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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, October 29, 2014

RAIN

My coming shall be like the latter and former rain unto the earth.  Zechariah exhorts believers to ask for rain at the time of the later rain.  The time of the later rain is the time that I will return to Earth.

Every time you ask for rain in the time of the later rain, you are praying for My soon return.  Hosea wrote that My going forth is prepared as the morning; and that I will come to Earth as the rain, as the latter and former rain.

When you see My rainbow in the sky, you remember that My rainbow was a sign of My covenant with Noah to never destroy Earth again with a flood.  Whenever you experience a rainy day, remember that I will come like the rain and rejoice because I am coming soon.

ZECHARIAH 10:1; HOSEA 6:3

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

ELECTION

You have a great privilege where you live to elect your leaders.  There are many places throughout the world where the leaders are not chosen by the people and often oppress the people.

I am the Lord of Lords and the King of Kings, and I govern all things.  The government is truly on My shoulders.  I never use My position to lord it over others.  Instead, it is My delight to choose you and other believers to be My beloved.

The sad part about the position that I am in as the "Supreme Leader" is that many are chosen, but few hear My call to them. I came to save the world, but even My own brethren rejected Me.  Thank Me today for your right to vote, and use that right in an intelligent way.  Ask for the discernment that My Spirit can give you before you vote.            

ISAIAH 9:6-7

Friday, October 24, 2014

RECALL

You live in a day when large companies recall their products for safety reasons.  I am the Creator of all things, and I never have to recall anything that I have made, especially you.  You are fearfully and wonderfully made.  I even know how many hairs you have on your head today.

Mankind was designed to enjoy life in the presence of My Father and Me for all eternity.  However, when sin entered the world, We had to begin again.  Only eight souls were saved from the flood that destroyed every living thing.

Father sent Me to provide safety from the destructive power of sin.  There was no need to destroy mankind again because when I died on the tree to forgive the world of sin, all those who believe in Me now have a safe place in Me for all eternity.  Rejoice today for the safe hiding place that I have provided for you.  That hiding place is in Me, the Rock of your Salvation.  You are now hid with Me in My Father's heart.

PSALM 91; COLOSSIANS 3:3 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

LOST

I rejoice that you have learned the secret to finding things that you have lost.  You learned to say out loud, "All things lost found in the name of Jesus."  Whenever you say this, My angels come to attention and are ready to help you.

Sometimes you forget that My angels ever stand ready to assist you even in the most mundane things.  My angels are ministering spirits sent to minister to the saints.  They hearken to the voice of My Word and the sound of My name.

Give My angels many opportunities to help you throughout this day by speaking My name out loud and My Word out loud.

HEBREWS 1:13-14; PSALM 103:20

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

CREDENTIALS

It seems that many people in the world seek to impress others by their credentials (educational degrees, titles, wealth, and health).  Those who are impressed by worldly credentials do not realize that those credentials are only temporary. 

I offer everyone who believes in Me eternal credentials.  As you study My Word, you will find that few people I used to expand My kingdom on Earth had credentials that would impress those in the world.  I usually choose the foolish things of this world to confound the wise and the weak things of the world to confound the mighty things.

My servant Paul had impressive worldly credentials.  However, he counted them as nothing compared to the glory that I offered him.  The eternal credentials I offer you are My riches in glory and My very presence that dwells within you.  I am always impressed when I see My faith within you put into action by your words and your deeds.

1 CORINTHIANS 1:27PHILIPPIANS 3:4-10

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

EXPERIENCE

Employers usually look for the on the job experience on the resume of a possible future employee.  I am not your employer, but I am a co-employee with you.  We are co-laborers together and our Employer is My Father.  The job that we both have is to do the will of My Father.

When Father sent Me to Earth, I had no experience as an earthbound man.  However, My qualifications to redeem the world from the bondage of sin did not depend upon My experience.  I was appointed from the foundation of the world to be the perfect sacrifice to give mankind the opportunity to be reconciled to My Father.

I was willing to offer Myself as that perfect sacrifice, and this pleased My Father.  You also do not need "on the job experience" to please My Father (Your Heavenly Employer).  What pleases My Father is your willingness to daily offer yourself as a living sacrifice to do My Father's will.  It is your faith in Me to work through you that pleases My Father.

1 CORINTHIANS  3:9; HEBREWS 11:6; PHILIPPIANS 2:13

Monday, October 20, 2014

COLLECT

I have heard you say, "Just give me a few minutes to collect my thoughts before I speak.  It is a wise thing always to collect your thoughts before you speak.

The thoughts that  you should collect are the thoughts that Paul wrote about.  He exhorted believers to think on those things that are honest, just, lovely, of good report, virtuous, and praiseworthy.  When these are the thoughts that you collect before you say anything to another person, you can be confident that your conversations will be according to My will.

My will is that your speech edifies others.  Fill your mind daily with My Word because My Word is My will.

PHILIPPIANS 4:8

Sunday, October 19, 2014

INTERFERENCE

One of My enemy's tactics is to cause interference.  He loves to get you distracted from the plans I have for you today.  When this happens to you, take a few minutes to stop and pray and ask the Holy Spirit to help you regain your focus.

Keep your focus on Me throughout your day, and commit all that you have to do in that day's time to My Holy Spirit.  He will help you prioritize your day.  He can also help you remember anything that you have forgotten.

I sent My helper not just to help you understand My Word, but also to help your with the mundane, practical things that you face daily.

PROVERBS 16:2

Saturday, October 18, 2014

EXCITING

When you follow the lead of My Holy Spirit, your life will be exciting.  My Spirit will lead you to be in the right place at the right time.  When I walked on Earth, all My appointments were divine appointments designed by My Father.

My Father has divine appointments for you today, so listen carefully to My Spirit when you feel those gentle nudges to go somewhere or to see someone.  Train yourself to hear from My Spirit and then ask for your heart to be ever open to obey those gentle promptings.

Look forward to this day.  There are people I want to touch through you and there are words of encouragement that I want you to give to others.  Have an exciting day.

JOHN 5:17

Friday, October 17, 2014

DEATH/LIFE

Both death and life are in the power of the tongue.  Words are containers that can contain life or death.  What you say daily is extremely important.  When I walked on Earth, I only said what My Father gave Me to say.

My enemy daily wants you to put curses on yourself and on others.  You may think that you never put a curse on anyone.  However, whenever you speak negatively about anyone or even yourself, you have placed a curse over them and yourself. 

Today is a new day.  It is a day that you can dedicate yourself to speaking only those things that edify instead of tearing down people and yourself with negative words.  Ask My Holy Spirit to help you to fulfill this commitment.  Before you speak about others or yourself, listen to the direction of My Spirit.  I want you to speak life to people, not death.

PROVERBS 18:21

Thursday, October 16, 2014

RESIST

You have an enemy who is tireless in his efforts to take you down.  However, greater is He Who is in you than he that is in the world.  Recognize always that I am within you.  I am greater than any weapon that My enemy forms against you.

To resist My enemy, simply submit yourself first to Me.  I am the One Who will fight your battles and it is My joy to do this for you. 

Once you have submitted to Me by declaring out loud that your righteousness is of Me, then use your spiritual weapons to resist my enemy.  Your declarations on Earth must go forward in order to defeat the enemy. Declare My Name, My Word, and My Blood out loud and the enemy will flee from you.

1 JOHN 4:4; JAMES 4:7

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

BIRTHDAYS

Today I celebrate with you your 74th birthday.  I knew you before you were born and even before that.  What a  joy it was for Me to see you and your twin sister enter My kingdom when you were nine years old.  Since that time, I have seen you grow in your relationship with Me.

The angels rejoice with Me whenever another person has their special birthday (the day they are born into My kingdom).  The greatest gifts I can ever receive is to see a person praising, thanking, and worshiping Me.

There are other gifts that I love to receive.  Whenever you release your burdens to Me, I receive them as gifts, wrapped in silver and gold.  It thrills Me to receive those burdens because then I am able to open those gifts of your burdens and answer the many prayers that were a concern to you.  I perfect everything that is a concern to you.  Rejoice this day because on this your birthday, I am taking every burden you have given Me and I am perfecting those concerns.

PSALM 138:8

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

TRAVEL

I know how relieved you feel when you know that everything you need for a trip is packed, in the car, and ready to go.  Total relief, however, does not come until your car backs out of your driveway and you arrive at your destination and unpack to discover that you did not forget anything.

While you are on Earth, you are taking a journey heavenward.  There are some things that I want you to pack daily just incase your journey takes place earlier than you were thinking.  Pack an abundance of prayer, the anointing of My Holy Spirit, and time in My Word and in My presence daily.  You then will be ready for My return or your appointment to go to heaven every day that you live.

I know how you already visualize the places you will travel long before you take a trip on Earth.  Your days will be filled with joy when you visualize your final destination in heaven with Me and all of your beloved who have gone before.  Have a blessed day today and everyday as you look forward with eager anticipation for  your final journey.

COLOSSIANS 3:2



Tuesday, October 7, 2014

AWAKE

Do you realize that My angels are watching over you when you sleep?  You can recall the deep pleasure you had when you watched your small children sleeping soundly.  I have the same pleasure as My angels observe your sleep.

I wake you up with My kiss.  I know you cannot feel that kiss, but you do sense My presence with you.  When you awake, I long for your first thoughts to be about Me.  Sometimes I will give you a song in your spirit that will awaken you. 

Once your feet hit the floor, you can praise Me for another day.  Never forget that My presence is always with you.  Train yourself to be awake to My presence all during the day.  When you do this, your joy will be full and My joy will remain in you.

PSALM 16:11

Monday, October 6, 2014

Atonement.

My Jewish brethren who know Me as Messiah still observe Yom Kippur.  It is a day of reflection for them and a day when they allow Me to examine their hearts.  In fact, the ten days between the Feast of Trumpets and Yom Kippur are days of reflection.  .
 
Instruction was given in the Torah for the High Priest to only go in once a year into the Holy of Holies where he took the blood of a sacrificed animal to cover the sins of the people.  I am the "Lamb of God" Who was slain from the foundation of the world to not only cover your sins, but also to remove your sins forever.

Reflect today on the blood atonement that I provided when I bore the sins of the world in My own body to offer forgiveness of sins (past, present, and future) to all who will believe in Me.  Rejoice today because My atoning blood has purchased you the right to be in a relationship with My Father.  Look at the word "atonement" and remember today that you are at one with Me, My Father, and My Holy Spirit who all dwell within you.

1 PETER 1:18-21; JOHN 3:16-17

Sunday, October 5, 2014

PLACES

My Father has ordained certain places for you to go just as He ordained that Abraham leave his home and go to the land that was promised Him.  Today, I am making intercession for you to arrive at those places that are appointed for you and that you do what is ordained for you to do in those places.

My Holy Spirit has been given to you to help you to be in the right place at the right time.  Pray daily that you will be able to hear clearly from My Spirit as He leads you to those places.

Remember always that I am your "Good Shepherd" who leads you in paths of righteousness for My name's sake.  Every where My Spirit leads you is a place where I can show forth My righteousness and My glory through what you do an say.  Look forward to going to those places today and listen carefully to My Spirit as He leads you.

GENESIS 12:1-4; PSALM 23

Saturday, October 4, 2014

EXAMINE

Today is Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.  It is a day when believers examine their hearts.  My Father humbles Himself to look into the hearts of men and women.  Father, by His Spirit, gave Me the power to discern the hearts of people when I walked on Earth.  Father has made Me now the judge of hearts.

Daily, I want you to lift your heart up to Me and allow Me to examine your heart.  Only I have the power to reveal to you what is in your heart.  Whatever I reveal to you that is not pleasing to Me, I am able to heal and make new.  Be open with Me as you pray and receive gladly any correction or instruction that I may give you about what is in your heart.

Never condemn yourself about what is in your heart.  John wrote that if your own heart condemns you that I am greater than your heart.  Allow My Holy Spirit to flow My love into your heart and out of your heart to others.

ROMANS 5:5; 1 JOHN 3:20-21

Friday, October 3, 2014

TRANSLATION

When the tower of Babel was built, We had to confuse the language because otherwise mankind would try to build their own empires without depending upon My Father and Me.  Since that time, the many languages throughout the world have to be translated for others to understand what is being said.

I sent the comforter, My Holy Spirit, to you to help you understand the heavenly language.  As you read My Word, My Holy Spirit can translate what is written in an understandable way so that you can apply the knowledge you receive to your every day life.  I am all Wisdom and My Spirit can anoint you with wisdom, understanding, knowledge and counsel as you read My Word.

I have promised to reveal My secrets to the righteous.  It brings great joy to My heart when you take the translation My Spirit has given you and you receive the secrets from My Word.  I especially rejoice when you put those secrets into action and also teach others the wisdom you have gleaned from My Word.

GENESIS 11:1-10; DANIEL 2:28-29, 47

Thursday, October 2, 2014

SHAME

When Adam and Eve disobeyed My Father, they hid themselves because they were afraid and ashamed.  Ever since that time, people often run from My presence when they sin because they fear that I will punish them.  They are ashamed to face Me.  They forget what I purchased for them with My very own blood when I died on the cross.

When I died on the cross, I bore not only the sins of the world, but I also bore the rejection, shame, punishment, and fear that often result when a person sins.  Of course, when you sin, you will have consequences, but I came to cleanse and forgive all of your sins (past, present, and future).

I want you to run to Me whenever you sin.  Confess your sins and receive My forgiveness and cleansing.  Shame and fear of Me need never be a part of your life ever.  Remember I invited you to come to Me when you are heavy laden so that I can take every burden from you.  Shame and fear are great burdens that will separate you from fellowshipping with Me.  I long for you to enjoy My presence with you always.

1 JOHN 1:5-10 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

TRYING

You live in trying times.  Try as you may, you will not be able to change the times.  However, you can change your attitude about the times.  I want you to live in thanksgiving and praise to Me no matter what is going on in the world.

During the dark days ahead, more than ever, you will have to rely on the leading of My Spirit.  He will lead you to be at the right place at the right time just as My Father led Me by the Spirit to those places My Father had planned for Me to be. 

Listen carefully to My Spirit, and stop trying to figure out in your mind your next step.  Instead, ask My Spirit to tell you the next step.  At the end of the day, you will realize how My hand has been upon you constantly to protect you and lead you to one divine appointment after another.

JOHN 14:9-18