirit today to help you with your conversations.  My Spirit will only be able to guide what you speak when you ask Him to help you and to lead you.  My Spirit daily welcomes the invitation for Him to order your conversation aright.

PROVERBS 8:12; EPHESIANS 1:6-12, 4:29; PSALM 50:23


Monday, September 22, 2014

GREAT

You only can have a small view of My greatness while you are on Earth.  However, when you look at the night sky, you can see My might and My power.  I have named each star.  My voice is like the sound of rushing waters. However, My greatness is best displayed by My beloved Who love others by the power of My Spirit.

I gave My Spirit to so fill your heart with My love that My love will flow supernaturally through you to others.  You do not have to force yourself to love people.  Offer yourself to Me daily as a living sacrifice and ask My Spirit to give you a fresh anointing.

People will come to know Me as you allow My love to fill your heart.  I have planted the desire within you to love others, and  I will always grant what I plant.  Look forward today for My love to be displayed through you.

ROMANS 5:5

WITHSTAND

You will always be able to withstand (endure) trials because you know with an assurance that I will be standing with you.  When you walk through fiery trials, I will keep your from being burned.  When you walk through the waves of adversity, I will keep those waters from overflowing you.

I know your desire is not to face such trials, but always remember that My face is ever before you.
Seek My face during those times of trial, and My peace that passes all understanding will keep your heart from fear and your mind from worry.

ISAIAH 43:2 

Friday, September 19, 2014

DELUGE

You live in an age when there is a deluge of knowledge being transmitted through technology.  I know how you have difficulty focusing on Me because of all the distractions that exist in your age.

When the enemy comes in like a flood to distract you from what I have called you to do in My kingdom, remember that I have raised up a standard to help you during those times when you feel immersed in the activities of this world.  That standard is My Holy Spirit.

Today and every day, center yourself in Me by spending first a time of quiet in My presence.  Ask Me to lead you to something in My Word that I want to speak to you that day.  Ask Me to immerse you with My Spirit of wisdom and understanding, counsel and might, and knowledge of the fear of Me.  The fear of Me is the beginning of wisdom and knowledge.  You experience the fear of Me when you have an awesome respect for My sovereignty and the knowledge of how much I love you.

ISAIAH 59:19; ISAIAH 11:2; PROVERBS 1:7

Thursday, September 18, 2014

DETERMINATION


I want you to be determined to win every battle with My enemy, but always remember that the battle is Mine and the victory is yours.  Use the authority I have given you and the weapons of warfare I have given you.  You are a co-laborer with Me, and the sword of My Spirit (My Word) must be declared out loud when you resist My enemy.

Follow My example.  I used the Word of My Father continually when My enemy tempted Me in the wilderness.  For victory to be won in the spirit realm, you have to pray in the Spirit, pray with all kinds of prayer, and declare My Word out loud.

It will be to your detriment if you are not alert, vigilant, and determined to do your part on Earth while I and My heavenly hosts win the battle for you in the spirit realm.  Submit yourself to Me by releasing the battle to Me, and then use the weapons I lead you to use.  I have given you the keys to the kingdom and whatever you bind on Earth is bound in heaven and whatever you loose on Earth is loosed in heaven (the spiritual realm).

JAMES 4:7-8; MATTHEW 16:19

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

DEBT

I know how you rejoice when a debt that you owed is finally paid off.  My Word exhorts those who believe in Me to owe no man any thing but to love him.  This is the way to stay out of debt, but once you encounter debt, trust Me to help you be released from financial debt.  Remember always that I own a cattle on a thousand hills.

Stay faithful in your giving into My kingdom and remain in thanksgiving for the debt that I paid for you.  Take your focus off of your finances and focus on Me.  I have a treasure house in heaven that is unlimited.  Ask for My wisdom about how to manage your finances.  When you are faithful in your tithe to Me, I will open My treasure house to you.  However, when you make unwise decisions, there are always consequences.

One of the tactics of My enemy is to get you imprisoned by the debts you owe.  Follow the lead of My Spirit in every financial decision and I will help you get out of debt.

ROMANS 13:8

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

PASSIVE

Some of My beloved have become passive in their resistance against My enemy.  I do not want you ever to let your guard down against Satan.  He is your adversary, and I am your advocate.  It is up to you to use the weapons of your warfare against him.

I want you to aggressively use the mighty weapons I have given you.  They are not carnal.  They are mighty through Me to pull down every stronghold in your life and to resist every attack of the enemy.
Your enemy is like a roaring lion who seeks whom he can devour, but you will never be subject to his tactics if you will humble yourself and submit yourself to Me every morning.

Let Me review your weapons.  Your mightiest weapon is My love.  Pray daily that My Holy Spirit will so fill your heart with My love so that your heart will be protected from any wounding or condemnation by others.  Hide yourself in My armor of light - putting on the breastplate of righteousness, the helmet of salvation, using the shield of faith and the sword of My Spirit to resist the enemy.  Fill yourself with My Word ( the belt of truth) by meditating on it day and night.  Witness to others (the gospel shoes).  Above all declare My name and My blood against the enemy when he attacks you.  Pray always in the spirit and use all kinds of prayer.  When you use these weapons, My enemy will have no advantage over you.

EPHESIANS 6; 1 PETER 5:6; 2 CORINTHIANS 10:3-6

Monday, September 15, 2014

IMAGE

As you behold Me, you are changed from glory to glory.  I want you to see yourself as I see you.  I see yourself filled with My righteousness, bathed in My glory, invaded by My Spirit.  Think of yourself this way during the day.  When you think of yourself this way and see yourself as I see you, you are not in pride.  In fact, true humility is seeing yourself as I see you.

As a man thinks in his heart so is he.  Recognize that you are complete in Me and that when the Father sees you, He sees Me within you.  My Father loves you with the very same love that He loves Me.

The image you have of yourself clothed in My righteousness will make My enemy back away from you.  When you know who you are in Me and declare out loud that your righteousness is of Me, My enemy will have to flee.  All idolatry is based on false images (imaginations man has thought up, not Me). Seeing your self stamped with My image is not idolatry.  It is the truth.

2 CORINTHIANS 3:18; ISAIAH 54:17

Sunday, September 14, 2014

ASK

You have not because you ask not.  I love it when you ask Me to give you direction, wisdom, and instruction.  I love it when you ask Me to fulfill all My good plans for you while you are on Earth.  I love it when you ask for a fresh anointing every morning.  I love it when you ask Me to protect and provide for yourself and others.

Ask Me and keep asking the Father in My name.  I want you to ask even for the impossible.  All things are possible through Me.  There is nothing to hard for Me.  As you pray for yourself and for others, ask Me to give you a faith vision about both the people and the circumstances that you are lifting before Me.

I always delight in granting the desires that I have planted in your heart.  Ask Me today to plant My desires in your heart and rest assured that I always grant what I plant.

JOHN 16:26-27



Saturday, September 13, 2014

REINFORCE

Your job in My kingdom is to reinforce My Word in the lives of others as they face various trials.
It is My Word that will give them the support they need during even horrendous trials

Just as a garment is reinforced by stitching the seams over and over again, speaking My Word to others will reinforce the tapestry of their lives in such a way that they will be able to even be joyful in the midst of trials.

It is My Word that strengthens your faith and the faith of others.  I challenge you to be ready in season and out to give a word of hope from My Word to those who are experiencing difficulty in their lives.  Abide in My Word.

JOHN 15:7

Friday, September 12, 2014

TRANSFORMATION

I rejoice when I see a transformation take place in a person's life.  My Spirit is able to transform a person to be more like Me daily.  Be confident that His assignment is to change you from glory to glory.  However, you do play a part as He seeks to conform you to My image.

You are predestined to be conformed to My image,  When you see Me face to face, you will be like Me.  Until that time, you can cooperate with My Spirit in this process of transformation by abiding in My Word, abiding in My presence, and abiding in My love.

Every day let abiding in My Word, abiding in My presence, and abiding in My love be your first priority of the day.  Begin your day by reading My Word and asking My Spirit to reveal My truths to you.  During the rest of the day, be aware of My presence with you moment by moment.  Ask My Spirit to fill your heart anew with My love so that you can transmit that love to others.

ROMANS 8:29-30; JOHN 15

Thursday, September 11, 2014

SUBCONSCIOUS

When Adam and Eve were created, they had no need for a conscience.  They communicated with Me and My Father spirit to Spirit.  It was not until they ate the forbidden fruit that they had the knowledge of good and evil.  Now everyone is born with a conscience (the knowledge of good and evil). 

There is also a deeper level of consciousness called the subconscious.  When you sleep at night, your subconscious is active.  Often My enemy wants to send his thoughts to your subconscious while you sleep.  This is why you may experience dreams that do not glorify Me.

Pray every night before you go to sleep and cover your subconscious with My blood.  When you do this I am able to give you a sweet sleep without interference from My enemy.  Also if you read something from My Word before you retire, you will have double protection over your dream life.

PROVERBS 3:24

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

FRUSTRATION

Whenever you are frustrated, take a few minutes to call upon My help.  The root of frustration is pride.  You have your plans and when they are not working out the way that you think they should, you become frustrated.

I sent My helper to help you.  Focus on Me the moment you become frustrated.  Usually your frustration occurs when you are trying to do too many things at one time.  My Spirit is a Spirit of order and He will help you as you commit what you have to do in a day's time to Him.

I gave My peace as your inheritance and you can tap into that peace moment by moment.  Frustration affects both your mind and your body.  Cast the care of the day upon Me and allow My Spirit to help you moment by moment.

PROVERBS 16:3; MATTHEW 11:28-30; JOHN 14:27

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

FLOW

Often My Spirit is compared to water and  wind.  Both water and wind have a flow, and this is exactly how My Spirit works in your life.  When you ask for My Spirit to help you throughout your day in the morning before you step out your door, you will see a flow in your life that far exceeds anything you could have written down on your "To Do List."

It was easier in My day for the Holy Spirit to flow in the lives of My beloved because they did not have all the distractions that your age has.  I see how believers today jump into their cars to run errands or to deliver or pick up their children at various events.  This is why those who believe in Me in your age have to be intentional to allow My Holy Spirit's anointing to flow through them.

Most of My beloved compartmentalize their lives.  They go from work to other events, and do not realize that My Spirit can flow easily through them to whoever and whatever they encounter in a day's time.  Ask My Spirit today to put you in the right place at the right time, and commit every work to Him.  You will be surprised at the end of the day at the many opportunities My Spirit gave you to bring the good news of My kingdom to others.

PSALM 37:5; PROVERBS 16:3

Monday, September 8, 2014

PLANS

It is good for you to plan ahead, but when you walk in My Spirit, it is a moment by moment walk.
Hold loosely your future plans and embrace the moments I give you.  Be alert to the opportunities I give you during the minutes of each day.

The walk in My Spirit is an unfolding walk that flows from one divine appointment to another.  Recognize that whoever is in the moment besides you is someone who needs a word of encouragement and exhortation.  As the days draws nigh to My coming, things in the world will become more difficult for everyone.

Take every opportunity to sow My Word into the hearts of those you see or talk with during each day.  My Word has sustaining power, and it also is the foundation that your faith is based upon.
Review My promises and hold tightly to them in the days ahead.

EPHESIANS 5:15-16

Sunday, September 7, 2014

SABBATH REST

There is a Sabbath rest that I desire for all who believe in Me to keep.  When you rest every care upon Me, and believe with all of your heart that I will help you with those cares, you then enter that "Sabbath Rest."

As long as you try to work out things on your own without My help, you will experience frustration and tension.  The "Sabbath Rest" only occurs in your life when you cease from your own works and strivings to accomplish My will, and instead ask the "Helper" I sent you to help you.

The Children of Israel never entered the "Sabbath Rest" because of their unbelief.  Today release every care to Me and believe that I not only will hear your prayers, but I also will answer them.  Believe that I am able to perfect everything that is a concern to you, and freely ask My Holy Spirit to help you throughout the day.

HEBREWS 3:19; PSALM 138:8

Saturday, September 6, 2014

RETIREMENT

I have no retirement program.  The moment you accepted Me as your LORD and SAVIOR, you entered the program of My kingdom.  My kingdom is eternal, and as you live out your days, keep in mind that living in My kingdom offers no pay, but it does offer blessings upon blessings.

Your job description is "Doing the will of My Father."  It is My Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom, but your part is to receive the instructions of My Spirit as He leads you to do and say what is My Father's will.  When you trust and obey Me, you will have a joy-filled life no matter how many trials you may experience.

Commit your day and your way to My Holy Spirit in the morning, and at the end of the day you will see how I have been able to share My kingdom with others.  My kingdom is not meat or drink, but it is righteousness, peace, and joy in My Holy Spirit.  Enjoy walking in My Kingdom today, and allow My Holy Spirit to re-fire you with My anointing.

ROMANS 14:17; LUKE 12:32

Friday, September 5, 2014

DESIGNATE

I know that at times you feel like you just aimlessly go through a day without much of a plan.  However, when you pray every morning that I will direct your path and put you in the right place at the right time, you can be confident that I will answer that prayer.

I have a designated assignment for you daily.  To tune into that assignment, all you have to do is listen to the gentle promptings of My Holy Spirit.  My Spirit will give you the direction you need because daily you do have a designated design for your life.

Remember that your life is not your own.  You were bought with the precious price of My own blood.  Therefore, My life within you will be demonstrated in what you do and say as you depend upon My Spirit moment by moment.

1 CORINTHIANS 6:20

Thursday, September 4, 2014

AUDIENCE

I do not want to make you uncomfortable, but I do want you to know that you have an audience that observes you each moment of the day.  I and My Father and My Holy Spirit observe you and there are angels who also observe you.  Be on the alert because there are also demonic spirits who observe you.

Father, My Holy Spirit, and I observe you to help you through the day.  My angels also stand ready to give you assistance throughout each moment of the day.  My angels hearken to the voice of My Word and the sound of My name. Whenever you speak My Word or call out My name, they come to attention and stand ready to give you aid. Angels are ministering spirits sent to assist all those who believe in Me.

The demonic spirits cannot read your mind, but they observe your actions and they hear what you say.  They constantly look for weaknesses in your flesh so that they can oppress and harass you.  Remember always that you do have an audience.  However, you are not a performer.  You live and move and have your being in Me.  Your actions and what you say should always reflect and demonstrate Who I am in you.

PSALM 103:20; HEBREWS 1:14;ACTS 17:28

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

TREAT

I know that your goal is to treat others as you would like them to treat you.  However, sometimes in a moment of weakness, your flesh wins over your spirit and others may be hurt by what you say or do.

To overcome the tendency to give in to your fleshly emotions and thoughts, you have to depend upon My Holy Spirit moment by moment.  Pray quietly when someone is rude to you.  Those few moments in silent prayer will enable you to respond in love rather than react in your flesh.

Know with great assurance that I sent you My Helper, My Holy Spirit, to be on duty night and day in your life.  However, your part is to depend upon Him and to be conscious of His presence with you all during the day.  Offer your body to Me daily and ask Me to use you as an instrument of My righteousness, peace, love, and joy.  When you do this in the morning, you will be ready to respond in love every moment of the day.

ROMANS 12:1-2

Monday, September 1, 2014

GOING

I have heard you many times say, "I am going to do that."  Often you do not do what you were going to do."  Instead of thinking about what you are going to do later, I want you to live in the moment.

Moments are very precious and faith can only work in the present moment.  I want you to treasure each moment I give you, and I want you to be sensitive to My Spirit as He leads you to say or do something in that moment that will glorify Me.

Take every moment as an opportunity to share My love and My words with others.

HEBREWS 11:1