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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.


Tuesday, January 31, 2017

ACCURATE

It is essential to validate and make sure that facts spoken into the atmosphere are accurate.  It seems that your nation is dealing with many inaccurate facts.  When those inaccurate facts go into the atmosphere, My enemy can continue to twist those facts to his liking to accomplish his work.

There is only one source of facts that is always accurate.  That source is My Word.  People who doubt the validity of My Word need to know the history behind My Word.  A fact check of My Word will always prove to be accurate.

My Word is truth.  I want you to be careful when you are speaking with others to get your facts straight.  Do not exaggerate and do not speak facts that are not true.  My Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth.  When you hear facts that cause you to question their validity, ask My Holy Spirit to give you wisdom and discernment to reveal what is true and what is not true.

JOHN 3:21, 8:31-32, 44, 17:13-18

Monday, January 30, 2017

DINE

Some people question if there will be food in heaven.  All they have to do is read My Word.  There will be a great feast in heaven called, "The Marriage Supper of the Lamb." The food presented on that table will be far more delicious than anything you have ever eaten on Earth.

Just as I enjoyed preparing and cooking the fish for My disciples after My resurrection, I will prepare a meal for you that will exceed even the finest dining you have experienced on Earth.  At My marriage supper, I will personally serve every one seated.

I came to Earth to serve, not to Lord it over people, and I will continue to serve you in heaven, even though I am Lord of all.  Look forward to that day, but until that time, enjoy serving others with the fruit of My Love: joy, peace, kindness, gentleness, long-suffering, self-control, goodness, and meekness.

REVELATION 19:7-9; JOHN 21:10-13; GALATIANS 5:22-23

Sunday, January 29, 2017

RESIDENCE

I know how you never look forward to moving.  The thought of going through all that stuff and sifting out what you have accumulated over the years is overwhelming.

I have good news for you. When your residence is changed from Earth to Heaven, you will not have to sort, sift, or transport stuff.  I have heard you say many times, "Thank God, there is no stuff in heaven!"

I do want you to be aware of what will await you in your heavenly residence.  Whatever you have invested in while you were on Earth that had to do with My work in you and My kingdom work through you will be waiting for you.  There will be a book of remembrance that records every time you thought of Me and every time you spoke about Me to others. That book will be read to you. Keep that thought in your heart today.

Malachi 3:16 

Saturday, January 28, 2017

PRIORITIZE

I know how busy you are these days.  It seems like you just flit from one project to another.  I have noticed that sometimes you feel pressed and pushed.  When this happens, I want you to take a deep breath and breathe in My Holy Spirit.

I have promised in My Word to prioritize and establish your thoughts when you commit your works to Me.  My enemy loves to get you in the position of being pressed, pushed, and distressed.  Do not allow him to do this to you.

Set your sail every morning to allow the wind of My Holy Spirit to direct you throughout the day.  I have divine appointments for you that I do not want you to miss.  Listen carefully to His gentle impressions and follow the lead of My Holy Spirit today and every day.

PROVERBS 16:3

Friday, January 27, 2017

ESTABLISH

The word "establish" means to make firm or stable.  You live in troubling times, but I also lived in troubling times.  Great trouble came upon My followers after My ascension.  This is why Peter exhorted My followers to be established in the present truth.

Peter was urging My followers to be established in the present truth that they had a calling and an election, and that they were to be diligent to make their calling and election sure because if they did this, they would never fall.

I want you also to exhort believers to know their calling and to recognize that they have been elected to fulfill that calling through the help of My Holy Spirit.  Paul wrote these words, "Faithful is He who calls you Who also will do it."  Face each day established (firm and stable) in this truth and you will be able to stand when the world seems to be falling apart.

1 PETER 1:10-11; 1 THESSALONIANS 5:24

Thursday, January 26, 2017

WELCOME

"Welcome" is the one word that everyone likes to hear.  I look forward to saying those words when you enter heaven.  Until that day, I welcome you daily to come into My presence to listen to Me speak to your heart. 

I want your home also to be a place where people always feel welcome. My servant Paul wrote that believers should be given to hospitality, and Peter exhorted them to use hospitality one to another without grudging.  

Most of all I want you daily to welcome My Holy Spirit by yielding to His power and anointing throughout the day.  The anointing of My Holy Spirit will enable you to even love and welcome those who are hard to love.

ROMANS 12:13; 1 PETER 4:9


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

APPEARANCE

It is part of human nature to want to keep up a good appearance.  People in your age spend millions of dollars to keep their bodies in shape.  I appreciate your desire to be physically strong and beautiful, but I have a strength and beauty program that far outweighs any program that you have ever experienced.

My strength program is simple.  Every day spend time in My presence.  In  My presence is fullness of joy.  My joy is your strength.  Do not let My adversary ever rob you of your joy no matter how difficult your circumstances may be.

My beauty program is also simple.  Every day spend time in My presence and seek My face.  I know you cannot see My face with physical eyes, but I have given you spiritual eyes to see My face.  When you seek My face, your face will reflect the light of My glory.  I commanded My light to shine out of darkness into your heart to give you the light of the knowledge of My glory in My very face.

PSALM 16; 2 CORINTHIANS 4:6-7 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

ADJUST

Adjusting your plans to fit the plans of others always poses a problem.  When this happens, I want you to ask Me for wisdom.  I know what the future holds, and I am in charge of timing.  I do not want you to be anxious at all about having to adjust your plans.  Simply pray.

There were many times when My disciples and I walked on Earth that we had to adjust our plans.  We had to follow the lead of the Holy Spirit.  You will see this clearly as you look at My life and Paul's life.

I prayed early before dawn and asked My Father to lead Me by His Spirit throughout the day.  I want you to do the same.  Follow the gentle impressions that My Spirit gives you and you will not make mistakes in your planning.

JAMES 1: 5; PHILIPPIANS 4:6-7

Monday, January 23, 2017

REVELATIONS

I want your to be expectant to receive many revelations about Me, My plans for your kingdom events to train and disciple My body, your business, your writings, your studies in My Word, your talks both in your business and in your church.

As the days draw close to My second coming, My Holy Spirit will open the eyes of your understanding to receive many revelations.  You will receive those revelations as you study My Word, as you counsel with others, as you pray, and even as you dream.

My desire is that you will be more fruitful than ever in these last days, and this is why My revelations will be poured out upon My body on Earth.  Daily pray that your spiritual eyes and ears will be open to receive these revelations.

EPHESIANS 1:17-23; ROMANS 16:25-27; GALATIANS 1:11-12, 2:2

Sunday, January 22, 2017

SATURATE

I want you to saturate yourself with the water of My Word.  Both My Word and My Spirit can be compared to water.  There is a river of life that extends from heaven to you.  One day you will see that river, but right now your spiritual eyes are not opened to see it.

I am the living water, and I can quench your thirst for righteousness as you read My Word and ask My Spirit to interpret My Word to you.  I invited all in Jerusalem to come to the waters and drink on the last day of the Feast of Tabernacles.  I said, "If any man thirst, let him come unto Me, and drink.  He that believes on Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water." I was speaking about receiving My Holy Spirit.

Today I invite you to come to the waters and drink from My Word and My Holy Spirit as My Spirit opens the eyes of your understanding and reveals the hidden treasures in My Word.

JOHN 7:37-39; 4:13-14

Saturday, January 21, 2017

REPRESENTATIVES

I know that you vote for representatives to congress from your district.  Their duty is to express your desires to the congress, not their own agendas.  You are My representative on Earth, and I want you to express only My desires.

People are not looking for your opinion about various issues.  They usually have their own opinions.  I want you to present to people what My Word says.  My Word is not an opinion.  It is the very truth that can set others free.

I want you to saturate yourself in My Word so that when a person approaches you with various problems, you will be able to give them an answer from My Word.  My Word is truly like a double-edged surgeons knife that is able to pierce and heal the hearts of those who will receive My Word.

JOHN 8:32; HEBREWS 4:12

Friday, January 20, 2017

WRITING

What you write can touch the next generations.  Words you speak also have impact because your negative word curses can affect future generations. 

The accounts and events of My life on Earth, the letters of Paul, and those laws, statutes, and testimonies in the Old Covenant all were written to help you live fruitful lives in My Kingdom. I want you to write down the lessons and life principles that you personally learn as you read My Word. What you write will affect generations to come as those writings are passed down.

It is true that the effective fervent prayers of a righteous man or woman will avail much, but the written prayers, personal testimonies of how My power was demonstrated in your life, and how you applied the life principles in My Word will also avail much.

JAMES 5:16; 2 TIMOTHY 3:16-17

 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

POWER

I want you to recognize daily the power that I have given you freely to use daily.  The same Spirit that raised Me from the dead dwells in your mortal body.  I know it is a mystery to you how My Father saw fit to put that same power within earthly vessels like you.

You truly are the temple of My Holy Spirit.  I want you to depend upon this power within you more day by day.  I want you to follow through on the gentle impressions that My Spirit gives you.  Trust Me to lead you to those who can benefit from the release of My power to them.

I am grateful for how you have allowed My Spirit to work through you in the past.  However, I want you to pray daily for a double portion of the anointing of My Spirit to be upon you and flow through you.  When you offer yourself as an instrument to do My will, you will have wisdom and understanding, the ability to counsel others, the strength that My joy gives you, the knowledge of all things holy, and the desire to dwell with awe in My presence moment by moment.

ROMANS 8:11; 1 CORINTHIANS 3:16; ISAIAH 11:2

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

DILIGENT

I know how you admire diligent people.  They are hard working and they persevere through horrific trials.  It is not wisdom to compare yourself with others because when you do this you may feel that you fall short.

I do not want you to compare yourself with others.  Instead, I want you to learn what My Word says about diligence.  Diligence is a quality that is formed in your character when you develop the fruit of patience and self-control.  I have these qualities, and you can tap into these qualities whenever you depend upon Me rather than yourself to display diligence in the circumstances you face today.

The main thing that I want you and all My disciples to be diligent to do is to continue in My Word.   As you depend upon My Holy Spirit to teach you as you read My Word, you will begin to develop this character quality in your own life.  Always remember to guard your heart with all diligence because all the issues of life come from your heart.

2 CORINTHIANS 10:12; JOHN 8:31-32; PROVERBS 4:23

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

PERFECT

The word, "perfect," can be used in many ways.  You will find the word, "perfect," used several times in My Word.  David had full confidence in Me because he wrote, "The Lord will perfect that which concerns me: Your mercy, O Lord, endures for ever: forsake not the works of Your own hands (Psalm 138:8)."  David also wrote that the "law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul (Psalm 19:7)."

I exhorted My followers to be perfect, even as their Father which is in heaven is perfect. (See Matthew 5:48.)"  I was exhorting My disciples to be complete in their growth and labor in the kingdom and to be mature in their faith.

That is My exhortation to you today.  I want you to complete every work that I have designed and destined you to do.  I want your faith to grow as you hear My Word.  I want you to mature and be so established in your faith that you are not easily shaken by world events.

PSALM 138:8, 19:7; MATTHEW 5:48

Monday, January 16, 2017

ARRANGE

Most people enjoy arranging things.  They arrange their plans for the week to fit  in with their appointments that are already on their calendars.  Arranging your future plans is something that is good, but I want you to be flexible.

I realize that there are certain obligations and appointments that you feel you must keep.  However, I do not want you to be bound by endless scheduling.  Faith works in the now.  I want you to depend upon My Spirit as He leads you to change and arrange your calendar to fit in with My plans for you.

Face the beginning of each week with an open heart to hear from My Holy Spirit.  Maybe there is something very important that I have arranged for you to do during the week and this may not be on your calendar.  Listen carefully to My Spirit as you look at your calendar, and commit your way and your works to Me.  I never want you to miss out on some work that I want you to accomplish in My kingdom on Earth.

HEBREWS 11:1; PROVERBS 16:3; PSALM 37:5

Sunday, January 15, 2017

DELAY

Some things in life can be delayed.  For example, you are waiting for something to come in the mail, but because of weather conditions, the mail is delayed.  You may be waiting for a report from a doctor, but because the lab is understaffed, that report may be delayed.

I never delay to begin to answer your prayers the moment you release your burdens to Me. I ever live to make intercession  for you, but things can only be set in motion in the spirit realm when you release whatever concern you have to Me.

Daniel experienced a delay before he received an answer from Me.  There was warfare in the spiritual realm, so he did not get his answer right away; However, I began to do warfare for Him the moment he prayed. I want you to never delay to release your burdens to Me, because that burden then becomes My burden and I give that burden to My Father.  This is why My burden is light.  My Father and I pray in agreement for your concerns, and we always perfect those things that are a concern to you.

HEBREWS 7:25; DANIEL 10:11-13; PSALM 138:8; MATTHEW 11:28-30

Saturday, January 14, 2017

TREMENDOUS

The adjective tremendous can be used positively or negatively to declare the greatness of some event or person,  I want you to use this adjective to declare how great My love is for you.

I have tremendous love for you.  I saw you in your mother's womb and when you were born I exclaimed with enthusiasm to the hosts in heaven, "This birth is tremendous!"  I knew that you were a tremendous person who had tremendous potential to love others like I love you.

Think about how I rejoiced at your birth today and never doubt how much I think about you.  My thoughts about you are more than the sands on the seashores.  You are on My mind continually and never look at yourself as any thing less than tremendous in My sight.

PSALM 139

Friday, January 13, 2017

INSIGHT

Insight is the ability to see and understand clearly the inner nature of things.  It is My Holy Spirit Who can reveal to you how things work in the spiritual realm all around you.  Few understand that daily they are surrounded by a cloud or host of witnesses.  Those witnesses see every thing you do and hear everything you say.

The witnesses around you are both good an evil.  I have assigned special angels to you to help you.  They stand ready to come to your aid whenever you call on My name or declare My Word.  The evil witnesses are demonic spirits who observe also what you do and say.  They are looking for weaknesses in your flesh so that they can be successful in tempting and seducing you to give in to one or more or your lusts.

These true facts could disturb those who do not have the insight to know that I am in charge of all principalities and powers and that there are two thirds more angels than demons who are in the spiritual realm.  Pray for all those who believe in Me to understand that I am able to win every battle they experience when they release their daily lives into My hands.

HEBREWS 12:1; 1:14

Thursday, January 12, 2017

INCLUDE

There are so many people around you who do not feel included.  They feel they are on the outside looking in at the happy families enjoying their fellowship.  Some do not even feel included in the churches where they are members.

I want you to be sensitive to such people.  Most of these people have experienced much rejection from one or more parents, friends, or others. I know what it is like to feel all alone and not included.  I went late to Jerusalem to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles.  My family did not even know that I was in Jerusalem until midway into the Feast when I taught in the synagogue. 

The Scriptures do not record this, but I did stand in the shadows as I watched so many families enjoying meals together in their booths.  I was on the outside looking in at My own family's celebration of the Great Feast.  Pray for those today you know who do not feel included, and remember that I set the solitary in families.

JOHN 7; PSALM 68:6

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

RELIANCE

You have great joy when you find a friend who will be faithful to help you through your struggles and battles in life.  Some friends in your life are special because you not only trust them, but you also know that they are praying for you. Whenever you need prayer, you can rely on those friends to pray both with you and for  you.

The time came when I called My disciples My friends.  I am also your friend who you can rely on daily.  I pray for you daily and I stand ready always to fill whatever needs you might have.  I can fill your financial, emotional, and physical needs.

It gives Me great joy also to know that you trust Me with even the small things in life.  I want you to speak to Me like a friend moment by moment.  I am a friend who will never forsake you.  When you put your full trust in Me, you can rest assured that I will win every battle for you.

JOHN 15:14-15; HEBREWS 13:5-6

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

COMFORT

Many seek comfort in the wrong places and in the wrong way.  The world offers comfort through distractions such as entertainment and lustful desires to fill your five senses in addictive, obsessive ways such as drugs and alcohol.  Such distractions and lustful desires of the flesh only supply temporaty comfort.

I sent My Holy Spirit to comfort you.  I know that you cannot see My Holy Spirit and that He cannot supply physical arms to hold you during times when you need comfort.  However, My Spirit can supply you with peace of mind and emotional stability when things get rough in your life.

My exhortation to you as you begin this year is to go first to My Holy Spirit, the Comforter, when you need comfort.  His comfort is not temporary.  When you need comfort, simply pray this prayer: "Come Holy Spirit and bring me the peace, calm, and support that only You can give. My plan always is to never leave you comfortless.

JOHN 14:16-18


Monday, January 9, 2017

RESPECT

I have heard people say that they have to earn respect by what they do and what they say.  One of the key goals of a parent is to teach their children to show respect for themselves and for others.  You live in the age of lawlessness.  Paul warned Timothy that in the last days people will be lovers of self rather than lovers of Me, children will be disobedient to parents, and ungodly actions by many will occur.  Many teachers and parents are amazed at the lack of respect that their children demonstrate toward them.

The underlying reason for lack of respect is that many parents do not teach their children to fear Me.
There is much in My Word about the benefits that come to those who fear Me.  When a person fears Me, that person is not afraid of Me.  A person who fears Me stands in awe of My greatness, power, and love and respects Me by obeying Me.

Pray for those who believe in Me to teach others to fear Me.  The fear of the Lord is taught.  It is not caught.  When you fear Me, you have a heart that is willing to obey Me, and you are confident that I can give you the power to obey My will.

2 TIMOTHY 3:2-4; PROVERBS 10:27, 14:27, 19:23, 22:4


Sunday, January 8, 2017

COVERING

During the cold winter months, I know how hard it is for you to get out of bed in the morning to spend time with Me.  You just want to stay under those warm covers for a few more minutes.

While you are snuggling in your warm blankets, meditate on the fact that I am your covering.  Yes, I know how spiritual leaders recommend that everyone in the body of Christ be attached to a local church in order for that church to provide a covering for individuals in My body.  However, keep in mind that no local body or person can provide a covering without My anointing.

The anointing of My Spirit is your covering that enables you to face the cold, cruel world.  Always remember that I am the light of the world, and I can give you warmth and protection from all that is in the world.  Receive a fresh anointing from My Spirit this morning and enjoy the warmth of My Spirit all the day long.

JOHN 8:12; MATTHEW 5:14; 1 JOHN 2:16

Saturday, January 7, 2017

ARRANGE

Most people love to arrange things in their lives.  Some even love to arrange furniture in their homes to give a new look.  Many have to arrange weddings and other events in their lives.  My life on Earth was arranged by My Father.

I got up before dawn and prayed to My Father.  I trusted Him with My day because I knew He would arrange events and encounters in My life that would produce the most fruit in other lives.  His goal always was to change the hearts of people, and only He has the power to do so.

As you look at My disciples, you can clearly see how their lives were changed after they met Me.  I demonstrated to them the love of My Father, and then they were challenged to do  the same as they daily faced new encounters with people.  Make it your goal this year to allow Me to change lives through what I give you to say and do.  This truly is My Father's call on your life and also the call on the lives of those who believe in Me.

MARK 1:35

Thursday, January 5, 2017

FRIENDSHIP

There was a time when I called My disciples My friends.  They were My friends all along, but they needed to hear Me declare My friendship to them.  They looked to Me as their Master, but they finally understood that I was not only teaching them, but I also was demonstrating what true friendship means in life.

True friendship is demonstrated when a friend is willing to lay down his life for his friend.  Of course, not many in this world are called to sacrifice their own lives for another life.  However, daily you are faced with the opportunity to lay down your plans to pray for or to help a friend.

Being willing to pray for a friend even when it is not convenient is what true friendship means.  I am a friend who counts it a privilege to pray for you day and night.  I ever live to make intercession for you.  Don't hesitate to call out My name and cry out to Me when you need Me to minister to you as one friend to another.

JOHN 15:12-15; HEBREWS 7:25


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

SURRENDER

The word surrender means to give up possession or power.  When I came to Earth, I gave up My power in glory to come to live with you.  I surrendered totally to My Father's will.  I gave up everything I had in heaven in order to provide everything for you.

I had human feelings and even though I knew that I had to die to provide forgiveness for your sins, it was a battle for Me to finally surrender to My Father's will.  I knew that all the sins of the whole world would be placed upon Me, and I knew that My heart would break under that pressure.  However,  the Holy Spirit empowered Me to pray, "Abba, Father, all things are possible to You; take away this cup from Me: nevertheless not what I will, but what You will."

I needed the Holy Spirit to help Me surrender, and you also daily need the power of the Holy Spirit to help you surrender to My Father's will for you.  Today, ask the Holy Spirit to help you surrender completely to My Father's will.  When you do this, My Spirit will not only give you the desire to do My Father's will, but also the power to obey My Father's will.

PHILIPPIANS 2:5-8, 2:13; MARK 14:36




Tuesday, January 3, 2017

DESIRE

My servant and friend David, the Psalmist, wrote that his main desire was to be in My sanctuary where he could enjoy My presence.  I desire this year for you to enjoy My presence continually.

You have been given the ability by My Holy Spirit to live in My sanctuary all the day long.  Whenever you are aware of My presence with you, you have entered My sanctuary.  Some people feel that they have to have complete quiet in order to enjoy My presence with them, but this is almost impossible in your busy world.

My adversary wants desperately to distract you from that quiet sanctuary with Me, so you have to be intentional moment by moment to be aware of My presence with you.  How can you cooperate with My Holy Spirit as He enables you to be aware of My presence continually?  Begin the day by committing yourself (body, mind, will and emotions) to Me.  Then begin to memorize My Word so that My Word can daily flow through you in songs that you sing and thoughts that you entertain.  These two disciplines can help you in this coming year.

PSALM 27:4, 73:17, 68:24

Monday, January 2, 2017

MENTION

The things that you mention during a day's time are recorded in heaven.  There are things worth mentioning and things that are not.  Some of the things that are not worth mentioning are negative reports about people.  Passing on a negative report about someone is gossip. 

When you pass on a negative report about someone, then the listener forms an opinion about that person that is not edifying.  My Word says that we are to speak evil of no man.  Who are you to judge anyway?  Even negative words about yourself are not worth mentioning.  My adversary takes the words that you speak and uses them as weapons against you.  Negative words have the power to curse others and yourself.

What is worth mentioning is My name, My precious blood, My plan of salvation, My love for others, the power of My Spirit to do miracles, and everything that is pure, virtuous, of good report, lovely, praiseworthy, true, honest, and just.  Mentioning people's names in prayer is also worthwhile.

EPHESIANS 4:31; TITUS 3:2; PHILIPPIANS 4:8

Sunday, January 1, 2017

COMPLETE

This year numerically is a very important year.  According to the Jewish calendar the year 5777 began on October 3, 2016.  You celebrated last night at 12 a.m. the beginning of the year 2017.  Numbers are important to Me.  Of course, I live in eternity where days are not counted.

The number "7", according to most, is a spiritual number that means "complete," simply because the record in Genesis states that the Earth was created in six days and on the seventh day God rested.
Jewish people celebrate the seventh day by resting and reflecting and worshiping God.

The year of 5777 and 2017 is a reminder to you that you are complete in Me, and I am the head of all principality and power.   As you lift others in prayer, I want you to pray the same prayer that Paul prayed for Epaphras, one of My servants. Pray that they will stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.  This is My highest desire for everyone who believes in Me.

GENESIS 2:2;  COLOSSIANS 2:10, 4:12