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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, December 31, 2014

ALL CLEAR!

You have experienced great relief after the "All Clear" is declared by the weather station after a tornado warning.  Throughout each year, you also experience the relief when you hear "All Clear!"
A doctor speaks "All Clear" when a cancer has not reoccurred.  A dentist often says "All Clear and Clean!" to announce that you have no cavities.

This year I want you to hear the "All Clear" proclamation from Me.  When you spend time with Me morning by morning and make your requests known to Me, I say, "All Clear."  You will not hear these words audibly, but I speak them to My Father as I intercede and make your requests known to Him. 

Sometimes you may feel that you are not effectively wording your prayers, but keep in mind that I hear your heart before I hear your words.  When you whole heartedly seek Me, My Spirit  relays your message in a clear meaningful way to our throne room in heaven. As you seek My righteousness and My kingdom first, rest assured that the "All Clear Signal" will resound in heaven when you pray.

MATTHEW 6:33

Saturday, December 27, 2014

MARRIAGE

It saddens Me that even those who believe in Me do not understand the importance of commitment.  Many consider marriage as a partnership.  However, it is not.  Marriage is a 100% commitment on the part of each spouse.

In order to have a lasting marriage, each spouse must esteem their mate higher than themselves.  Each spouse has to be willing to lay his/her life down for the other mate. 

A good marriage that glorifies Me is an example of My love as the Bridegroom to the church, the Bride.  My enemy knows full well that his plans for destruction of the church will fail.  This is why he attacks families and marriages because they are part of the church.  Pray today for the marriages and families that are under attack by the enemy.

EPHESIANS 5:22-33

Friday, December 26, 2014

INFORMATION/CONFIRMATION

You live in an age when the information you desire is at your fingertips.  Daily, you are bombarded by information that you do not need. 

The information that you need to live a life that is filled with My peace, joy, and love is also at your fingertips.  All you have to do is open My Word to discover this important information..  My Word is your manual for joyous living.  Read it daily because My Word has the power to even discern the thoughts and intents of your own heart.

Some people fill their minds with information that will only provide worldly knowledge.  I want you to fill your mind with holy knowledge.  Allow My Holy Spirit today to lead and guide you in the truths of My Word.  When you are faithful to read and heed My Word daily, My Spirit will confirm to you what will help or what will hinder your growth in faith.

HEBREWS 4:12

Thursday, December 25, 2014

NAUGHTY/NICE

I remember how you used to visualize Me in your heart.  You pictured your heart in the shape of a Valentine heart.  I was sitting in that heart shape at a desk.  I had a columned tablet in front of Me.  The title of one column was "Nice."  The other column was titled "Naughty."  You saw me checking off a list just like you believed Santa did.  You really thought that I was making a list and checking it twice to find out if you had been naughty or nice.

I am so glad that you no longer have that picture of Me.  You know with great assurance that My Father loves you just as much as He loves Me.  Now that I do live in your heart, you are complete in Me.  My righteousness is your robe and you have a crown of glory on your head.  When Father looks at you, He sees Me.

Nothing you could do will ever separate you from My love to you.  It does sadden Me when you do not allow Me to work through you those things that please My Father, but I never condemn you.  I love you just the way you are.  My list for you now is titled, "Righteous Daughter of the King."

ISAIAH 54:17; PSALM 8

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

FIRE

I know how you love to sit by the fire.  Having a fire in the fireplace during this season is especially cozy.  There is much in My Word about fire.  On Pentecost when My followers were gathered in the upper room to wait for the promise of My Father, fire fell from heaven and lighted on each of My followers.  They all were baptized with the fire of My Spirit, and they were then prepared to go out and be My witnesses throughout the world.

On the first Pentecost, 50 days after the giving of the law, fire fell on Mt. Sinai.  On that day 3,000 souls were slain because of their disobedience and idol worship.  When fire fell from heaven in the upper room just after I ascended to heaven, 3,000 souls were saved.

I said that I came to baptize My followers with fire and with the Holy Spirit.  During this season, I want you to rekindle the fire of My Spirit within you.  At this season, He has more gifts He wants to give you.  Those gifts are given to help you minister My Word and My love to others.  Do more this season than just sit by your cozy fire.  Allow My Spirit to once again ignite My holy fire within you.

MATTHEW 3:11; ACTS 2:3; DEUTERONOMY 9

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

FEAR NOT

"Fear not,: for I bring you good tidings of great joy which shall be to all people.  For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord."  These were the words spoken by the angel who appeared to the shepherds while they were watching their flocks in the field by night.

At first the shepherds were fearful, but when they heard the rest of the story, they were filled with joy.  We can identify with the feelings of the shepherds because we experience these feelings throughout our lives.  Fear can come upon us when we first go through a horrific trial such as sickness or the death of a loved one.  However, I want you to rest in the assurance that the rest of the story is good.

I want to help you have an eternal perspective in life similar to the one that My servant Paul had.  He considered the afflictions that he suffered in the moment as light because those trials were working for him a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.  During this season and every season, allow Me to fill your mind and heart with My eternal perspective.  When you have this perspective, you will be able to rejoice in the midst of trials.

LUKE 2:10; 2 CORINTHIANS 4:17; JAMES 1:2

Monday, December 22, 2014

WRAPPINGS

I know how wrapping presents is not your favorite thing to do.  Sometimes you would love to just give your presents to the wrapping specialist at the departments stores, and let them put their beautiful paper and bows on your gift boxes.

I am an expert at wrapping gifts.  I have many gifts to give you, and they are all wrapped in a special way.  Father wrapped Me in His love and sent Me to be your Savior and Lord.  The gift of My anointing is wrapped in My Holy Spirit.  The gift of My strength is wrapped in My Joy.  My joy is your strength.  You are a special gift to Me and I wrap you daily in My glory.

When you are wrapping your presents this year, think about the gifts I have given you that are wrapped and waiting for you to open them and receive them.

NEHEMIAH 8:10

Sunday, December 21, 2014

SNOW

Most everyone desires to have a white Christmas.  The beautiful, bright snow gives a glistening background to the bright Christmas lights.  Did you know that there is no show flake that is identical to another?  Every snow flake is  created uniquely just as you are created uniquely. 

When you meditate on My creative power, it should not amaze you that I even know the number of hairs on your head and I also know when every sparrow falls.  The age of knowledge that you live in with the computers and other inventions that can operate on small micro chips can help you understand more how I am able to keep up with every person on this earth. 

The fact that should amaze you even more is that I love every individual just as much as My Father loves Me.  When Father gave Me to be the perfect sacrifice to reconcile individuals to Him, He was thinking about you.  Sadly many people you know will never believe these true facts about the love My Father and I have for the whole world.  Pray for those you know who have not received Me by faith.  Pray that I will send them the gift of faith to believe that My Word is true and also that My love for them is unconditional. 

JOHN 10:17-18, MATTHEW 10:29-31

Saturday, December 20, 2014

PRESENTS/ PRESENCE

It always thrills you to receive unexpected presents at this time of the year from people that you thought had forgotten about you.  I want to give you an unexpected present this year and know with assurance that I never forget you.  The present I want to give you is a new revelation of My presence with you.

I am always blessed when you take time to pray and wait quietly before Me.  I love your songs of worship and praise.  I want to exhort you to take more time in this coming year to wait before Me.
I want to unveil more of Myself to you.  My Spirit desires to give you more understanding of My Word.

I want to show you My glory during this season and in this next year.  Moses asked to see My glory, and when I passed by Him, I declared My full character to him.  I declared that I am merciful, full of grace, forgiving, abundant in goodness and truth, and longsuffering.  As you spend time with Me day by day, I will deepen your understanding of My character.  The greatest present you can receive this year is the presence of My glory with you throughout each day.

EXODUS 34:6-7

Friday, December 19, 2014

RED AND GREEN

The traditional colors used to decorate homes at this season are red and green.  These colors are fitting to celebrate My birth because red symbolizes My shed blood for the remission of your sins. Without the shedding of blood, there is no remission of sins.

Life is in the blood, and I gave My life's to purchase you complete forgiveness of  your sins.  My blood was different than your blood.  My blood was pure, holy, and sinless. 

Evergreens are used to decorate homes because evergreens are a symbol of My eternal life.  When I gave My life's blood to remove your sins, I also gave you eternal life.  Your life is now like the evergreen trees that live in full color through winter storms and desert winds.  There will be storms and dry times in your life, but know with assurance that you can look forward to spending eternity in My presence.  Throughout your trials, keep in mind also that I ever live to make intercession for you everyday and through every trial.

LEVITICUS 17:10; HEBREWS 7:25

Thursday, December 18, 2014

GENEROSITY

Most everyone is in a generous mood during this season.  However, some people have a tendency towards greed and covetousness during this gift giving time.  Guard your heart during this special time of the year.  I want you to desire the best for everyone.  I want you to not have your focus on what gifts you will receive, but on the gifts that you will give.

My Jewish brothers and sisters are celebrating a time of generosity also.  It is fitting that My family on Earth (Jew and Gentile) are thinking of others more than themselves.  This is the mode of operation that I desire for you to be in all year long.

It truly is more blessed to give than receive.  Whenever you esteem a person higher than yourself, you will experience joy, unspeakable and full of glory.  That is what this season is all about. As you spend time with Me, rehearse the gifts that I have given you in the past, and look forward with eager anticipation to receiving the gifts I will give you in this coming year.  Then offer your body daily to Me as a living sacrifice to be used for My glory.  You are the best gift I could ever receive.

PHILIPPIANS 2:3; 1 PETER 1:8

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

GLITTER

Sometimes in the midst of all the gift wrapping and tree trimming, you usually find flecks of glitter everywhere in your home.  The glitter of this world may brighten your day, but at the end of the day, you have to clean it out of your home.  The same is true of the home of your heart.

My desire is to change and cleanse your heart so that the glitter of this world that attracts you momentarily and causes you to be distracted from My presence, will be replaced with the shining light of My glory.  When Moses came off the mountain, his face shined so brightly from having spent 40 days in My presence that he had to cover his face.

I want your face to shine with the light of My glory during this season.  Do not allow worries, cares, and busyness of this season pull you away from spending time with Me.  During this season, "let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify My Father in heaven."

MATTHEW 5:16

 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

TREES

This is a season when beautiful green trees are brought into homes and decorated with lights and ornaments that bring back happy memories.  Trees are a symbol of life. 

When you look at your Christmas tree this year, think about the life I gave you when I died on the tree to reconcile you to My heavenly Father.  On that fateful day when I hung on a tree, I not only provided a way that your sins and transgressions can be removed as far as the east is from the west, but I also provided a way that every curse in your life can be broken.

I became sin for you as well as a curse for your sake.  My Word records, "Cursed is every one  who hangs on a tree."  When you believed in Me and received the salvation I  provided for you, I redeemed you from the curse of the law.  I am the tree of life Who provides life both physically and spiritually for you.  When you light your tree this season remember that I am the "Light of the World" Who has translated you from the kingdom of darkness to the kingdom of light.

GALATIANS 3:13; JOHN 9:5

Monday, December 15, 2014

REDEEM

After this season is over, many people take the gifts that they could not use or did not want back to the stores where they were purchased.  Their hope is to redeem those gifts for cash money or exchange those gifts for something they wanted for themselves.

When Adam and Eve disobeyed My Father, all mankind received a gift from Satan that they did not want..  When I died on the tree to forgive the sins of the whole world, I gave mankind a beautiful gift in exchange for that corruptible gift Satan gave.  That gift is My grace (God's Riches At Christ's Expense).  Sadly, many have not believed in Me and received that gift of My grace.

On the day I became the perfect sacrifice that pleased My Father, I purchased you My righteousness in exchange for your self-righteousness. I redeemed you from sin and bought you for Myself with the price of My own shed blood. Rejoice today because you have received that gift of grace wrapped in My forgiveness and love.  This is a Christmas gift that will keep on giving for all eternity.

EPHESIANS 2:8-9

Sunday, December 14, 2014

OPEN

When you were a little child, you could not sleep on Christmas Eve because you were so looking forward to opening your presents.  When Christmas Day arrived, you ran into the your living room to open the presents under the tree.

I have gifts that I want you to open every day.  The gift of My presence with you is one gift that I want you to open moment by moment throughout your busy day.  The gift of My peace is a gift that you can open whenever you feel anxious or upset.  The gift of My joy is a gift that you can open your heart to receive continually because My joy abides in you always.

Of course, the best gift you can open every day is My love.  Take time today to receive My love.  I have love songs I want to sing to you, but you will never hear them if you do not take time to quiet your soul in My presence.. 

ZEPHENIAH 3:17

Friday, December 12, 2014

MANGER

I was born in a manger filled with hay. 
My mother laid Me gently in the manger filled with hay that supplied food for the animals.  It was fitting that I was in a place that supplied food.  I supplied food for thousands while I was on Earth.

I called Myself "The Bread of Life."  I told My disciples that they would have no part of Me unless they ate My flesh and drank My blood.  They did not understand what I said and many were offended by this statement.  I was conveying to them that I wanted them to experience the same oneness that My Father and I experienced.

Today and every day I want you to come to Me and allow Me to feed you My Word.  I want you to joyfully draw from the wells of salvation that My Spirit can supply you.  My Spirit can also supply you with new wine (a fresh anointing) daily.  I have prepared a table before you.  Come eat and drink.

PSALM 23 

 









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Thursday, December 11, 2014

GREETINGS

During this time of the year, you love to go to your mailbox to collect all the Christmas greetings from friends and family.  I love to hear your greetings to Me every morning.  Some of My beloved are too busy even to say "Good Morning" to Me.

When you delight yourself in Me by giving Me greetings not only in the morning, but throughout the day, I stand ready to place My desires in your heart for the day.  When I plant My desires in your heart, I grant what I plant.

My servant Paul enjoyed greeting all of the churches he had visited.  He  encouraged them and exhorted them to continue in the faith.  His greetings were usually the same.  He wrote, "Grace be unto you, and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ."  I speak that same greeting to you today. Receive My grace and My peace moment by moment throughout this day.

COLOSSIANS 1:2; PSALM 37:4

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

DEMONSTRATIVE

You are so very blessed because you come from a home that showed demonstrative love to you throughout your early and teen years.  So many families do not have My love flowing from their hearts to one another.  Do not take for granted the loving years that you experienced.

Pray for those families who have not experienced My love.  My love releases individuals from jealousy, pride, and selfishness.  There is no warmth in a home where My love is not present in the hearts of the family members.

Your prayers are heard and cold hearts can be warmed by My love.  Stoney hearts can be turned into hearts of flesh when you consistently lift in prayer those individuals who have not experienced My love.  I soften their hearts.  Keep praying for the salvation and the warmth of My love to invade homes and individuals during this season when My Father's love is celebrated because He sent Me as a babe to provide a way for My Father to love people and you as much as He loves Me.

ROMANS 5:5

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

DOUBT

Be ever alert to My enemy's tactics to cause doubt in your mind.  He tried this tactic in the garden when he asked, "Has God said?"  Then he tried again with Me when he tempted me in the wilderness.  The moment you doubt My existence, is the moment you need to quote My Word even as I did.  I used My Word as the sword against Satan in the wilderness.  You can do the same.

When you have a moment of doubt, simply speak these words, "My righteousness is of Jesus Christ."  My enemy will flee immediately.  Satan and his demonic forces can always attack your own self-righteousness, but his team will not be successful when you know in your heart and speak with your mouth that I am your righteousness.

No weapon formed against you will ever prosper when you condemn the words of judgment that Satan's team sends you, and you declare out loud that I am your righteousness.  This is your privilege and inheritance as one of My beloved.  Wield the truth of My Word as a sword against My enemy, and he will flee.

ISAIAH 54:17

Monday, December 8, 2014

JOY

This is a season for joy.  Joy is a fruit of My Spirit, and I have given you the way that you can remain joyful and that My joy can remain in you.  Even though you have so much to do in this season, I can fill you to overflow with My joy.

There are only three requirements for your joy to be full and for My joy to remain in you.  First, abide in Me.  You abide in Me when you are conscious of My presence with you all the day long.  Fellowship with Me by talking to Me throughout the day and sharing your thoughts with Me. 

Second, abide in My love.  You abide in My love when you receive My love and allow My Holy Spirit to fill your heart with My love. 

Third, abide in My Word.  Renew your mind daily by spending time in My Word. Submit yourself daily to My Holy Spirit Who will reveal My truths to you.  Hide My Word in your heart by memorizing it.  Decree My Word by speaking it out loud.  Do My Word by allowing Me to work within you what pleases My Father.  When you do these three things you will have My joy, unspeakable and full of glory, flowing constantly in your heart and flowing constantly out to others.

GALATIONS 5:22; JOHN 15:4-11

Sunday, December 7, 2014

PATIENCE

You cannot lose your patience when you are trusting in Me to work through you both the desire to do My will and the power to do My will.  Patience is a fruit of My Spirit that can only be attained when you totally depend upon Me instead of your flesh.

Your flesh is extremely impatient.  You want what you want when you want it and in most cases you want it right now.  You live in an instant society that screams "waiting a minute is just too long to wait." 

Think about the times in My Word that even the patriarchs of old paid horrendous consequences for their impatience.  There was Moses who was forbidden to enter the "Promised Land" because in his impatience, he struck the rock instead of speaking to the rock to receive the water I had promised him.  Then there was Abraham who was told that he would have a child of promise, but he went ahead of Me and had a child by someone other than Sarah.  You are still experiencing the dire consequences of his impatience today.

Good things come to those who wait upon Me. Make it your goal to depend upon Me to give you My patience when you need it because you will never attain that patience independently of Me.

PHILIPPIANS 2:13

Saturday, December 6, 2014

BELLS

I know how you love to listen to bells that chime the time and also hymns.  During this season you enjoy bell choirs at various churches.  I love bells also.  The early priests had bells on the hem of their robes to announce their presence..  Shepherds have bells on their staffs to alert their sheep to follow them. 

When your doorbell rings, you run to the door with eager anticipation to see who has come to visit you.  When the dinner bell rings, you walk with a face pace to fellowship over a meal with your family and friends.

When you are with Me in heaven, you will hear bell choirs that exceed in excellence anything that you have ever heard on Earth.  Those bells announce My presence. My presence is with you always, so you do not need bells to announce My presence.  However, I want you to recognize My presence with you moment by moment.  Let the joy bells ring in your heart during this season. Thank Me for being your "Good Shepherd" and your "High Priest," and eagerly anticipate fellowshipping with Me.

EXODUS 39:25

Friday, December 5, 2014

DELIVERY

This is a season when you look forward to receiving the mail since you know there will be greetings from many friends who you have not seen in quite a while.  Believe it or not, I have the best delivery system on Earth.  My deliveries come from My throne room to you. 

Angels are My messengers who deliver good news just as they did on that silent night when the shepherds were guarding their flocks by night.  That evening the only sound that was heard was the tinkling of the bells on the shepherds' staffs in the fields.  The silence was interrupted by a heavenly host of My angels who came to announce My birth.

Every day My messengers stand ready to deliver you the answers to  your prayers.  My Holy Spirit also stands ready to deliver His greetings that will bring excitement, encouragement, and engagements.  Yes, My Spirit and My angels are looking forward to putting you in the right place at the right time during this busy season.  Be careful to listen to the leading of My Spirit, and at the end of this season, you will be able to review and report on the many divine engagements that you encountered.

LUKE 2:8-17; HEBREWS 1:13-14

Thursday, December 4, 2014

NOW

Faith can only work in the moment.  Every man is given a measure of faith and that measure gives them enough faith to believe in Me.   When you exercise the faith that is within you, recognize that you do not have to work up enough faith to believe for healing or even for miracles when you pray and minister to others.

You have the very faith that I have.  You have been crucified with Me and the life that you now live in the flesh, you live by My faith. I love you and gave Myself for you.  Allow My faith to work through you.  I enjoy pouring both My faith and My love through you.  Faith and love always work together.

Today rely on My Holy Spirit to pour both My love and My faith through you.  When you trust in Me instead of your own ability, you will see miracles.

GALATIANS 2:20, 5:6

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

TO DO LIST

I see you checking your "To Do List" every day.  Sometimes you just make that list in your mind and on other days you write out your list.  I understand how you might feel rushed and pressed to get things done during this season.  However, I can relieve you of that pressure.

I exhort you to come to Me in the morning.  Commit your works to Me and I will establish your thoughts and prioritize your day.  I have given you My Spirit to be your "Helper," so always call on His help throughout the day.  Whenever you do not know what to do next, ask My Spirit to lead you to do the next thing.

I know what lies ahead of you, and you do not.  This is why dependence upon My Holy Spirit during this busy season is so important.  It delights Me whenever you ask for My help during the day.  My Spirit always stands ready to give you the assistance you need moment by moment.

PROVERBS 16:3

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

REALITY

I know you have heard the expression, "That person is the real thing!"  When you make that comment about a person, you are saying that such a person means what he says and manifests what he believes.
This is what I want people to say about you.  You are the "real thing" because you have the real thing within you.

I am not a thing, but I am the reality of life expressed through creation and through My sustaining power.  I am more real that the person who is sitting next to you.  The spiritual realm that I live in is more real than the atmosphere you breathe. 

You become a person who is the "real thing" when you yield yourself to Me.  I am the One Who gives you life and gives it to you more abundantly.  Yield yourself to the resurrection power within you, My Holy Spirit.

PHILIPPIANS 2:13

Monday, December 1, 2014

TRANSLATOR/TRANSFORMER

You know how difficult it is for you to understand a foreign language.  Instead of learning the language, you usually have to use another person who speaks that language translate what the foreigner is saying.  I have sent you a translator.  He is skilled in translating My Word to you.

Remember when you first began to read your Bible how you had a hard time understanding what various verses meant.  Later you began to rely upon My Spirit to translate the Word to you.  My Spirit is able to open the eyes of your understanding to behold wondrous things as you read My Word.

My Spirit is not only the translator.  He is also the transformer.  He is able to give you the power to do My Word.  Today depend upon My Holy Spirit to translate My Word as you read.  Then allow Him to work through you to perform My Word.  As you yield to My Spirit, you will see miracles in your life and the lives of others who you minister to in a day's time.

PSALM 119:18; ACTS 1:8