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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, June 30, 2016

HARMONY

I know how much you long to live in harmony with everyone.  You have to realize that some people are strongly influenced in their actions and speech by My enemy. When you are dealing with difficult people, never take their speech and actions toward you personally.

You are not fighting against flesh and blood, but against principalities, rulers of darkness and wickedness in the spiritual realm. I want you to respond in love always even with those who are against you.

It is My enemy who opposes you through accusations, criticisms, judgments, and curses from others.  Pray and remit the sins of those who come against you.  Give the spiritual battle to Me, and let Me deal with these people.

EPHESIANS 6.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

IRRITATION

When you become irritated, you are in pride.  You have your own things to do, and any interruption to what you are trying to accomplish irritates you.  I had plenty of opportunity to become irritated with people when I walked on Earth,

I had one goal and that goal was to do the will of My Father.  However, I knew that the highest will of My Father was to demonstrate His compassion to the crowds that interrupted My journey to the next town.

Let your goal be always to show My love to others even when they interrupt your plans.  People are more important than your plans. Remember that today.

I JOHN 4:7-8

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Monday, June 27, 2016

RECOGNIZE

The first step to repentance is that people recognize their need.  So many in your day are too busy to recognize their need for Me.  They have their own plans and projects, and those thoughts of "doing, doing, doing" fill their minds to the point that any thought heavenward is excluded.

I know there are many that you are praying for My Holy Spirit to send the gift of repentance to so that they can be saved.  Pray that these people will recognize their need.  My gift of repentance cannot penetrate hearts until they see their need for a Savior.

Never give up praying for the those who have not  yet come to know Me.  Your prayers will avail much.  When you pray for the salvation of individuals, you always are praying according to My will because My Father does not want any to perish, but He desires that all come to repentance so that they can be translated from the kingdom of darkness to My kingdom of light.

2 PETER 3:9

Sunday, June 26, 2016

SETTLE

The world that you now live in is very unsettled.  Highways and bridges are being swept away by floods in your nation.  Fires are destroying homes in your nation.  Nations are making their exit out of man-made unions.

There is one union that is eternal.  That union is the union of My Father and My Holy Spirit who are united with Me in your heart.  This union is what causes your heart to be settled even when the world seems to be falling apart.

My friend Peter lived in very unsettling times when he prayed this prayer:  "But the God of all grace, who has called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that you have suffered a while, make you perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.  This is also My prayer for you.

1 PETER 5:10

Saturday, June 25, 2016

COMMENTS

When you study the four gospels, study the comments I made to people who were criticizing and judging Me.  The comments I made were never to try to justify Myself or excuse My behavior. I only spoke the truth in response to those who disagreed with Me.

Even when I did rebuke the Pharisees, My motive was love.  My hope was that those who accused Me of doing works of Satan instead of the works of God would repent when I confronted them with the truth.  You will see in My Word that some of the pharisees did repent.

Paul was present at the stoning of Stephen, and Stephen spoke these words just before he died: "Lord, lay not this sin to their charge."  That comment opened the way for Paul to hear My voice on the Damascus Road. When you encounter people who accuse you, criticize you, and even mock you, speak the truth in love to such people.  Speaking the truth in love to your adversaries will give My Holy Spirit the opportunity to deliver repentance to their hearts.

ACTS 7:60




Friday, June 24, 2016

POTENTIAL

Few of My beloved recognize their potential in Me.  When someone accepts Me as their Lord and Savior, they are born of My Spirit.  That means their human spirit has been invaded by My supernatural Spirit.

When  you accepted Me, I did not leave behind any part of Myself.   I came to Earth in the flesh, and I was the fullness of the godhead bodily. Now My Holy Spirit and My Father dwell within you.

Think about what I did while I was on Earth.  I promised that you could do even greater things on Earth than I did after you received My Spirit. Now you have My fullness within your mortal body.  That fullness includes all My gifts and all My anointing  You also contain all the fruit of My love which includes all My joy, meekness, peace, faith, patience, gentleness, goodness, and self-control.  I exhort you to walk as I walked on Earth, and you can because I am your full potential.

GALATIANS 5:22-25

Thursday, June 23, 2016

TRADITION

I rebuked the pharisees for holding on to the traditions of men instead of following the commandments of God.  They made the word of God of no effect by holding on to the traditions of men.

When I walked on Earth I demonstrated the two most important commandments: to love your God with all of your heart, all of your soul, and all of your mind and to love your neighbor as  yourself.

Most of the pharisees remained bound by Satan because they interpreted My Word through the filter of their fleshly understanding.  Be careful to always ask My Spirit to interpret My Word to you.  When you do this, you will not be distracted from the truths in My Word that will set you free, not only from the traditions of men, but also from doubt and unbelief.

MARK 7:5-13; MATTHEW 22:37-39


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

ESTABLISH

My friend Peter prayed that I would perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle My beloved.  You live in an age when, more than ever, you need to be perfected and established in My faith, strengthened with My joy, settled by My peace.

Only I have the power to transform you into the person I created you to be.  I created you to be filled with My faith, joy, love, and peace.  I want you to release your whole being to Me daily to be anointed by My Spirit.  My Spirit has the assignment to renew your mind as your read My Word, build you up in faith as you hear My Word, strengthen you to receive My joy as you serve others, and settle your mind with My peace.

You will have suffering in this life on Earth, but it is in those times of suffering that My Spirit has the greatest success in transforming you into My image.  When you encounter trials and temptations, cooperate with My Holy Spirit in this transformation process by daily reading and hearing My Word, spending time in My presence, and seeking My wisdom and guidance.

2 PETER 5:10

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

REINFORCEMENTS

When you received Me as your Lord and Savior, you joined My army of saints.  You entered spiritual warfare.  Your part in this warfare is to declare My Word, My victory, and your righteousness because of My blood.  Your Mode of Operation is PRAYER. Your strategy manual is My Word.

Daily you need to put on My full armor.  I am your armor.  I am your high tower as well as your hiding place.  You can put on My full armor simply by hiding yourself in Me daily.  Also I want you to lift up the shield of faith by speaking My Word out loud when you are tempted just as I did when I was tempted in the wilderness.

Place My blood over yourself and take every thought that is contrary to My Word captive.  Then give those thoughts to Me, and I will do warfare for you.  You cannot fight My enemy in your own strength. Remember always that I am the Captain of the heavenly hosts who stand ready to help  you the moment you declare My Word.  My angels and My saints who intercede for you are your reinforcements.

EPHESIANS 6: PSALM 103:20


 

Monday, June 20, 2016

WALK

My friend Paul talked about running the race.  My prophet Isaiah wrote about walking and not fainting.  The promise I gave Isaiah was that I will renew the strength of those who wait upon Me.  I promised that those who wait upon Me will run and not be weary and they will walk and not faint.

I also promised that those who trust in Me will mount up like the wings of the eagle.  An eagle waits for the winds to be perfect before he sets on his glide path.  As the winds give his wings the undercurrent needed, he soars higher and higher without any effort.

Yes, I want you to wait upon Me so that I can renew your strength.  Allow the Holy Spirit to blow His Holy wind under your feet as you walk so that even though the circumstances seem daunting, you are still gliding closer and closer to Me.  Remember always that you are heaven bound.

ISAIAH 40:31

Sunday, June 19, 2016

LOSS

Some people say that they are at a loss for words when something tragic happens in their lives.
Often people feel awkward at funerals and memorial services.  They are at loss for words and they usually express the following words to the bereaved: "I am so sorry for your loss."

Loss in the kingdom of this world means the absence of someone or something.  However, loss in My kingdom is always the presence of something gained.  When someone loses their lives (their plans and conveniences) for My sake, they gain the anointing of My Holy Spirit that enables them to make great gains as they share the gospel with others.

Whenever My beloved surrender their lives (their plans and their day) to Me, they gain the awareness of My presence throughout the day.  They also will never be at a loss for words because all they have to do is open their mouths, and I will fill their mouths with My words of wisdom

MATTHEW 10:39; LUKE 21:14-15

 


Saturday, June 18, 2016

RELIANCE

Throughout your life, you have relied on many things.  You have relied on the support of others.  You have relied on your finances to provide security.  You have relied on your health to protect you from illness.  All of these things you have relied on are the things of this world.

I want you to set your affection and your reliance on the things that are above, not on this Earth.  Circumstances are fickle.  They can change in an instant.  Only when you completely rely upon Me and the things eternal that I have given you will you be able to sail through every circumstance of life no matter how difficult they may be.

The things eternal that I have given you are My love, faith, grace, hope, forgiveness, mercy, and truth.
Rely on these eternal things today and every day, and you will have the strength to get through today and all of your tomorrows.

COLOSSIANS 3:2

Friday, June 17, 2016

RECREATION

Almost everyone loves to have times of recreation.  I remember how you used to love to have recess when you were young.  People do different things for recreation.  Some exercise and others just take time to read a book.  I have some suggestions for recreation that will change your life.

I am the creator of all things.  By Me and through Me and for Me were all things created that were created.  Therefore, I know exactly how to recreate you.  By that, I mean that I know how you can renew your mind and steady your emotions thereby recreating your soul.

By now, you probably know what I am about to share with you. Instead of reading just any book for recreation, take time to read My Word.  Every day read a portion of the Book of Proverbs where you will find the wisdom you need to live a fruitful life.  Then read a portion of the Book of Psalms where you will find calm and comfort to steady your emotions in the complicated world that you now live.

COLOSSIANS 1:16


Thursday, June 16, 2016

FRIEND

There was no Facebook when I walked on Earth.  You have the means now to have many friends through the technology that has been created.  There is, however, only one friend that will never forsake you.  I am that friend.

Just before I died on the tree, I told My beloved disciples that I no longer called them servants.  I called them My friends.  You are My friend also, and I enjoy your company daily.  I want you to acknowledge My presence with you moment by moment throughout each day of your life.

Good friends accept one another just the way they are, but they also exhort one another to love and good works.  Listen today for the exhortations that My Holy Spirit gives you, and talk to Me as a friend.  No greater love has a friend than he lays his life down for his friends.  I laid My life down for you.  Are you willing to lay your life (your plans and projects) for My sake today?

JOHN 15:13-15


Tuesday, June 14, 2016

GUILT

I bore your guilt and shame when I died on the tree to reconcile you to My Father.  My enemy will always try to put guilt, shame, and condemnation upon you.  Do not let him.

Whenever you feel guilty about anything, simply come to Me, and confess your sins to Me.  I have already forgiven you for all of your sins (past, present, and future).  I have dressed you with My righteousness.  Confession is for your benefit to place you in a position to receive My forgiveness and My cleansing.

Release any feelings of guilt, shame, or condemnation to Me immediately whenever you experience them.  Receive My cleansing that is always available to you.  Always remember that as far as the east is from the west, so far have I removed your transgressions.

ISAIAH 54:4-5; PSALM 103:12

Monday, June 13, 2016

DWELL

When I told My disciples to abide in Me, abide in My Word, and abide in My love, I was telling them to dwell or live with Me as you read My Word and live with Me as you express My love to others.  When you dwell with a person, you are in their presence continually.

I want you to daily be aware of My presence with you.  You dwell with your family by communicating with them and committing yourself to serve them.  It is so easy with the busy days you experience to forget that I stand ready for you to converse with Me throughout the day.

I want you to talk to Me about everything that you want to do in a day's time.  Then I desire for you to listen carefully to My Holy Spirit as He instructs you when to do things, how to do things, and what to say to others during the day.  My Spirit may have a totally different plan than yours, so be open to hear His voice throughout the day.  When you dwell with Me continually by being aware of My presence, I guarantee that your day will be full of joy.

JOHN 15; PSALM 16:11

Sunday, June 12, 2016

BEAUTY

David exhorted those who love Me to worship Me in the beauty of My holiness.  You may ask how do believers do this?  When you take time to be in My presence, I am able to reveal to you My beauty.

I have created you with a divine imagination.  However, to activate that imagination, you have to take time to worship Me in Spirit and in truth.  Few of My beloved take time to do this.  You live in an age when people busy themselves with all the new technology.  Most people today look down instead of looking up.

Today, I want you to take time to behold My beauty.  One day you will see Me face to face, but until that time you can catch glimpses of My beauty if you will just begin to forget about yourself and concentrate on Me and worship Me.  As you behold My face, your face will begin to shine with My glory.

PSALM 29:1

Saturday, June 11, 2016

KINGDOM

I came preaching the kingdom of God.  I want you to do the same.  Most people are looking for the message about My kingdom.  Paul wrote that My kingdom was not meat and drink, but it was righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.

So many today are looking for peace because the world is on a downward spiral of corruption.  Many have lost their joy because the kingdom of darkness seems to be expanding in the age you are now living.  Freedom from bondage can only happen when people accept and believe that I became sin for them even though I knew no sin in order that they might become the righteousness of God through Me.

Pray for those today who have not entered My kingdom, and pray for opportunities to share the news of My kingdom with them..  At the same time that the kingdom of darkness seems to be increasing, My Father is gathering His last great harvest of souls.  I want  you to be a laborer who can share the good news about My kingdom with those who need to be translated from the kingdom of darkness to the My kingdom of light. 

ROMANS 14:17; 2 CORINTHIANS 5:21

Friday, June 10, 2016

SHEEPFOLD

You are one of My sheep in My sheepfold.  I am your "Good Shepherd."  A good shepherd always looks for those sheep that have been left behind and are all alone.  He immediately goes to that sheep to put that sheep back into the sheepfold so that the lion or the wolf cannot devour that sheep.

There are those in My sheepfold who are alone and they feel lost.  They cannot find their way.  Be on the look out for those who have been overwhelmed by grief, rejection, or hurt.  Such people are brokenhearted.  The major fruits of a broken heart are confusion and loneliness.

I came to heal brokenhearted people.  However, I cannot do this alone.  Just as a great physician needs a nurse, I need you to be a nurse in the spirit to declare My love and My Word to brokenhearted people.  Pray for those in My body who have been wounded by others in My body, and then assist Me as I heal their hearts.

ISAIAH 61:1


Thursday, June 9, 2016

IMPACT

Many things happen in your life that impact you.  Those things often will have an influence over you the rest of your life. My disciples were impacted when they discovered that I had been raised from the dead.  They were impacted when I appeared to them after the resurrection.

As you reread the resurrection accounts recorded in My Word, you should be impacted once again by the truth that you also will be resurrected to have a new body.  So many of My beloved have their theories about when I will return.  Only My Father knows the hour and the day.

I do want you to look with eager anticipation for My return.  However, I want you to dwell on what My Word says about the resurrected life you will have with Me for all eternity.  Set your affection on the things above rather than the things of this Earth, and your daily problems will seem to fade as you comprehend the glory for all eternity that awaits you after you leave Earth.

COLOSSIANS 3:2




Wednesday, June 8, 2016

REASSURANCE

So many of My beloved want to have reassurance that they are hearing My voice clearly.  That reassurance will come when you and other believers check out what they are hearing with My Word.  My enemy would love to get many of My followers off the path that I have prepared for them, but he will not have success if My beloved will abide in My Word.

My Word is living and it is sharper than a two edged sword, and it is able to divide the soul from the spirit.   My Word can also discern the thoughts and the intents of the heart.  I am the way, the truth and the life. Allow My Spirit daily to enlighten you as you read My Word.

When you have a gentle impression to do or say something, the word from My word that you have hidden in your heart will help you to know whether or not to carry out the impressions that you receive. My sheep do hear My voice, so you can have confidence that I will lead and guide you into all truth when you daily abide in My Word.

HEBREWS 4:11-12

Monday, June 6, 2016

IMAGES

All mankind but eight people were destroyed in the flood because of their wicked imaginations. I designed man to have a divine imagination.  Images in the mind were created to help people picture the beauty of Me and My creation even when they had their eyes closed.

Since the fall, My enemy began to put his images, not Mine, in the minds of people.  I started again with Noah and his family to have a people who would worship Me in spirit and in truth.  As you know, it was not long before My enemy was able to place his images again in the minds of those on earth.

All idolatry begins in the mind.  Be aware today to guard the eye gate to your mind because if you are not alert to do this, My enemy will place images in your mind that can remain to block the purity of your worship of Me.  Always remember that when you are filled with My Spirit, I am able to do immeasurably more than all that you could ever imagine, according to My power that works within you.

EPHESIANS 3:20

Sunday, June 5, 2016

ERRANDS

Sometimes you feel like your "To Do List" is so full that the errands you have to accomplish seem to be everlasting.  When I walked on Earth, I just had two errands to fulfill.  Those two errands were to listen to My Father and then obey both what I saw Him do and what I heard Him say.

These two errands are the ones that I want you to fulfill daily.  In order to hear the voice of My Spirit, you must hearken to My voice which means to listen, listening.  Listening to My voice means that you have to quiet your spirit even in the midst of chaos. 

I have given you the power to see the unseen.  This is what faith is.  Faith is the substance of things hoped for, and the evidence of things not seen.  Use  your spiritual ears and eyes to help you do My Father's will today, and then call upon My Holy Spirit to give you the power to obey.

HEBREWS 11:1

Saturday, June 4, 2016

WATCH

There were two exhortations that I gave My followers just before I left Earth.  The two exhortations were, "Watch and pray."  As you know, the earth is groaning and laboring for My return, and the labor is getting more intense by the day.

You are in the beginning of sorrows, and this is the period of time that you, more than ever, should watch and pray.  Watch out for My enemy.  As Peter wrote, he truly is like a roaring lion who seeks whomever he can devour.  Paul wrote Timothy and said that in the last days many would hear and obey seducing spirits.

My enemy knows that his time is short, and this is why, more than ever, you should pray for those who have yet to come to know Me.  My enemy would love to keep them in bondage.  Cry out for the lost, and also pray for those believers who My enemy is trying to seduce.

MATTHEW 24:8, 26:41; 1 PETER 5:8; 1 TIMOTHY 4:1

Friday, June 3, 2016

LOST

I know how often you become frustrated when you lose something.  You remember where you put it, but now it is not there.  Instead of being frustrated, pray and say, "All things lost are found in the name of Jesus."  Then relax your mind.

My angels hearken at the voice of My Word and at the sound of My name.  Sometimes you forget that My angels are ministering spirits sent to help those who believe in Me.  They are always standing ready to help.  However, to activate them, you either need to declare My Word or speak My name out loud.

Frustration is usually a fruit of pride.  Pride causes your thoughts go inward, and you instantly become irritated and frustrated with either yourself or someone else when you lose something.  Turn your thoughts heavenward when you lose something and call out My name or speak My Word, and the frustration will leave.  Remember that I am the "Prince of Peace," and when your mind is at peace, you will be able to hear where to look for the object that is lost.

PSALM 103:20; HEBREWS 1:13-14

Thursday, June 2, 2016

EGO

You live in a "Me Generation" when so many people think only of themselves.  I have heard you say so many times that you have never seen a happy, selfish person.  This is why I made it clear in My Word that "It is more blessed to give than to receive."

When people are absorbed with themselves, they miss ever embracing My love, My joy, and My peace.  I grieve over such people because I am "The Way, The Truth, and The Life," that is available to all egocentric people.

When you meet people who you discern are only thinking about themselves, instead of criticizing such people, I want you to pray for them.  I have blessed you with life and life more abundantly.  Others can have that same life if you will pray for them and share My words of life and My love with them.

ACTS 20:35

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

DISCERN

My Holy Spirit enjoys giving My beloved insight about My Word.  As you read My Word and ask My Holy Spirit to be your teacher, you will be able to discern what voice is speaking to you.  Everyday you live, you have at least four voices that compete to get your attention.

The voices you hear are not audible, but you hear those voices with your mind and spirit.  The thoughts and intents of  your heart often are delivered to you as whispers in your inner man.  Only My Word and My Spirit are able to discern whether or not you are hearing from your own flesh, from My enemy, the world, or from Me.

The voice that I want you to tune into is the voice of My Spirit.  As you know, My Spirit speaks to you in a still, quiet voice.  In order to hear His instructions and directions for the day, you need to quiet yourself.  I exhort you to do this every morning before the other voices of this world have an opportunity to distract you.

HEBREWS 4:9-12; 131:2