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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, December 30, 2016

MARTYRS

Throughout history people have been martyred for their faith in Me.  You live in a day when martyrdom has increased in great measure. My Word says that it will be those who have been martyred for their faith in Me who will rule and reign with Me during the 1000 years when I set up My Kingdom on Earth.

Do not forget to pray for those who face martyrdom for their faith.  I have chosen to limit My intervention on Earth to answering the prayers of the saints.  Your intercession for those who are facing cruel martyrdom throughout the world will avail much.

I am captain of the heavenly hosts, and I can dispatch angels at your request.  Few believers understand how important their intercession for others is.  Your prayers are heard, and I always respond to your requests.

REVELATION 7:13-17, 20:4 

Thursday, December 29, 2016

REFLECT

Time spent reflecting on the past year is beneficial.  You can see My hand in many of the circumstances and events of your life.  Every day is a day that I can reveal My presence to you in a deeper way.

You have to be intentional to set your affection on the things that are above rather than the things on this Earth although I am very involved in your daily activities on Earth. Daily you can add to your "Book of Remembrance" that is recorded in heaven.  This book records all the times that you have spoken about Me or even thought about Me during each day. 

A worthy goal for you in this coming year is to fill each daily page of your "Book of Remembrance" with words and thoughts that glorify Me. When you do this, the awareness of My presence with you will deepen.

COLOSSIANS 3:2; MALACHI 3:16

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

RECOMPENSE

The word, "recompense" means something done to make up for a loss or injury.  When sin entered the world through the disobedience of Adam and Eve, there was great loss.  My precious spirit within them died. Satan proclaimed that they would not die if they ate of the forbidden fruit, and they did not die physically, but sin always causes spiritual death.

I came to Earth and gave My life as the perfect sacrifice for sin to recover all that was lost on that fateful day.  My Spirit within people now can be resurrected in those who believe in My death, burial, and resurrection.

There are many walking dead men and women in this world.  You know some of these people personally.  Your intercession for them to be born again by My Spirit will avail much.  Pray for the eyes of their understanding to be opened and for their ears to hear My invitation to them to come to know Me.

JOHN 3:16-17

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

PENETRATE

My Word delivered by the anointing of My Holy Spirit has the power to penetrate the hardest heart.
My Word is like a two-edged surgeon's knife that is able to cut away all the excess spiritual fat and flesh around a person's heart.

I am the Master Surgeon Who came to heal those who have broken hearts.  Rejection is the spiritual fat around broken hearts.   Word curses in the past have wounded such hearts.  The spiritual flesh that needs to be cut away from those with broken hearts is pride.

Rejected people think mostly about themselves.  They have a hard time receiving and giving love.  Pray for those you know who have not yet come to know Me.  Pull down the stronghold of pride in their souls and release to them an humble, contrite spirit.  Pray for such people to be in the right place at the right time to hear My Word, and pray that they will receive the gift of faith to believe in Me.

HEBREWS 4:12' ISAIAH 61:1

Monday, December 26, 2016

PACKAGES

By now all your Christmas packages have been unwrapped and opened.  Each gift you received was a reminder of how much you are loved.  The greatest gift you can give to Me in this coming year is  time to fellowship with Me each day.

There are, however, packages that I want you to give Me throughout the year.  These packages are care packages wrapped in silver and gold.  When  you give your cares to Me, I receive them as cherished gifts that I have looked forward to receiving from you.

Peter wrote that one way to humble yourself before Me is to cast every care upon Me because I care for you.  You can do Me great honor this year by wrapping all of your cares in prayer and sending them to Me.  Once I receive your cares, I open those gifts with delight because I can then be active in perfecting everything that concerns you.  Make every day a celebration of My life in you by giving Me the gifts of your cares.

1 PETER 5:6-7

Saturday, December 24, 2016

GLORY

The message the angels gave at My birth was, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.  At last My Father's glory was manifest in My flesh.  I denied My heavenly glory to come down to dwell dwell on Earth..

The ministry I had while I was on Earth was to demonstrate My Father's glory and His true character. This is also your ministry while you live on Earth.  You now possess the knowledge of the glory of God in My very face.

I want your face to shine today with My glory.  It is a season for lights and even today is the beginning of the Jewish celebration of the Festival of Lights.  My glory shines brighter through you when you spend time in My presence.  Take time today to thank Me for sharing My glory with you.

2 CORINTHIANS 4:6-7

Friday, December 23, 2016

COLORS

Even though My birth did not actually occur in December, I still rejoice that many people during this season will remember My birth and My gift of salvation offered to the world. 

The colors used at Christmas time have special meaning for Me. The red symbolizes My blood shed for the remission of sins.  Without the shed blood, there is no remission of sins.  The green symbolizes My peace that I give to the world.  My peace is not as the world gives, but it is a lasting eternal peace that you can enjoy even when your world is falling apart.

This Christmas morning, I want you to think about the love My Father expressed to you when He sent Me to earth to provide the perfect sin offering for all mankind.  Also, I want you to know that your inheritance is My peace.  The evergreen trees that most people decorate in their homes are not an object for worship, but instead, they are a reminder that eternal life is to know My Father and Me.

LEVITICUS 10:17, 17:11; HEBREWS 9:22; JOHN 17:3, 14:27


Thursday, December 22, 2016

PREPARATION

You are almost finished with preparing the gifts and the food to celebrate My birth with your family and friends.  Even though I was not born at this time of the year, I rejoice when I see  families enjoying one another.  I rejoice always during the occasions throughout the year that cause people to remember what I did to save the world.

I was born during the lambing season in early spring when the shepherds stayed by their flocks all night so that they could assist the sheep that were about to give birth.  I am the lamb of God who willingly sacrificed My life to save people from the bondage of sin.

The world was not prepared for My first visitation, and many people are not prepared for My second visitation.  Pray for the Holy Spirit to prepare the hearts of those who have yet to believe in Me to receive My priceless gift of salvation.

JOHN 1:29

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

REACH

There is nothing beyond My reach.  I am able to invade the hardest heart with the light of My glory.  My Word says that I dwell in the midst of darkness.  This means that I know every dark heart that has been captivated by My enemy, and I am there in the midst of that dark heart.

Every person born has a God shaped hole in his/her heart that can only be filled by Me.  As you know most people are looking for something or someone higher than themselves to help them.  I can penetrate anyone's heart who is searching for answers because I am the answer.

Pray for those who you know are searching.  I place a hunger an thirst for righteousness in such hearts.  As the world you live in gets darker by the minute, many people will be searching for the purpose of life.  You have the answer.  Stand ready to give the answer to those who are searching.

PSALM 18:11, 107:14; ISAIAH 9:2, 42:16, 45:7, 49:9; MICAH 7:8; EPHESIANS 5:8

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

DREARY

There are many dreary days weather wise that you experience during the winter months.  I know how sometimes you would just like to stay snuggled in your bed for a few extra minutes instead of rising early to pray.  Never be under condemnation if you make such a choice.

I want you to remember always that I am with you throughout the day, not just during your quiet time with Me in the morning.  My one desire is that My light be shining through you all the day long no matter how dreary the day may seem.

I have caused My light to shine out of darkness into your heart to give you the knowledge of My glory in My very face.  I chose to put My light within you even though you are an earthen vessel.
This treasure shines through your earthen vessel so that the excellency of My power might be from Me, not you .  Keep shining brightly for Me today.

2 CORINTHIANS 4:6-7

Monday, December 19, 2016

LEARNING

When I walked on Earth, My disciples seemed to be slow learners, but I understood their hearts.  I knew that they wanted to follow Me even when, on many occasions, they did not understand what I was teaching them.

In your life on Earth, you are ever learning, and the learning process will continue into all eternity.
I created you with the ability to learn new things daily.  I sent My Holy Spirit to be your teacher as you seek to learn more about Me and My ways.

Never be discouraged if you cannot understand certain passages in My Word.  I want you to be like Moses.  The children of Israel saw My works, but they still did not have the faith to enter into the Sabbath rest because they did not know My ways.  Moses understood My ways and so did  David.  Be like David and pray daily, "Teach me Your way, O Lord; I will walk in Your truth: unite my heart to fear Your name."

PSALM 25:5, 86:11

Saturday, December 17, 2016

LOCK

Many of those who you lift in prayer daily for salvation have hearts that are locked.  I do stand at the door and knock, and if any man hear My voice and opens the door, then I will enter their hearts.  A spirit of rejection is usually the main lock that prevents people from hearing My voice.

The spirit of rejection is a wicked spirit that causes people to not be able to give or receive love.  In most cases, such people experienced rejection at an early age.  I hold the key of David and that key is able to unlock the hardest heart.

As you pray for people to receive Me as their Lord and Savior, bind the spirit of rejection in My blood, and then loose to them the spirit of power, love and a sound mind.  When you do this type of warfare, you will see results because I came to heal all those who have broken hearts because of rejection. I am the very spirit of power, love, and a sound mind.

REVELATION 3:20; 2 TIMOTHY 1:7

Thursday, December 15, 2016

TRAVEL

I know how you dread traveling by plane to places.  You even dread rode trips and also traffic delays in your own city.  Travel in My day was much less complicated.

There is a way that I want you to experience travel, and this way will give you great peace.  While you are standing in the security lines at the airport, pray silently for the people near you in the line.  When you are in what seems to be an endless traffic jam, pray for the people in the cars near you.

Time in prayer will help you not think about the delays.  Praying for others also is an investments in My Kingdom.

ROMANS 1:9

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

DOORS

I hold the key of David that can open doors that no man can shut and close the doors that no man can open.  I know how you have declared this verse over people who were seeking a new job.  However, I want you to understand that I can open the heart of a person or close the heart of a person.

Remember how I hardened the heart of Pharaoh.  I stand at the door and knock on the hearts of men and women, and if  they hear My voice and open the door, then I will come in and sup with them and they will sup with Me.

My Holy Spirit is able to help people hear My voice.  As you pray for people who need to know Me intimately, bind My enemy and his demonic forces who seek to close the spiritual ears of people.  Then pray for My Holy Spirit to speak to their hearts.

REVELATION 3:7, 20

Monday, December 12, 2016

ENCHANTING

Enchanting is a word that is used often to describe people or occasions that are charming and delightful.  I want My encounters with you to be enchanting.  I want you to understand the delight that is in My heart when you come to Me and say, "I delight to do Your will today OH LORD."

Sometimes this word, "enchanting" can mean bewitching.  I am enchanting, but I never bewitch you into doing My will.  I am Lord of all, but I never "Lord" it over you.  I have given you a free will to love Me and serve Me.

I love you even when you chose to go your own way in a day's time without turning yourself and your day over to My Spirit for Me to use you as an instrument of My righteousness, peace, joy and love.  Know that I am delighted in you always because My love for you is not contingent on what you do or say.  I love you with an unconditional, everlasting love.

PSALM 40:8

Sunday, December 11, 2016

CONDITION

The word, "condition," can be used many ways.  Before you buy something that is used, you want to know whether or not the item is in good condition.  People who are concerned about their physical health and welfare sometimes give Me thanks that their bodies are still in good condition.

You watch the news to find out in what condition your city, state, nation, and the world is.  People exercise because they are conditioning their bodies to have more strength.  I want to ask you the question, "Is your soul in good condition?"

John wrote his friend Gaius that he wished that he "would prosper and be in health even as his soul prospers."  This expresses My desire for you.  What you feel, what you think, and what you do has much to do with your health.  This is why David wrote, "I lift up my soul unto thee." Today lift up your soul (emotions, mind, and will) to Me and allow Me to condition your soul with the spiritual food of My Word and the spiritual exercise of prayer.

3 JOHN 1-2; PSALM 143:8








Saturday, December 10, 2016

TRUTH

Just before I was crucified Pilate asked me, "Are You a king then?"  I responded, "You say that I am a king.  To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world that I should bear witness to the truth.  Every one that is of the truth hears My voice.  Our conversation ended when Pilate asked, "What is truth?"

I am the truth. I sent you My Holy Spirit Who has the assignment to lead you into all truth.  I am able to sanctify you through My truth.  My Word is truth.

As you read My Word today, allow My Holy Spirit to lead you to not only have knowledge of My Word,, but also lead you to understand My Word with His anointing.  Understanding is the bridge between knowledge and wisdom.  Hear the voice of My Spirit today as He interprets My Word to you.

JOHN 18:37-38 and JOHN 17

Friday, December 9, 2016

RECOGNITION

My heart is to help people recognize their own sin.  So many in this world seem to not even be aware that what they are doing and saying is sin.  Only My Holy Spirit can convict another person of sin.

My Holy Spirit came into the world to reprove the world of sin.  Before people can repent of their sins, they first must recognize their sin.  My Holy Spirit uses My written word and spoken word as the convicting tool that causes people to turn from their own selfish sins to Me.

Pray for those today who have yet to recognize how they have sinned against Me.  Pray that they will read My Word or that they will hear the still quiet voice of My Holy Spirit Who can deliver My Word to their minds.  Cancel out the assignments of My enemy to keep these people from hearing My Word.  Faith only comes through hearing My Word.

JOHN 16:11-17; ROMANS 10:17

Thursday, December 8, 2016

CO-LABOR

It would be so easy for Me to bring a close to this age without your help.  I am over every principality, power, rulers, and wickedness in heavenly places. However, I have chosen you to be in My army..

When you accepted Me as your Lord and Savior, you also enlisted in My army.  Your main labor in this warfare is prayer and the weapons of your warfare are My name, My blood, and My Word.

Adam and Eve gave the devil the legal right to cause trouble when they disobeyed Me.  Do not weary as the warfare intensifies.  Remember that I am with you in every battle, and that I also have a mighty army of angels at your disposal.  Use your weapons today, and co-labor with Me as we together do battle against My enemy.

EPHESIANS 6

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

MYSTERY

Most everyone loves a good mystery story.  Mystery stories contain intrigue and adventure.  Usually the plot is filled with various characters who could be the one who committed some crime.  My servants Mark and Paul speak of a mystery that is based on a true story.

Shortly after I presented the parable of the sower to the multitudes, I was alone with My disciples and I said, "Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables so that they will not perceive or understand the mystery.
Then I explained the parable of the sower to them.

You have the privilege of knowing the mystery of the kingdom of God.  The mystery of the gospel is that in the dispensation of the fullness of times, I will gather together in one all things in Me, both those things in heaven and in earth. On that day you will be the praise of My glory because you have trusted Me.

MARK 4:11; EPHESIANS 1:10-12

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

GIFTS

This is the season when both Jewish people and Gentiles wrap gifts to give to their loved ones.  Over 2000 years ago My Father gave Me to the world as a gift.  I was wrapped in swaddling clothes.  Ever since that time that changed the history of the world, people have unwrapped this gift from My Father's love and have been born again by My Spirit.

As you prepare the gifts for your loved ones this season, pray for those you know who have yet to unwrap Me and receive Me into their hearts. 

Be careful not to let the busyness of this season rob you of the recognition of My presence with you always because this is truly a gift that will change you moment by moment.

LUKE 2

Monday, December 5, 2016

CONSTANT

Very few things in your life are constant.  Even your body is constantly changing.  Tomorrow is never the same as yesterday, and sometimes you are very thankful for that truth.  Even the Earth is in constant change.

There are, however, several things that are constant.  My love for you is constant.  I love you just as much today as I loved you yesterday.  My Word is constant.  The truths in My Word will never change. My Holy Spirit's assignment to day by day make you more like Me will never change.

You live in a day when there will be much upheaval, but you are not a citizen of this Earth.  Your citizenship in heaven is constant, and this is why you can rejoice with thanksgiving no matter what your circumstances are.

JOHN 17:17;ROMANS 8:29;2 CORINTHIANS 5:1

Sunday, December 4, 2016

HASTE

Whenever you feel pushed and pressed to do something in haste just to resolve a situation, take a few minutes to inquire of Me.  I am all wisdom.  My brother James encouraged believers to ask Me for wisdom.  I love to receive your petitions for wisdom.

After you have asked Me for wisdom, remain silent for a few minutes and listen for My still quiet voice.  One of the main roles of My Holy Spirit is to lead and guide you into all truth.  So often, My enemy will try to force you to make a quick decision.  If you give into your flesh because you just want some problem resolved quickly, the ramifications of that quick decision will not be fruitful.

Today, as you face this busy season in your life, My enemy will tempt you to just push ahead quickly without taking time to hear from Me.  Submit yourself to Me in the morning before the day's activities get started, and then be prepared to inquire of Me in prayer all the day long.

Friday, December 2, 2016

LAW AND ORDER

These last days before My return will be a time of lawlessness.  Paul wrote to Timothy to be aware that seducing spirits would increase in the last days.  My enemy is trying to draw believers back into the world which offers only darkness and death.

There will truly be a great falling away before My return.  However, at the same time there will be great revival.  Sometimes it takes the invasion of darkness into the world to make the light of My saints shine brighter.

You are entering a time of great trauma in the world, but always remember that you are not of the world.  You are in My Kingdom and in that Kingdom of Light you can experience My peace, joy, and love in spite of all the darkness and lawlessness that surrounds you.

2 TIMOTHY 4:1-4; THESSALONIANS 2:1-3