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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, October 31, 2017

ESCAPE

My servant Paul sent a letter to Timothy.  Paul described how things would be in the last days in this letter.  What he wrote certainly describes the times you are living in today.

He wrote:"In the last days perilous times shall come.  For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, truce breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, high minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

I know that you would love to escape these times.  However, I have ordained you to be present during these times so that you can be a light shining in the midst of darkness.  Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify My Father in heaven.

2 TIMOTHY 3:1-5; MATTHEW 5:16

Monday, October 30, 2017

HOME

You are always so glad to reach home safely after a long trip.  You usually look forward to sleeping in your own bed, and you would like to stay at home at least for a season before you travel again.

I go to prepare a place for you, and that place will be your home for all eternity after your journey through life is over.  You will not have to ever leave home again.  The things that I have prepared for you in that heavenly home are more wonderful and beyond anything that you could ever think of or even dream about.

On those weary days when you feel like you just cannot take another step without calling on My strength, I want you to send your thoughts heavenward.  Set you affections on the things that are above and not on this Earth, and you will be refreshed throughout the day.

JOHN 14:1-3; COLOSSIANS 3:2

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

CONSULT

When you are facing a major decision, it is wise to consult with others to receive their wisdom about what you should do.  When there are many counselors there is safety.

However, before you consult with others, I want you to spend time with Me.  I want you to ask for My wisdom. I am all wisdom, and I love to give you good counsel.  It does give Me joy, when you come to Me with every problem before you go to others.

If you will always seek My wisdom first, then you will be able to discern whether or not your consultations with others line up with the wisdom I have given you.

PROVERBS 11:14; EPHESIANS 1:17


Tuesday, October 24, 2017

COVERING

I am your covering.  You dwell under the shadow of My wings. I am the strong tower that watches over you.  I am the Captain of the hosts of angels that surround you.

Daily you can hide yourself in Me.  When you do this, the enemy only sees Me, not you.  When you dwell in the secret place of My covering presence, no weapon that is formed against you will prosper.
Take comfort this morning in the fact that I am beside you, in front of you, behind you, and over you.  You are safe in My arms that surround you, and you have no need to feel abandoned or lonely. You are in Me and I am in you.

PSALM 91

Monday, October 23, 2017

COMPROMISE

The word, "compromise" can be divided as follows" "co-promise."  Then you may ask why is the "m" left out in this word division.  Let the "m" stand for the "m" in the word "me."  Many of God's promises are conditional.  For example, Philippians 4:6-7: "Be anxious in nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God, and the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

We play a definite part in the fulfillment of the promise in Philippians 4:6-7.  The "me" part of us must make the commitment to not be anxious about anything, but instead to pray about everything with thanksgiving. It is only when we do our part, that the very peace of our Lord Jesus Christ can invade both our hearts and our minds.

We are co-laborers with our Lord.  Remember today that co-laboring with Jesus includes obeying His instructions so that the conditional promises in His Word can be fulfilled.

PHILIPPIANS 4:6-7

Sunday, October 22, 2017

INCLUSIVE

Some people feel that Christianity is exclusive.  They forget that My Father sent Me to save the whole world from sin.  Whoever will believe in Me will be saved.  I was not sent into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Me might be saved.

This message has yet to be delivered to the world,  Through technology, however, the saving knowledge of Me is being spread even into remote villages.  I am appearing in dreams to many who have followed false religions, and they are receiving My invitation.

Pray for those laborers who I have ordained to take My good news to those who have never heard about Me. I will come again when My gospel of My kingdom is preached in all the world for a witness to all nations.

JOHN 3:16-17;MATTHEW 24:14

Saturday, October 21, 2017

SURROUND

I have chosen to not allow you to see into the spiritual realm.  However, sometimes I do open the eyes of people to see into that realm just as I opened the eyes of Elisha's servant when his city was surrounded by enemy armies. 

When Elisha's servant first saw his city surrounded by enemy armies, he was afraid.  Elisha told his servant not to be afraid because those who were with them were more than those who were with their enemy.Then Elisha prayed that his servant would have his eyes opened to see into the spiritual realm, and his servant saw that the mountains around the city were filled with horses and chariots of fire.

I am the captain of the heavenly hosts, and My armies of angels surround My beloved daily.  There is no reason to fear because My armies are stronger and much greater in number than Satan's army. Face today without fear because My angels are on duty night and day to help you.

2 KINGS 6:14-17; HEBREWS 1:13-14


Friday, October 20, 2017

FINAL

You always want to hear the final score to games.  You recognize that there can always be a huge turn around even in the last minutes of a game.  Sometimes you feel like life is a game, but it is not.  I do not play games with your life.  I know all and I see all.

I cried out, "It is finished!" when I died to redeem you from sin, and the final weapon against My enemy was employed.  It is through My shed blood that you now can boldly enter My throne room whenever you have a need, and you will find grace and help.

Circumstances may happen in your life that are difficult, but always remember that I am with you and I will bring you to victory.  We will always cross the finish line in every trial together.  I have already won the final victory.

JOHN 19:30; HEBREWS 4:16

Thursday, October 19, 2017

CURRENT

No one likes to hear old news.  If you miss hearing the news for two days, you never want to replay old news.  You want to keep current and up to date with the latest news coverage.  However, there is old news that never grows old.

That old news is that My Father so loved the world that He gave Me to the world as the perfect sacrifice so that those who believe in Me can enter into an eternal relationship with My Father, Me, and My Holy Spirit.

This news happened over 2,000 years ago, but this is the good news that currently is affecting every person who will receive and believe this good news.  Pray for those today who have not heard this good news.

JOHN 3:16

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

HEMORRHAGE

I remembered the time when you hemorrhaged, and you felt that your life was draining out of you.  Life is in the blood, and if there are impurities in the blood, your whole body can be infected.

My body on Earth is hemorrhaging now.  There are many false doctrines that tickle the ears of My beloved, and My life within them is draining out.  Many of My beloved have been seduced to follow the ways of the world instead of Me.

Pray for those you know who have been enticed by My enemy to fulfill their own lusts instead of allowing Me to fulfill them.  Paul wrote Timothy these words: "Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils:" Pray against the plan of My enemy to send seducing spirits to My beloved.

1 TIMOTHY 4:1; 1 JOHN 2:15-16

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

SIGHT/INSIGHT

The gift of sight is a very precious gift.  I can recall how the blind man rejoiced when he received his sight after I touched his eyes.  At first he only saw people as trees, and then I gave him a second touch.  Suddenly, his vision was totally restored.

Everyone needs a second touch from Me.  Many have been blinded by the prince of darkness, and they have not even received My first touch to open their spiritual eyes.  Those who have received My first touch upon their spiritual eyes should always be open to My second touch.

My second touch to your spiritual eyes opens the eyes of your understanding.  When your eyes of understanding are opened, you can receive insight into not only My Word, but also insight about others you both know well and first meet.  I want you to see every person with My eyes.  I see every person as My precious treasure who I died to redeem from sin.

MARK 8:24-25; EPHESIANS 1:18

Monday, October 16, 2017

SEASON

You are experiencing the change in the seasons in the weather.  There are also seasons in your life when change will occur.  Only I know the future changes that will take place in your life.  Rest assured, however, that I will accomplish My will through you as you live moment by moment.

My servant Paul gave this challenge to Timothy, "Preach the Word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine." I want you to be ready in all seasons to preach the good news of My redeeming power.

I am the Redeemer Who can redeem the years that the locust have eaten in the lives of people.  Nothing is ever beyond My redeeming power.  Give this word of encouragement to those who are experiencing great changes of circumstances in their lives. I am unchanging in My love for you.

1 TIMOTHY 4:2; JOEL 2:25

Sunday, October 15, 2017

NIGHT

I created the sun to shine by day and the moon to give some light at night, but nothing compares with the light of My glory.  When you reach heaven, there will be no night.

I know how you like to rise up early in the morning so that you can see the eastern star shining through your front door.  I am the bright and morning star, and I seek to shine light on you throughout the day.  Today you celebrate your  77th birthday, and as the day closes, think of what awaits you one day when you see Me face to face.

Again, there will be no darkness in heaven.  My glory light will light the sky like the glorious sun rises and sunsets you enjoy.  I am the light of the world and the eternal light in heaven.  Until your departure keep shining for Me.  I have created you to be a light shining in the midst of darkness.

REVELATION 21:14;  JOHN 9:5

Friday, October 13, 2017

MEALS

It gives you great joy to prepare meals for those you love because you know that most of them enjoy a good home cooked meal.  I told My disciples not to allow their hearts to be troubled because I was going to prepare a place for them. 

I have a place for you and for all My beloved that I am preparing.  Part of the preparation is a special, delicious dinner that far exceeds any meal that you have ever experienced on Earth.

Look forward to the marriage supper of the Lamb.  I will be your host at that glorious supper.  What joy I will experience to host My whole family gathered together to enjoy food and fellowship with Me.  You do not have to wait for that supper to dine with Me.  I promised that if you will answer My knock at the door of your heart, I will come in and sup with you.  Sup with Me today.

REVELATION 19:9, 3:20

Thursday, October 12, 2017

DISTURB

So many things can disturb you in a day's time. Unexpected events can disturb your plans.  You may even have to cancel your plans.  News of a relative who just had a bad report from the doctor can disturb you.

I do not want you to allow My enemy to vex you in anyway.  He always wants to disturb your plans and your life.  Instead of giving in to the feelings of frustration or even anxiety when disturbing circumstances occur, come to Me immediately.

I want to give you My peace that will totally mount guard over your heart and your mind. My peace is beyond the peace this world offers.  My peace is able to invade your heart and mind even in the midst of great trials.  The secret to remaining in My peace is simply to moment by moment cast all of your cares upon Me because I care for you.

PHILLIPIANS 4:6-7; 1 PETER 5:6-7

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

HEAVINESS

It is that time of year when the atmosphere is heavy with oppressive spirits.  You forget that the evil one loves this time of year.  All of his team celebrate Halloween like you celebrate My birth in December.

I have given you the weapons to fight those spirits.  Simply bind that spirit of heaviness in My blood and curse its fruits of oppression and depression.  Then command the spirit of heaviness to go where I will deal with that wicked spirit. Then loose upon yourself the joy of My Spirit. I have given you the garment of praise to lift the spirit of heaviness.

Stay in praise and thanksgiving all during this season, and you will experience My joy throughout the day and every day.

ISAIAH 61:3


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

REND

The word means to tear apart.  My prophet Joel spoke My words directed towards those who would be living in the last days just before My return: Therefore also now, says the Lord, turn you even to Me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning.  And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God: for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repents him of the evil.  Who knows if He will return and repent, and leave a blessing behind Him...."

Rending the garments was a custom that people had to demonstrate their desire to repent either for themselves or for their nation.  I do not require an outward sign of repentance.  Instead, I want those who believe in Me to daily offer their hearts to Me in true repentance.

Your nation is experiencing desperate circumstances.  I promise to heal your land if My people will humble themselves and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways (repent).  Many are praying for revival to come to your nation, but this will only come when My people repent.  Pray for My Spirit to stir the gift of repentance in you and all those who believe in Me.

JOEL 2;12-13; 2 CHRONICLES 7:14









Saturday, October 7, 2017

LATE

I know how you want to make your appointments and events on time.  If you are running late, you can easily become stressed.  Those are the times that My enemy can take advantage of you.

My enemy loves to pressure you to do things in haste.  He wants you to go ahead of Me.  This is why it is so important that you daily commit your works to Me.  My Holy Spirit will help prioritize your day.  He will establish your thoughts.

Depend upon Him to today as He speaks to you about the next thing to do.  When you depend upon My Spirit, you will not be late, and you also will not feel hurried or worried.  My adversary always works well in your life when you become impatient and stress-filled.  Let My Spirit flow moment by moment in your life, and at the end of the day you will not be worn out.

PSALM 37:5; PROVERBS 16:3

Friday, October 6, 2017

RELAX

It seems that people now are under so much pressure.  They hurry from one appointment to another event.  There is little time to just relax, and when there is time, it is hard for people to relax.

I am grateful that you have learned that the best time to relax in My presence is early in the morning.  My servant David said, "Early will I seek You." I also took time alone with My Father before the sun rose.

I want to challenge you this next week to set aside a time to relax in My presence.  It is during those times that you can clearly hear My voice.  In My presence is fullness of joy and pleasures forever more.  You will be able to abide in My joy and your joy will remain throughout the day when you relax with Me before your day begins.

PSALM 16:11; JOHN 15:11

Thursday, October 5, 2017

ARMOR

Many of my beloved  daily cover themselves with the full armor of God described in My Word. They place the helmet of salvation, the breast plate of righteousness upon themselves.  They gird their loins with truth and put on the gospel shoes of peace.  They take up the sword of the Spirit and the shield of faith. 

This is a good prayer to pray daily, but I want My beloved to activate My armor daily by hiding themselves in Me..  I am the full armor of GodI am all truth.  I am your righteousness, I am your salvation.  I am your faith.  I am the living Word of God.  I am your peace.

Today, I want you to yield yourself to My Spirit so that you can be empowered to walk in My truths by learning and declaring My Word.  My Spirit will help you declare that your righteousness is of Me.  This will protect you from condemning words that My enemy sends you.  Thank Me for My sacrifice that provides salvation (wholeness in every area of your life). Rely on My faith within you instead of striving to have faith.  Pray about everything instead of being anxious and My peace will flood your heart and mind.

EPHESIANS 6:11-18

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

COMIING

There is all kinds of speculation about the time of My second coming.  I have noticed that some even believe that we are in the tribulation. The fact that some surmise this is proof that it is not yet time for My return on Earth.

You are in the beginning of sorrows as I described in Matthew 24.  However, only My Father knows the time of My return.  You can know the season of My return.  It is drawing near, but there is much to be done on Earth before My return.

I gave the sign of My returning to My disciples.  The sign of My return will be that My gospel has been preached to every nation.  There are many on Earth Who have not yet heard My gospel.  Pray for the laborers who are sent out to preach to the nations.  Only My Father knows when all have been reached.  At that time and not a day before that time will I return.

MATTHEW 24:3-14

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

ATTENDANTS

Weddings seem to be on My mind.  I am looking forward to that beautiful day when you will sit down with Me to enjoy My wedding dinner.

It is always up to the bride and groom to choose their wedding attendants.  Those attendants not only march down the isle during the wedding, but they usually assist the bride and groom in preparing for the wedding.

You also have attendants who are helping you prepare for that great wedding.   These attendants have been with you from the very beginning of your life on Earth.  Some of My beloved have a whole host of attendants.  Every one of My beloved have at least two attendants.  Those attendants are My Holy angels Who I have charged to watch over you throughout your life.  One day you will meet them.  Until that time, think back to the times in your life when you know without a doubt that these holy attendants were helping you..

HEBREWS 1:13-14

Monday, October 2, 2017

RECEPTION

Earthly weddings are a forerunner of what you will experience in heaven. A long receiving line of guests who want to hug the bride and congratulate the groom is formed after the wedding vows are completed.  Following that time of greeting, many times there is a sit down reception dinner.

When you reach heaven, there will be a reception line of saints who you have loved and many that you have witnessed to while you were on Earth. I will kiss you, My bride, and later you will enjoy the reception dinner I have prepared for you.

Just before Stephen entered heaven when he was being stoned, he saw Me standing to receive him.  My Word says that I am seated on the right hand of My Father, but on that special day I stood up to give honor to My dear servant Stephen.  All the saints and angels also stood and gave him a roaring ovation. What happened that day when Stephen entered My heavenly realm will be repeated when you and each of My saints finally see Me face to face.

MARK 14:62; ACTS 7:55-56

Sunday, October 1, 2017

COLD/HOT

You are experiencing the change of seasons.  The weather is cooling down, the leaves are falling, and at last the season of hot weather is over.  Just as the seasons change, your heart can change for the better or worse.

I rebuked the Laodiceans because their works were neither hot nor cold.  Their focus was on material things and pleasuring themselves, and they had little time to spend in My presence.  I told them because they were neither hot nor cold that I would spew them out of My mouth.

I also rebuked the church at Ephesus because they had left their first love.  I want you to be very careful to keep your heart with all diligence because all the issues of life flow from your heart (your inner man).  I want your heart to be on fire for Me.  This can only happen when you ask My Holy Spirit to keep a burning desire in your heart to do My will and also to give you the power to do it.

REVELATION 3:14-16, 2:4; PROVERBS 4:23