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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, June 30, 2017

LET

"Let" is a verb that I want you to use continually.  I want you to let Me help you whenever you need wisdom.  I want you to let go of the things that are not important in the advance of My kingdom on Earth.  My enemy's plan is to distract you from what I want you to do daily.

I also want you to let  go of the thoughts that My enemy gives you.  Take those thoughts captive and give them to Me. Often you hear My enemy's suggestive thoughts to retaliate rather than forgive, to become angry rather than sow peace, and to speak hurtful words rather than helpful words to others.  LET THOSE THOUGHTS GO. Do not rehearse such thoughts in your mind.

Let Me set your day's agenda by giving your works to Me so that I can establish your thoughts.  Let My love flow through you continually today and every day.  Do not allow My enemy to even get a toehold in your life.

PROVERBS 16:3; ROMANS 5:5
 

Thursday, June 29, 2017

RESISTS

God resists the proud and gives grace to the humble.  When you are in pride, you have two enemies: Me and the devil.  The devil is your enemy always, but I seldom am your enemy.  In fact, I call you My friend.

Some people live blessed lives and others have one trouble after another.  One of the reasons that people have so much trouble is that they are prideful.  They refuse to humble themselves before Me.
I am continually pouring out My grace upon My beloved.  However, when My beloved raise the umbrella of pride, the showers of My blessings will not fall their way.

I desire for you to humble yourself before Me every morning.  Present your body to Me as a living sacrifice and the members of your body to be used as instruments of My love, joy, and peace.  When you do this, My grace will be sufficient to carry you through every trial you may encounter that day.

JAMES 4:6

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

MENTION

Trust in Me with all of  your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Me, and I will direct your paths. There are ways that you can mention My name in almost every situation you experience.

You do not have to use religious terms when you speak to interviewers for jobs, fellow workers, people in the market places and other encounters.  There is power in My name. 

Ask My Holy Spirit to give you just the right way to acknowledge Me and to mention My name in every encounter with people.  I will then be able to open doors and close them as you journey on various paths in your life.  Do not allow fear or reasoning to prevent you from mentioning My name.

PROVERBS 3:5-6


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

SEED

Because you have received Me as your Lord and Savoir, you are the seed of the blessed and your offspring will be blessed.  You are a daughter of Abraham because through your faith, you were grafted into the olive tree which represents My beloved Jewish people. All the blessings of Abraham are also your blessings now. 

I know how often you say that you have lived a blessed life.  This is because you have not only believed Me, but you also have believed My promises.  You have partaken of My very divine nature because you believe that everything I have promised is yours and is yes and amen through Me.

Give Me thanks and praise today because I have made you righteous and the seed of the righteous is blessed and will be a blessing.

ISAIAH 65:23, 44:3; 2 PETER 1:4;2 CORINTHIANS

Monday, June 26, 2017

LINE

Most parents want to keep their children in line.  They look for instant obedience and they expect respect.  Paul warned Timothy that in the last days children will be disobedient to parents,  You live in an age when children are saturated not with the water of My Word, but instead by worldly lustful thoughts that are conveyed through the media.

My word has keeping power.  Line upon line and precept upon precept in My Word needs to be declared out loud. When you declare My Word out loud, you use My Word as a sword against the enemy, and he has no choice but to flee.

When you trust yourself and your children into My hands, I have promised to lead you and your children in paths of righteousness for My name's same.  Declare My Word out loud today. When you continue in My Word, the truths in My Word will set you free from the spirits that attempt to seduce you to give into worldly lusts.

2 TIMOTHY 3:2; JOHN 17:14-20, 8:31-32; PSALM 23:3


Sunday, June 25, 2017

TRACK

I want you to keep on My track today and every day.  You can keep on My track when you simply ask My Holy Spirit to speak to your heart about the next thing to do.

It is too overwhelming to try to fulfill your "To Do List" for the day.  If you try to fulfill that list in your own strength, you will always come up short, and you will be disappointed at the end of the day.

You will keep on My track also when you always have one goal in mind during the day.  That goal is to glorify Me in everything that you do and say.  Look forward to this day and keep on My track by focusing on My presence with you all during the day.

PROVERBS 16:3

Saturday, June 24, 2017

RANSOM

I ransomed you when you were a slave to My enemy.  Adam and Eve's disobedience opened the door for sin to enter the world.  Even little innocent babies are now born with a nature that wants to disobey Me instead of glorifying Me.

The price of My purchase was My own blood, and that price made it possible for the whole world to be free from the slavery of sin.  However, many choose not to believe this act of mercy and grace.  I rejoice that you received Me as your Lord and Savior.

On that joyous day that you repented of your sins and received the forgiveness of your sins (past, present, and future), I bathed you with My glory just as a new born baby is bathed shortly after they are born.  I wrapped you in the receiving blanket of My love, and I began the process of parenting you the rest of your life and for all eternity. Thank Me today for your new birth.

MATTHEW 20:28; MARK 10:45

Friday, June 23, 2017

UNAFRAID

I want you to spend your days unafraid fort your future, your present circumstances, your relationships, your family's well being, your driving through traffic, and for any unexpected occurrences during a day's time.

There are over 365 "fear not" exhortations in My Word.  That is a "fear not" for every day of the year. When you spend just a few minutes with Me daily to receive My love for you, you will be able to face every day unafraid.  My perfect love dwelling in your heart will cast out all fear.

Fear and worry are the fruits of a lack of trust in Me.  When you trust in Me with all of your heart and you do not lean on your own understanding, and you also acknowledge Me, you will be able to live unafraid,

1 JOHN 4:18: PROVERBS 3:5-6

Thursday, June 22, 2017

CREATURE

I created all creatures on Earth.  However, mankind is the only creature I created that is in the likeness of My Father and Me.

You were created to glorify My Father on Earth, and only you and other believers have this ability because you have My mind.  When you surrendered control of your life to Me, you became a new creature. The same Spirit that raised Me from the dead now dwells in your mortal body.

These truths should not only make you rejoice, but also should cause you to recognize how important every moment of your life is.  Each moment you live can be bathed in My glory. You can do the same works I did when I was on Earth and even greater works.  Let your light (the glory of My presence within you) shine today so that men can see your good works and glorify My Father in heaven.

GENESIS 1:26; ROMANS 8:11; MATTHEW 5:16

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

TRUTH

Pilate asked Me the question: "What is truth?" I did not answer. I am the way, the truth, and the life.
You live in a day when few people know who is telling the truth.  There are so many false news reports and false claims by advertisers.

There is only one way that you will know what is true and what is not.  When in doubt about something you just read, heard, or saw, consult My Holy Spirit.  My Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth.  Wait quietly after you ask about some fact, and My Spirit will lead you to know the truth.

My Holy Spirit was given to you to lead you into all truth.  When people are sincerely seeking what truths to believe concerning their faith, they will find Me as they look into My Word.  My Word is truth.  The truths you discover through reading and heeding My Word will keep you from being deceived.

JOHN 18:38, 8:31-32, 14:6, 16-17

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

RENOVATE

It is difficult to renovate old houses.  Often old houses are purchased for the land and then torn down so that something new can be built.

I did not just renovate you when I purchased you with My shed blood,.  I tore down the old  you and began the rebuilding process on the land of your soul.  Old things were passed away and you became new.  You were given a fresh start.

Often the parts of  an old house are buried, covered with dirt, and the new house is built upon that ground.  Sometimes erosion occurs and parts of that old house come to the surface.  Do not allow the erosion of sin to reveal the parts of your old nature.

2 CORINTHIANS 5:17 

Monday, June 19, 2017

INVASION

Many people feel that their faith or religious beliefs are a private matter.  They consider that their privacy has been invaded when they are asked questions about their faith or when they receive something about faith in their mail or attached to their doors.

People do have the right to believe what they want to.  However, many do not understand that what they believe has eternal consequences.

When I walked on Earth, I preached "the kingdom of God" to multitudes.  Those who heard My teachings then could choose to believe what I shared or to reject My message.  The kingdom of God does not concern what we eat or drink.  The kingdom of  God is right standing with God, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.  When a person enters My kingdom through faith, they will have a relationship with Me that brings them peace of mind and joy no matter what circumstances they are experiencing.
Share these truths with someone today.

ROMANS 14:17


Sunday, June 18, 2017

IMPORTANT

What is important in your life?  Before you answer this question, I want you to recount how your days are spent.  What is the first thing you think about when you arise from your sleep to face a new day?

If your relationship with Me is most important to you, then your thoughts as you arise from your bed and step your feet on the floor to begin the day will be focused on Me.  If this is not the case in your life, I would suggest that you be intentional to think about Me the first thing in the morning.

Some people just do not have time to spend a great deal of quality time with Me in the morning, but all I am asking of you is that you begin your day with a prayer of thanksgiving to Me for the day and also a request for My wisdom to saturate your day.  When you do this, you will be amazed at the end of the day of the number of times during the day that I have helped you make decisions and how often you thought about My presence with you throughout the day.

PSALM 5:3. 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

WHISTLE

Do you know that I love to hear people whistle?  Did you know that I can whistle?"  People usually whistle when they are happy.  Sometimes when you whistle while you work, it makes your work a little easier.

Yes, I love to whistle.  I will whistle just before the trumpet blows at the end days when I alert My angels to gather the elect from the four winds of the Earth to be resurrected.  I will whistle because I will have great joy to gather My family together.

I know how you rejoice when your family all gather in one place to celebrate various events.  Multiply that feeling of joy by thousands and you will not even begin to know the joy that I will experience when all My family (Jews and Gentiles) come together to celebrate the My marriage supper.

MATTHEW 24:31; MARK 13:27


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

BRILLIANT

The word, "brilliant" has many meanings.  When you say that someone is brilliant, you mean that their intelligence is extraordinary.  You may wake up to a brilliant sunset.  The light in your room may be so brilliant that it blinds your eyes.

I am the "brilliant One."  I am all wisdom, and I want you to ask Me daily to give you wisdom.  You do have My mind, but you need to yield to My mind within you. 

I am the light of the world.  When Peter and John saw My glorified form on the mount of transfiguration, they saw My face that was shining like the sun and My clothes were as white as light.
Think of My brilliance today as you spend time in My presence.

MATTHEW 17:1-2

Monday, June 12, 2017

CREATE

I created the universe.  Keep this truth in mind when you pray for others who have yet to believe in Me. Rest assured that I can create in them a responsive heart.  Pray that I will open the eyes of their understanding.

Those who do not believe in Me have a veil over their eyes.  Somehow the spirit of darkness has blinded their minds to the truth.  Whenever a person dabbles in occult activities or false religions, the door of that person's heart has been opened to that spirit of darkness.

The sin of idolatry (occult and false religious involvement) can even affect future generations.  Close the door of that person's heart to the spirit of darkness by confessing and forgiving the sins of idolatry in at least four past generations . Then bind the spirit of darkness that entered to prevent salvation in future generations and loose My Spirit of truth to that person.

EPHESIANS 1:16; DEUTERONOMY 5:8-10 

Sunday, June 11, 2017

SHAME

The first two fruits of sin are fear and shame.  Adam and Eve first experienced fear when they heard God walking in the Garden after they disobeyed Him.  They were so afraid that they hid themselves. When God asked, "Where are you?  Adam and Eve had the choice. to come out of hiding and confess their sin or to remain hidden.  They remained hidden.

When they discovered that they were naked, they were ashamed.  God once again gave them a chance to come to Him and repent for their disobedience, but instead they blamed each other for causing their disobedience.

I want you to understand that fear and shame are two of the most vicious weapons that My enemy uses against My beloved.  Whenever you know you have sinned, come quickly to Me and confess and bring that sin to light rather than attempting to hide it from Me.  You will not have a problem with fear or shame when you do this.

GENESIS 3:8-13; 1 JOHN 1:5-10



Saturday, June 10, 2017

SUSTAIN

I gave you the word, "sustain," this morning because I want you to assure you of My sustaining power.  The sustaining power that I give to you day by day helps you to keep on keeping on. 

I am Jehovah Jireh, your provider.  I am able to keep you supplied with all the necessities of life.
I told My disciples to ask Me every day to give them bread.  The bread I sustain you with is much more than just the bread you eat.  I am the very bread of life Who is able to give you all the strength you need to even get through tremendous trials.

My sustaining power also supports you as you labor in My Kingdom.  You will not grow weary of well doing if you daily receive a fresh measure of My sustaining power.

LUKE 11:3; JOHN 6:48

Friday, June 9, 2017

ALLOW

The big question that many have is: "How could I allow such suffering in this world?"  Remember what I told My disciples, "In the world you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world."

I have chosen prayer to be the vehicle that enables Me to intervene in the lives of people.  When Adam and Eve disobeyed My Father, sin entered the world and will remain until there will be a new world.  The world you live in is spiraling down hill because of the sins of mankind that cause  corruption, conflict, and continual corrosion. 

I want all My beloved to understand how important prayer is.  I taught My disciples to pray, "Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven."  In heaven there is no corruption, conflict or corrosion.  Pray for your nation, your family, your friends, your church and the persecuted church.  Your prayers will avail much to help those who are experiencing tribulation and trials. 

JOHN 16:33; MATTHEW 6:10

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

RESCUE

I know how you love to see a rescue story that includes a person who is willing to lay his or her life down to save another.  I said that there is no greater friend than the one who lays down his life for another.

The day came in My earthly ministry that I called My disciples friends.  I consider you and all those who love Me as My friends also.  I was willing to lay down My life not only for My friends, but also for the whole world.

You can be one who rescues others whenever you present My good news to them.  So many on Earth are drowning in their own waters of self.  Pray today for those you know who do not yet know Me to allow Me to rescue them from destruction. 

JOHN 15:13, 1514-17

Monday, June 5, 2017

TRIUIMPH

You are living in troublesome times.  You are living in what My Word calls the beginning of sorrows.  The trials of My beloved will increase as the days draw nigh to My second coming.
However, you can take hope in what I have promised.

I will always cause you to triumph no matter what trials you may experience.  Put your trust completely in Me to see you through every trial that you may face in the future. 

Remember that I have already triumphed over your enemy.  I disarmed principalities and powers and made a public spectacle of them (Satan and his hoards of demons), triumphing over them when I died for your sins and was raised from the dead.

MATTHEW 24:4-8; 2 CORINTHIANS 2:14; COLOSSIANS 2:15

Sunday, June 4, 2017

DIVISIVE

People are divisive when they cause disagreements.  There is a spirit that is behind all divisiveness.  That spirit is called the anti-Christ spirit.  My Word warns that this spirit has been active throughout history and will continue to be active.

This spirit denies My Father and Me.  Any spirit that denies that I have come in the flesh is of that anti-Christ spirit.  It is this spirit that causes divorce and even political divisions in nations.  Recognize that every thing that happens on Earth involves a spiritual battle.  No one fights against flesh and blood.  We fight against principalities, powers, rulers of darkness, and wickedness in high places.

Your part in this warfare against the anti-Christ spirit is to bind that spirit in My shed blood and dislodge it by commanding it in My name to loose its hold over people, politics, and nations.  Then release or loose My Spirit of truth to reign in marriages, politics, and nations.

1 JOHN 2:22-23, 4:1-6

Saturday, June 3, 2017

ENTIRETY

When a judge has a person take an oath with their hands laid on the Bible, they say, "I swear to tell the truth, the whole truth,and nothing but the truth, so help me God."  The whole truth is in My Word, and it is entirely true.

When you read My Word, you have to read it in its entirety.  My Word is designed to bring wholeness and completeness in your life.  Nothing is left out.  This is why I want you to look up the cross references in My Word, so that you can see the whole meaning of each passage.

I know you do not know Hebrew or Greek, but when you look up the Hebrew and Greek interpretation of My Word, you will have a better understanding of the truths that are conveyed in My Word.  Allow My Holy Spirit to help you study My Word in its entirety.

JOHN 17:6-8, 14-17

Friday, June 2, 2017

QUIET

It is so difficult to find that time to be quiet and still in My presence, but it is at those times that you can clearly hear My voice.  It seems that people who live in your age always have to have some kind of sound entering their ears, and those sounds drown out My voice.

I have given you spiritual ears to hear My voice, but you must be intentional to still your soul. Find those moments when there is a total absence of every sound except the sound of My voice.

I challenge you today and every day to carve out a time in your day when you can just sit and listen to My voice.  I have much to share with you.

PSALM 4:4

Thursday, June 1, 2017

NEXT

When you have finished one project, you usually think about the next thing that you have to do.  I want you to depend upon My Holy Spirit to tell you the next thing to do.  He knows what lays ahead of you during the day, and He can prepare you for those upcoming events.

Your communication with Me always touches My heart, and I love it when you seek the direction of My Spirit throughout the day.  I do have divine appointments for you, so I want you to be sensitive to those gentle impressions that My Spirit gives you.

The more you are conscious of My Spirit leading you step by step to do the next thing, the more intimate you become in your relationship to Me.  Walking in the Spirit requires total dependence upon Me.  Keep inquiring what I would have you do next, and I will be faithful to lead you.

EPHESIANS 2:10, 5:8-10