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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, May 31, 2015

GRIEF

I hear the expression, "Good grief!" often expressed on Earth.  That is a strange expression.  However, the grieving process can be good if the person grieving finds strength from Me during that solemn time.

I was acquainted with grief.  I was a man of sorrows.  I have sent My Holy Spirit, "the Comforter," to help those who have lost a loved one.  You are called to comfort those who mourn.  I have promised to give those who mourn, beauty for ashes and the oil of joy for mourning.

Pray for those who have lost their loved ones.  Pray that they will come to know Me in a more intimate way during their time of mourning.  Assure those who are grieving that their mourning will one day be turned to dancing.  That will happen when they see their loved ones again in heaven.

ISAIAH 53

Saturday, May 30, 2015

EXPERIENCE

You will experience both highs and lows in your life.  I did remind My followers that they would have tribulation in the world.  However, they could be of good cheer because I have overcome the
world.

Yes, it is possible for you to experience joy in every situation.  The secret to having such joy is to
abide in Me, abide in My Word, and abide in My love.  As you are faithful to daily do these three things, your joy will never be robbed from you by My enemy, and My joy will be full within you.

It is My very joy that will strengthen you as you face even horrendous trials.  Tap into My joy daily by spending time in My Word, time in My presence, and allow Me to share My love with you so that you will be able to pass My love on to others.

JOHN 16:33; JOHN 15, NEHEMIAH 8:10

Friday, May 29, 2015

RESPECT

You taught your children to respect others and to respect your own possessions and the possessions of others.  I expect the same respect from My beloved.

So many of My beloved pay no attention to the person who is with them.  Instead, they are looking into those little black boxes and carrying on text conversations with their friends while you are trying to have a face to face with them.  Their actions reveal a lack of respect.

You can respect Me by having a listening ear and having a continual face to face conversation with Me throughout the day.  I want you also to have a listening ear to others.  I want you to have eye contact with them, and I want you to speak to them the words that I give you to share with them.
After all, people are My treasured possessions.

LUKE 19:10


Thursday, May 28, 2015

REGAIN

There are certain losses that can never be regained in your life on Earth.  When a loved one dies, you cannot regain that loss.  However, I made it possible for you to look forward to seeing that loved one again.  You began your journey into eternity when you accepted Me as your Lord and Savior, and if your loved one was on that same journey, you will see them at your journey's end.

I am the resurrection and the life and the one who believes in Me will never see death.  There is no fear of death for those who believe in Me.  I took away the sting of death and the grave no longer has a victory. 

You will one day regain everything you ever surrendered to Me.  Meditate on that truth, and you will realize that I am not only the resurrection and the life, but I am also the restorer of all things.

JOHN 11:25

 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

MEETINGS

I know that after you have attended a conference how you hope that you will never have to attend another committee meeting.  Committee meetings are usually long, laborious, and boring.  There is a committee meeting I want you to attend daily that will never be boring. 


Have you guessed yet what that meeting is?  That committee meeting involves you, My Father. and My Holy Spirit, and Me..  We want to meet with you every day.  We want you to submit your plans to us, your requests to us, and then we want you to listen to our guidance.


When you take time to go to this committee meeting, your day will go much better and you through the power of My Spirit will be fruitful in My kingdom during the day.  Come to this meeting every morning, and you will be amazed at the end of the day how you were blessed and how you were used to bless others.


JOHN 15

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

CHALLENGE

I realize that My beloved face many challenges as they go through life.  I know how it feels to be overwhelmed by challenges.  I felt that overwhelming challenge when I died on the tree to reconcile you to My Father.


Always remember that I am able to meet every challenge in your life whether or not it might be a health challenge, family challenge or financial challenge. I am able to meet your every need according to My riches in glory.


Face those challenges in your life by taking time to seek My face.  When you seek My face, the things of this earth will grow strangely dim in the light of My glory and grace. My grace is the supernatural ability to meet the challenges that you face in the natural,


PSALM 16

Monday, May 25, 2015

RAIN

There is instruction in My Word to pray for the latter rain.  I know you have asked Me to reveal to you exactly what that means.  There are two rains in Israel-a fall rain and a spring rain.  When you pray for the latter rain, you are praying for a second outpouring of My Holy Spirit. 


The first rain happened at Pentecost, and that was in the spring.  I will be returning at the Feast of Tabernacles and the trumpet will sound during the Feast of Trumpets.  Before My return, I want you to be praying for a great outpouring of My Spirit that will cause a great harvest of souls before My return.


Pray for the latter rain and pray for laborers to gather in this last great harvest.  The beginning of these events as already occurred.  Look forward to your part in gathering in this last harvest of souls.


ZECHARIAH 10:1

Saturday, May 23, 2015

INVENTIVE

When you listen to the guidance of My Holy Spirit, I can give you inventive ways to accomplish even your most mundane tasks.  I sent My Spirit to you to be your helper, and He longs for you to ask Him to help you.


Nothing  will overwhelm you when you allow My Spirit to sort out your day and establish your priorities for the day,  Rest every care upon Me, and I can even give you inventive ways to answer the problems that those cares bring.


My Spirit is the only One who knows everything that you will face in a day's time.  Live in the moment, listen for My Spirit's guidance, and just do the next thing.


PROVWEBS 16:3 

Friday, May 22, 2015

DIFFERENT

My creative power is beyond what your human mind can comprehend.  Every snowflake that falls has a different pattern.  Every person I created is an individual who is like no other individual.  Even twins are different in their personalities.


The truth is that when I formed you in your mother's womb, your members were written in a book, and the members of your body are unique.  My love for you is personal and individual.  My Father gave Me to be the perfect sacrifice for your personal salvation,


Meditate on the truth today that I love you like I love no other that I created.  You are so special to Me, and today I want My light and love to shine through you in a way that no other person created can display or express.


PSALM 139;13-16 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

PATH

I am able to lead you in paths of righteousness when you yield yourself to my Holy Spirit.  I. taught My followers to pray to My Father and ask Him not to lead them into temptation.  My Father never tempts anyone. 


My Father will help you to avoid places where you will be tempted. Pray daily that My Spirit will put you in the right place at the right time. I am your Good Shepherd, and I will protect you from the snares My enemy has set for you.


I will not allow you to stray far from the path that I have prepared for you.  When you stay on My righteous path, you will bring glory to My name, and My light within you will shine brighter and brighter as the time of My second coming draws nearer and nearer.


LUKE 11:4PSALM 23; PROVERBS 4:18

Monday, May 18, 2015

HASTE

Most people have a tendency to act hastily when circumstances seem to be dictating a quick solution to a problem.  Making hasty decisions when you are under pressure is not wise.  My Word gives many warnings about making hasty decisions or acting hastily.


I am made unto you all wisdom,  Always ask Me for wisdom before you do anything in haste.  My enemy loves for you to react instead of responding to circumstances.  Only I know what the future holds, and I can prevent your making many mistakes when you inquire of Me.


Wait to hear My instructions given to you through My Word or My Holy Spirit.  Trust Me to give you the answer and also the power to apply the wisdom I give you.


1 CORINTHIANS 1:24, 30.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

HISTORY

There are many who say that people can learn how to avoid making mistakes when they see the mistakes others have made in the past.  One of the main mistakes that My beloved made in the past
was that they failed to inquire of Me before they made major decisions.


As you study My word, you will gain much wisdom that will help you make decisions in the future.  Actually, My Word records My story.  Some say that My Word is "His-story." 


There is no other book written that can teach you about life and godliness.  Study My history book daily because then you will be able to pass every test of life.


PSALM 119

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

ATTITUDE

Every day you can choose to have  an attitude of gratitude or an attitude of ungratefulness.  Every time you murmur or complain, you invite My enemy to continue to vex you.  By now you must recognize that murmuring and complaining is something that I despise.


No matter what trial you are experiencing, there is always something that you can find to thank me for.  My Word says that you are to give thanks for everything and in every thing. I draw near to you every time I hear you praise Me.


Today think of ways you can praise Me.  Start by praising Me for beauty of nature around you.  Thank Me for the loved ones who surround you.  Thank Me for answered prayer.  I suggest that you daily write down five things that you are thankful for and soon you will enter My courts of praise.


1 THESSALONIANS 5:18

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

LIGHT

I am the light of the world Who lights every man who comes into the world.  Sadly, many chose to walk in darkness instead of walking in the light.  Only My Holy Spirit can translate a person from the kingdom of darkness into My kingdom of light.


Pray daily for those you know who are still walking in darkness. Pray that the light of My Spirit will shine upon them enough for them to turn to Me.  My Spirit can open the eyes of their understanding and reveal My love to them.


You are the light of the world, and your light will shine brighter and brighter as the days draw near to My coming because the world will become darker and darker.  When you allow My light to shine through you, people will see your good works and glorify My Father in heaven. As dawn breaks every morning, pray that the light of My glory will beam from your face to all you will meet during the day.


JOHN 1 

Sunday, May 10, 2015

TRAVELS

I know how you put off packing for a long trip, and how you always pray that you will not forget anything.  There is one trip you will take that you will not have to take any baggage.  That journey is to be with Me in our Father's house for all eternity. 

I know you are looking forward to that final journey "Home,"  Until that time, there is much work to do.  The days in the future as you age will seem to pass quickly.  This is why I encourage you to redeem the time you have left on Earth.

See each day you have as a gift from Me and an opportunity to labor in this last great harvest.
Also as you pray, pray for more laborers to gather in this harvest before I come again.  Enjoy each moment and remain in thanksgiving for the opportunities I will give to be My witness.

MATTHEW 9:37-38

Friday, May 8, 2015

TIME

I created time.  I am the beginning and the ending of time.  Before day and night and seasons were created, My Father and I lived where there is no time.  We still live where there is no time or space. We were and always will be.  We are eternal.

When you received Me as your Lord and Savior, you entered eternity.  Now is the time that I do not want you to be ruled by time.  Instead of planning your day out to the minute, I simply want you to walk in My Spirit by asking continually what you are called to do next.

I have called you to the ministry of the moment.  Never take for granted the appointments and places that I will put you this day.  When you give your day to Me and yield yourself completely to My Holy Spirit to be used as an instrument to display My righteousness, peace, joy and love, you can rest assured that My Spirit will use the hours that you have in a day to do My will.

JOHN 17:3

Thursday, May 7, 2015

FAMILY

My Father is a family God.  He loves to see families praying together and staying together and so do I.  I spend a lot of My time interceding for families in these last days because Satan is trying to divide families and destroy them.

From the beginning of time My Father, the Holy Spirit, and I were in relationship with one another.
One might call us the "First Family."  We enjoyed our conversations together and we wanted to create mankind in our image which meant that Adam and Eve would have children.

I am your "Elder Brother" Who sees to your every need.  You are hid with Me in My Father's heart.
I sent My Holy Spirit to be your helper, and he serves in a role similar to a mother.  He encourages you, comforts you, and teaches you.  Give thanks today for the Holy Family Who birthed you into our family.

COLOSSIANS 3:3

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

RECONCILE

I offered Myself as the perfect sacrifice to please My heavenly Father.  The purpose of My death, burial, and resurrection was to reconcile the world to My heavenly Father.  I became sin even though I knew no sin that the world might receive My righteousness. Because I paid the penalty for the sins of the whole world, the opportunity was given to those who believe in Me to be translated from the kingdom of darkness into My Father's kingdom (the kingdom of light).

Sadly many chose to remain in darkness. Now I have given you the same ministry that I had.  I have given you the ministry of reconciliation.  Whenever you share the gospel with others, you offer them the chance to be reconciled to My heavenly Father.

Today, think about the ministry I have given you.  You have been given the word of reconciliation.  Use it today.  My Spirit will empower you to spread this message of My gospel.  You are My "Ambassador of Reconciliation."

2 CORINTHIANS 5:17-21

Monday, May 4, 2015

DOCTRINE

When I walked on Earth, I taught the doctrine of My heavenly Father, and those who listened were astonished at My doctrine.  I taught with the authority of My Father.  The scribes and Pharisees taught the doctrines of men.  They added many of their own rules to the Torah.

I warn you that in these last days before I come again, there will be many strange doctrines.  There will even be doctrines authored by the devil being taught in some churches.  You will only be able to discern whether a doctrine is correct or not when you immerse yourself in the water of My Word.

It is only My Word that will enable you to discern whether something you hear taught is of Me, of the devil, or of men.  I encourage you today to abide in My Word.  When you abide in My Word, you will be protected from deception.

MATTHEW 7:28; MARK 1:22; 1 TIMOTHY 4:1; HEBREWS 4:12, 13:9

Saturday, May 2, 2015

TRAITS

I know that sometimes you are annoyed by character traits that people have.  Instead of being annoyed by those traits, pray for those people to yield themselves to Me.  My servant John said that he needed to decrease so that I could increase.


Recognize the truth that people who do not display My character traits are people who have not spent a good deal of time in My Word and in My presence.  Be patient with such people because the day will come as they yield to My Spirit that they will be more like Me.


The way anyone and you can become more like Me is to give more of yourself to Me.  Remember the song you used to sing, "I want more of Jesus, so I will give Him more of Me."  That is the secret to maturing in your walk with Me.


MARK 1:7-8



Friday, May 1, 2015

RIVERS

If you could have your eyes opened to see into the spiritual realm, you would be able to see the river of life flowing from My throne.  When I walked on Earth I stood on the Temple steps in Jerusalem, and  cried, "If any man thirst, let him come to Me and drink!" I promised that out of the belly of those
who believed in Me would flow living waters out of their bellies,




I want you to come to that river of life and drink from it daily.  I promised that I had living water that is eternal when I spoke to the woman at the well. When you spend time in My presence, your thirst will be quenched.




I am the living water that can daily wash the world off of you.  Spend time in My Word every day, and you will be bathed with My love and My peace.


JOHN 7:37-39