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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.


Thursday, April 30, 2015

INDIFFERENCE

One of the hardest things for Me to watch is people who are indifferent to the message of My good news.  It grieves Me when someone shares My good news with a person, and that person simply is not interested.  I pray for that person when I see this.

I do not want you to be discouraged when you witness to people, and they seem to be indifferent.
They simply still has a veil over their eyes.  Pray that the eyes of their understanding will be opened. Pray that My Father may give them the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Me.

Pray that that their understanding will be enlightened and that they might know the riches of the glory that awaits them when they accept Me as  their Lord and Savior and receive forgiveness for their sins (past, present, and future).

EPHSIEANS 1:17-18

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

DESPERATE

I Know how inadequate you feel when you are called upon to minister to people who are in desperate circumstances.  Just remember that I ministered to many people who were desperate.  Remember the women who needed healing who had the issue of blood.  My virtue flowed through her the moment she touched the hem of My garment.

You can trust Me to do the same for you when you lay hands on people to pray for them.  I love to meet desperate needs.  Whenever you feel weak, I am strong in you.  Simply ask for the anointing of My Holy Spirit to work through you to minister what I choose to minister through you to that person who is desperate.

There is always hope for a desperate person because I am their hope of glory.  Trust Me to be the One Who knows all about how to minister to each person who comes your way for ministry.  Always remember that I am the One Who works through you both to will and to do of My Father's good pleasure.

MATTHEW 9:20-22; PHILIPPIANS 2:13; COLOSSIANS 1:27

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

PERSISTeNCE

Some of My beloved believe that if you keep praying for a certain request over and over again that this shows a lack of faith.  It is persistence in prayer that means everything to Me.  When you care enough to continue interceding about a matter or a person, I rejoice because you are unburdening yourself by giving that person or matter to Me even if you have to do this many times.

Persistence in prayer will always bear good fruit.  Never give up praying.  Every time you lift someone up to Me in prayer, I join your intercession. 

I perfect everything that is a concern to you.  Release your requests to Me, thank Me for answering, and keep praying about the matter or person.  Sometimes there is intense warfare in the spiritual realm that will only cease through unceasing prayer.

PSALM 138:8

Monday, April 27, 2015

PRIVILEGE

It is such a privilege for Me to hear your voice lifted to Me in prayer every morning.  So many of My beloved do not even take the time to say "Good morning" to Me.  Even when you feel like your prayers are so routine, I am listening carefully to your voice, and I love it.

Prayer is a privilege that I designed to benefit both you and Me.  As you praise Me daily, I draw closer and closer to you.  I dwell in the midst of your praises.

When you draw close to Me, I draw close to you.  This is the privilege that come when you communicate with Me through prayer.  Today, I want you to pray without ceasing.  This means that I want you to be conscious of My presence with you throughout the day.  Understand that you can talk to Me and you can listen to Me moment by moment.  Prayer is a privilege, not a duty.

JAMES 4:8; 1 THESSALONIANS 5:17

Sunday, April 26, 2015

CORRECTION

The way you receive correction is the way that will determine most of your life.  When I said I am the way, the truth, and the life, I was proclaiming that receiving and following Me is the fruitful way, (a way filled with truth, and a way that will cause you to have eternal life and the ability to share that life with others).

I am your "Good Shepherd."  My responsibility as your "Good Shepherd" is to direct your path.  Whenever you are veering off the path that I have designed for you, I will use My rod of correction to pull you back on the right path.

My rod of correction is not a rod used to beat you.  My rod is My Word and it is designed to correct the way you are going.  My Word is given to you for correction, reproof, doctrine, inspiration and instruction.  Today and every day I exhort you to abide in My Word.  When you abide in My Word, you will keep on the right path that will lead you to have an eternally fruitful and meaningful life.

JOHN 14:6; 2 TIMOTHY 3:16; PSALM 23

Saturday, April 25, 2015

PRESENTATION

I can remember how you used to be a little nervous before you presented a book report or a talk in school.  Since that time, you have spent much time in My presence, and those times with Me have helped you realize that I am the One Who will work through you whenever you give a presentation or even talk to others.

Every time you speak to any one during the day, you are giving a presentation.  You are presenting Me to that person by what you say, how you look, and what you do.  You truly are a letter read by people. 

Be conscious of the fact that you may be the only one with the opportunity to present My good news to someone.  Trust Me to put you in the right place at the right time to speak to those with prepared hearts to receive the words I give you to say.

PHILIPPIANS 2:13; 2 CORINTHIANS 3:2

Friday, April 24, 2015

PROVIDENTIAL

I have heard the expression, "This was providential or an act of God."  This expression is voiced by many after something monumental happens on Earth like an earth quake or a tornado.  That expression means that some outside force had a hand in directing what happened.  It is true that I am sovereign, but I do not direct earth quakes, tornados, or natural disasters.

After Adam and Eve disobeyed Me, the earth began a steady decline of destruction and corruption because of their sin.  You and all those who came after Adam and Eve are suffering the consequences of a fallen world where even the climate is different from the climate that was in the Garden of Eden.

When you walk in the Spirit, you can be assured that I do direct circumstances in your life.  I can spare you many of the consequences of a fallen world when you listen carefully to the still, quiet voice of My Spirit as He leads and guides you.  It is true that the instant you were born that you began to experience the results of sin (aging and health issues).  However, I seek to help you even with those issues that you face.  The things that occur in your life as you abide in Me, are either appointed or allowed by Me for a purpose.  The purpose of your life in Earth is always to bring Me glory.  You can rest in My providential care of you daily.

2 PETER 5:6-7

Thursday, April 23, 2015

RESIGN

I want you to be fruitful in your last days on Earth.  Many of my beloved who reach their late 70's and early 80's resign themselves to just rest during those years.  Of course, I want you to rest, but during those rest times, I want you to recognize My presence and spend time with me.

Middle aged and even young people, do not recognize how precious every moment is in their lives are. Moses prayed that I would teach those on earth to number their days so that they could apply their hearts to wisdom.  I am all wisdom.

No matter what your age, I desire for you to draw from My wisdom and to make every minute of your day count for all eternity.  You can make moments count by communicating with Me throughout each day and by listening to My Spirit as He instructs you to do the next thing. My Spirit will always lead you to be fruitful in My kingdom on Earth.

PSALM 90:10-12; 1 CORINTHIANS 1:30

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

NEXT

Faith only operates in the present time.  Hope is in the future.  As you go through your day today, I want you to be in constant communication with Me.  My Spirit will help you know what to do next.  My Holy Spirit is the best project manager you could ever have.

You sometimes dread certain projects that must be accomplished in order to help others.  I want you to look forward to those projects because you will know with assurance that I will give you both the strength and the ability to complete those projects.

The key is to have a listening ear throughout your day today and every day.  Only My Holy Spirit can see what is ahead of you, and He is able to prepare you for what lies ahead as you listen carefully, and ask Him to speak to your heart what He knows is best for you to do next.  Listen carefully today.

HEBREWS 11:1; JOHN 14:16-18

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

INSIGHT

I know that you would love to have a better understanding and insight into certain passages in My Word.  I have given you My Holy Spirit to be your teacher.  He can open the eyes of your understanding about many of these passages.  Some passages will always remain a mystery.  Those mysteries will be solved when you see Me face to face.

It is My joy to reveal many mysteries to you now as you read My Word.  My Spirit is able to give you revelation knowledge, but the knowledge that I want you to seek more than the mysteries in My Word is the knowledge of Me and My love.

My servant Paul prayed for believers to come to know the breadth, length, depth, and height of My love and that they might be filled with all the fullness of God.  That is My prayer for you today.  When you have a deeper understanding and revelation of My love for you, all other knowledge will pale in comparison to the knowledge of My extravagant love.

EPHESIANS 3:18-19

Monday, April 20, 2015

PRESENT

I remember how you often would be a little nervous about presenting a book report or a talk on another subject before your classes in school.  Now you are depending more upon Me to help you in those presentations.  I am ever present with you to strengthen you and to give you My peace.

Every day that you live now, I want you to be aware of My presence with you moment by moment.  You do not have to trust your own abilities and talents to do well whenever you are called upon to present something before a group of people.  However, you do have to do your preparation.

When you are faithful to do your preparation before a talk, then ask Me to anoint you with a fresh anointing so that My Spirit will speak through you.  Trust Me to enable you to speak those things that will be helpful to others even in your everyday encounters with people.  I have promised that when you open your mouth I will fill it with the words to say.

LUKE 21:15 

Sunday, April 19, 2015

GIVING

My Father is a giver.  He so loved the world that He gave Me to you to redeem you.  The blood that I shed when I died on the tree bought you back from Satan's grip.  When you received Me as your Lord and Savior, you received My Spirit.  All things in your life became new.

Part of that newness of life that occurred the moment you received Me as Lord, is the desire to give.  When sin entered the world, selfishness and greed entered, and the nature of man was to take, not to give.

I want you now to give everything that I have given to you (peace, joy, love, mercy, forgiveness, gentleness, kindness, self-control, long suffering, meekness) to others.  As you give, you will receive more to give.  I am the way, the truth, and the life.  The riches of My life within you will only be displayed as you live a life of giving.

JOHN 3:16; 2 CORINTHIANS 5:17; GALATIANS 5:22-23

Saturday, April 18, 2015

DESIRES

I have promised in My Word to give you the desires of your heart.  This means that as you walk faithfully in the power of My Spirit, your desires will line up with My desires for you.  What I plant, I will grant.

Today as you go to prayer, ask Me to imprint upon your spirit, all that I have for you today.  Day by day, I have works for you to do, people I want you to relate to, and words that I want you to say to others.  Always remember that I am the One Who works through you both to give you the will (the desire) and the way to do My Father's good pleasure.

I delight daily in you, and as you continue to delight in Me, more and more you will be conscious of those things that I want you to accomplish moment by moment, day by day.

PSALM 37:4; PHILIPPIANS 2:13

Friday, April 17, 2015

RESERVATION

I know how you often have reservations about sharing the good news about Me with people you do not know well.  However, I have promised that when you open your mouth,, I will fill your mouth with the words you need to speak.

I know the hearts of those you desire to come into My kingdom.  I know the words that will open their hearts up to Me.  Trust Me, and be bold. 

I told My disciples that I must work while it was day because the night was coming when I could no longer work.  Allow Me to work through you moment by moment, because the time will come when you also can no longer work. You are a laborer in My kingdom and it truly is harvest time (time to gather in those who will confess Me as their Lord and Savior).  Yield yourself daily to Me, and I will put you in the right place at the right time to meet people who have prepared hearts to receive My words of life.

JOHN 9:4


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

CONFUSION

I am not the author of confusion.  Whenever you are confused, focus on Me.  When you stay your mind on Me, I will keep your mind in perfect peace.
Anxiety and fear are two mental and emotional conditions that cause confusion.  When you are anxious, focus on Me by praying immediately about what has brought you anxiety.  When you are fearful, focus on Me by saying out loud, "When I am afraid, I will trust in the Lord."




Prayer and declaring My Word out loud will always send My enemy away.  Remember these instructions the next time you are confused
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ISAIAH 26:3; PSALM 56:3; PROVERBS 16:3

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

DESIGN

You do not realize it, but each day you live is a day that adds beautiful golden threads to the tapestry of your life.  When you daily commit your body to Me as a living sacrifice, I am then able to work through you to both give you the will and the way to do My will.

So many people go through life aimlessly, not knowing that their destiny can be found in Me.  I am the author and finisher of your faith, and I can see the complete design of your life.  I have designated you to fulfill your call.  I am the One who will be always faithful to do the work I have called you to do through the power of My Spirit.

Always remember that you have a destiny and a designated plan.  I am not only the "Master Builder," but I am also "The Great Designer."  Keep seeking My face and surrendering your whole being to Me, and at the end of time, you will see the completed, beautiful design of your life.  The earth is My handy work, and I created you as My workmanship to do the work of My kingdom while you live on Earth.

1 THESSALONIANS 5:24; PHILIPPISANS 2:13; EPHESIANS 2:13

Monday, April 13, 2015

REWARD

There is always great excitement in your family when one of your loved ones receives a reward.
There is rejoicing and excitement in heaven when one who is in our family (the family of God)
receives his or her rewards. 

Many of My beloved will experience rewards for being faithful to their call on Earth.  Their rewards are lives that have been changed by their witness of Me as they share My Word.  Some will also have the privilege of seeing their prayers for others answered on Earth.

When you depart this Earth, you can look forward to receiving more rewards.  There will be people you will meet who have been touched by My Spirit through you.  I know, however, that you are not faithful to Me with the goal of receiving rewards.  You are faithful to Me because you love Me, and you want others to know how much I love them.  Keep sharing My good news and praying for others.  I will be faithful to perform all that I have called you to do day by day as you yield to My Spirit.

1 THESSALONIANS 5:24

Sunday, April 12, 2015

FADE

When a garment has faded, you usually throw it away rather than attempt to dye it again.  There are two garments I have prepared for you that will never fade.  The shining white garment that I see you wearing even now is My robe of righteousness.  Every time you do a work that is inspired by My Holy Spirit, golden threads are added to your garment.

The second garment that will never fade is one that I want you to dress yourself in daily.  That garment is the garment of praise.  I want you to put that garment on by praising Me moment by moment throughout the day. When you are faithful to do this, My Spirit wraps you in My glory.  You even add to the glory light of My presence in heaven when you praise Me.  I dwell in the midst of your praise.

Daily recognize that you are dressed in My righteousness, and when My enemy comes against you, speak the following out loud: "My righteousness is of the Lord Jesus Christ (Yeshua the Messiah)."  When you do this, no weapon that My enemy sends you will prosper.


REVELATION 19:8, ISAIAH 61:3, 54:17; PSALM 22:3

Saturday, April 11, 2015

RELINQUISH

I know how hard it is for you to relinquish control to Me.  It is especially hard for you to relinquish those you love and those you know are not obeying me.  You would love to fix them.  Just keep in mind that My Holy Spirit is the "Fixer."

No matter what you do to try to guide and direct your loved ones to obey Me, only My Holy Spirit can turn their hearts towards Me.  My Spirit has the assignment to change individuals from glory to glory into My very image.

Instead of getting frustrated when you see those you love falling far short of what I have planned for them, pray for them.  I have appointed you as a priest to intercede for others.  When you see sin in the life of your loved ones, confess their sins to Me and ask Me not to count it against them.  When you relinquish control and give that person you are praying for to Me, then My Spirit will have access to change them.

2 CORINTHIANS 3:18; 1 JOHN 5:16

Friday, April 10, 2015

THOROUGH

I remember when you were in school and how sometimes you missed having a good grade on a research paper because the teacher said that you were not thorough enough in your reading and researching.  I want you to do a thorough job as you read and research My Word.

The Holy Spirit is your "Great Teacher."  His assignment is to take all that I said when I was on Earth and bring it to your remembrance.  He also has been sent to help you understand My Word and apply My Word to your every day life.  There are many who read My Word, but often they do not understand what they are reading. 

I promised to send "The Helper" to My disciples.  He came to them after I was resurrected, and what a difference He made in their lives.  Suddenly they understood everything I told them before I gave My life on the tree and was resurrected.  My Word holds many treasures of knowledge, but you need My Holy Spirit to help you to open those treasures.  Ask for His help today as you study My Word.

JOHN 14:17, 16:13-14

Thursday, April 9, 2015

PERSUASION

I am the One Who by My Spirit persuades people to come to Me.  I do not beg.  I do not insist on My way.  I do not force Myself on others.  Instead, I gently give the invitation for those who have burdens and those who need salvation to come to Me. 

I  give an open invitation to the world to come and believe in Me so that those who believe in Me will have eternal life.  No person, however, can answer that invitation and come to Me unless My Father draws that person by the power of My Spirit (My Holy Spirit).

Today, pray for those you know who have yet to accept Me as their Lord and Savior.  Release their hearts to the persuasive power of My Spirit.  Whenever you are praying for the salvation of another, you are praying according to My will since I would have none perish, but all come to the knowledge of My saving grace.

JOHN 3:16-17; 2 PETER 3:9

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

MIND

The mind is the battlefield.  Just as the children of Israel faced one battle after another as they claimed the promised land after crossing over the Jordan River. you also will face one battle after another in your mind after you are saved. 


Do not be discouraged.  Take every thought captive that is contrary to My character and My will, and give that thought to Me.  Then I can do battle for you.  Remember always that the battle is Mine and the victory is yours.


Keep your mind always focused on Me, and I will be able to flood your mind with My peace.  It is My joy to do battle for you moment by moment.  You have My mind. Rest in the knowledge of that true fact, and receive My peace.  Peace of mind is what the world longs for, and you can rejoice because I have paved the way for you to have this peace continually. 


2 CORINTHIANS 10:3-6

Sunday, April 5, 2015

NEW

The day will come when there will be a new heaven and a new earth.  You can look forward to that day.  However, until that day comes, you can enjoy a new day every day.  I am the One Who makes all things new.


When you walk in the Spirit, you can experience newness of life moment by moment.  I am able to wash away your past, and provide for you a new, fresh start.  Yes, you will have to experience the consequences that come when you walk in the flesh, but do not become discouraged.


My mercies are new every morning, and great is My faithfulness.  On this day when you celebrate My resurrection from the dead, celebrate also the newness of life that I have given you.  I exhort you to stay close to Me moment by moment so that you can experience the fullness of joy that being in My presence provides. 
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PSALM 16:11; PSALM 117

Saturday, April 4, 2015

REFERENCE

I remember how you used to have to look up many references when you were doing a term paper in high school and college.  References are important, and it is a good thing to know the book and verses from My Word when you present My Word to others. 

Often I will give you a verse or passage to speak to another person, and you do not remember where that verse or passage is located in My Word.  My Holy Spirit will definitely draw from your spirit to pull up verses that relate to situations that people are experiences.

Do not feel like you have to give the reference to that person you are speaking to at the moment. What is important is that you speak My Word with My anointing.  My Word never returns void, and it always performs what it is sent to do.  In fact, quoting to people who are not believers the reference and the verse found in My Word may make them think you are super religious, and you just might lose your audience.

ISAIAH 55:11; 

Friday, April 3, 2015

STATISTICS

Some people love statistics, but there is one statistic that they do not love.  That statistic is that death is 100% assured for 100% of all the people born.  However, I have provided a statistic that will bless you today.  That statistic is that people will all physically die, but those who believe in Me shall never die.  Eternal life is that you believe in Me and the My Father Who sent Me.

I have promised those who believe in Me to live forever.  Yes, you will have your appointment with death, but your death will be your entrance into the rest of all eternity with Me.  To be absent from the body is to immediately be present with Me.

When you take your last breath, your spirit that has been regenerated will leave to be with Me.  Death has lost its sting and there is victory over the grave because of My death and resurrection.  Meditate on these facts during this "Holy Week," and also rejoice because the day will come when you will have a glorified body. These facts and statistics should make you shout, "Hallelujah!!"

JOHN 17:3; 2 CORINTHIANS 5:8; 1 CORINTHIANS 15:55

Thursday, April 2, 2015

INTERESTS

When you meet a new person, I have noticed how you often ask them what their interests are.  It is a good way to find out about people.  I ask you today the same question.  What are your interests?
Your interests usually include what you love to do. 

Today, review what your interests are, and you will discover where I am in your list of interests.
My prayer is that your list of interests will put Me at the top.  The key to having a fruitful life is to put Me first.  People get themselves into discouraging, desperate situations when they do not put Me first.

I promised to take care of all of your needs if you seek first My Father's kingdom and My righteousness.  I promised that everything that you need in life will be added to you if you will seek Me first.  I long for My beloved to put Me first in their lives because I know that they will be spared much disappointment and discouragement in life if they will seek Me with all of their hearts.  Remember always that you are on My top list of interests.  I am interested in every aspect of your life. What concerns you, concerns Me, and I am able to perfect everything that is a concern to you.

MATTHEW 6:33; PSALM 138:8

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

FELLOWSHIP

I love to be in the midst of My beloved when they fellowship with one another.  I love to hear them speak about Me and My Word.  It is so important that you fellowship as much as possible in these last days because it is during those times that you are strengthened.

The testimonies and prayers of others during gatherings that exalt Me, will comfort your heart and give you great joy.  There is such power in agreeing prayer as you pray about one another's requests.

You also will be strengthened as you listen to others read My Word.  Faith comes by hearing and hearing by My Word.  Take every opportunity to exalt Me and edify and exhort one another during your fellowship times with other believers.

HEBREWS 10:25; ROMANS 10:17