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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.


Friday, September 30, 2016

ISRAEL

I am the God of Israel.  Many who claim they  are believers do not love Israel.  Even in your country, some churches are turning their backs on Israel.  My Word has never changed.  Those who bless Israel will be blessed, and those who curse Israel will be cursed.

Israel is My "Promised Land" to My beloved Jewish people.  Many, however, who live in that land do not yet know Me as their Messiah.  When they turn to Me, the veil over their eyes will drop, and My plan to gather them to Myself will be fulfilled.

I exhort all those who believe in Me to pray for the peace of Jerusalem.  When you pray this prayer, you are praying for My return because there will be no peace in that land until I return to Earth. Pray daily for the leaders in Israel to have My wisdom, and pray for the leaders in your country to never turn their back on Israel.

NUMBERS 24:9; PSALM 122:6

Thursday, September 29, 2016

DOORS

I hold the key of David that can open the doors that no one can shut and close the doors that no man can open.  I have the power to open the doors for you and all those you are lifting in prayer.

I lead you and all My loved ones in paths of righteousness for My name's sake that I may be glorified in every work that I have prepared for you.  Those works are many, and they are written in your book of life.  I have prepared specific works from the foundation of the earth for each of My beloved.

Listen carefully to the instructions of My Holy Spirit as He leads you to those paths where I wait with the key that unlocks doors of ministry for you.  My Spirit will give you names of people to see and talk with in the future, and My Spirit will lead you to the people that I have assigned to help broaden the borders of your tent.  This is the time in history where My works will be manifested in a greater way through the vessels I have chosen.

REVELATION 3:7-8; PSALM 23:3; EPHESIANS 2:10

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

SILENCE

Many of My beloved never hear My voice because they have noise in their ears all day long.  My Holy Spirit speaks very softly.  He never demands or forces His way into your day.  He stands along side you and within you to instruct and counsel you.  However if you are hearing what the world has to offer all day long, you will never hear His voice.

I exhort you to continue doing your work during the day, but begin to make music in  your heart.  You can have an ongoing conversation with My Holy Spirit in your heart.  Those conversations will drown out the distractions of unnecessary voices.

When you do hear from My Holy Spirit, be quick to obey.  You will be able to discern whether or not My Spirit is speaking to you only if you abide in My Word.  My Word is your help because it is able to discern even the thoughts and intents of your heart.

PSALM 46:10; HEBREWS 4:12

Monday, September 26, 2016

UNDERSTANDING

Solomon prayed for wisdom to lead his people, and My Father granted that.  He was the wisest man on Earth before I came to Earth.  However, he lacked understanding.  This is why he disobeyed Me and gathered wives for himself and even allowed them to bring their gods into his kingdom.

My Word says that a man who commits adultery lacks understanding, and he kills his own soul.  All the riches that Solomon had did not satisfy him.  He considered that all life was simply vanity.

Solomon searched for the purpose of life towards the end of his life, and he finally understood that purpose..  He said, "Fear God, and keep is commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.  For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil."  Understanding is the bridge between wisdom and knowledge.  Pray today that you will keep the purpose of life in your heart and mind, and pray for the Holy Spirit to anoint you with the Spirit of understanding.

2 CHRONICLES 1:8-12; PROVERBS 6:32; ECCLESIASTES 12:13-14; ISAIAH 11:2

Sunday, September 25, 2016

HEARING

One of the manifestations of old age is hearing loss.  Like it or not, your physical body starts the down hill journey of physical aging moment you are born.  However, when the tent that your true self (your spirit) dwells begins to age, your spirit can increase in strength.

You have spiritual ears and spiritual eyes.  Instead of regretting the signs of aging, think of the latter  season of your life as one in which your spiritual eyes and ears can increase in their sensitivity to My presence.

Faith comes by hearing and hearing by My Word.  Make it your goal to tune your spiritual ears to hear My voice as you read My Word.  My Word is able to renew your mind, and spending time in My Word will also renew your spiritual senses. The eyes of your understanding will be enlightened, and you will be able to clearly hear the instructions of My Holy Spirit.

ROMANS 10:17

Saturday, September 24, 2016

RESOLUTE

A resolute person is determined, unwavering, and resolved.  That person has a firm, fixed purpose.  I want all of My beloved to be resolute in their walk in the Spirit.  When you keep your eyes fixed upon Me, you will be able to walk victoriously in the power of My Spirit. When you know that your only purpose on Earth is to glorify Me both in word and in deed, you will be unwavering as you yield each day to Me.

Commit your day, way, works, and body to Me daily.  Be resolute to daily train yourself to hear the voice of My Holy Spirit as He gives you gentle impressions throughout the day.  Obey those impressions.

Only when you turn your focus upon yourself will you be hindered from making progress in your walk with Me day by day. 

PALM 37:5; PROVERBS 16:3; ROMANS 12:1 












Friday, September 23, 2016

LOVE

I have noticed how many of My beloved have difficulty receiving My love.  My love is extravagant, eternal, and unconditional.  No human can love the way I love.  However, My Word says that if you are willing to open up your heart to Me, My holy Spirit can fill you to overflow with My love.

Many people quote 1 Corinthians as part of their vows when they marry.  Few realize that the "Love Chapter" is not talking about human love.  That chapter describes My love which is impossible for any human to demonstrate unless they allow My Holy Spirit to fill their hearts with My love.

Rejection, bitterness, unforgiveness, a judgmental and critical spirit, anger, pride, rebellion, and ungratefulness are the main attitudes that block My Holy Spirit from carrying out His assignment to fill your heart with My love.  You will know you are making progress in loving Me, others, and yourself when you stop thinking about yourself and instead, esteem others higher than  yourself.

ROMANS 5:5; 1 CORINTHIANS 13; PHILIPPIANS 2:3

Thursday, September 22, 2016

REPORTS

Waiting for certain reports such as doctor's reports, reports on exams, and reports or evaluations of your work performance can be difficult.  It is human nature to imagine that you may not receive a good report. When you are forced to wait to hear whether or not those reports are good or bad, I want you to think about the one report about you that is always good.

I do not grade you on your performance on Earth.  However, the reports I give about you to My Father are always good.  I see you as complete in Me.  Your destiny is to be conformed to My image, and you will have a good report when you see Me face to face.

When you do receive a report on Earth that is not good, consider My report.  Believe My report.
You are precious to Me and I will give you the strength to victoriously get through every trial.

PSALM 16:1-3




Wednesday, September 21, 2016

FILTER

The purpose of a filter is to remove all unwanted elements from whatever liquid is about to be used.  I have sent you a filter that will filter the unwanted elements from your soul.  That filter is My Holy Spirit.

My grace is always pouring down from heaven to you.  My grace is given to you to enable you to do what is impossible in the natural.  My grace is unmerited favor for you.  However, often My grace that brings blessings upon blessings to your life is not received.

My grace is blocked from activating in your life by the three worldly desires that are in your heart and everyone's hearts.  Whenever you give in to one of these lusts: the lust of the flesh (seeking to satisfy your senses in an addictive, obsessive way); the lust of the eye (greedy longings in the mind, covetousness, and vain imaginations); and the lust of the pride of life (trusting in yourself more than you trust in God), you have refused to receive My Holy Spirit Who will help you filter these unwanted elements in your soul. Refuse today to give in to these worldly desires, and you will have a blessed day.

1 JOHN 2:15-17

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

DELIGHT

I long for My beloved to experience delight when they have their quiet times with Me.  Just a few minutes in My presence will set your sails to go with the wind of My Holy Spirit.  When you delight yourself in My presence, I can instill in you My joy that will strengthen you throughout your day.

My Word says that the steps of a good man are ordered by Me when he delights in Me.  Look at the word "delight."  "Delight" contains the word, "Light," and I am able to light your path for the day.  I lead you in paths of righteousness for My name's sake.  This means that I have plans for you to glorify My name in every relationship and in every situation you may encounter today.

I also can lighten your load today.  My burden is light and I stand ready to take every care you have this day.  Release those cares to Me because it is My joy to perfect everything that is a concern to you.

PSALM 16:11, 37:23, 138:8; 23:3; MATTHEW 11:28-30;

Monday, September 19, 2016

FORBEARANCE

I exhort you to forbear with others.  When you forbear with others, you are willing to patiently put up with their shortcomings. If you have difficulty forbearing with others, the fruit of My love that needs to be developed in you is self-control.

When people disagree with  you, I do not want you to take this personally.  You never have to prove your point.  Use patient restraint and refuse to argue with the person.  Simply say, "I will consider and pray about what  you have shared."

Be patient with others because often they are not on the same  page as you are.  You need the anointing of My Holy Spirit when dealing with other people.  That anointing includes the spirit of wisdom, understanding, and counsel.  Always remember, I have created you to show forth My glory in every relationship.  Also remember that the person you disagree with is of infinite value to Me.  I died on the tree and shed My blood to redeem that person from My enemy.

ISAIAH 11:2; GALATIANS 5:22-23; ROMANS 3:23-26

Sunday, September 18, 2016

TRUST

One of the major reasons that people do not pray or come to Me with their problems is because they have no relationship with Me.  Relationships always begin with an introduction.  After the introduction, the people in the relationship need to get to know one another through conversations and activities together. 

Only when one meets frequently with another is trust established in the relationship.  A person can know all about My character by reading My Word, but not until they begin to communicate with Me on a daily basis do they begin to trust that what they have read is true.

Encourage those you know who have recently believed in Me to continue establishing a relationship with Me through daily spending time in My presence.  In My presence is fullness of joy, peace, and love.  When people experience My presence they will soon be able to trust Me to take care of all of their cares.

PSALM 16:11

Saturday, September 17, 2016

COMFORTABLE

Sometimes when My beloved receive instructions from My Holy Spirit, their response is, "I just don't feel comfortable doing that."  My Holy Spirit is the comforter, but His assignment is not to make you comfortable.  His assignment is to get  you out of your comfort zone and cause you to be bold to share My good news with others.

Think about My disciples and what happened to them after they received the promise of My Father.  Without hesitation, they followed My commission to them to "teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you."

My promise to them was that I would be with them until the end of the world.  This is My promise. I reminded them that I had been given all power in heaven and in earth. I am the One Who will empower you to get out of your comfort zone so that  you can follow the lead of My Spirit.

MATTHEW 28:18-20

Thursday, September 15, 2016

INVOICE

I know how you dread getting an invoice that lists all the money that you owe for a credit card or medical bill.  Each item is listed, and usually you check to see if what has been charged matches with your records.

There is one invoice that you do not have to check.  That invoice matches exactly with the record in heaven.  The invoice of your sins committed past, present, and future has a zero balance. You owe nothing.  I have paid your debt.

I paid your debt for sin and I bore your punishment for sin.  Few people recognize fully what I accomplished when I died on the tree and willingly gave Myself as the perfect sacrifice for sin.  Study My Word and you will discover that the invoice written in heaven frees you from much more than just your debt for sin.

ISAIAH 53

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

SLEEP

A scribe came to Me and said, "Master, I will follow You wherever You go, and I replied, "Foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man has no where to lay His head.
I am well acquainted with sleepless nights.  I spent many of them in prayer with My Father.

You live in an age where the world seems to be falling apart.  I do not want you to have sleepless nights because you are fearful about your future.  The way to counter sleepless nights is to pray.  When I prayed to My Father, He helped Me make up for a sleepless night spent in prayer the next day.  I  was able to have a sweet sleep the next night because I had no anxiety or fear.

I exhort you to get up out of bed and pray when you cannot go to sleep.  Release every care to Me, and then return to your bed.  You will then have a sweet sleep.  It is My joy to give My beloved sleep.

MATTHEW 8:20; PSALM 127:2  

Monday, September 12, 2016

RANSOM

When someone is kidnapped, the kidnappers usually require a ransom to be paid in order to set the victim free.  If the ransom is not paid, the kidnappers threaten to kill their victim.  This scenario relates to what Jesus died on the tree to set us free from Satan.

We were kidnapped by Satan when he was successful in capturing Adam and Even.  Their glory garments were changed to unrighteous rags because sin entered their hearts. 

When Jesus died to pay the ransom to redeem us from Satan, we were set free.  Satan had no other choice than to give those in bondage to his vicious deed back to our Father who chose to pay the ransom through the shed blood of His own son.  Our glory garments were restored and now we are safe in our Father's heart.  This scenario should make you shout "Hallelujah!" today.

MATTHEW 10:18; JOHN 3:16-17

Sunday, September 11, 2016

DEMONSTRATION

I am the only One Who knows the hearts of people.  However, you can know whether or nor My love is in the hearts of people by their actions and words.  I said, "You shall know them by their fruits."

When there is no fruit, there is no root.  Paul prayed that believers might be rooted and grounded in My love.  Paul listed the demonstrations of the fruit of My love when he wrote his letter to the churches in Galatia. 

When you see Me face to face, I will review your life, and you will be able to see those times you allowed My love to flow from your heart to others.  Think about this truth today, and your actions and words will be more loving.

MATTHEW 7:16; EPHESIANS 3:17; GALATIANS 5:22

Saturday, September 10, 2016

DESIGN

Believe it or not, you were designed to conform to My image.  What does that mean.  You might ask, "What is My image?"  The main part of My image that I want you to replicate is My love.  My Father so loved you that He sent Me to die to free you from guilt and shame.

There is no way that you can replicate what I did for you when I died to shed My blood to cleanse you of all unrighteousness.  That unrighteousness included removing as far as the east is from the West  your transgressions, iniquities, and sins.  The image of My death to free you and forgive you cannot be repeated.  When I said, "It is finished." I was saying that My work in bodily form on Earth was completed.

The day is coming when I will return to Earth in bodily form, but until that day you are called to be My hands to reach out to others, My feet to follow My Father's will on Earth, My mouth to proclaim the good news of My perfect sacrifice, and My arms to embrace those who are brokenhearted.  You can replicate My love to others, and today would be a great day to begin.

JOHN 3:16-17

Friday, September 9, 2016

VALUE

You are of infinite value to Me.  The price I paid to redeem you or to buy you back from My enemy was My blood that is more precious than silver or gold.  I know your frame.  I know your thoughts.  I know your every act and every Word.  You do not ever have to feel that I do not accept you even with  your unpolished ways.  I love you just the way you are.

I already know your heart, but I try your heart so that you can discover those things in your life that need to be released to Me.  As you release those things in your life that do not reflect My character, My Spirit is able to conform you to My image.

Your value to Me will not change because I consider you as priceless.  However, as you allow Me to live within you and daily walk in the power of My Spirit, your value in My kingdom on Earth will increase.  My Word says that precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of a saint.  This simply means that when you leave this Earth, it is costly to My Kingdom on Earth because My glory light and love that shined from you to others will no longer be on Earth.

PSALM 116:15

Thursday, September 8, 2016

DETRIMENT

It is a detriment to those who do not submit themselves to Me and resist My enemy.  The damage My enemy can do to such a person is great.  This is why I have called My intercessors to pray for such people.  So many in this world have no idea of how to pray for themselves or how to receive My love.

My heart is so grieved when I see people victimized by My enemy.  There are boundaries to My intervention on Earth.   I have chosen to limit My intervention on this Earth through My body on Earth and their prayers.

Prayer is the connection between heaven and Earth.  I constantly make intercession for people who have been lifted up to Me by the prayers of intercessors.  I lay on the hearts of My beloved the people they are to lift in prayer daily.  Be sensitive to My leading of how to pray and what to pray for people you know who have been victimized by My enemy.

REVELATION 8:4

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

INITIATE

Taking the first step to share My good news with someone is often difficult.  There are many things that will stand in the way.  First of all, My enemy will try to intimidate you by telling you that the person you would like to speak to will not receive what you have to say.  He will also cause you to be fearful.  Do not receive these bombardments of thoughts that he sends you to keep you from initiating a conversation with that person.

Do your warfare ahead of time.  Bind the spirit of antichrist in My name and loose the Holy Spirit of Truth to that person.  Pray in the Spirit, and also pray for an open door for you to share with this person.

Look at how I initiated conversations with people as I walked along the Galilee.  I spent time in prayer with My Father before the dawning of a new day.  I knew then that My Father would direct My steps by the Holy Spirit, and that He would see to it that I would encounter those with prepared hearts that day.  I exhort you to do the same.

MARK 1:35

Monday, September 5, 2016

WRITING

It is so important that you write down the inspirations that I give you.  Many of My beloved fail to do this.  The Bible is My Word given directly to the writers through the power of My Spirit.  Every word is important.

When you write down the inspirations that you receive from My Spirit as you read My Word, what you have written can be passed down to future generations. 

Always remember that I have written you on the palms of My hands, and that I delight in writing My principles on the tablet of your heart.

ISAIAH 49:16; 2 CORINTHIANS 3:3


Sunday, September 4, 2016

REGRETS

Regrets only develop when you plan your days without submitting your plans to Me.  So many of My beloved have lived too many days without first submitting their day to Me.

I want you to have a blessed day every day.  I want you to have a day without regrets.  Your submission to Me every morning will position you to conquer whatever My enemy's plans for you are that day.

My enemy wants to take your focus off of Me and on to what is happening in the world.  He wants to bombard you with accusations and negative thoughts about those you will encounter in a day's time. You are not in a position to fight those thoughts if you have gone your way without communing with Me before you leave your home.  Commit yourself, your works, and your way to Me, and you will have no regrets at the end of the day.

JAMES 4:7; PROVERBS 16:3; PSALM 37:5

Saturday, September 3, 2016

STILL

I am still your Savior, your Redeemer, your mediator, your "Good Shepherd," your lover, your friend forever, your healer, your restorer, your glory, your wisdom, your discernment, your counselor, your all in all.  Without Me, you can do nothing.

Sometimes My beloved forget that I am the "Unchanging God."  I am still the same as I was before the beginning of time and I will be the same always and forever.  These truths should give you great security because you live in an ever changing world.

I am your High Priest and the Bishop of your soul.  Often your soul (mind, emotions, and will) will experience trauma and turbulence, but I am your anchor when the waves of adversity seem to drown you.  I want you to take time today to still your soul.  As you sit in quietness, remember Who I am to you.  You can do all things through Me. I stand ready to strengthen and help you.

HEBREWS 13:8

Friday, September 2, 2016

LIVING

I am the Word made flesh.  I am the living Word.  I came so that your day by day living would be abundant in My love, grace, mercy, forgiveness, and power. 

There are many who feel like their life has not been abundant.  This is because some of My beloved have not yet reckoned themselves dead to sin and alive in Me.  When I died on the tree, a great exchange took place.  Many do not understand that when I died, those who believe in Me also died, and when  I rose again from the dead, they were also raised with Me.

It is only when you, as a believer, receive the true fact that you were crucified with Me, and  the life you now live in the flesh, you live by My faith. Your life is no longer your own.  The mystery is that you and I are now one.  When you understand these truths, you will not be easily hurt and you will not count up the suffered wrongs in your life.   I love you and gave My life so that I can now live My life through you.

GALATIANS 2:20

Thursday, September 1, 2016

AVAILABILITY

I always want you to be available to minister to My beloved.  In order to be available, you need to be flexible.  I know you have your plans for the day, but nothing is more important than ministering to those in need.

So many in My body on earth are under great stress.  The major strategy of My enemy is to wear out the saints in the last days.  He has two ways of doing this.  The first way is to make them so busy that they will not have time to commune with Me and receive the strength from Me that will carry them throughout the day.

The second way he seeks to wear out the saints is to put them under untold pressure in their work situation or in their family relationships.  Make it  your top priority to minister to those in My body who are under great attack from My adversary.

REVELATION 13:7