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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, March 31, 2016

HYPOCRISY

People often refuse to go to church because they believe that the church is full of hypocrites.  This is an excuse that sadly sometimes is true.  My wisdom is without hypocrisy.  When I see a person walk their talk by displaying the good fruits of My love, I rejoice.

The mark of a true believer in Me is the fruit of  My love.  The fruit of My love cannot be counterfeited by the devil.  When My beloved love one another, people will be drawn to find out the reason why believers can love and forgive one another.

My challenge to you today is to put feet on your talk.  Walk the talk by displaying My peace, joy, patience, mercy, gentleness, goodness, and self-control, faith,  and meekness.

JAMES 3:17; GALATIANS 5:22-23 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

PARTIALITY

My wisdom is always without partiality.  I am no respecter of persons.  When I gave My blood as an atonement to take away your sins, I was obeying My Father in heaven.  I wanted that cup to pass from Me, but I knew that mankind would never have the opportunity to receive total forgiveness for their sins unless I provided the perfect sacrifice.

My Father so loved the whole world that He gave Me so that all born on earth would have the opportunity to believe on Me and receive forgiveness of their sins and life eternal.  My Father counted every one as worthy of My death.

Keep in mind today that everyone you meet is someone I gave My life for to reconcile them to My Father.  When this truth sinks deep in your heart, you will treat people as My precious treasures who I counted worthy of My shed blood.

JAMES 3:17; ACTS 20:34

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

GOOD FRUITS

I am the wisdom from above, and all of the good fruits that I possess are available to you.  The fruit of My love does display the aspects of My wisdom.  Paul wrote that the fruit of My Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and self control.

When you daily ask for My wisdom, you are also asking that you demonstrate My purity, peace, gentleness, humility, mercy and all the rest of the fruits of My Spirit.  You cannot walk in all the good fruits of My wisdom without the help of My Holy Spirit.

Daily ask My Holy Spirit to help you cultivate the good fruits that are within you.  Intentionally yield to My Spirit every day by putting on the new man and refusing to walk in the ways of your old man. I want your life to be a testimony to others of how I have made all things new in your life.

JAMES 3:17; GALATIANS 5:22-24

Monday, March 28, 2016

MERCY

I am the wisdom from above. When you ask for wisdom, you are asking Me to reveal to you by My Spirit the truths that will guide you throughout life.  My Father revealed His character to Moses when He appeared to Moses in a cloud.  One of His major characteristics is mercy.

When I walked on Earth, I revealed My Father's mercy to many.  I am God in the flesh, and it was My joy to show how merciful My Father is.  I hear many on Earth say, "God is not fair."  This is a true statement.  God is not fair, but He is just.  His justice is always delivered in mercy.

I taught that the merciful would obtain mercy.  Today allow My Spirit within you to display mercy whenever you encounter difficult people.  Remember always that you are not fighting flesh and blood, but you are fighting principalities, powers, rulers of darkness and spiritual wickedness in heavenly places.  People are difficult because they are under the influence of My enemy.

EXODUS 34:6; EPHESIANS 6:12

Sunday, March 27, 2016

ENTREAT

The wisdom from above is easily entreated.  I am the wisdom from above, and I am easily entreated.  This means that I love to hear your requests, and I love to grant your requests.  You do not have to beg and plead for Me to lift your burdens off of your shoulders.

I rejoice every time you give your burdens to Me because My yoke is easy and My burden is light.  You are one of My precious sheep, and sheep are not burden bearers.  Sheep trust their good shepherds to direct them and take care of them.

Today on this resurrection morning, understand that when I died on the tree and was resurrected, I made it possible through My shed blood for you to boldly approach My throne of grace with every burden that you are experiencing.  This is why My continual invitation to you is to "Come to Me, all those who are weak and heavy laden."  I stand ready always to meet your every need and to
give you rest for your soul.

MATTHEW 11:28-30; HEBREWS 4:16

Saturday, March 26, 2016

GENTLE

The wisdom that is from above is gentle.  The fruit of My Spirit, My love, displays itself in gentle ways.  You may think that I was not gentle when I turned over the tables of the money changers who were robbing those who came to the Temple to purchase sacrificial animals.  Those money changers were under the influence of My enemy, the devil.

I exhorted those who followed Me to love their enemies, bless them who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who despitefully use you.  However,  Israel did not display gentleness when they fought to possess the land that I had promised to Abraham.

You cannot be gentle with My enemy, the devil.  You must use My name and My shed blood and declare My Word with authority in order to resist My enemy.  The anointing of My Wisdom and Understanding will help you deal gently with those in your family, workplace, and marketplace. Pray for that anointing today.

JAMES 3:17; MATTHEW 5:44; ISAIAH 11:2

Friday, March 25, 2016

PEACEABLE

The wisdom from above is both pure and peaceable.  Whenever there is strife in your household, your office, or even in your mind, there is either jealousy or pride operating or it could be both.  Where there is envy, there is every evil work and confusion.  Pride is the source of all contention.

The first murder was caused by jealousy.  Jealousy is a wicked spirit that My enemy loves to send to those who open the door to that spirit through the lust called the pride of life.  My enemy always has to have an open door in order to wreck your life.  That open door can come through either you or someone else who has given into one of the three lusts.

James wrote that we all are led astray by our own lusts, and then we are tempted.  God is never the author of temptation.  The lusts are the lust of the flesh (fulfilling your five senses in an addictive, obsessive way); the lust of the eyes (greedy longings in the mind and covetousness); and the pride of life (trusting yourself and your own resources more than you trust in God).  Make sure you operate in the wisdom from above today by closing the door to your own lusts, and pray that those you love will also operate in thet wisdom from above..

JAMES 3:14-16; 1 JOHN 2:16

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

PURITY

You live in an age where people do not concern themselves about purity.  Yet, purity is one of the fruits of godly wisdom.  It is not wise for someone to join themselves to another outside of marriage because when this occurs, the two become one flesh.

Paul warned: "Do you not know that the one who joins himself to an harlot is one body? for two shall be one flesh.  But the one who is joined to the Lord is one spirit. 

Flee fornication.  Every sin that a person does is outside of the body; with the exception of the one who commits fornication.  Those who commit fornication sin against their own bodies and there will be consequences.  Do you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit Who is in you, who you have of God, and you are not your own for you are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's. (1 Corinthians 6:15-20 , summarized?

JAMES 3:17; 1 CORINTHIANS 6:15-20

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

WISDOM

You have taught often about the two kinds of wisdom (ungodly and godly wisdom) mentioned in James 3:13-18.  However, I just recently revealed to you that when you walk in godly wisdom, you will also be walking in the fruits of My Spirit. Those fruits are love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness,faith, meekness, and temperance.

If you do not display these fruits of My Spirit daily, you are walking in ungodly wisdom which produces envying, strife, and confusion.  Take a survey today of your actions, and see if you are walking in godly wisdom.

 I can translate you from experiencing the ungodly cycle of wisdom that comes from below into the cycle of godly wisdom from above when you yield yourself and the members of your body daily to do My will..  Godly wisdom is pure, peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits without partiality and without hypocrisy.

JAMES 3:13-18; GALATIANS 5:22-26

Monday, March 21, 2016

SURRENDER

When armies surrender to their enemies, the sign of surrender is usually a white flag.  That means that the soldiers who surrender will not be harmed,by their enemy, but instead they will be taken prisoner. 

When you surrender to Me, you have won a victory over My enemy.  He will not be able to harm you or imprison you..  You do not have to display a white flag to denote your surrender to Me.  All you have to do every morning is reckon yourself dead to sin and alive to Me.

You have three enemies - the world, the flesh, and the devil.  When you surrender your whole being (body, mind, emotions, will, and spirit) to Me, I will fight your battles for you.  Yes, you do play a part in the battle.  That part is simply to yield to My Holy Spirit moment by moment throughout the day. Today can be a day of glorious victory if you will do this.

ROMANS 6:11

Sunday, March 20, 2016

GENTLE

One of the fruits of godly wisdom is gentleness.  When people deal gently with one another, they are esteeming the other person higher than themselves.  Gentleness is also one of the fruits of My love.

The fruits of My love are cultivated throughout your life.  Before anything can be cultivated, the seed must be placed in the ground and die.  So it is with the fruits of My Spirit, especially gentleness.
Dying to self or some call it dying to the flesh is not an easy task.  This is why you have to be intentional to humble yourself daily by spending time in My presence.

When you take time to be with Me in the morning and you give your day, your works, your way to Me, you are humbling yourself.  I always honor your commitment to Me by sending My Holy Spirit to help you cultivate gentleness.  My Holy Spirit is the One Who germinates My resurrection power within you. My resurrection power is always able to conquer your flesh.

JAMES 3:14; GALATIANS 5:22

Saturday, March 19, 2016

UNDERSTANDING

Everyone needs people who are close to them.  I had a family when I walked on Earth, but only My mother accepted My calling.  Later My brothers finally realized who I was, but until that time they just could not understand Me.

It is so painful to be in a family where there is a lack of understanding.  Understanding is the bridge between knowledge and wisdom.  My family knew who I was, but they did not receive the wisdom from My heavenly Father to reveal to them My true identity.

You may know people who are in families where there is a great deal of misunderstanding.  Pray for those families.  Pray that the members of those families will come to understand how precious their family members are to Me.  Pray that they will walk in My wisdom which is pure, peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, merciful, full of good fruits and without partiality.

JAMES 3:17

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

CONTRITE

One of the main sacrifices that I love to receive from My beloved is a contrite heart.  I love to minister to a contrite, humble heart.

I have difficulty working with the proud.  In fact, I resist the proud, but I do give grace to the humble.
People with a contrite heart do not make excuses for their sins, nor do they blame others for their sins.  They recognize that against Me and Me only have they sinned.

David was a man after My own heart because he had a contrite heart.  He desired that I create in him a clean heart that was totally surrendered to Me.  This is a good prayer for you to pray today.  Please pray for your new leaders to have contrite hearts.  Greatness is not power.  Greatness is a life surrendered to Me.

PSALM 34:16, 51:17, 57:15, 51:10

Monday, March 14, 2016

INSIST

When people insist on having their way and no other way will do, I will humble them.  It is for their benefit that I allow circumstances to be such that they have to cry out to Me.  I resist the proud, but I give grace to the humble.  I want to grace people.  I do not want to Lord over them.

I grieve when I see those who think that they are their own boss.  They do not want to submit to anyone.  However, those people who think this way are slaves to My enemy.  It is selfish pride that opens the door for My enemy to become their boss.

Pray for those people you know who are going their own way.  Selfish pride always leads to the way of destruction.  My servant Peter was totally changed when he found out that without Me he could do nothing.  Rejoice today because you do know this truth, and pray for those you know who have not discovered that I am "the way, the truth, and the life."

JOHN 14:6

Thursday, March 10, 2016

PATH

You have no idea what lies ahead of you, but rest assured that I do.  I am your "GOOD SHEPHERD." Shepherds clear a path for their sheep to find green pastures.  They make sure there are no thorn bushes or rocks in the way that would cause hurt and harm to their sheep.

I clear the path for you, and I am leading you to green pastures.  It is My joy always to go before you to prepare the way for you.  I told Peter and the other disciples that I was leaving to go prepare a place for them so that where I was going, they would one day live in that place..

Meditate on how I prepare divine appointments and places for you to be in the future.  I have already prepared your place with Me in heaven, but you will not be going there any time soon because I still have much kingdom work for you to do on Earth.

JOHN 14:1-4

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

EVENING

When evening comes and all of your labor is finished, I know how you love to just sit and relax for at least two hours after dinner.  Most people are in this mode of operation.  There is something, however, that I want you  to do before you get in your comfortable position.

I cause the evenings and the mornings to rejoice.  I would love to hear your songs of praise as you join with the birds who sing the loudest at sunrise and sunset.  I do cause the evenings and the mornings to rejoice.

This week, join the symphony of praise as the sun goes down.  I guarantee that when you do this, your evening will be joyful because in My presence is fullness of joy.

PSALM 65:8, 55:17, 16:11

Monday, March 7, 2016

GAIN

The word "gain" can have both a good and a bad connotation.  Very few people want to gain weight.
Even fewer want to gain trouble by continually making wrong decisions.  The gain that I want you to meditate on today is what I said in My Word about gain.

"Foe what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?".  Many want to gain riches, power, and recognition in this world, but I desire for everyone to gain what is eternal.  People who build bigger barns and hoard material things will lose them all when they die.

Pray for those today who you know are seeking to gain only what this world has to offer.  Pray that they will recognize that worldly gain is only temporary.  Pray that such people will realize that all that they have gained will be lost unless they gain My eternal gift of  the salvation that I offer them.
My servant Paul wrote: "For to me to live is Christ, and to die gain." 

MARK 8:36; PHILIPPIANS 1:21

Sunday, March 6, 2016

PROGRESS

I know that you desire to make progress in your walk with Me.  I hear your prayer morning after morning to be more like Me.  Do not struggle to make progress.  Conforming you to My image is the work of My Holy Spirit.

This week I do not want you to be goal oriented.  Instead, I want you just to relax and enjoy My presence.  It is when you spend time in My presence that My Holy Spirit is able to infuse My love into your heart. 

Simply thank Me daily for the Holy Spirit's work that is taking place in your heart.  Lift your heart up to My Spirit and wait in My presence.  I want to minister to you in the quiet moments of the morning.  As you know, most physical surgeries are scheduled for early morning. My Spirit can use My Word as a skillful surgeon's knife to cut away your flesh that stands in the way of your spiritual progress.

ROMANS 5:5; 8:29

Saturday, March 5, 2016

HABIT

It  usually only takes three weeks to break a bad habit.  You found that out when you were trying to take the pacifiers from your three sons when they were infants.  However, it is more difficult for adults to break bad habits.

Bad habits often form patterns of thinking called strongholds in your mind.  Those strongholds supply My enemy with space in your mind for you to receive his tempting thoughts.  It is true that My enemy cannot read your mind.  However, his seducing spirits watch your actions and hear your conversations.  This is the way he can see the weak areas in your soul (mind, will, and emotions)..

My Word describes exactly how you can break strongholds in your life that have caused you to form habits that do not glorify Me.  You are to take captive every negative and tempting thought that comes to your mind, and give those thoughts to Me. Then I will be able to do battle to help you overcome those habits that you desire to abolish forever.

2 CORINTHIANS 10:3-6

Friday, March 4, 2016

CHOICE

So many ask the question, "How can a loving God allow such horrible things to happen on Earth?"
The answer to that question is simple. My Father gave everyone born on Earth a free will.  He chose to allow His Kingdom to come on Earth through the prayers of those who believe in Me.

 I died and became the perfect sacrifice to reconcile those who believe in Me to My Father in heaven.  When I died on the tree, the sins of the world were laid upon Me, and those who believe in Me and repent of their sins can be translated from the kingdom to darkness into My kingdom of light.

I light every person who comes into this world, but I have given them the right to choose to live in darkness or to be translated to My Kingdom of light.  Pray for those today who are still controlled by their self-will and therefore have chosen to live in darkness.

JOHN 1

Thursday, March 3, 2016

LESSONS

My Holy Spirit is your teacher.  You have had many teachers over the years, but none of them could convey to you the Words of Life like My Spirit can.  He can lead you in the truths that will change your life.

Your Bible is the manual for living, and there are lessons to learn on almost every page of My Word.
My Spirit has the assignment to take the things that I taught while I walked on Earth and convey them to you in a way that you will understand.

You can receive much knowledge simply by reading My Word, but as you ask for My Spirit's help to understand My Word, you will be able to apply the lessons you learn to your life.  You will be able to walk in the wisdom that is from above.  Wisdom is applied knowledge. Always ask for My Spirit to help you to not only receive these lessons of truth, but also to daily live the truths found in My Word.

JOHN 14:26; JAMES 3:17

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

SCHEDULE

When I walked on Earth, I did not have a schedule.  I simply stayed in communication with My Father Who led Me by the Spirit.  I know that you live in a much more complicated world than I did when I walked along the shores of the Galilee, but you can be led by the Spirit as I was led.

It is prudent to make plans and to have schedules, but always be open to being led by My Holy Spirit. In order to hear His quiet voice within, you have to tune out the sounds of the world.  I know this seems impossible, but quietly trust My Spirit to tell you the next thing to do.

Give your day and yourself to Me every morning and then ask My Spirit to help you not to miss any divine appointments that day.  Pray to be in the right place at the right time.  This may mean that your schedule has to be laid temporarily aside, but fruitfulness in My kingdom comes only when you are on My schedule.

PSALM 37:5