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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.


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Water

As you finally experience rain after two months of drought, I want you to be aware of the spiritual water that is available to you.  I am the living water that can quench your spirit for all eternity.  I gave the invitation at the water libation service during the Feast of Tabernacles to those who were thirsty to come to Me and drink.  I promised to give living water to those who come to Me.  I am able to supply the living water (My Spirit) that will flow from the inmost part of your being.

Thank Me today for that living water and how I have promised to pour water out on the dry ground in your life and the life of your children.  Isaiah prophesied this many years before I was on Earth.

Pray also for the latter rain that I have promised to come to water all the seeds you and other believers have planted.  There will be a great harvest of souls before I return.

JOHN 7:37-39; ISAIAH 44:3-4;JAMES 5:7; ZECHARIAH 10:1

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

ENTRANCE

It is difficult to gain entrance to some places on Earth.  Often there are guards at the gates or secret codes that stand in your way of entering.  There is nothing to prevent anyone from entering My kingdom. 

The only requirement is that people believe that I died to forgive them of their sins, they repent of their sins and receive Me as their Lord and Savior. A great transaction takes place the moment this requirement is met.  People are translated from the kingdom of darkness, and they find quick entrance into My kingdom of light.

Pray today for those who you know are still walking in darkness.  Your prayers for them will avail much.  Every time you lift their names up to Me in prayer, you penetrate the kingdom of darkness.

COLOSSIANS 1:13; ROMANS 10:8-10

Monday, November 28, 2016

LIGHT

I desire for you to walk in the light.  In order to do this, you need to surround yourself with people who are also walking in the light.  When you walk in the light, you will have fellowship with one another. Also when you pray with other saints, you can put to flight Satan's darkness.

I see you and all My beloved as saints in the light.  The moment you believed and received Me as your Lord and Savior, you were translated from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light,  At that moment in time, I commanded My light to shine out of darkness into your heart to give you the light of the knowledge of the glory of My Father in My very face.

I am the light of the world, and I put My light within you even though you are an earthen vessel that will sin from time to time.  I chose you to receive My light because I knew you would recognize that it is My Father who works within you both to will and to do of His good pleasure. I am the excellent One who enables you to live a life of spiritual power and excellence.

2 CORINTHIANS 4:6-7; PHILIPPIANS 2:13

Sunday, November 27, 2016

REJECTION

Most everyone wants to be accepted by others.  When rejection occurs, individuals often will develop a broken heart.  Rejection is a wicked weapon that My enemy uses to destroy lives.  He was rejected by My Father and thrown out of heaven, and ever since that time, he has tried to envelope others in the wicked cycle of rejection.

The cycle of rejection is abominable.  What happens often is that people who have experienced much rejection will not be able to trust others or Me.  Trust is the basis for all relationships.  Rejected people are not able to completely receive My love because they do not trust Me.

Pray for those you know who are in the vicious cycle of rejection.  I came to heal those who have been wounded by rejection.  I came to heal all broken hearts.  Pray that I will be able to minister to rejected people so that they can be set free to love Me and others.

ISAIAH 61:1


Friday, November 25, 2016

REPENTANCE

It is impossible for you to get people to repent, but you can pray that when they are confronted with the truth that My Holy Spirit, Who is the Spirit of Truth, will be able to penetrate their hearts.

There are two things that will bring repentance to an individual: godly sorrow or the goodness of God, My Father.  Persist in prayer for those you know are resisting recognizing their own sin.
Recognition of sin always precedes repentance.

When people recognize how much I love them in spite of their sins, My unconditional love poured upon them will draw them to repentance.  While they were still sinners, I gave My life to redeem them from sin.  When people begin to grieve over how they have sinned with godly sorrow, I stand ready to cleanse them of all unrighteousness.

2 CORINTHIANS 7:9-10; ROMANS 2:4

Monday, November 21, 2016

MORNING

My friend David, the psalmist, always prayed early in the morning.  I also prayed a great while before dawn.  I understand that many of My beloved are rushed in the morning and this is why they do not seek Me early.  I long, however, for them to at least say, "Good morning" to Me in prayer.

I want to set the sails of My beloved to blow with the wind of the Holy Spirit all day long.  It only takes a few minutes for a sailor to lift the sail of his boat, and it only takes a few minutes for My beloved to look upward to Me.

This morning, take just a few minutes in My presence.  Release every care to Me, and allow Me to be the glory and lifter of your head.  When you look upward to Me, you are setting your affections on the things that are above.  You are also allowing Me to set your sails to flow with the wind of My Holy Spirit.  My Holy Spirit will then be able to safely lead and guide you through whatever storms you may face during the day.

PSALM 63:1; COLOSSIANS 3:2

Sunday, November 20, 2016

ESTEEM

When there are differences between My beloved and actions are taken that are hurtful or in haste, such relationships can be worked out when both parties are willing to trust God with one another.
It is a lack of trust that opens the door for My enemy, "the accuser of the brethren," to do his diabolical work which is usually to divide and conquer.

Be very careful to see each person that I have created as a person of infinite worth to Me.  Esteem one another higher than yourself.  Be willing to humble yourself when differences occur, pray together, and seek Me for wisdom.

At the end of time, My beloved will be judged for rewards.  I am mainly interested in how they have treated one another.  I judge not only your actions and all the actions of My beloved, but I also judge the motive behind the actions.  I want you to receive many rewards, so treat one another with kindness, gentleness, long suffering, and be careful not to take actions in haste.

PHILIPPIANS 2:3

Saturday, November 19, 2016

ENEMIES

I set the example of humility when I humbled Myself, denied My Kingly glory, and came to Earth.  I was a man of no reputation when I was birthed. I was misunderstood and many wanted to kill Me.  I was despised and rejected of men, but through it all I never defended Myself.

I even loved those who persecuted Me.  I died to make it possible for everyone who believes in Me to love their enemies and to even pray for them.

You too, may be persecuted for righteousness sake, but I have given you the power to love even your worst enemy.  Always remember that people who come against you are not your enemy.  They are under the influence of Satan, the enemy of all mankind.

LUKE 6:27-29

Friday, November 18, 2016

OFFENSE

You create an offense whenever your actions cause another person to foster resentment, have hurt feelings, or displeasure.  I want you to be very careful not to cause others to be hurt by your actions.

Weigh very carefully your words if you are trying to rebuke or correct someone in the body of Christ.  Words are containers and they can contain accusatory words.  You do know who is the accuser of the brethren.

When you need to correct or rebuke someone in the body of Christ, make sure that you have scriptural basis for that correction, and make sure that you are not judging the motive in someone's heart.  Only I do know the motive in the heart of another.  Examine also your motive as you rebuke or correct a brother.  Are you rebuking in love or are you being legalistic? Allow Me to examine your heart, and always ask Me what I would do in such a situation where rebuke or correction might be necessary.

1 TIMOTHY 5:1, 10; 2 TIMOTHY 4:2 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

FACTIONS

It grieves Me when I see factions in My body on Earth.  I had to deal with many factions that were caused by clicks, offenses, jealousy, pride, and competition.  Whenever there is division in My body on Earth, Satan is able to take advantage of My beloved.

Mark My Words, it is the spirit of anti-Christ that causes division.  The fruit of that spirit is divorce, church splits, and strife among the brethren.

I want you never to give Satan an advantage over you by entering into factions.  The witness to the world that I am real and gave Myself as a love offering to the world is how My body on Earth  loves one another.  Let love be your goal as you gather in fellowship with others in My body.

JOHN 3:15-16

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

PLANS

It is good to plan ahead.  However, always remember that faith can only operate in the moment.
So many of My beloved make plans to be more diligent in their Bible study or more consistent in their prayer times with Me.

I want you to communicate with Me moment by moment.  Also find a few verses from My Word that you can meditate on all day long.  Faith comes by hearing and hearing by My Word.  When you speak My Word out loud as well as meditate on My Word, your faith is built. Faith can only operate in the present moment.

Make your plans today and every day to listen for the voice of My Spirit moment by moment and to communicate with Me by asking Me what the next thing is that you should do.  I will direct your steps when you delight yourself in Me moment by moment.

ROMANS 10:17; PSALM 37:23

Saturday, November 12, 2016

EMBRACE

I know you cannot feel My embrace, but I embrace you every morning and throughout the day.  I want you to know this by faith.  It pleases Me so when you receive My love daily.

Many of My beloved cannot believe how much I love them.  You are chosen as My own to embrace others with My love.  Share with them how you received My love and encourage them to spend quiet time with Me.

Often people are too busy to take time to just be silent before Me.  It only takes a few minutes for you to feel My presence.

PSALM 16

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

DRAMA

Most everyone loves an exciting drama.  Nothing, however, can be more exciting than the real life dramas that unfold as My beloved walk in the power of My Spirit.  Those who are not believers watch the dramas of My beloved and stand amazed at their perseverance through trials and their love and peace that is displayed no matter what trial they are experiencing.

I am the author of all of the dramas of My beloved, and I am also the One Who performs the dramas through those who are surrendered to My will.  Every believer has a part to play, and it is My Holy Spirit within them Who gives them the power to speak My Word and to do My will.

Look forward to the drama that you will experience today.  Always remember that I am not only the author of the drama, but I am also the producer and director.  Depend totally upon Me today and when the curtain falls as night encloses the day, review how I helped you live out the drama I have prepared for you.

HEBREWS 12:2; PHILIPPIANS 2:13

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

LISTS

You love to make lists, and you are pleased when most everything gets marked off the list. I have a "To Do List" for you that has eternal rewards.  Most of this "To Do List" can be accomplished in the morning during your quiet time with Me.

Every morning I want you to write down three things that you release to Me in prayer.  Then at the end of the day, I want you to write down how I responded to your list that day. The list is simple:

Commit yourself (body, soul [mind, will, emotions] and spirit) to Me (Romans 12:1-2)
Commit your way to Me (Psalm 37:5).
Commit your works to Me (Proverbs 16:3).

When you release this list to Me in prayer every morning, you will be amazed at how I have preserved your body, given peace to your mind, and stability to your emotions.  You will see how I have put you in the right place at the right time, and you will see how I have established your thoughts by prioritizing your day.

ROMANS 12:1-2; PSALM 37:5; PROVERBS 16:3



Monday, November 7, 2016

CONFIRMATION

I always want you to inquire of Me whenever you do not know what step to take next.  I have given you My Holy Spirit Who will lead and guide you into all truth.

As you listen to My Spirit, and feel like you have received direction, then turn to My Word for confirmation of what you heard.  Also, share the direction you feel that My Spirit is leading you with two trusted believers Who know Me well.  Out of the mouth of two or three witnesses something can be confirmed.

Look at the circumstances you are experiencing.  Those circumstances also will help confirm the direction that My Spirit is leading you.  Above all, take no action until you have complete peace in your heart.  My enemy can counterfeit many things, but he cannot counterfeit the peace that only I can give you.

DEUTERONOMY 17:6; JOHN 16:13, 14:27






Saturday, November 5, 2016

FOUND

I know how you rejoice when you find something that you lost.  Your rejoicing does not compare to My rejoicing when those who have been lost finally slow down enough from the busyness of life to hear the voice of their "Good Shepherd."

I am the glory and lifter of your head, and the day came in your life when you finally allowed Me to lift your head to see Me by faith and to hear My voice.  I am relentless in seeking after the lost.  You think that you found Me, but in reality I chose you to be one of My sheep from the foundation of the world.

Pray today for those you know who still have not allowed Me to rescue them.  I hear your prayers, and I answer your prayers for the salvation of those you lift up to My throne room in prayer.  Persevere in prayer, and you soon will rejoice with Me.

MATTHEW 18:11; LUKE 15:4-6

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

COMPARISONS

My Word says that it is not wise to compare yourself with another person.  I  do understand that it is human nature to compare yourself with others.  You usually do this to make yourself  feel better since the person you compare yourself with is in more trouble than you are.

Sometimes you compare yourself with those who seem to be closer in their relationship to Me or who appear to be much more fruitful in doing My works and carrying out My Father's will than you seem to be.

I have good news for you. There are no pets in My kingdom.  There are no over achievers or under achievers in My kingdom.  I  see everyone as My special  treasure who I considered worth purchasing with My shed blood.  Instead of comparing yourself with others, try to see others as I see them.  Special treasures should be treated with much love and care.

2  CORINTHIANS  10:12