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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, October 31, 2016

RECENT

Most  everyone wants to hear about the most recent news.  The news on Earth may change daily, but My good news always is the same.  I want you to be able to share My good news when the opportunity presents itself.

My Father so loved the world that He sent Me to redeem people from sin.Without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sins.  When I died on the tree, My shed blood provided the payment  necessary to atone for the sins of the world.

Those who believe in Me will not perish for their sins, but instead will inherit eternal life.  I died and was resurrected and am alive today to save all those who will receive this free gift of salvation.

JOHN 3:16-17
 

Saturday, October 29, 2016

RECEIVE

I know that you have seen many people who have received various awards. When you enter heaven, you and all believers will receive rewards for the things that you allowed Me to do through you on Earth.  Those rewards will pale in comparison to receiving in all fullness My perfect love.

You have experienced My love in measure on Earth, but when you reach your heavenly home, you will know My imeasurable love. Until that time, daily ask Me to reveal more of My everlasting, extravagant love to you.

My Holy Spirit will respond to your request by filling you with a fresh measure of My love daily.  You are to give away what you receive by touching others with My love and by telling them how much I love them.

JOHN 3:16-17

Friday, October 28, 2016

ANTICIPATION

When I walked on Earth, I woke up anticipating the fruitful day that I would experience that day.  I had spent most of the early hours before dawn in conversation with My Father.   He told Me the experiences I would have during the day, but He always left a few surprises for Me.

The interruptions that occurred as I walked the Sea, turned out to be divine appointments that My Father knew about, but I did not.

Look forward to this day with great anticipation because  there will be divine appointments during the day. Know with assurance that your day is planned by My Father, so listen carefully to the Holy Spirit as He directs your steps.

PSALM  37:5

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

VISITS

I know how you look forward to having a visit with relatives who live far away.  You plan each day with joyful expectation of the fun times you will have together and the good conversations you will share.

In reality, I am your closest relative, and I am as close to you as your next breath.  I want you to joyfully expect having many visits with Me throughout each day.  You can be intentional in planning these visits or you can look forward to many surprise visits when I interrupt your thoughts with a word of encouragement from Me.

I am so glad that you are in My family.  When you awaken every morning, I look forward to the times we will spend together.  Of course, I am always with you, but sometimes you get busy and forget this true promise.

MATTHEW 28:20




Sunday, October 23, 2016

INVISIBLE

What you see with your natural eyes is temporary.  What you see with your spiritual eyes is eternal. Everyone born has more than one set of eyes.  Your physical eyes can see colors, flashes of light, and darkness.

Your spiritual eyes can be opened to behold Me and My love.  I am eternal and My love is also eternal.  Pray for those who only see with their physical eyes.  Pray for their spiritual eyes to be enlightened to understand Who I am and why I came to Earth.

Thank Me today for opening your spiritual eyes to see Me by faith.  I may seem invisible to many, but I am more real than anything visible.  I want your eyes today to visibly reflect My eternal love for you and the others.

JOHN 3:16-17

Saturday, October 22, 2016

PERCEPTION

The way you perceive people usually determines your inter-action with them.  When I walked on the shores of the Galilee and also taught in many synagogues around the sea, I inter-acted with many people. I depended upon the Holy Spirit to help Me see each person as My Father saw them.

It is so easy to make quick judgments of people when you judge according to their outward appearance.  Only My Holy Spirit can help you see the person within.  Ask My Spirit to help you perceive others as I do.

Every person you encounter daily is precious to Me.  I desire to have them know Me as I know them.  I am counting on you to express My love to all you meet, and also I want you to pray that they may come to know and love Me as you know and love Me.

JOHN 3:16-17

Friday, October 21, 2016

DIVISION

I prayed that all those who believe in Me might be one as the Father and I are one.  The Father and I were unified in our purpose and plan.  I am making intercession continually that the answer to this prayer be manifested on Earth.

Pray that My love would bind My body on Earth together so that My kingdom will come and My will shall be done on Earth as it is in heaven.  Bind the spirit of anti[Christ in My blood and release My Spirit of power, love, and a sound mind.

When you gather together with other believers, allow My Holy Spirit to pour My love into and out of your hearts so that the world will be amazed at how you love one another.  Do not allow division.  How lovely it is when brethren dwell together in unity.  United you will be able to successfully stand against Satan.

JOHN 17:20-21

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

DETAILS

I am a detailed God.  So many of My beloved get all worried and anxious about the details of future events that they are planning.  I want you to release those details to Me.

I am perfect in every way, but I am not a perfectionist.  Often when someone is planning a special event, they are paralyzed when they think about all that they have to do and how in the world will it all get done.

I want you to relax, enjoy the moment, and simply ask My Holy Spirit the next thing that needs to be done.  Leave the details to Me.  My Spirit is a wonderful administrator, and He knows exactly what needs to be done and what can be left undone.  When you walk in the Spirit, I am so pleased because it demonstrates to Me that you trust Me even with the smallest details in your life.

PSALM 37:5


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

CHALLENGE

You face challenges every day as I did when I walked on Earth.  The major challenge I had was to keep My focus on what My Father wanted Me to do moment by moment.  The crowds sometimes were distracting, and I had to really tune My ears to hear the Holy Spirit above the noise and clamor of the crowds.

Because I was both God and man, I experienced the same challenges that you have daily.  I learned to stay in constant communication with My Father by asking Him throughout the day to tell Me the next thing to do.  I only did what My Father told Me to do, and I only said what My Father told Me to say.

Today, I want you to tune your spiritual ears to hear the instructions My Spirit gives you as you seek instructions for the next thing to do.  The key to living in the Spirit is to live in the moment.  Be alert to hear Me speak to your spirit throughout this day.

JOHN 5:19, 


Monday, October 17, 2016

RESCUE/RESTORE

I came to rescue you from the enemy's plans.  His plan was to steal, kill, and destroy.  My plan for you is to give you abundant life (abundant peace, joy, and love).

When someone is rescued from drowning, the work of the rescuer has only begin.  The water that was swallowed by the person who almost drowned needs to be expelled, and then the rescuer must breathe breath into the lungs of that person.

I came to rescue you from drowning in sin. Then I sent My Holy Spirit to breathe his breath into you.  Shortly after I was resurrected, I breathed the Holy Spirit into My disciples.  This began their restoration from a life filled with thoughts of self to a life filled with love for others and for Me.  You are still in the restoration process.  Today breathe in the fresh anointing of My Spirit, and breathe out all fleshly, selfish thoughts.

JOHN 10:10, 20:19-23

Sunday, October 16, 2016

RANDOM

There is nothing random in My kingdom.  From the beginning of time and even before the foundation of the Earth, My Father had a plan.  That plan will move forward unhindered by what you may consider impossible odds.

There are no odds in My Kingdom.  My servant Paul wrote about the plan My Father has when he wrote his letter to the church at Ephesus.  He wrote, "that in the dispensation of the fulness of times, He (My Father) might gather together in one all things in Me, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in Him: that we (His saints) should be to the praise of His glory, who first trusted in Me."

At the end of time, every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that I am Lord.  Pray for those  you know who have not yet made that choice to believe in Me.  Your prayers will avail much.

EPHESIANS 1; ROMANS 14:11; PHILIPPIANS 2:10

Friday, October 14, 2016

FORGET

I know that as a person ages the short term memory begins to lose some of it efficiency.  I do not want you to worry or fret over this because where you are weak, I can make you strong. 

Make it your goal to renew your mind daily by reading and applying My Word.  Understand that it is true that your body will not function like it used to when you were young because of the aging process.  This never would have happened if Adam and Eve had not sinned.

I came to redeem and restore what the enemy stole from Adam and Eve that fateful day in the Garden.  Call upon Me to strengthen you daily, and speak this word, "As your days are, so will be your strength.

GENESIS 3;2 CORINTHIANS 12:10; PSALM 105a;118:14

Thursday, October 13, 2016

EVENINGS

Evenings were the times I looked forward to the most when I was on Earth.  I knew that My disciples and I would be stopping soon to either camp out and fry fish or go to Peter's home where we were always welcomed by his Mother-in-law.

One night when we arrived at Peter's house, his Mother-in-law was sick with a fever.  I took her by the hand, and lifted her up; and immediately the fever left her, and she was able to minister to us.  When the sun had set many came to Peter's home to be healed at My hand.

The lesson I want you to learn from this episode is that you also must take what is at hand, and then follow the lead of My Spirit to do what He speaks to your heart to do.  Too many of My beloved miss the moment that I have given them as a gift.  Treasure every moment and listen to My Spirit because who ever you are with at the moment needs My love demonstrated to them in some way.

MARK 1:28-32

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

SCHEDULE

I had no schedule when I walked on Earth.  It was my custom to spend the early morning hours before dawn to talk with My Father, and then I just listened to the Holy Spirit Who led and guided me to be at the right place at the right time.

This is the way walking in the Spirit works.  When you tune your spiritual ears to hear from My Holy Spirit every morning and ask Him to lead and guide you, you will never miss out on any divine appointments.  What a joy it is to surrender your days to My Spirit because then you are not pressed and pushed for time

Whenever you are pressed and pushed for time, you are vulnerable to receive the subtle suggestions of My enemy who always wants to get you on a path that I have not prepared for you.  Commit your way to Me today, and I will bring to pass the will of My Father in your life, and I will also empower you to walk in His ways.

PSALM 37:5


Tuesday, October 11, 2016

BARRIERS

There are many barriers that limit people from advancing spiritually.  Most of these barriers are strongholds that have formed in the minds of people.  These strongholds may be generational or they may be formed by indoctrination, environment, or experience.

Some people put up their own barriers by continually giving in to certain lusts such as the lust of the flesh (the attempt to satisfy the five senses in an addictive or obsessive way)  Others cannot resist Satan when they are tempted to give in to the lust of the eyes (greedy longings in the mind and vain imaginations such as pornography).

The main barrier that keeps people from receiving My gift of salvation is pride.  The lust of the pride of life is trusting in yourself and your own resources more than you trust in God.  Everyone born on Earth has these three lusts until they die.  These lusts are a part of the soul (mind, will, and emotions).
Only I can help you to resist Satan when you are tempted to give in to these lusts.  I am both the barrier and bondage breaker.  Give the battle to Me.

1 JOHN 2:15-16

Sunday, October 9, 2016

POSTPONE

I know how disappointed you are when future events that you were looking forward to are postponed for some reason.  You were eagerly awaiting that special vacation or celebration of an event. 

There is one event on your calendar that will never be postponed. That event is My soon return to Earth.  Only My Father knows the time of that event, but He will not postpone it.  He already has that day in mind, and My return will occur right on His time.

There is a crown of righteousness laid up for those who look forward to and love My appearing.  When Paul wrote his letters to the churches, he eagerly anticipated My return.   Paul thought that I could return at any moment of his life.  I want you to think that way also.  My Father has been preparing My house to receive you, My bride.  When it is ready, I will return.

2 TIMOTHY 4:8


Saturday, October 8, 2016

IRRITATION

I had many opportunities to become irritated with people when I walked along the Sea of Galilee.  So many people came to Me with so many problems.  I easily could have become overwhelmed and even irritated with some people.

It took the power of the Holy Spirit to help Me not to become continually irritated with the Pharisees and Scribes.  As you know, I did lose it on occasion with those who took advantage of others.  It was righteous indignation that I expressed when I turned over the tables of the money changers who were cheating people when they bought their sacrifices. They had defiled the Temple that was designed to be a house of prayer.

Be on guard against irritation in your life.  Irritation is a fruit of pride.  When things do not go your way or when people disagree with you, you can easily become irritated with situations and people.  Keep in mind that I consider every person a person worth the shedding of My blood to save them.  This thought will help you to be patient with people who could irritate you.

MARK 11:15-18

Friday, October 7, 2016

DESTROYER

I came to destroy the works of the devil, and I have given you the power to do the same.  Isaiah wrote these words, "Behold, I have created the smith that blows the coals in the fire, and that brings forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy.  No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment, you shall condemn.  This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,, and their righteousness is of me, says the Lord (Isaiah 54:16-17).

Isaiah was prophesying that all those who are servants of Mine will have all power over all the power of the enemy.  You are that instrument that I have created to do My work to destroy the works of the devil.

Isaiah also wrote, "Behold, I make you a new sharp threshing instrument that has teeth, you shall thresh the mountains, and beat them small, and shall make the hills as chaff.  You shall fan them, and the wind shall carry them away, and the whirlwind shall scatter them: and  you shall rejoice in the Lord, and shall glory in the Holy One of Israel (Isaiah 41:15-16)."  I have given you all power in My name to dissolve every mountain the devil has put in your path.  Use that power today.

ISAIAH 54:16-17; ISAIAH 41:15-16

Thursday, October 6, 2016

SHIELD

I am a shield for you, and I am your glory and the lifter of your head.  When you are facing hard trials, I want you to allow Me to lift your head upward to see Me in the Spirit.  I never turn My back on you.  I am always face to face with you.

My beloved David, the psalmist, knew the secret to traveling through trials with Me.  He always kept My face before him.  Of course, he could not see Me with his physical eyes, but he looked heavenward to Me and cried out to Me for help.

There is only one way to rise above the trying circumstances you face.  That way is to face Me.  I will shield you then and give you wisdom about the steps you should take to get through whatever trial you are facing.  When David wrote that I am his glory, he was saying that I would manifest My presence to  him in a tangible way.  I want to lift your head today.

PSALM 3:3, 105:4

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

FIGHT

I am the One Who fights your battles.  I am Captain of the Heavenly Hosts.  I have angels who are ready to do My bidding, but few even of My beloved call upon Me to do battle for them.  My myriads of angels stand ready to help you.

As you read My Word, you will see how often My angels came to the rescue of people who were in trouble.  My Word clearly says that the Angel of the Lord is encamped around about those who fear Me.  David was writing about Me when he wrote Psalm 34.  I am the Angel of the Lord Who was the manifestation of My presence on Earth even before I was born in the flesh.

I was the One Who led the children of Israel into the Promised Land.  I was the One Who appeared to Joshua just before he went in to conquer the land.  I am with you now, so you have nothing to fear.
Give your battles to Me, speak the Word I give you to speak, and cooperate with Me as I fight your battles.

PSALM 34:7

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

CALL

Jeremiah 33:33 is My telephone number.  This verse says, "Call  upon Me, and I will answer you and who you great and mighty things that you know not.  Too few of My beloved place that call to Me daily.

Today and every day I want you to call upon Me.  The great and mighty things that I will show you are My grace (My supernatural power to do what is impossible in the natural); My wisdom, understanding, and knowledge, and most of all My mercy, long-suffering, and love.

It is My joy to answer you whenever you call.  I am expecting your call today.

JEREMIAH 33:33:

Monday, October 3, 2016

EVENING

I loved spending My early evening times with friends who hosted Me.  I attended all the feasts in Jerusalem, and My Jerusalem friends usually invited Me to share evening meals with them near the Feast of Tabernacles. 

I also loved spending time with My family as we broke bread together in the evenings during the Feast of Tabernacles.  The last time I went to the Feast in Jerusalem, I was led by the Holy Spirit to wait until close to the end of the Feast to make My journey to Jerusalem.  My brothers wanted Me to go up to Jerusalem for all of the Feast, but I knew I had to wait.

It was difficult for Me to see My family enjoying their meals in their succah during the feast.  I was on the outside looking in as they had their meals together.  This was one of the occasions when I identified with those who are lonely.  Family is so important, and that is why My Father always wants to set the lonely in families.  Pray for  those who are lonely during these High Holy Days and later during the Feast of Tabernacles.

JOHN 7; PSALM 68:6