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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.


Sunday, November 30, 2014

LAMB/LION

It is a time when many celebrate My birth, even though I was not born during the time  that many consider the season of My birth..  I was born during the lambing season in Israel in early spring..  I am the "Lamb of God" Who takes away the sins of the world.  I am the "Lamb" who was slain from the foundation of the Earth.

When you worship Me, you often sing, "Worthy is the 'Lamb'."  This is a song that you will sing when you gather with the saints around the crystal sea.  I want you to think about the personality of the lamb.  Lambs silently go to their slaughter, and I also went to My death on the tree without resistance.  I am the "Lamb," Who shed His blood as the perfect sacrifice to reconcile you to My Father.

I am the "Lamb" without spot or blemish, and I am also the "Lion of Judah."  The day will come when all nations will come to worship Me.  At that time I will rule with a rod of iron those nations that fail to come up to worship Me. I am the "Lion of Judah" Who will judge all nations.  The portrayal of Me as the "Lamb" and as the "Lion" reveal two of My most important characteristics.  I am both merciful and just.  Remember always that I mete out My judgment with mercy.

ISAIAH 53:7; JOHN 1:29; 1 PETER 1:19; REVELATION 5:12

Saturday, November 29, 2014

RECORD

When you were in school, you always wanted to have a good grade record.  High scores on your exams were what you wanted to achieve.  However, a good school record does not reveal who you are. 

I have My own way to keep score as you go through life.  I look at the attitude of your heart.  You do not score high in My kingdom when you produce good works without depending upon Me,

Good deeds are important, but I do not keep a record of your good deeds.  I long to have an intimate relationship with you that produces a fruitful life in My Kingdom.  I am the One who works through you both to give you the will and the ability to accomplish all the good works I have designed for you. It always delights Me when you are willing to stay connected to Me moment by moment through your communication with Me and your reading and heeding My Word.  Total dependence upon Me and the power of My Spirit is what I consider a high score as you labor in My Kingdom.

PHILIPPIANS 2:13

Thursday, November 27, 2014

EVERYTHING

Everything that is anything belongs to Me.  For by Me, through Me, and for Me was everything created that exists in this world.  When you think about this truth, you may ask yourself this question: "Does anything belong to me?"  The answer is "No."  I have called you to be a good steward of all that I possess.

Even every principality and power is under My control.  I am over all things.  This leads you to ask yourself another question: "Why should I ever worry?"  If you truly believe that everything is in My hands, then you can trust Me with everything. 

You can trust Me with every concern because I have promised to perfect all things that are a concern to you.  When you sincerely trust Me, you can not only thank Me for everything, but you can also thank Me in everything (even the hard trials that you face in this life).  You can release every care to Me with the full assurance that I care for you. Today give Me thanks for everything and in everything.

EPHESIANS 5:20; 1 THESSALONIANS 5:18; PSALM 138:8: 1 PETER 5:7

Saturday, November 22, 2014

LIBERTY

There is a phrase in your "Declaration of Independence" that guarantees liberty and justice for all.  I died  and shed My blood to give you liberty.  Because My blood was shed to provide the perfect sacrifice that satisfied My Father's requirements to redeem you from sin, you now can have complete liberty.

Today I want you to think about what My blood purchased for you.  When you believe and receive Me as your Lord and Savior, you also can receive the following: redemption, forgiveness, justification, sanctification, healing, cleansing and glorification through My blood.

Thank Me today for the blood that I shed to take away your sins.  When I died on the tree I also became a curse for you so that you can be delivered from all curses.  Now you can make a declaration of dependence upon Me.  As you depend upon Me and My power through you, you will be able to be an instrument to destroy all the works of the devil. 
COLOSSIANS 1:9-19

Friday, November 21, 2014

Wrongs

I know how you much enjoy having a new day.  When you wake up in the morning, I give you a fresh start.  Yesterday is history.  Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift.  Too many of My beloved drag up old hurts from the past and carry them each day that they live.  I want you to live with no regrets.

Today is  truly a gift, and you will have no regrets when you receive and believe the truth that I have forgiven your past. As far as the East is from the West so far have I removed your transgressions.  Those hurts that you carry may result from times when you feel guilty for hurting others or you remember the times others have hurt you.

Today thank Me for not remembering the times you were wronged by others or the times you wronged other people.  Receive My perfect love today.  My perfect love keeps no record of suffered wrongs and I do not want you to either.

1 CORINTHIANS 13

Thursday, November 20, 2014

DELICATE

When you co-labor with Me in My kingdom on Earth, relationships with people can be delicate.  Be careful not to force anyone who does not want ministry to receive ministry.  I have My timing for everything. 

When I walked on Earth, people who needed help came to Me.  They had a need.  I had already spent hours in the night to early dawn talking with My Father about the next day.  He had already prepared the way for Me to minister to those who would respond to healing and deliverance.

My desire was to help everyone in need, but I was limited by My physical body, and I was also limited to do and say only those things My Father gave Me to do and say.  Be patient with people and trust Me for the right timing and the right place for you to minister to individuals.

1 CORINTHIANS 3:9

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

STRIFE

Whenever you get into strife with others, take a few minutes to excuse yourself and pray.  The prayer I will answer is, "Lord, thank you for forgiving me of my pride.  I humble myself before you."  At that moment when you pray that prayer, My grace will flood your inner being.

I resist the proud, but I give grace to those who will humble themselves before Me.  Pride is always the source of contention.  It is so easy for your flesh to be activated when someone disagrees with you.  Immediately you want to either defend yourself or prove your point in some way. 

I want you to walk in My Spirit instead of your flesh.  I want you to have a humble walk with Me that allows Me to shine My glory through everything you do and say.  It would be helpful if you would submit to Me every morning by praying this prayer from your heart, "Lord, I humble myself before you this day.  I want to go Your way, not my way today"

JAMES 4:5-8

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

REPLACE

I love our times together in the morning.  Be careful not to replace those times with other activities.
When you take time to be intimate with Me, I can infuse your being with My Spirit.  You will be strengthened for the day, and you will receive My peace.

So many of My beloved do not even take time to say "Good Morning" to Me.  They forget that I am the "Author and Finisher" of their faith.  Each day you live, I want to add a new chapter to your faith. Faith grows only when you take time to be in My presence, pray, and read My Word.

Today allow Me to infuse you with My faith.  My faith within you will beam forth from you as you receive a fresh anointing every morning and rely on Me throughout your day.

HEBREWS 12:2

Monday, November 17, 2014

INFESTATION

My Word gave many instructions about how to cleanse unclean areas where there was an infestation of leprosy.  Sin can be compared to leprosy.  Be on guard against infestations of sin in your life. 

Confession always precedes cleansing.  John wrote, "If you confess your sins then I am faithful and just to forgive you of your sins and to cleanse you from all unrighteousness."  I have already purchased your forgiveness and your cleansing when I died on the tree to reconcile you to My Father in heaven. However, when you confess your sins, you place yourself in the position to receive My forgiveness and cleansing.

The way to keep clean from sin is three fold.  Spend time with Me daily in prayer and reading My Word.  Stay in fellowship with My beloved.  Paul wrote that we all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.  Ask My Spirit today to reveal to you any sins that you need to confess.  Then receive My forgiveness and the cleansing of My blood.

1 JOHN 1:9






 

Sunday, November 16, 2014

LIBERTY

I came to set at liberty all those who are bruised.  There are so many in the world you live in today who have been bruised by abuse and rejection. 

I am the "Great Physician," Who can use the surgical knife of My Word to penetrate and remove all the resentment, anger, and hurt that develops in a person who has experienced much rejection.  I have called you to be My assistant to help Me liberate people who have experienced the crushing blow of rejection.

Today, be aware of those you will encounter.  You may have an opportunity to pray for those who are brokenhearted because of much rejection in their lives.  Listen carefully to My Holy Spirit as He leads you to liberate others in My Name and by My blood that was shed for their deliverance.

ISAIAH 61:1-3

Friday, November 14, 2014

LISTENING


You live in an age where the characteristic of being a good listener is fast dwindling.  People are too busy distributing information instead of listening to what the other person is saying.  You use texting and tweeting to convey your information to others.  Oh yes!  I know about that.  Many times My enemy uses these new technologies to distract believers from My Spirit Who is trying to help them throughout their day.

I sent My Holy Spirit to be your helper.  He is a gentlemen, and He will not invade your life without your invitation.  Daily invite My Holy Spirit to be your helper moment by moment.  You will be amazed at how your day will unfold.

Listening and obeying My Word and My Spirit will always lead to blessings upon blessings.  This day, tune your ear to the right channel (the channel of My Spirit).  My Spirit has been given to lead and guide you into all truth.  Listen and obey Him today.

DEUTERONOMY 28:1-13

Thursday, November 13, 2014

DESPERATION

I do not want you to ever get to the point of desperation.  My enemy, however, loves to get you to that point.  His goal is to make you so desperate about situations that you are experiencing, that you make unwise and ungodly decisions.

I have been made unto you all wisdom.  I stand ready to help you the moment you ask Me to give you wisdom.  In fact, I love it when you come to Me and ask My Spirit to lead and guide you into all truth.  Discernment is a fruit of My wisdom, and if you do not ask Me for wisdom, that fruit will not develop in your life.

Be on guard that you hear from Me before you make any rash decisions in desperate.  I want you to be desperate for Me - desperate to be in My presence and desperate for My Spirit to help you grow and develop the fruits of My Spirit.

1 CORINTHIANS 1:30

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

FEELINGS

I was touched with the feelings of all of your weaknesses.  Be on guard against My enemy because he would love for you to be embarrassed or to feel condemned when you lose it emotionally.  I fully understand how your emotions can cause you great turmoil.  I experienced this when I was fighting the battle with the enemy both in the wilderness and in the garden.

Feelings can be very deceptive and this is the area that My enemy likes to attack.  Today, give the emotional part of your being to Me, and allow Me to take charge over your emotions.  I have sent My Helper, My very Spirit, to help you when you have those sinking feelings and are in emotional turmoil.

Today trust Me to help you throughout this day to help you to be at peace in the emotional area of your being.  Quietly trust Me throughout this day, and you will see how I can steady your soul.  I am the bishop to your soul.

HEBREWS 4:15; 1 PETER 2:25

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

REFRESH

I know how you love to refresh things.  You refresh the flowers that need trimming.  New life seems to come into those flowers as you pour out the old water in the vases and replace the water with fresh water.  You refresh your clothes by sending them to be cleaned or airing them out. You also refresh yourself every morning by brushing your teeth and cleaning your face. 

Things look better and feel better after refreshing.  Every day I want you to refresh yourself in My presence by allowing Me to give you a face lift.  As you sit quietly in My presence, I will lift your head heavenward to think about Me and the things that are heavenly, not earthly.  I am the glory and lifter of your head. When you take time in My Word, I will refresh and renew your mind.  When you ask for a fresh anointing of My Spirit, your whole day will be filled with My power.

Today, do not miss your refreshing time with Me.  Each day is a fresh day.  When you take time to refresh yourself in My Spirit, your day will be a day that glorifies Me through what you say and what you do.

PSALM 3:3

Friday, November 7, 2014

DETAIL

I am a God of great detail.  As you read through My Word, you will see that most of My instructions to My people were extremely detailed.  I want you to be detailed like Me in your prayer life.

As you listen to My Spirit to discover what to pray about and how to pray, it is important that you verbalize out loud those things that you want to communicate with Me.  It is My Word going forth on the earth that never returns void.

My Spirit does not have vocal chords.  He uses your vocal chords to give My Word voice.  When you go to prayer each day, ask My Spirit what He wants you to speak.  A good prayer to pray is, "Lord, let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in your sight.

ISAIAH 55:11; PSALM 19:14

Thursday, November 6, 2014

LEARNING

People say that they can learn by their mistakes.  As you study My Word, you will clearly see the mistakes that those in ages past made.  My Word is given to you for correction and reproof.  I want your goal to be to learn from My Word how to prevent your making wrong decisions.

My Word truly is a lamp to your feet.  Before you study any school book, you usually have to make sure that you have good lighting so that you will not miss any facts that are presented on the page.
I have given you My Holy Spirit Who is able to throw a light on those things you need to know as you face each day.

Before you read My Word, ask My Spirit to enlighten your understanding of My truths presented.
My Spirit is your instructor in life.  Listen carefully to Him as He teaches you day by day.  Always remember that you have to have an open Bible and sit in the classroom of My presence in order to learn those things that will help you live a fruitful life in My Kingdom.

PSALM 119:105

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

PRUDENCE

You live in an age when you need to be prudent.  Prudence is the ability to exercise sound judgment in practical matters.  Prudence is a fruit of My Wisdom.

Remember to always ask Me for wisdom before you make important decisions.  I know the beginning from the end, and I am able to reveal exactly the direction you should take as you make decisions about your future.

I have already ordained works for you to do from the foundation of the earth.  As you walk in My wisdom, you will accomplish those works.  Many do not inquire of Me before they make decisions.  My Word is written for your correction and instruction in righteousness.  Look into My Word in the days ahead, and I will direct your steps as you delight yourself in Me.

2 TIMOTHY 3:16; PSALM 37:23

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

DEEP

I want you to dig deeper into My Word and grow deeper in My love.  This takes time.  You will have to be intentional to give more time in your day to this, but the dividends in the Spirit will be great.

You can only give others what you receive from Me.  My goal in your life is to immerse you deeper in My Word and My Spirit.  It is My Spirit that brings to your remembrance everything I have said.  The Words that I spoke when I was on Earth will give you insight into how to minister to others.

I want you to study My responses to people and also the Words I spoke to them as they came to Me for help in their times of need.  When you are faithful to do these things, I will be able to flow My love and My Word through you to bless many, many people.

JOHN 15:7-19; ROMANS 5:5