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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, February 28, 2017

STAGNANT

I know that sometimes you feel like you have reached a stagnant place of growth in Me.  Rest assured that there is no such place as you daily seek Me by praying and staying in My Word.  When you are not feeling well physically, My enemy will take advantage of you.  He will throw all kinds of lies into your mind.  Take such thoughts captive and give them to Me.

Be on guard when you are physically tired or sick.  Even though praying and staying in My Word seems to be a routine discipline to you for a season, understand that My Holy Spirit will work with whatever you yield to Him.

Keep yielding yourself to My Holy Spirit, and offer your body as a living sacrifice daily to Me.  I am especially pleased when you do these things to draw near to Me even when you do not feel like spending time with Me.  Draw near to Me and I will draw near to you.

2 CORINTHIANS 10:4-6; JAMES 4:8

 

Monday, February 27, 2017

SHAME

Shame is one of the main weapons that My enemy forms against people.  He was successful in his effort to infuse shame into mankind when he was able to seduce Adam and Eve.  After they disobeyed God's orders to not eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, they hid themselves.  They were both ashamed and afraid.

I never want you to be ashamed about anything that you have done or said.  Instead, I want you to come to Me and receive the truth that I purchased for you a shame-free life when I died to give you the gift of righteousness.

Do now allow My enemy to condemn you.  Listen to the words of My prophet, Isaiah: "Fear not:for you shall not be ashamed: neither be confounded (confused) for you shall not be put to shame: for you shall forget the shame of your youth, and shall not remember the reproach of your widowhood any more (Isaiah 54:4)."

GENESIS 3:8; ISAIAH 54:4

Sunday, February 26, 2017

RESIST

When I said, "Resist not evil, but turn the other cheek, I was not advising you to not resist the "Evil One" (the devil).  Remember always that you are not fighting against flesh and blood.  You are fighting against principalities, powers, and wickedness in the spiritual realm.

I have given you all authority in My name and by the power of My shed blood to resist My enemy. My brother James wrote, "Submit yourselves therefore to God.  Resist the devil, and he will flee from you (James 4:7)."  Peter wrote this exhortation: "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion walks about, seeking whom he may devour: whom resist steadfast in the faith....(1 Peter 5:8-9a)."

There is one power that I never want you to resist.  That power is the power of My Holy Spirit.  You live in a day when there is a form of godliness, but that godliness denies the power of My Spirit.  Yield daily to the power of My Spirit's anointing upon you.

EPHESIANS 6:12; TIMOTHY 2:13

Saturday, February 25, 2017

INFIRMITY

I was touched with the feelings of your infirmities (weaknesses).  I was tempted in all points, yet without sin.  One of the major reasons I came to Earth was to identify with humankind.  I am both human and divine. 

The three major weaknesses that you have are these three lusts: the lust of the flesh (seeking to satisfy your five senses in an indulgent way); the lust of the eye (greed, covetousness, and vain imaginations); and the lust of the pride of life (trusting in yourself and your own resources more than you trust in Me).  My enemy can only tempt you to give in to one of these lusts.

I had no lusts, but when I was tempted in the wilderness, I was so weak, and My enemy knew this. The temptations I experienced enabled Me to identify with you when you are tempted in the area of your three lusts.  I overcame by speaking the Word of God out loud.  You can overcome every temptation when you also speak the Word out loud and take captive the thoughts My enemy gives you and give them to Me.

HEBREWS 4:15, 2:17-18


Friday, February 17, 2017

REVIEW

One of the techniques in teaching and learning is to review the notes you have taken as you listened to other teachers.  When I walked on Earth, My disciples did not understand My Father's plan.  It was not until I was resurrected and they were baptized in My Holy Spirit that they finally understood the plan of redemption.

Just after I was resurrected, I visited My disciples and breathed into them My Spirit.  This was their born again experience.  Then I told them later to wait in Jerusalem until they received the promise of My Father. The promise of My Father was the baptism of My Holy Spirit that not only empowered them to be My witnesses to the world, but also empowered them to review and understand the words
I had told them. 

My Holy Spirit has the assignment to bring to  your remembrance everything I have ever said.
My Spirit can lead and guide you as you read My Word.  Today ask Him to help you understand even the hidden things in My Word.

JOHN 20:21-23, 14:26; ACTS 1:4-5

Thursday, February 16, 2017

IRRITATION AND AGITATION

When you abide in Me, abide in My love, and abide in My Word, you will not be easily agitated, irritated, or frustrated.  My enemy wants you to stay in an agitated, irritated, frustrated mood every day.  If you find that you are in that mode of operation, ask Me to take you by the still waters.

I am your good shepherd, and My sheep can hear My voice the best when they are calm.  I want to immerse you in My still waters of peace throughout the day.  When you are physically by waters that are still, you can see your reflection in the water.  This truth should remind you that you are a reflection of Me throughout each day.

My glory can only shine through you when you humble yourself by casting every care upon Me.  A shepherd knows that insects that bite the flesh of his sheep cause great irritation and agitation to them.  My adversary is seeking whom he can devour.  When you walk in your flesh instead of My Spirit, My enemy will be able to keep you in a state of agitation and irritation. 

PSALM 23:2; 1 PETER 5:8

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

TRANSMIT

Most people have in mind what they want to communicate to others.  However, the way a person communicates will transmit more than words.  You can tell by the tone of a person's voice whether or not they are angry or frustrated by your responses to their communication.

I want you to seek and pursue peace. When people disagree with you, you do not have to feel that they are against you, and you do not need to be frustrated.

Frustration is a fruit of pride.  Peace and gentleness are fruits of the Spirit that need to be transmitted always in your communication with others.  Take time to pray this simple prayer every morning: "Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in your sight, Oh Lord."  When you pray this prayer from your heart, My Holy Spirit will be able to direct your conversations with others throughout the day.

GALATIANS 5:20; PSALM 34:14

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

RESPONSIBILITY

The goal of parents is to teach their children how to be responsible for themselves, property of others, and responsible citizens.  My Word clearly describes the responsibilities that are expected of believers.

The major responsibility of believers is to respond to My Holy Spirit as He teaches and leads you day by day. When you hear the voice of My Spirit and obey, you will live a blessed life.  You will be able to respond to others, even your enemies, in love. 

When you daily yield to My Holy Spirit, I will be able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that you ask or think, according to the power, (My Holy Spirit), that works within you.  You will always have complete victory over My enemy, and you will know how to pray and what to say.

EPHESIANS 3:20

Monday, February 13, 2017

ORGANIZATION

I know how you like to organize your days.  It gives you great comfort to have your "To Do List" at your finger tips so that you can look back at the end of the day to see if you accomplished all on your list.  However, I want you always to remember that you cannot accomplish anything without Me.

"Without Me, you can do nothing."  I am the One Who gives you the next breath.  Call upon the help of My Holy Spirit to tell you the next thing to do during the day.  He knows the future, so many of the things on your list may need to be organized and prioritized differently.

Depend upon Me.  I sent My helper to help you, and also My angels love to come to your assistance.
Be sure to have Your focus on Me throughout the day instead of your "To Do List."

JOHN 3:27; JOHN 14:26; PSALM 103:20-21;

Sunday, February 12, 2017

PECULIAR

I told the children of Israel that if they obeyed My voice and kept My covenant that they would be a peculiar treasure to Me.

I redeem and purify all those who believe in Me so that they can become a peculiar people who love Me.  You are called peculiar because you are one of My special treasures who allows Me to empower you to do My will and to give you the way to do My good pleasure.

I know that throughout your life you will meet many peculiar people.  Just remember that you are one of My special treasures who have the power to see others as I see them.  No matter how peculiar they may be, I want you to see every person you meet as My special treasure.  I shed My blood to redeem them.

EXODUS 19:5; TITUS 2:14; PHILIPPIANS 2:13

Saturday, February 11, 2017

ATTITUDE OF SERVITUDE

When someone enters the military, people usually say that this person has entered the "service." Those who are in the military are called to serve their respective countries with an "attitude of servitude." They are willing to even lay their lives down to protect their countries from harm.

When you accepted Me as your Lord and Savior, you entered My army of saints whose mode of operation is to spread My gospel to the world.  

I am your "Commander and Chief."  You will always have the power to overcome My enemy when you declare the power of My name and the testimony of My word and My blood.  My blood has purchased you the power to bind My enemy in My name and to loose My heavenly armies to aid you in whatever battle you face.  Remember, your "attitude of servitude" includes a willingness to lay down your life for the sake of others.

REVELATION 3:11




Thursday, February 9, 2017

ENHANCE

People on Earth invest millions of dollars to enhance their appearances, their homes. churches and work places.  They place great value on how they and their things look to others.

My desire is that people will focus on the things above rather than the things on Earth.  I do want those who believe in Me to care about representing My glory on Earth. 

You glorify Me whenever you make My presence known to others.  The things of this Earth will grow strangely dim in the light of My glory and grace.  Let My light within you shine today and set your affections on the things above instead of the things on Earth.

2 CORINTHIANS 4:6-7; COLOSSIANS 3:2-3  

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

JOURNAL

I know how you like to keep a record of your activities every day.  Sometimes you will write down your prayers and certain Scriptures that you like in your journal..There is a journal of your life written in heaven.

When you enter heaven your life will be displayed before you.  You will discover how just a smile that you shared with someone encouraged that person.  There is a "Book of Remembrance" that records every time you thought of Me or mentioned My name.

Make it your goal daily to add to that "Book of Remembrance." Whenever you call out My name, My angels will come to your assistance.

MALACHI 3:16; PSALM 103:20

Monday, February 6, 2017

LATTER RAIN

You are exhorted in My Word to pray for the "Latter Rain" during the season of the "Latter Rain."  Israel only has two rainy seasons - one in the fall and one in the spring. When both rains come on time, there will always be a great harvest.

You are entering into the season of the greatest harvest that has ever been.  I want you to intercede more than ever and ask for the "Latter Rain" to be poured out on all flesh.  My prophet Joel speaks about this last great outpouring of My Spirit.

Count it a blessing to be alive at this time in history.  You are here to decree My Word in prayer so that My angels will be activated to assist My saints as they labor in this last harvest.

JOEL 2:23-30; PSALM 103:20

Sunday, February 5, 2017

WITHHOLD

No good thing will I withhold from those who love Me.  My enemy was successful convincing Eve that My Father was withholding good from them.  My Father was trying to protect them from evil.
When Adam and Eve disobeyed, My enemy won power over their souls.

I came to Earth to reveal My Father's love.  My Father has always desired to bless His children.  Now through the power of My Spirit, you can enjoy My Father's blessings.

What joy I have as those who believe in Me enjoy spending time with Me.  In My presence is fullness of joy and pleasures forever more.  I desire that My goodness will always be poured upon you.

PSALM 103; 16:11

Saturday, February 4, 2017

EXCHANGE

The exchange that occurred when I died as the perfect sacrifice to satisfy My Father's requirements to atone for all of your sins was complete.  When I  exclaimed, "It is finished!," complete victory was purchased for you through the blood that I shed that day.

On that fateful day, life was exchanged for death, righteousness was exchanged for sin, grace was exchanged for bondage to the law, love was exchanged for fear, and faith was exchanged for uncertainty.  There were more exchanges that I could name, but you will clearly see those exchanges as you read My Word.

Give thanks to My Father today for His magnificent plan to give you all that you need to live a fruitful and meaningful life on this Earth.

JOHN 19:30

Thursday, February 2, 2017

FINAL

My followers felt that they were living in the final days before My return.  Many of My followers today feel like they are in the final days and that soon I will return.  No one knows the hour of My return except My Father. However, you can know the season.

I want all those who believe in Me to be ready for My return every day.  My Word says that I will come as a thief in the night, so be ready.  I want you to be always looking forward to My return, but I do not want you to dwell on the days that you have left to live on Earth simply because you do not know how many days you will have.

There is a tendency to say that you will have time to get ready before I return.  Faith does not operate that way.  Faith is now.  I want you to be ready now, and the way to be ready is very simple.  Abide in Me, abide in My Word, and abide in My love.

REVELATION 16:15; JOHN 15; 


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

LIMITLESS

My love for you is limitless.  My thoughts about you are as the sands on the seashore.  I know this seems impossible for you to believe that I know you in such a personal way, but I also am limitless in knowledge and wisdom.

I am the One Who flung the stars and galaxies in place in the Universe, yet I know your every thought and do count the number of hairs on your head.

At the end of time when people appear before Me, I will ask them one question.  How did you love yourself and others?  Your major call on Earth is to love Me with all of your heart, mind, and soul and to love your neighbor as yourself.  You cannot love your neighbor if you do not love yourself.  I want you to meditate today on My limitless love for you, and I want you to receive My love moment by moment throughout this day and every day.

PSALM 139:2, 17-18; MATTHEW 10:30