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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, March 29, 2017

RAIN

You are in the season of the spring rains.  I am familiar with the saying, "April showers bring May flowers."  I have the power to send rain and to withhold rain.  I respond to the prayers of the saints.
I truly am in control of the weather.

I am aware that My beloved nation, Israel, is experiencing a drought.  They depend upon the early and latter rains.  Pray for those rains to come so that they will have a good harvest.

I also want you to pray for the spiritual latter rain to be poured out. I want you to speak the prophetic words spoken by the prophet Joel over your family, nation, and cities and over Israel.  That word is:
"Be glad then,  you children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord your God, for He has given you the former rain faithfully, and He will cause the rain to come down for you-the former rain and the latter rain in the first month.  The threshing floors shall be full and the vats shall overflow with new wine and oil.  So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the crawling locust, the consuming locust, and the chewing locust,..." It is now the first month.

JOEL 2:23-25

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

VISITATION

As you read My Word, you will discover that there were many heavenly visitations.  I accompanied two angels to visit Abraham just before Sodom was destroyed.  We had two assignments - to warn Abraham about the future destruction of Sodom and to tell him that he and Sarah would have a child at My Father's appointed time.

Gabriel visited Mary to announce My coming birth.  I visited Joshua just before he went to war.  There are many other heavenly visitations recorded in My Word.  I know how many seek to have a heavenly visitation, but they forget that they can have a heavenly visitation every day.

When you take time to spend in My presence, I am visiting with you.  Even though you cannot see Me, the Holy Spirit, or My Father, we are present every time you pray.  Be aware of our presence with you and enjoy your times with us.  In My presence is fullness of joy and pleasures forevermore.

PSALM 16:11

Monday, March 27, 2017

PERFECT

I can perfect those things that are concerning you.  I can only do this when you release your cares to Me.  My burden is light because the minute I receive your cares, I release every care that you have given to Me and I pray with the Father about your cares. 

The word, "perfect" can also be used another way.  So many of My beloved want things to be perfect in their lives.  They forget that they live in a fallen world where things are definitely not perfect.

I have promised you abundant life, not a perfect life.  The abundance I can give you daily as you release your cares to Me is My peace, My love, and My joy.  When a care comes up in your heart and mind today, give that care to Me in prayer.

PSALM 138:8; MATTHEW 11:28-30

Sunday, March 26, 2017

WORSHIP

When you worship Me, I rejoice, and I also give worship to My heavenly Father.  When a congregation joins together to worship Me, I am in the midst of that congregation, and I am worshiping My heavenly Father along with the saints.

I have given you a divine imagination so that your mind can cast aside all the cares of the world, and focus on what is going on in heaven.  When you worship Me, you are joining the saints and the angels around our throne room.

During your worship, I dispatch angels to minister to you.  You can worship Me even as you do your mundane choirs.  Your songs of worship ring loud in heaven, and My angels come and join you.  Today invite heaven to come down to you when you worship Me.

JOHN 4:23; REVELATION 13:8



Saturday, March 25, 2017

APPREHEND

My servant Paul wrote:"Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things that are behind and reaching forward to those things that are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:12-14)"

Paul was describing the condition of every one of My believers.  He knew that he had not attained (apprehended) all that He should be in Me.  However, he was determined not to allow the past to define him. He did not count himself to have apprehended (obtained) that prize, but he was pressing on to receive it.

This is what I want all My beloved ones to do.  I want them to never give up, to never be defined by their past, but instead to "Keep on keeping on in faith."  Always remember that daily you are being conformed to My image by My Holy Spirit.  You are in process. My Spirit will not let go of you.

PHILIPPIANS 3:12-14; ROMANS 8:29-30

 

Friday, March 24, 2017

ESTABLISHED

There is great joy when you are finally established in a new home and in a new area.  You even rejoice more when everything in your new home is in order - all the furniture placed and the pictures hung on the walls.

One day you will be established in your new eternal home.  You will not have to do a thing to get settled into that new home because I go before you to prepare a place for you.  You will not have to worry ever about another move.

These truths should give you great comfort because I know how you dislike moving.  I have heard you say before that heaven is where there is no stuff.  Most everyone's home is full of stuff that needs care.  You will not have to care for anything ever again and you will never have a care in your eternal home..  Meditate on these truths on the days when you are overwhelmed with taking care of stuff.

JOHN 14:1-4


Thursday, March 23, 2017

BIRTH

It takes labor for physical birth to happen.  It also takes labor for spiritual birth to happen.  I said that the fields were white for harvest, and I exhorted My followers to pray for laborers for the harvest to be sent out. I want you to pray for prayer warriors in this day to labor in prayer to birth people into My kingdom.

Prayer is the labor of a believer.  It is only through prayer that things get done in the spiritual realm.  When you pray My Word out loud, angel armies come to your side to assist you as you pray for those who you desire to be saved.

When you are praying for souls to be birthed, you are praying in My will because I would that none perish.  My Word promises that if you pray anything according to My will that I will not only hear you, but I will also grant your requests.  Begin to thank Me for the salvation of those you are praying for even before you see the fruit of your prayers.

MATTHEW 9:37, 2 PETER 3:9; 1 JOHN 5:14

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

DEPRESSION

One of the weapons My enemy uses against My beloved is depression.  There are sometimes medical reasons for depression.  However, in most cases My enemy sends a spirit of heaviness upon his victims.

I have provided the prescription for dispelling the spirit of heaviness.  I have supplied the garment of praise to lift the spirit of heaviness off of you.  Praise is the devil's death knell. 

This garment is available to you day and night.  However, it is up to you to dress yourself in this garment by praising Me in spite of how you may feel.  I dwell in the midst of your praise.  Also, when My angels hear your praises, they will come and assist you through every down time you may have.

ISAIAH 61: 3; PSALM 34:1, 103:20


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

TIMING

Timing is everything as you walk daily by the direction of My Holy Spirit.  This is why it is so important to listen for My instructions and directions.  I know you pray daily that I will put you in the right place at the right time.

I do have plans for you today.  Listen carefully to those gentle impressions My Spirit will give you throughout the day, and then you will be right on time to do the works I want to do through you this day.

My Word exhorts you to walk as I walked when I was on Earth.  I am both divine and human.  When I walked on Earth, I had to rely completely upon the Holy Spirit to convey My Father's plans to Me.
I sought that plan early in the morning before dawn when I prayed to My Father. That plan unfolded as I took the next step of faith after receiving those gentle impressions from the Holy Spirit.

PHILIPPIANS 2:13; 1 JOHN 2:6

Monday, March 20, 2017

WORDS

Words are containers that can be filled with blessings or curses.  Some words spoken or written can cause physical and spiritual pain.   David, the psalmist, knew exactly how important words were.  He passed this knowledge on to his son Solomon, who in turn passed much about the importance of words to us.

Words have the power to give life or death.  Once words have been spoken, they cannot be taken back.  When you are pouring liquid out of a container into another container, you have to be careful to measure the amount needed to mix whatever is in the receiving container.

I want you to ask the Holy Spirit to help you discern and measure how a person will receive the words you want to speak to them before you open your mouth or write. Your heart's motivation may be to help another person by your words, but if that person is not ready to receive those words, that person can even be hurt by your words. Remember that a person of few words is wise.

PROVERBS 10:19, PROVERBS 18:21

Thursday, March 16, 2017

CONFIDENT

I want you to be confident that I not only hear your requests, but I also grant them as you pray according to My will.  The best way to be sure that you are praying according to My will is to know My Word.  My Word is My will.

Whenever you pray for someone for salvation, be confident that this is always a prayer that I hear and that I grant.  I would that none perish, but that all come to know Me as their Lord and Savior.

I want you never to be anxious in anything.  Worry about things in the future that might happen is like blowing in the wind.  Worry is sin.  Whatever you are concerned about that might occur in the future, be confident that I will go before you and help you through whatever circumstances you will experience in the future.  It is My joy to perfect those things that are a concern to you.

1 JOHN 5:14-14; PHILIPPIANS 4:6-7; PSALM 138:8

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

CONSULT

It is always wisdom to consult trusted people before you make big decisions.  My friend Paul usually prayed and fasted before making decisions about choosing his fellow laborers and his future journeys.

There are paid professional consultants who help those in business to make wise decisions about the future of their companies. You are about My kingdom's business on Earth, and I always want you to first pray and consult with My Holy Spirit as you make decisions concerning your part in My kingdom's work on Earth.

After you have fasted, prayed, and received counsel from My Spirit,  you can then consult with your trusted friends who can also hear from My Spirit.  My Word, and the counsel of your believing friends will confirm what you have heard from My Spirit. Making decisions this way will keep you from moving ahead of My timing. "Without counsel, plans go awry, but in the multitude of counselors they are established (Proverbs 15:22)."

PROVERBS 15:22

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

TRANSFERENCE

It is so easy to see the weak areas in others.  However, often those weak areas are similar to the weak areas in you.  When you are counseling people, you will find that people who are bound or oppressed by certain demonic forces will accuse you of having those same demonic forces operating in your own life.

Always remember that the accuser of the brethren is the devil.  I did not counsel people when I was on Earth.  I comforted them, cast out the demons in them, healed them, taught them, preached to them, exhorted them and prayed for them.

My Father sent My Holy Spirit to be your counselor and He is the best there is.  When people accuse you of having a weakness that they have, this is called transference in your modern day psychology.  When you are aware of how transference works, you will know exactly how to pray for those who accuse you. The anointing of My Holy Spirit will enable you to counsel others who are weak.

REVELATION 12:10; ISAIAH 9:6; 1 CORINTHIANS 4:5; ISAIAH 11:2


Monday, March 13, 2017

JOURNEY

I know how tired you get when you have to pack up and clean the house for one more journey away from home.  You always call upon the help of My Holy Spirit to make sure you do not forget anything to pack or anything to do to the house before you leave.

There is one journey, however, when you will not have to pack anything or clean house.  That journey is when you make your journey to heaven.  There are a few things, however, that you can take with you to heaven.

You can take the knowledge and wisdom you have gained through reading and applying My Word.  You will see all the people you have prayed for to receive salvation in heaven.  All the prayers you have prayed for others will still remain in the atmosphere (spiritual and earthly), and you can look forward to seeing those prayers answered even after you have departed Earth because angels always rejoice when one person comes to repentance.  You will be rejoicing with them.

LUKE 15:7

Sunday, March 12, 2017

ENTERTAINING

One of the end time exhortations in My Word is to be hospitable.  As the day comes near to My coming, the activity of angels will increase.  When you open your home to strangers, you may even entertain angels unaware.

My army of angels await your command.  They respond to the voice of My Word and to the sound of My name.  Whenever you give My Word voice or use My name, angels will immediately come to your assistance.

Too few of My beloved understand the ministry of angels.  Angels are ministering spirits who are sent to minister to those who believe in Me.  Use hospitality in these last days and stand ready to call on the assistance of My holy angels by speaking My Word out loud and also My name.

PSALM 103:20; HEBREWS 1:7, 13:2

Saturday, March 11, 2017

CONCERNS

I know that you have many concerns.  You are especially concerned for those you know who are not yet members of My kingdom.  You cannot judge the salvation of others because you do not know their hearts.  However, I will lay on your heart those you are to pray for each day.

Your list may vary simply because on a certain day more warfare is needed on behalf of the person who I have laid on your heart.

Be sensitive to My Spirit as He gives you names to lift before My thrown each day.  Have confidence that I hear your prayers for salvation because I would that none perish, but that all come to know Me and My love for them. Also, stand on the promise that I perfect those things that are a concern to you.

2 PETER 3:9;  1 JOHN 5:14-15; PSALM 138:8

Friday, March 10, 2017

NEXT

While I was on Earth it was My practice to get up a great deal before dawn to pray to My Father.  I knew the day would be filled with much activity.  My major calling was to preach the kingdom of God and to train My disciples. 

I depended daily on hearing from the Holy Spirit as My Father led me to do the next thing.  I had many divine appointments that My Father knew I would encounter, but He never revealed all of these encounters to Me at the beginning of the day.

You are to walk as I walked when I was on Earth.  Surrender yourself in the morning and ask for My Holy Spirit to tell you the next thing to do.  Then be tuned to hear the gentle impressions My Spirit will give you throughout the day.  At the end of the day, you will be amazed at the divine appointments you had during the day.

1 JOHN 1:6

Thursday, March 9, 2017

BENEFITS

Most everyone loves a benefit program that will guarantee income and insurance.  I have a benefit program that is eternal.  My servant David wrote about some of these benefits in Psalms.  It is always good to remember these benefits because I gave My love and My life to purchase these benefits for you.

Some of these benefits are: I forgive all your iniquities, heal all your diseases, redeem your life from destruction, and crown you with loving kindness and  My tender mercies.

Meditate on these benefits today, and pray for those who do not know about My wonderful benefit program.  Pray for them to come to know My love so that they too can enjoy these benefits.

PSALM 103

Monday, March 6, 2017

SPRING

People celebrate the new year at different times.  Gentiles celebrate the new year January 1.  Jewish people celebrate the new year during the Feast of Trumpets.  Actually My Father designed the new year to be celebrated at the beginning of spring.  The first month in the new year is the month of Nisan.  The official beginning of spring is March 20, and the month of Nisan usually begins either in late March or early April. .

It was fitting that My Father chose the new year to begin in the springtime when new life is being infused into the trees and flowers are breaking earth's cold, winter surface.  Springtime is a time to celebrate new life and resurrection life.

The greatest witness to My existence is the new life that comes to a person who is born again.  Give thanks to Me for the new life that you have received as you look at the beauty of another spring.

NEHEMIAH 2:1




Saturday, March 4, 2017

PLEASANT PLACES

My servant David had many down times in his life.  However, when he lifted  up his soul to Me, I took him to pleasant places.  Those pleasant places were not physical places.  Those places were places in his own soul.

I call you daily to possess your soul with patience.  Your soul (mind, will, and emotions) is the part of you that seeks to go a selfish way instead of a selfless way.  When you focus upon Me, I am able to impart the pleasant places of rest in your soul.

These pleasant places in your soul are places where you experience My goodness, My delight, My excellence, the inheritance of My peace, My faithfulness, My joy, and My glory.  When you lift your soul up to Me daily, your soul will line up with My soul.  My soul consists of faith, hope, and love.
Lift up your soul to Me today and your mind will be filled with faith, your emotions will be anchored in hope, and your will will be motivated by My love.

LUKE 21:19; PSALM 16


Friday, March 3, 2017

REFERENCES

Before people interview for a new job, they have to present references.  Often whether a person is hired or not will depend on the references listed.  I had no references when I came to Earth to do the job My Father gave Me.  I denied all My kingly glory to come to Earth to identify with humankind.

The job I had to do was a job that you now have. I came preaching the kingdom of God.  The kingdom of God is within every person who believes and trusts in Me.  That kingdom is righteousness, peace, and joy in My Holy Spirit.

Most people in the world are looking to be right with others and to feel right about themselves.  They want peace of mind and heart, and they want to live joy-filled days.  Only I can offer these beautiful aspects of My Kingdom because I am the kingdom of God.  Because you believe in Me, you now have the kingdom of God within you.  You have all the references you need to do this job effectively.  You have the approval of My Father, the power of My Spirit, and My very mind and heart within you.  Do not hesitate to share the good news of My kingdom with others.

PHILIPPIANS 2:5-7; ACTS 28:30-31; ROMANS 14:17

Thursday, March 2, 2017

VISITS

Sometimes you experience unannounced visits from people.  When this happens, I want you to be hospitable to them even though it may not be convenient to host them.  Remember that people are very special treasures to Me.

When you are having your morning prayers, I know that sometimes you feel like you are saying the same things over and over again.  This does not trouble Me at all.  I just love to hear your voice.  However, I want you to recognize that we are having a visit together during those quiet times that you spend with Me.

I want for you to give Me space to respond to you as you pray.  This morning you experienced what I am trying to tell you.  As you were praying, My presence overwhelmed you, and you were quiet, finally.  Then I gave you a special message that encouraged you and made you realize how important these days spent with your husband are.  I'm looking forward to having more unannounced visits with you when you take time to wait to hear My voice.  Welcome those visits.

REVELATION 3:20

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

CONSIDERATION

I want you to consider how showing consideration to others is so important to Me.  There are many people you will experience throughout life who you do not agree with, and frankly, that you have a hard time loving. 

When dealing with difficult people, I want you to consider and remember the two greatest commandments: "You shall love love the Lord your God with all your heart with all your soul and with all your mind, and you shall love your neighbor as yourself."  There is never an excuse for you to ever be rude to anyone.

I understand how you can lose it from time to time.  I  lost it when righteous indignation took over Me and I turned over the tables in the Temple.  Pray for My Spirit to help you in the future not to get so frustrated with people that you forget how important people are to Me.  I gave My life for every person who exists in this world.

MATTHEW 22:40