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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.


Monday, July 31, 2017

UNITE

My servant David prayed that I would unite his heart to fear My name.  I answered his prayer.  Many that you encounter in life have divided hearts. Such people have a broken heart that does need to be united to to receive My love and to give My love to others.

Perverseness often causes a person's heart to be divided.  When David prayed this prayer to Me, he had committed adultery with Bathsheba.  My Word says that a man who commits adultery lacks understanding and destroys his own soul.  David's soul (his inner man) needed to be restored.

Some people have broken hearts because a perverse person violated them when they were young.  The memory of that violation is often repressed and such people can live a perverse lifestyle when they are adults. I came to heal those who have divided or broken hearts. Pray for such people.  Nothing is beyond My redemptive and restorative power.

PSALM 86:11; PROVERBS 6:32; ISAIAH 61:1

Saturday, July 29, 2017

REPROACH

I gave you this word this morning because many of My beloved have suffered reproach.  You had to look that word up in the dictionary, and you discovered that this word means to bring shame or disgrace upon someone.

Sadly, many in this world have suffered reproach.  Something happened in their early life or even later life that brought shame and disgrace to them.  One example is that many children were violated sexually by an adult, and this caused them to live with the shadow of shame over them.

The good news is that I bore their shame when I was crucified.  Shame entered the world when Eve and Adam disobeyed Me and ever since that time, My enemy has used shame as a wicked weapon to condemn these people.  I want such people to know that I rolled their reproach away when I became the perfect sin sacrifice. I have set them free once and for all from experiencing that shadow of shame.

HEBREWS 12:1-2; GENESIS 2:25, 3:1-8; HEBREWS 12:1-2;

Friday, July 28, 2017

RESTORER

I am not only your redeemer, but I am also your restorer.  I can restore the years that the locusts have eaten.  One has only to look at My "Promised Land" to see My restoring power.

The promise of returning My people to the land and birthing a nation in a day has been fulfilled in your generation. You now see My beloved Jewish people who were once scattered throughout the world now gathered from every nation to live in My homeland. 

I promised that Israel would one day be like a watered garden and you saw evidence of that promise on your visit.  Roses are blooming in the desert and fruit is being sent to many nations.  Seeing My restoration power in Israel should give you great hope for the restoration of relationships, things lost or stolen, and faith, hope, and love in your own life and the life of those you love.

JOEL 2:25

Thursday, July 27, 2017

HOME

I have heard you say many times that there is "no place like home."  I know how much you  look forward to returning home after a long journey.  You look forward to sleeping in your own bed, eating food that you like, and being with the people that you love. 

Your trip to My "Promised Land" was different, however.  When you were boarding the plane to return home, you felt like you should not be leaving.  Most all of My beloved feel that same way after their visit to Jerusalem because one day Jerusalem will be their home.

Look forward to the "New Jerusalem" that is promised in My Word.  Until that time, however, know that home is where your heart is and I am at home in your heart always.

REVELATION 21:1-5

 

HOME

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

ENTRANCE

I have been with you throughout your trip to visit My Promised Land.  I went before you and I was your rear guard.  I had so many precious times with your family - 3 sons, 3 daughters in love, and 9 grandchildren.  Thank you for visiting all the sights where I was present when I walked on Earth in the flesh.

I saw to every detail of your trip. There were so many people praying for you and your family to have a safe, healthy, and spiritual renewal during your eight days at the Galilee and in Jerusalem.  What a joy it was for Me to hear all nine of your grandchildren express their desire to hear My voice.  I did speak to them all.

When you made your entrance into the Holy City of Jerusalem, you had great expectations and excitement.  I desire for you now to enter the routines of your life back home with that same enthusiasm.  My presence is just as real where you live as where you just spent eight days because I live within you.  Give thanks to all those who lifted you in prayer while you were away.

MATTHEW 28:19-20

Friday, July 14, 2017

DEPARTURE

I know how excited you are today as you leave for Israel for ten days with your three sons and their families.  I will be with you and I will go before you.  So many will be praying for you.

You always rejoice when your whole family- all 17 can be together at Christmas and Thanksgiving.
This journey will give  you a chance to be with  your family for ten days as they walk where I walked when I was on Earth.  I am rejoicing with you.

The day will come, however, when both of us will rejoice even more.  That day is when we will meet in the New Jerusalem.  I am looking forward to spending eternity with all of My beloved.

REVELATION 3:12

Thursday, July 13, 2017

PACKING

I never had to pack for the trips,  I told some followers that foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but I have nowhere to lay My head.  I was so grateful to Mary, Martha, and Lazarus and Peter and his family for allowing Me to stay with them.

I know that you are about to take a trip to My promised land, and there you will see the many places I slept and ate when I was on Earth.  My Holy Spirit knows everything that you should pack, so listen for His guidance.

I desire for all My believers travel to Israel.  My Word will come alive to those who visit the Holy City and the Galilee and all the other places in Israel.  Pray for the peace of Israel as you go, and declare My Word wherever you visit.  Sing songs of praise, thanksgiving and worship, and My presence will be very near to you wherever you go.

MATTHEW 8:20

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

TRAVEL

It was My joy to travel throughout Israel with My disciples.  I ministered to people as they came to Me.  I taught in many synagogues.  I loved to celebrate the seven feasts with My family in Jerusalem.  I never missed a feast, although I went very late to My last Feast of Tabernacles.

My brothers at that time did not believe who I was.  They challenged Me to go to Jerusalem to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles.  They wanted Me to do more miracles.  However, it was not My time then.  I delayed the trip, but I was present at the last day of that Great Feast. 

I stood on the steps of the Temple and cried out this invitation: "If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He Who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.  I spoke this concerning the Holy Spirit who those who believed in Me would soon receive. Praise Me today because you have that living water within you.

JOHN 7:1-9, 37-39

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

CONVERSATIONS

You will probably have many opportunities to have conversations with people today.  I want you to remember that every person you speak to is a treasure to Me.  My Father so loved the world, that He gave Me to redeem mankind from the clutches of Satan. 

It is so easy for you to judge, lack respect, and even be rude to people who are in the world.  It is true that I used strong words to rebuke the Pharisees and scribes, but My hope was that they would repent when they were confronted with the truth.

Today "Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how to answer each one (Colossians 4:6)."  Salt adds flavor and preserves.  Your goal when you speak should always be to flavor your conversations with grace so that the hearer will be preserved for all eternity.

JOHN 3:16; COLOSSIANS 4:6

Monday, July 10, 2017

ALLOW

The stumbling block that keeps many people from coming to Me is simple.  They cannot believe that I am a loving God when the world is in such a mess.  They question, "How could a loving God allow such terrible tragedies and crimes?"

They forget that they live in a fallen world where Satan has seduced many people to do evil things. I have chosen prayer as the bridge between heaven and earth.  This is why I told My disciples to pray, "Thy Kingdom come, and Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

I can intervene in the lives of people and nations, but that intervention is most always a response to the prayers of the saints.  These truths should make you see the great responsibility that you have to intercede for nations, your family, your church, and your leaders.

LUKE 11:2


Sunday, July 9, 2017

ANGELS

As you enter the last days before My return, My angels will be assisting you.  They respond to the voice of My Word.  When you declare My Word out loud, My angels come to attention and stand ready to help you.

Angels are ministering spirits sent to minister to the saints.  Even though you cannot see them, they are always around you.  I am captain of the heavenly hosts, and I am the One Who gives the host of angels their assignments.

When I walked on Earth in the flesh, I had two angels who walked with Me.  They were at the tomb when the stone was rolled away.  One of the end time exhortations in My Word is to be hospitable because you may be entertaining angels unaware.  Keep these truths in your hearts, and you will be able to rest with confidence that I and My angels are watching over you daily.

PSALM 103:20; HEBREWS 1:7, 13:2; JOHN 20:12

Saturday, July 8, 2017

PRESSURE

I know that there are times when you seem to be under a great deal of pressure.  When those times come, I want you to press into Me. Give whatever responsibilities and burdens that you may have at the moment to Me.

One of the tactics of My enemy is to press hard against you with overwhelming thoughts.  You hear thoughts like these: "It will be impossible for me to meet this demand, this time table, or this responsibility."

You may not have the ability in your own flesh to overcome pressure. However, when you respond to My ability within you, you will be able to fulfill every responsibility.  Take a few minutes to receive My joy by thanking Me for the promise that you can do all things through Me Who gives you the strength.

PHILIPPIANS 4:13

Friday, July 7, 2017

ROUTINE

Most everyone loves their routines in life.  They can become frustrated when something unplanned interrupts their routines.  I had no routine when I walked around the Galilee and visited the various synagogues. 

My routine was to do the will of My Father.  Early in the morning I would surrender Myself fully to the will of My Father.  Then I trusted the Holy Spirit to show Me what to do next.

This is the way I want you to walk in My Spirit.  Surrender yourself (body, soul, and spirit), to the will of My Father every morning.  Then listen, listening to My Holy Spirit Who will tell you the next thing to do.  This will take a  great deal of pressure off of you.  After all, you are here on Earth to accomplish My Father's will in your life.  Have a good listening day today.

MARK 1:35

Thursday, July 6, 2017

HINDER

My enemy will always try to hinder your spiritual progress.  I want you to always remember that even though I defeated Satan when I died on the tree and shed My blood, My enemy is still able to deceive and seduce.

Because you are a flesh being, you have three lusts that My enemy can use as open doors to seduce you.  It is up to you to close those doors by taking the tempting thoughts captive that Satan sends you.

I have given you all authority in My name to break the power of My enemy.  Bind the seducing spirits in My blood and command them to go to My footstool where I will deal with them.  Never forget that the war for your soul will not end until you are with Me in heaven.

1 JOHN 2:15-16

Saturday, July 1, 2017

MUSIC

When your mother had her near death experience, the first thing she heard were bells.  Those bells were announcing her brief visit to heaven.  Then she heard beautiful music.  She said the music was glorious. 

She saw Me standing by the crystal sea.  I had her book of life open.  I called her by name and told her how precious she is to Me.  Then I told her it was not her time yet. I said, "Return and tell the people that prayer is very important and that the number thirteen is important." This is a message that I want all to hear.

Your prayers raised to Me in worship, praise, thanksgiving, and petition are music to My ears.  I have chosen prayer as the vehicle to bring heaven down to earth.  I look forward to hearing your prayers today.  The number 13 is simply a number that represents your oneness with Me.  The three in one (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) living in oneness with you.

PSALM 149:1-6; 6:9