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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.


Monday, August 31, 2015

GIFTS/FAITH

Your gift of faith to Me always pleases Me. Every thing in your walk with Me is based on faith.  You cannot see Me.  You cannot see My Father. You cannot see My Holy Spirit.  Yet, We are constant companions with you. 

You walk by faith not by sight.  I have given you a divine imagination, however, that you use as you worship and praise Me.  During your intimate times of communion with Me, you often picture Me right in front of you.  My servant David wrote about how My face was ever before him.  My face is ever before you.  I never turn My back on you.

Whenever you feel you lack faith, tap into My faith.  You live by My faith within you, not your own faith.  Faith will grow in your life as you hear and heed My Word.  Tomorrow I want to share more with you about this precious gift of faith that you can give Me every day.  Without faith it is impossible to please My heavenly Father.

2 CORINTHIANS 5:7; GALATIANS 2:20; PSALM 17:15

Sunday, August 30, 2015

GIFTS/LOVE

I am love.  It is true that I have no need of anything, but the commandment to love Me with all of your heart, soul, and strength is for your benefit, not mine.  However, I love for you to give Me your heart as you express your love to Me not only in words, but in deeds.

People will know that you love Me as you give My love to others.  I sent My Holy Spirit to help you love others as I love them.  Loving others as I love them is impossible in the natural.  My grace (supernatural ability to do what is naturally impossible) has been extended to you so that you can manifest My love on Earth to others.

Allow My Holy Spirit to dispense My love to you.  As My Spirit fills your heart with My love, give My love away to others today.

DEUTERONOMY 6:5; ROMANS 5:5

Saturday, August 29, 2015

GIFTS/TIME

One of the greatest gifts you can give Me is your time.  I live in eternity where there is no time or space.  However, you are limited by time.  .

You have sixteen waking hours.  In the early days, My disciples set aside three times a day to pray and worship Me.  Those times were sun up, three o-clock in the afternoon, and sundown.  My servant David wrote, "From the rising of the sun to the going down of the same, the Lord's name is to be praised (Psalm 113:3)."

I am delighted when you choose to tithe your time as well as your money to Me.  A tithe of your time would only be 1 hour and 36 minutes.  I want to challenge you to give Me your undivided attention for 30 minutes three times a day.  You can fill those three half our periods with praise, thanksgiving, worship, reading My Word and communing with Me in prayer. Ask My Holy Spirit to help you meet this challenge. When you fulfill this commitment of time, I will be able to redeem your time by helping you accomplish all that  you need to do in a day's time.

PSALM 113:3

Friday, August 28, 2015

GIFTS/WORSHIP

Another gift you can give Me is worship.  Worship is more than just singing songs of worship to Me.  The highest form of worship is doing My Father's will.

When you wake up in the morning and come to Me with a sincere desire to do My will during the day, I rejoice.  Not only do I rejoice, but I also give you the grace to accomplish My will that day.
Grace is the enabling power of My Holy Spirit to work through you both to will and to do of My Father's good pleasure.

Do you know what My Father's good pleasure is.  It is My Father's good pleasure to give you His kingdom.  His kingdom is not meat or drink, but it is righteousness, peace, and joy in My Spirit.  When you delight to do My Father's will, your whole being will be filled with My peace and My joy.  Not only that, but you also will be able to make decisions throughout the day that will glorify My Father on Earth.

PHILIPPIANS 2:13; ROMANS 14:17

Thursday, August 27, 2015

GIFTS/PRAISE

I have been speaking to you about the gifts you can give Me.  Another gift you can give Me is praise.  Remember, I shared yesterday that you can enter My gates with thanksgiving.  Those gates are the gates that open wide for you to enter into My presence. 

The psalmist David added this, "Enter My gates with thanksgiving and into My courts with praise."
These were My instructions to help David draw near to Me.  The four sacrifices that you can give to Me now that are so pleasing to Me are your body, thanksgiving, praise, and worship.

Praise is the devil's death knell.  When you begin to praise Me, not for what I do, but for who I am, you are able to even draw closer to Me.  My Holy angels love to hear your songs of praise and your words of praise.  Today, take time often during the day to praise Me with a song or with words, and I will join your songs of praise. PRAISE THE LORD!!!

PSALM 100:4

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

GIFTS/THANKSGIVING

I know how you look forward to feeling My presence with you.  I have promised to be with you always until the end of the world.  However, recognizing My presence with you is sometimes difficult for you during your busy days.

Let Me suggest a way to recognize My presence with you throughout the day.  Stay in an attitude of thanksgiving all the day long.  The psalmist David exhorted believers to enter My gates with thanksgiving.  This is the secret to experiencing My presence with you moment by moment.

Instead of looking for things to complain about or criticize, look for ways to thank Me moment by moment throughout the day.  Your continual thanksgiving to Me is one of the best gifts I could ever receive from you.

MATTHEW 28:20; PSALM 100:4

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

GIFTS/CARES

I Have been talking to you about the gifts you can give Me that are not monetary.  Some of the best gifts you can give Me are your cares.  When you give Me all of your cares each day, I see those cares wrapped in gold and silver as they spin their way heavenward.

I call those cares that you send Me "Care Packages."  I am just excited over those care packages as people who receive care packages on Earth are.  It is not until you release your cares, that I can then begin to do something about those things that concern you.

My goal is to perfect everything that is a concern to you, but I cannot do this if you tightly hold on to your cares and try to work things out without My help.  When I receive your cares, I hold them close to My chest and dance around heaven with them.  As I pass some of the saints in heaven, I say, "Look, at the gifts I just received."  I can't wait to pray about every care.

MATTHEW 11:28-30; PSALM 138:8

Monday, August 24, 2015

GIFTS/YOU

I have been speaking to you about giving.  Most of My beloved desire to tithe and give offerings, but few take time to understand how many gifts they can give Me that are not monetary.  Today I want to talk to you about the most important gift you can give Me.

The most important gift that you can give Me is yourself.  I really do not need your money.  Frankly, I have need of nothing.  However, what makes My heart rejoice is the gift that you give Me every morning.  When you offer your body to Me as a living sacrifice to do My will each day, My heart is filled with joy.

When all of My beloved take time to offer their bodies to Me, they are worshipping Me in a way that is so meaningful to Me.  Worship is not just singing songs to Me.  The highest form of worship is doing My will.  Thank you for the gift you gave me this morning.

ROMANS 12:1

Saturday, August 22, 2015

GIVING

Whenever you are concerned about your finances, and you wonder if you can continue to tithe or sow into My Kingdom, I want you to continue to be a cheerful giver.  It is time to give when you go through lean financial times.

Giving more during lean financial times makes no sense in the natural. However,  the principles of My Kingdom are not worldly principles.  In fact, they are just the opposite of worldly principles.  My servant and friend Paul wrote this promise:

He who sows sparingly shall reap also sparingly: and he who sows bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposes in his heart, so let him give: not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loves a cheerful giver.  And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that you, always having all sufficiency in all things may abound to every good work: (as it is written, He has dispersed abroad; he has given to the poor: his righteousness remains forever."

2 CORINTHIANS 9:76-9

Friday, August 21, 2015

CONSISTENT

I long for My beloved to be consistent with their communication with Me.  I am with My beloved moment by moment throughout the day, but often they forget to acknowledge My presence with them.

I want you and all My precious ones to be intentional in their communication with Me and in their awareness of My presence throughout the day.  My Holy Spirit will help to train you to acknowledge My presence, and He will also help tune your spiritual ears to hear His still, quiet voice as He leads and guides you during each day.

I promised to be with you always even until the end of the world.  Let that promise flow through your soul today, and ask My Holy Spirit to remind you constantly of My presence with you.  Practice My presence with you today, and you will be amazed at how your day will glorify My Father in heaven.

MATTHEW 28:20

Thursday, August 20, 2015

DOCTRINES

Be very careful in these last days to make sure that any doctrine that you hear line up with My Word.  My servant Paul warned Timothy that in the last days many believers would be influenced by seducing spirits and that they would leave the faith and preach the doctrines of devils.

This is why I exhort you to abide in My Word.  I pray for you daily that your faith not fail you.  I prayed that prayer for Simon Peter.  Even though he did deny me, his faith did not fail.  He repented with godly sorrow after he denied me three times.

Faith comes by hearing and hearing by My Word.  There is only one way for your faith to be strengthened and that way is by abiding in My Word.  Do not let My enemy distract you from reading and heeding My Word because My Word has the power to keep you moving ahead in faith.

1 TIMOTHY 4:1-5; LUKE 22:32; JOHN 17:6

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

READING/HEEDING

There is a big difference between reading and heeding My Word.  Many of My beloved read My Word daily, but they do not apply the knowledge they gain from My Word to their hearts.  Wisdom is applied knowledge.

Pray before you read My Word, and ask My Holy Spirit to give you understanding and wisdom in addition to knowledge.  Ask for the anointing of My Holy Spirit, and then receive that anointing by faith.The anointing of My Holy Spirit will give you wisdom, understanding, knowledge, counsel, and strength when you read My Word.

My Spirit will teach you to fear Me.  You will see this phrase, "the fear of the Lord" often in My Word. You fear Me when you  humbly respect My awesome power and have a willing heart to obey My Word. 

ISAIAH 11:1-2;

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

APPOINTMENT

Most people want to make their appointments on time.  There is one appointment that most people wish not to make.  That appointment is death.  One person out of every one person die.
We all have this appointment in common.

The writer of Hebrews says that it is appointed once for man to die and then the judgment.  I hold the keys if hell and death.  Pray that you will make the appointment with death right on time, not a day early or a day late.  That appointment is written in your book of life. 

You never have to fear death.  I have taken the sting out of death and the grave has no victory.  Trust Me to keep you on Earth for the time period I have designated.  I always want you to pray for those who are very ill to recover.  Also, I want you to pray that they might live according to the days written in their book of life.

HEBREWS 9:27; 1 CORINTHIANS 15:55

Monday, August 17, 2015

ENLIGHTEN

I am the light of the world Who lights every man who comes into the world.  I am present at every conception.  Light came into the world when I came to live on Earth.  I am the living Word of God and I have the power to enlighten people from the darkness.  Sadly, many choose to walk in darkness rather than the light.

My servant Paul prayed that My Father might give to you the wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Me and that the eyes of your understanding would be enlightened to know what is the hope of your calling and what the riches of the glory of the inheritance is for those who will believe in Me.  He also prayed that you might be enlightened to know My great power.

Pray today for My Father to enlighten the eyes of the understanding of those you love so that they might know all the riches and all the greatness that I can give to those who believe in Me.

EPHESIANS 1:17-19

Sunday, August 16, 2015

DOOR

When I walked on Earth, the good shepherds led their sheep to the sheepfold at night where they would be safe from the beasts that wanted to devour them.  The sheepfold had walls of stacked stones with briars on top.  There was an opening for the sheep to enter, and once they had entered the shepherd sat all night in the space where the sheep had entered.  He became the door to sheepfold.

I am the door Who protects you and all of My sheep from the evil one who wants to steal, kill, and destroy.  I never slumber or sleep.

I also hold the "Key of David" that opens doors for you.  I can open the door that no man can shut, and I can close the door that no man can open.  The door may be to a new job, a new church, a new neighborhood, or a new, higher spiritual place with Me.  Thank Me today for being the door of protection and opportunity for you.

JOHN 10:1-18; REVELATION 3:7

Saturday, August 15, 2015

TRAINING

I know you have heard the Proverb,"Train up a child the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it."  The most formative years of a child are from infancy to six years of age.  Mothers have a choice to be home to train their children with My values or to allow another person who may not have the same values to train their children.

There is not much written about My childhood in My Word, but I was trained as a child.  I had a loving mother and father who were faithful to always take Me to the Temple, and we prayed with one another.  My prayer for mothers today to recognize that training their own children by teaching them My Word and displaying My love to them is the most fruitful labor they can have on Earth.

You also are in training, and your trainer and teacher is My Holy Spirit.  Stay in His classroom daily and allow Him to teach you My ways and My Word.  I want you to pass every test that is given to you, and if for some reason you do not pass the first time, always be comforted to know that I will give you a make up test.

PROVERBS 22:6; JOHN 14:16-17

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

DISTRACTION

I want you to understand the assignments Satan (the devil) has to fulfill in your life.  When you are aware of these assignments, you will better be able to resist him in My name and through My blood. 

The devil has the assignments to destroy, deceive, depress and oppress, and distract.  My enemy has demonic spirits who want to fulfill these five major assignments.  Be on the alert to resist and to cancel out those assignments daily, but first submit to Me daily. 

Bind in My blood and in My name every spirit that cannot confess that I am God in the flesh.  Loose those spirits from their assignments and send those spirits to Me where I will deal with them.  I am over all principalities and powers, rulers of darkness, and wickedness in heavenly places.  However, you must use your spiritual weapons (declaration of what My blood has purchased for you and the declaration of My Word out loud in prayer).  Remember the devil is a defeated foe, but you are responsible to enforce My victory by skillfully resisting the devil.

JAMES 4:7; 2 CORINTHIANS 10:4-7



Tuesday, August 11, 2015

PRESSURE

Some people do not do well when they are under pressure, and My enemy knows this.  When you are under pressure and yield to that pressure instead of Me, you will say and do things that do not glorify Me.. I do not condemn you for those times.  In fact, I want to help you during pressure times.

I sent My Holy Spirit to be your helper.  Sometimes when you are under great pressure all you can say out loud is, "Help me Jesus."  I know you do not look forward to "Help Me Jesus Days," but I love to hear those words as you cry out to Me.  I will always answer your cry.

Do not allow My enemy to put you under pressure.  When you feel those pressure bands circling your head, just commit your works to Me and I will establish your thoughts.  Today may be a "Help Me Jesus Day."  If it is, don't forget that I am standing by with My Holy Spirit Who is the "Helper" plus a host of angels who can minister to you during those pressure times.  They ministered to Me when I was in agony in the Garden.

PSALM 54:4; HEBREWS 1:13-14; PROVERBS 16:3

Monday, August 10, 2015

PROCLAMATIONS

Usually people respond to proclamations.  They tune their ears to those proclamations, especially if the proclamations have something to do with them.  I came to proclaim the year of the Lord, but very few seem to be paying attention to this proclamation when it is a life or death matter for them.

On what is called the "Day of the Lord," in My word, I will be revealed to all mankind.  It will be a day of mourning for many who have not known Me.  On that resurrection day when the graves will be opened, all will see Me.  It will be both a day of vengeance and a day of comfort.

I came to comfort all those who mourn to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness, that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He might be glorified.  This is good news. That day is fast approaching, so more than ever, My beloved need to proclaim Who I am and what I came to do.  Today take every opportunity to declare the good news that I came to save the world, not to condemn it.

ISAIAH 61:2-3

Sunday, August 9, 2015

GAIN

The world system you live in is founded on how much a person can gain.  However, My kingdom is founded on how much can a person lose. Most people in the world seek to gain recognition, gain money, gain promotions, gain good grades, and about the only thing in the world that is not founded on gain is weight.  Most people want to lose weight.

The abundant life that I want to give everyone who believes in Me can only be gained through loss.  One must lose his own ambition, his own prejudices, his own plans, and his own money.  Sometimes the believer is required to lose the relationships that in the past pulled him away from Me.

My servant Paul said that he suffered loss of all things that he might win Me.   I said, "If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.  The cross is you with every selfish thought of gain.  Are you willing today to give yourself fully to Me and allow My Spirit to fill every part of your being?"

PHILIPPIANS 3:7-8; LUKE 9:23 

Saturday, August 8, 2015

RESIST

I have given you all the weapons of warfare that you need to pull down strongholds.  I have also given you the keys to the kingdom to bind and lose demons.  However, you need to use those weapons of warfare and you need to use those keys.

If you need instruction on how to use those weapons and how to use those keys, that instruction is set forth in My Word.  I came to destroy the works of the devil, and I have given you the power to do the same.

Today and every day, submit yourself to me in the morning.  Place My blood and My armor over all your family members. loved ones, pets and possessions.  Also extend the shield of faith over them.
Declare out loud that your righteousness is of Me.  When you do this faithfully every morning, no weapon that is formed by My enemy against you will prosper.

2 CORINTHIANS 10:4-7; MATTHEW 16:19; EPEHESIANS 6; ISAIAH 54:17; LUKE 10:19

Friday, August 7, 2015

TALKING

Some of My beloved do not realize that I am talking to them all the day long.  They just do not take time to listen.  There are so many voices that compete with My voice.  Daily you will hear your flesh speak to you.  Any time you hear, "I feel, I think, I will," you are hearing your flesh or your soul speak to you.

You also hear all kinds of voices coming to you from your television, computers and radios.  Be alert to such voices because often their talk will place strongholds (patterns of thinking) in your mind that are not godly.

Sadly, you will also hear the voice of Satan with his demons as they try to seduce you to give in to their temptations.  Their talk usually encourages you to do things in haste without seeking Me.
Be aware of the talks that you hear today.  You can drown out the talk that will not benefit you by staying tuned to My voice.  You will be on the right "talk station" when you  abide in Me, abide in My Word, and abide in My love.

JOHN 15

Thursday, August 6, 2015

DIVISION

One of the tactics of the anti-Christ spirit is to divide and conquer.  That spirit is the ruling spirit who causes divorce.  It is also the ruling spirit that causes church splits and divisions in government bodies and families.  Pray for your country because it is under the influence of this wicked spirit.

How should you pray?  You have been given all authority in My name over the devil and his works.  I came to destroy the works of the devil, and I have given you the keys to the kingdom to do the same.  My Word says whatever you bind on earth is bound in heaven and whatever you lose on earth is loosed in heaven.

Stand in the full armor of My righteousness, and gather with others to bind this spirit, curse its fruit of division, and lose the spirit of power, love, and a sound mind and unity over your nation, your church, and your home.  One can put a 1,000 to flight and two can put 10,000 to flight. I have given you the power to tread on serpents and scorpions. Be faithful to do this warfare.

1 JOHN 4:1-3; MATTHEW 16:19; LUKE 10:19

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

PRESENCE

So many of My loved think that they have to sit still and have a devotional time in order to experience My presence.  I long for them to recognize that when I declared to My disciples, "I will be with you always even unto the end of the world," I was speaking this promise for all those who will believe me.

I am with you always.  You, however, do have to be intentional to recognize My presence with you all during the day.  It is very easy for you to know My continual presence.  All that you have to do is communicate with Me and listen for My responses.  I want to become your favorite person to share conversations with often.

I will keep you in perfect peace when your mind is stayed on Me.  Also when your mind is stayed on Me, My enemy does not have a chance to invade your thought life.  In My presence is fullness of joy.  Have a blessed, joyful day today.

MATTHEW 28:20; ISAIAH 26:3; PSALM 16:11

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

STING

My enemy, Satan, is referred to in My Word as the accuser of the brethren.  I compare him to a vicious insect who stings those who trouble him.  His demons are like a nest of wasps that love to come after anyone who is standing in My righteousness and doing My will.

Paul wrote that the sting of death is sin.  When My enemy was able to seduce Eve to sin, death entered Earth, and from that moment on the Earth has been slowly dying.  My Father had the plan to give those who believe in Me complete victory over death, the grave, and sin.

When you hide yourself in the pavilion My Father has provided, the tongues of others who accuse you will not sting.  I am that pavilion.  When you hide yourself in the strong tower My Father has provided, you will not experience the sting of death, the grave, or sin.  I am that strong tower.  Everyone sins and falls short of My glory, but the way of escape from condemnation, the punishment, and the guilt of sin has been provided.  I am that provision.

Today, give Me praise for being your advocate Who has purchased  you complete victory over Satan's stings.

1 CORINTHIANS 15:55-56

Monday, August 3, 2015

MYSTERY

Marriage is a mystery, but this mystery was solved by My friend Paul.  He wrote this: "For we are members of His body, of His flesh, and of His bones.  For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.  This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.  Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.(Ephesians 5:30-33).

You are My bride and you are One with Me.  You are My body on Earth.  Your flesh and bone body is One with Me because when you accepted Me as your Lord and Savior, we became One.  I no longer am on Earth in flesh form, but you give My Spirit the ability to demonstrate My love through your body wherever you go today.

Meditate on the fact that you are no longer your own.  You were bought with the bride price of My own shed blood.  I commission you to glorify My Father in your body and in your spirit. Yield yourself to My Spirit today, and you will even be able to walk as I walked when I was on Earth.

EPHESIANS 5:30-33; 1 CORINTHIANS 6:20

Sunday, August 2, 2015

CREATION

I am the living Word spoken out of the mouth of My Father.  My Word created the universe.  I spoke and it was done.  By Me, for Me, and through Me was everything that is created made.  I still am in the creation business.  I am able to make all things new.

When you accepted Me as your Lord and Savior, you became a new creation.  Old things were passed away and behold all things became new.  Every day that you live, I am creating you to be more like Me.

Never give up praying for those you know are bound by addiction of some kind.  I have the power to break every band of wickedness placed around these evil one's victims.  Your prayers for those who are bound will break their bands and then I will be able to make all things new in their lives.  Keep praying.

COLOSSIANS 1:16; 2 CORINTHIANS 5:17

Saturday, August 1, 2015

DEAL

One of the favorite expressions that I hear My Jewish beloved exclaim is:  "Such a deal!!"  Everyone on Earth loves a good deal.  However, when a good deal is presented, I also hear, "What's the catch?"
When I died on the tree to forgive the sins of the world, I offered a deal that no one should refuse.

I came to Earth, died to give Myself as the perfect sacrifice to reconcile those who believe in Me to My Father, and then was buried and raised again from the dead..  I offer eternal life to all those who will believe and receive Me as their Lord and Savior.

What is the catch?     There is no catch with this deal.  To receive this free offer, a person only needs to repent from their sins and believe that I gave My life to save them. Pray for the gift of faith to be given to those who still refuse such a deal.

JOHN 3:14-19