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SOMMER FAMILY BLESSING

Welcome to the blog for Linda Sommer.

My Blog will cover three subjects:

WORD FROM THE LORD, FAMILY, and MINISTRY.

WORD FROM THE LORD
Every day I spend time with the Lord in the morning and He speaks to my heart words that are encouraging, exhorting and sometimes rebuking.

At first, I felt not to share these words with others, but then I realized I am just one of His followers. There are many people who need a word daily from the Lord, but they do not have the time to seek Him. This is why I decided to share the words I received from time to time. The messages are in first person as the the Lord relayed them to my spirtual ears.

FAMILY
We have three sons and nine grandchildren. There is something new happening all the time in the Sommer family. I will post some of these events of interest.

MINISTRY
Tom and I have traveled the world. To find out more about our ministry you may consult our webpage -
http://www.voiceofthesword.com/.
I will keep you updated on future speaking enagements and ministry developments.


Sunday, July 31, 2016

MEMORIES

I encourage you to record the memories of the times in your life that I have put you in the right place at the right time and answered many of your prayers.  The memories that you record will give future generations confidence that I do hear prayers and that I do answer them.

Moses only recorded the memories that were verbally passed down from generation to generation.  If he had not taken the time to write those stories, you would not have the foundational first five books of My Word.

When you apply the life principles recorded in the Torah, your life will be open to receiving My blessings.  Record how My Word and My Holy Spirit has helped you in your lifetime, and future generations will be encouraged to draw closer to Me so that their lives will also be blessed.

PHILIPPIANS 4:6-7

Friday, July 29, 2016

MISTAKES

People will make mistakes during their lifetime, but they must remember that I am the redeemer.
I can redeem every mistake you have ever made.  Of course, you may suffer the consequences of your mistakes for a season, but know that I am able to rescue before severe consequences occur.

Redemption of the mistakes you have made depends upon your turning to Me daily for wisdom.  The mistakes the heroes in My Word made all resulted when they failed to ask Me for wisdom before they acted.  So many of them went ahead of Me without My counsel.

Today and everyday, wait upon Me and ask Me for wisdom before you make life-changing decisions.  Remember that I am made unto you all wisdom.

1 CORINTHIANS 1:30
























Thursday, July 28, 2016

WEARY

Can you imagine how weary I was as I walked from town to town to preach and minister to the crowds?  Think about how weary My servant Paul and his companions were as they walked miles and miles to plant and revisit churches.

I know what it is to be weary.  However, My Word has promised this to those who are weary: "I give power to the faint; and to them that have no might I increase strength.  Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: but those who wait upon Me shall renew their strength: they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint."

Think about this promise today when you become weary.  Take time to allow My Holy Spirit to energize you.  Do not worry about tomorrow. Worry will cause your mind to be weary.

ISAIAH 40:29-31

 

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

CHANGE

Most everyone dislikes change.  When life changes occur there is always an adjustment.  Usually, people fear what awaits them after a change.  Some changes, however, are rewarding.  There is no fear or anxiety with the changes that I make in your life.

As you cooperate with My Holy Spirit day by day, you are being changed from glory to glory into My image. When Moses beheld My glory, his countenance was changed.  His face shined so brightly that he had to put a veil over his face.  The same will happen to you when you behold My glory.

The only way you can behold My glory is by spending time in My presence.  When you with an open face behold My glory, you are changed into My image from glory to glory by My Spirit.  Spend time with Me today, and others will behold My glory in your face.

2 CORINTHIANS 3:18; EXODUS 34:33-35

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

PRINCIPLES

I recall when you first received your Russian son to live in your home, you asked him, "Are you a Christian?"  His response was, "No, but I am a principled young man."  That was the beginning of a great adventure for Vladimir.  I have had My hand on him since he was born and even when he was in his mother's womb.

Soon after he was in your home, he became a born again believer.  You paid him to memorize Proverbs, and soon he changed as he applied the principles in My Word.  This is the pattern for every believer.

Life changing things happen when a person applies the life principles found in My Word.  However, when believers begin to believe, receive, and declare My promises, they can partake of My divine nature daily.  All of My promises are "Yes and Amen" in Me. When believers immerse themselves in My promises, they will become more like Me.. Today, believe, receive, and declare My promises.

2 PETER 1:1-4; 2 CORINTHIANS 1:20


Monday, July 25, 2016

SLEEP

I knew that Lazarus was dead, and I intentionally waited a few days before I went to see him.  Father had given Me the assignment to raise him from the dead.  When I heard that Lazarus was sick, I said, "This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby."

After a few days, I told the disciples, "Our friend Lazarus sleeps; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep."  The day will come when at the sound of God's trumpet ant the voice of the archangel that I will awaken all those who died in Me.

There is no reason for you to fear death because you have been made righteous by My blood. When you physically die, you will simply fall asleep and you will awake in My arms.  At your last breath, your spirit will leave your body and will be forever with Me.  Later I will give you a glorified body on that great resurrection day.

JOHN 11:11-14; 2 THESSALONIANS 4:14-18

Sunday, July 24, 2016

FORWARD

When you were born again, you became a part of My army of saints on Earth.  You entered an intense warfare in the spirit realm.  Many of My beloved fail to understand their part in this warfare.  Military commanders always give their marching orders to those under their authority. 

Today I want to remind you of your marching orders.  I want you to hear My command, "Forward march."  Always remember that I have given you all power over the power of My enemy.  You have the power in My name and by My blood to bind demonic spirits in My blood and send them to Me.  I will then deal with those evil, unclean spirits.

I want you to curse the fruits or manifestations of those demonic spirits.  Then I want you to loose My Spirit of power, love, and a sound mind to those who have been victimized by My enemy.
I will give you clear discernment even today about what to bind and what to loose.  I have promised that whatever you bind on Earth is bound in heaven (the second heaven where My enemy dwells), and whatever you loose on Earth is loosed in heaven.

MATTHEW 18:18-20; LUKE 10:19; 2 TIMOTHY 1:7

Saturday, July 23, 2016

ELEMENTARY

Sometimes My beloved feel like reading the Bible over and over again is an elementary exercise.  However, My Word is eternal and never elementary.  Ask My Holy Spirit to be your teacher as you read My Word, and He will give you revelation knowledge.

Reading My Word is like digging for treasure.  There are so many hidden jewels in My Word that will cause you to be spiritually rich when you apply My Word to your life. 

My Word never returns to Me void, and it always performs what it is sent out to do.  Today, not only read My Word, but also speak My Word out loud.  The moment you speak My Word, My holy angels come to attention and they are ready to give you assistance.

ISAIAH 55:11;PSALM 103:20

Friday, July 22, 2016

SWORD

I said that I came to bring a sword.  That word seems very severe, but I meant it to be severe.  My Word is the Sword of the Spirit.  It is living and powerful.  It is able to do the following things:  pierce, divide the soul and the spirit, and the flesh (joints and marrow) and discern the thoughts and intents of your heart.

The surgical knife is two-edged.  Surgeons use this knife carefully to cut away what needs cutting away before they remove the diseased organ.  I am the "Great Physician" Who uses My Word to cut away all that is standing in the way of  your being conformed to My image.

Most surgery is painful, and the recovery can be long, but when I do My work of healing your heart to cut away the roots of bitterness, unforgiveness, resentment, and anger, and pride, I place the My oil, the balm of Gilead, over your heart.  Preparation for surgery is your part.  Submit and yield to Me and My Word daily, and the surgery on your heart will be successful.

MATTHEW 10:34; HEBREWS 4: 12


Thursday, July 21, 2016

SCHEDULE

Most everyone follows some kind of schedule each day.  A schedule helps you at least to accomplish some things on your "To Do List."  I did not have a schedule when I walked on Earth.  I simply listened to My Father as He instructed Me to do the next thing.   I want you to do the same.

Tuning  your ear to hear My Spirit Who has the assignment to lead and guide you will not happen unless you commit the day and your works to Him.

It is good to have a "To Do List," but top on that list should be a time spent with Me in the morning when you pray and ask Me to order your day.  It takes less than a minute to do this.  While you are drinking your first cup of coffee or tea, simply pray, "Lord I want to go your way today.  I want to do your works today."  At the end of the day you will be amazed at how fruitful your day has been.

PROVERBS 16:3


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

GEARS

You live in an age when gears are extremely important.  Cars and machinery depend upon the function of the gears that thrust them into motion.  I have heard you say, "People should get their minds in the right gear before they step on the gas peddle of their tongues."

I always laugh when you say this because that exhortation is exactly what James wrote about.  He emphasized the power that the tongue has.  What you speak reveals what gear your heart and your mind are using. Are you using the forward gear, the neutral gear, or the reverse gear?

Sadly, many of My beloved are using the reverse gear today.  The negative speech that is coming out of so many of My believers is inspired by My enemy.  Make sure today that your speech is filled with grace and seasoned with salt.  Salt preserves and adds flavor.  Pour salt on your tongue today.

JAMES 3;  COLOSSIANS 4:6


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

ADMIT

Most people lie because they do not want to admit that they have done something wrong. Throughout the Bible you will see that even the forefather's of our faith lied because they did not want to admit to their wrong doing.

When I died on the tree and shed My blood to provide the perfect sacrifice for the forgiveness of sins, I paved the way for mankind to freely admit their sin to My heavenly Father.  I paid the price that purchased forgiveness of sins (past, present, and future) to all who will believe and receive Me as their Lord and Savior.

Rejoice today because you no longer have to hide or cover up your sins. Cleansing from sin by My shed blood is always available those who will come to Me to receive My forgiveness.

1 JOHN 1:7-9 










Monday, July 18, 2016

TOGETHER

The reason I said that I will be with you always even to end of this world is because I want you to know that you are never alone.  However, to know My presence with you in the most excellent way, I have called every believer to be in a fellowship of believers.

When you are connected to a fellowship of believers, you will see clearly the different parts of My body.  You will see people who demonstrate the various fruits of My Spirit and the gifts of My Spirit.

It is true that I said, "Without Me, you can do nothing," but if you are not connected to My body of believers on Earth, you will not be able to be as fruitful as I desire for you to be. Stay connected not only to Me, but to others in My body.  Study My Word with them, pray with them, and sing songs of praise and worship with them.

MATTHEW 28:20; 1 CORINTHIANS 12; JOHN 15:4-5




Sunday, July 17, 2016

EVENT

I know how you look forward  to certain events in your life.  There are those, however, who are discouraged and who feel as though they have nothing to look forward to in the future.  I want you to take seriously the exhortation in My Word to daily exhort My beloved to love and good works.

You live in times when My adversary can be successful in using his diabolical instrument of discouragement.  Those who set their affections on the things of this Earth can easily be discouraged.

There is one event that all who believe in Me can look forward to.  That event is when they will see Me face to face.  In the mean time, there is much work for My laborers to do.  Encourage and pray for those you know who are discouraged, and remind them that I want to use them in these last days to be vessels of My light who will shine brighter and brighter every day in this dark world.

HEBREWS 3:13; EPHESIANS 2:10

Saturday, July 16, 2016

WITHHOLD

The word, "withhold," has a negative connotation.  My adversary put the first thought of withholding in mankind.  My plan was to give, give, and give when I created the Earth.  Satan was able to put the thought in Eve's mind that I was withholding something good from her and her mate.

That wicked serpent tantalized Eve with the thought that if she ate of the fruit from the forbidden tree, she could become like the gods, knowing good and evil.  When Eve saw that the tree was good for food,  that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree that could make her wise, she took Satan's bait and ate the forbidden fruit.

Satan is using this same tactic to tempt many today.  He knocks on the door of the lust of the flesh (indulging the five senses I created in an obsessive, addictive way); the lust of the eyes (vain imaginations and greedy longings in the mind), and the lust of the pride of life (trying to know more than I know and trusting in yourself rather than trusting in Me).  Do not take Satan's bait when he tempts you to open the door of one or all of these three lusts.  Overcome him by declaring My Word as I did when he tempted Me in the wilderness.

GENESIS 3:1-7; 1 JOHN 2:15-17

Friday, July 15, 2016

INFANCY

When you were born, you were totally dependent upon your parents to feed, clothe, and to meet your every need.  You cried loudly when those needs were not met. 

I have seen you mature both physically and spiritually, and I am delighted with your development in both areas.  I came to give you life and to give it more abundantly, and I can take care of all of  your needs both physically and spiritually.

The goal of  parents is to help a child develop to be independent of their help.  However, My goal for you is that you grow more and more dependent upon Me to meet your every need.  My Word says that without Me, you can do nothing.  Give yourself fully to Me daily, and depend upon Me to give you both the will and the way to do My Father's will.

JOHN 10:10; PHILIPPIANS 2:13

Thursday, July 14, 2016

CONVENIENCE

You live in a country that provides every convenience for living a comfortable life.  However, remember that there are many in your own country who are lacking the basic needs of life.  Pray and listen intently to My Holy Spirit Who can show you inventive and constructive ways of helping people in need.

I spent My time on Earth helping people in need.  Most of the needs were physical and spiritual, not financial. God chose others to meet our needs as the disciples and I went from town to town. 

I loved to visit Mary, Martha, and Lazarus because I knew that Martha would always have a good meal for me.  Mary, however, supplied something even more important than food to meet My need.  She sat at My feet and listened as I taught her many things.  Are you willing today to take time to meet My need for fellowship with you?  Are you willing to be inconvenienced during this day by people who are needy?  Give Me opportunity today to fill you with a fresh anointing to empower  you to meet the needs of others.

LUKE 10:38-42

Friday, July 1, 2016

TRAVEL

When I was on Earth travel was simple.  We either traveled by boat, beasts or feet.  Today you have many modes of travel.  Your hope is that you will have clear communication ability wherever you go.

Communication with your friends and loved ones will be limited where you will be spending the next few weeks.  However, My communication lines are always open through prayer.

Ask your loved ones and friends to pray for you from today to July 14.  I will remind them by My Holy Spirit to pray for My anointing to be upon you as you speak at the family camp in Victoria B.C.
One of the greatest ways that you can demonstrate My love for others is by praying for them.

1 JOHN 4:7-8


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