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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, February 29, 2016

STRENGTH/STRESS

I have heard you many times exclaim in desperation, "LORD GIVE ME STRENGTH!!"  I always will answer your cry for strength.  It is My joy that will give you the strength you need to keep going in spite of your circumstances.

Often the reason why you lack strength is because you are under a lot of stress.  Take time in those stressful moments to just speak My name.  Say My name out loud at least ten times and then sit for a few moments and allow Me to minister My strength to you.

My enemy loves to keep you in stressful situations.  However, be intentional to come to Me immediately when you are in stress.  Stress will lead to distress and eventually lead to dismay. Meditate on My promise to strengthen you and to uphold you with the strong right hand of My righteousness. 

ISAIAH 41:10

Sunday, February 28, 2016

HASTE

I know that you have the expression that "Haste makes waste."  I have also heard you say, "The hurrier I go the behinder I get."  Both statements about haste are true.  I was never in a hurry when I walked on Earth.

The secret to the fruitfulness I experienced when I lived on Earth was that I spent much time in prayer alone with My Father.  My enemy will do everything he can to distract you and keep you from spending time alone with Me because he knows that it is during those times that you receive My strength which leads to My joy which culminates in My peace.

My enemy loves for you to go ahead of Me instead of inquiring and asking Me for wisdom.  He wants you to be speak words in haste.  This week I want you to spend time alone with Me every morning.  When you do this, the enemy will not have a chance to cause confusion, stress, and pressure in your days.

MARK 1:35; ISAIAH 28;16

Friday, February 26, 2016

EXALT

Exalt is a word that expresses majesty and authority.  When you exalt My name, as you sing songs to Me, My authority and My majesty envelop you, and you are bathed in My love.  The main way you can exalt Me is to enter My gates with thanksgiving and into My courts with praise, and then just lose yourself as you worship Me.

When you exalt Me and My name in the morning, you then will be able to give to others what you have received from Me.  I spent much time before dawn exalting My Father.  Those who heard Me when I walked on Earth said that I spoke as one who had great authority.

When you spend time exalting Me and My name every morning, you will move through your day with My authority in your voice, and My enemy will flee from you in terror when you speak My name.  Your countenance also will reflect My majesty.

MARK 1:35; PSALM 34:3


Thursday, February 25, 2016

PRESENT/PRESENCE

I want you to understand how important the present time is.  My presence can only be experienced in the present moment.

In My presence is fullness of joy.  I invite you to receive the fullness of My joy by living in My presence in the present moment.

You cannot borrow time, and you cannot change time.  All you can do is live in time.  Live in this present moment and receive the abundance of My peace, love, and joy as you experience the nearness of My presence.

PSALM 16:11

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

WINNING WAY

Every one wants to go the winning way.  When I said that I am the WAY, the TRUTH and the LIFE, I was declaring that I am the only way for you to experience winning throughout your lifetime.


It is true that even those who do not believe in Me can experience winning when they go the world's way, but I am the only way that you can go that will provide winning in both your life on earth and for all eternity.


Knowing and applying the truths in My Word will keep you on the winning way.  Remember that the victory that overcomes the world is your faith in Me.  Release yourself and every care to Me daily, stay in My Word and in communication with Me through My Spirit, and you will always be walking the winning way.


JOHN 14:6; 1 JOHN 5:4

Sunday, February 21, 2016

HEALTH

I desire for you to be in health and also to prosper as your soul prospers.  John wrote these words in one of his short letters recorded in My Word.  I went about healing all those who came to Me.  I know it is a mystery to you why some are healed through prayer and others are not.


There are many reasons why a person does not receive healing, but I want you to always pray for those who are sick.  Since the FALL, mankind has suffered many illnesses due to environmental abuse and personal abuse of the body.


The day is coming soon when you will see the gifts of miracles and healings being restored in great measure to My body on Earth.  Ask Me to give you these gifts in greater measure as the days draw nigh to My coming.  I will use every willing vessel to do My work on Earth in these last days.


3 JOHN 2

Saturday, February 20, 2016

GLANCE/GAZE

When you gaze at Me and glance at your problems, those problems will no longer seem impossible to solve.  I am your ever present help in troublesome times.


I know that you cannot see Me with your natural eyes, but you can not let your heart be troubled.  I told Peter to not let His heart be troubled right after I told him that he would deny Me three times.  I told My disciples that I was going to prepare a place for them, and that where I was going they also would go.


Peter and the other disciples had no idea what I was saying, but you now can understand My words.
When trouble comes, know with assurance that I will see you through every difficult situation.  Ask for My wisdom, and then ask Me to help you glance at Me with your spiritual eyes.  You will then be overwhelmed with My peace.


JOHN 14

Thursday, February 18, 2016

DECIDE

It is always a challenge to decide which way to go.  However, I have promised to lead you in paths of righteousness for My Name's sake.  When you pray every morning and ask Me to put you in the right place at the right tine, I will always honor such a prayer.


I taught My disciples to pray to My Father that He not lead them into temptation.  My Father never tempts anyone.  I have sent My Holy Spirit to help keep you from entering places where My enemy will tempt you,


When you cannot decide which way to go, My Holy Spirit will speak a word behind you telling you which way to go (whether to go to the left or to the right).  Train yourself daily to hear the voice of My Spirit, and He will be faithful to lead you in the way My Father wants you to go.


ISAIAH 23:3; JAMES 1:13-14; ISAIAH 30:21

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

RESERVE/CONSERVE

It is a good practice to conserve your energy, especially at your age.  You are fearfully and wonderfully made, You were also created with a reserve of living water, My Holy Spirit. 


When you seem to be "running out of steam," speak these words out loud: "Spring up oh well."  Then begin to sing some of your favorite praise songs or hymns.  Sing in the Spirit, and you will have times of refreshing.


ISAIAH 28:11-12

Monday, February 15, 2016

GRIEF/RELIEF

I am familiar with the balance between grief and relief.  When I was notified that John, My cousin, had been beheaded by Herod, My heart almost stopped beating.  I was in shock.


Because I know how grief feels, I am able to heal the broken heart you feel after you have had someone you love die.  The Comforter (My Holy Spirit) has been sent to you to uphold and comfort you in your grief.  He can turn your grief into mourning and eventually turn your mourning into dancing.


MATTHEW 14:3-10; JOHN 16:20-22

Sunday, February 14, 2016

CONCERN

   I know that you have many concerns.  Give these concerns to Me.  You do not know how these concerns will be addressed in the future.  However, when you release every care to Me, I do not wait for the future to deal with those concerns.
    I am able right now to release you from every concern that you have.  Pray about your concerns.  I have promised then to give you a peace that passes your understanding.  As you release your concerns to Me, I will mount guard over both your heart and your mind.The peace I give you has nothing to do with the clearing away all of your concerns.  It has everything to do with clearing you of the worry and fretting that these concerns cause you to have.
Rest in the truth that I will perfect your every concern.



     PHILIPPIANS 4:6-7







Saturday, February 13, 2016

KEEP

There is no room for fear when you know with great assurance that there is someone who will keep you through the tribulations that you face.  I am that One Who can keep you.  This is why I said that in the world you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer I have overcome the world.


I am able to keep you through every trial no matter how severe it may be.  When I said that I would be with you always, I was giving you the assurance that My presence with you would give you the strength to face going through every trial.


My joy, My peace, My love, My grace, and My mercy will always be available to you.  I will walk with you through the fire and the flood because I will keep you with Me now and for all eternity.


JAMES 1:1-4

Friday, February 12, 2016

UNITED

I love to see My beloved united with one desire to further My kingdom on earth.  I love to see many varieties of believers melting into one, harmonious symphony of worship and praise to Me.  This is why My Word encourages believers to not forsake the assembling of themselves together as the day draws closer to My return.


Iron sharpens iron and so does one friend sharpen another friend.  The encouragement believers can give to one another will spur My body on earth to fulfill My call to make disciples of all nations.


Give thanks today for the many believers who have exhorted you to love and good works.  Make every effort to continue to encourage those who daily serve Me.


ACTS 14:22, HEBREWS 10:25; PROVERBS 27:18

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

WORD

My Word has great power.  When My Spirit delivers the Word to you, it has the power to sanctify you and cleanse you.  I prayed to My Father to sanctify My disciples by His truth.  My Word is truth.


I want you to spend time in My Word daily and allow My Spirit to guide you into all truth.  When you do this, you will begin to clearly hear My voice when I speak to you,


Ask My Spirit to give you understanding of My Word, and He will then be able to give you both My instructions and My directions as you go through your day.


JOHN 17:18

Friday, February 5, 2016

EXPENSIVE

Most everyone would like to buy expensive merchandise because in most cases expensive things are quality and will last longer than those things that are low-priced.  I purchased  you with the expensive cost of My own blood shed for the remission of your sins when I died on the tree.

The blood I shed for you that day is worth more than gold. I was able to face with joy what awaited Me on that fateful day when I died because you are worth more than gold to Me.  My death and resurrection opened the door for everyone who believes in Me to experience My love, mercy, joy, truth, and grace for all eternity.

When you believed in Me, you received the most expensive gift in the whole world.  You received life, truth, and My love.  I am a quality gift to you, and daily you can draw near to Me and enjoy the free gift of My love.  I invite you today to discover more about this quality gift as you experience My presence and receive My Word.

JOHN 3:16

Thursday, February 4, 2016

TOUCH

When you worship Me in Spirit and in Truth, My heart is touched, and you receive My anointing that enables you to touch the hearts of others.  Many times in your teachings you include the major way that a person can worship Me.  The highest form of worship is to do My Father's will.

My Father's will is that you touch the hearts of many through My Word that you relay to others and through My presence as you physically touch and pray for others for comfort and healing.

Today recognize that I am working through you as you reach out to others with My love.  I rejoice when you yield yourself to the work of My Holy Spirit within you daily.  You will always have a fruitful day in My kingdom when you yield yourself to My Holy Spirit.

PHILIPPIANS 2:13

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

STAND

You live in an age when more than ever you have to take a stand for righteousness.  Be prepared when you take such a stand to receive persecution.  When I took a stand against the religious leaders of My day who were putting heavy burdens on the people with their false interpretations of My Father's laws, I was persecuted.

I said that those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake will receive the kingdom of heaven. Do not fear taking a stand because My Holy Spirit will be able to give you both the words and the power to convey My message to those who oppose righteousness.

My Words have the power to break every yoke of bondage.  When you take a stand,  pray that My Word will penetrate the hearts of those who oppose you and cause them to repent.

MATTHEW 5:10

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

TRYING

I have heard the expression, "If at once you do not succeed, try, try again."  The life in My Kingdom is not one of "trying."  Try as you may, you will never succeed in My Kingdom when you are trying to succeed in your own strength.

I came that you might be able to destroy the works of the devil, deliver My gospel message to the world, and express My glory on Earth.  This is the mission you have daily.  However, you cannot fulfil this mission and call when you try to fulfill it in your own strength.

I am the One Who works through you both to give you the will and the way to accomplish My Father's will on Earth.  Quit trying, and start yielding to My Spirit.  I sent you My Helper Who has the assignment to conform  you to My image.  You will only become more like Me when you give more of yourself to Me by yielding to My Spirit within you.

PHILIPPIANS 2:13

Monday, February 1, 2016

RECENT

I love for you to thank Me for recent answers to prayer in your life and also recent times when you have enjoyed My presence with you.  When you recount those recent times to Me and thank Me for them, I know that your faith is built.

Helping you to be built up and established in faith is one of the top priorities of My Holy Spirit as He helps conform you to My image.  Of course, hearing My Word is the direct way that you can grow in faith. 

When you thank Me for how I worked in your life recently, also mention out loud how I fulfilled one of My promises to you during that recent event.  Faith does come by hearing and hearing by My Word.  When you deliver My Word and share your recent experiences with Me, you are presenting a double edged sword that will build others up in faith.  People can argue about My Word, but they cannot argue about a testimony that is shared to glorify Me.

ROMANS 10:17; REVELATION 12:11