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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, February 27, 2019

SHARING

The idea of sharing was first established in the garden of Eden.  Eve shared the forbidden fruit with Adam, and this is when the thief came on the scene to steal, kill, and destroy.  I created mankind to share their love for Me as they communed with Me and walked with Me in the garden.

A curse came upon mankind when they sinned, and sharing My love with one another in a pure, beautiful way became difficult. Our flesh nature is selfish.  Children at an early age have to be taught to share.

The mark of a true believer in Me is love.  When people who are not believers see how believers love one another by sharing their lives and even giving their lives for one another, they recognize that we are different.  There are over twenty "one another" phrases in My Word.  See if you can find them as you read My Word today and then share My love with others.

GENESIS 3:1-23


Tuesday, February 26, 2019

DETAILS

I have heard people in your age say, "The devil is in the details."  These are true words because My enemy wants you to forget details, not take care of details in a timely manner, and be so overwhelmed by details, that you forget the main thing.

I want you to put one detail as your top priority.  That detail is to keep the main thing the main thing.
The main thing is Me.  Let My mind rule in your life instead of being bogged down with all the details of life.

I have sent My Holy Spirit to be your helper.  Whenever you are overwhelmed with details, commit your works to My Spirit and He will establish your thoughts.  My Spirit will prioritize your day in such a way that the important details of the day will be accomplished.

PROVERBS 16:3; JOHN 14:26

Monday, February 25, 2019

POOR

When the woman poured costly perfume on My head, the disciples were indignant.  They felt this perfume could have been sold and given to the poor.  I responded, "You have the poor with you always, but you will not have Me with you always."

It is true that you will always have the poor on Earth.  When you give to the poor, you lend to Me.
However, the most precious thing you can give to the poor is the truth of My gospel.

Food and clothing and even money given to the poor are not eternal things.  When you give My truths to both the physically poor and the poor in Spirit, you have given them an eternal gift.  Pray for those you know today who need My truths.

MATTHEW 26:11; PROVERBS 19:17

Sunday, February 24, 2019

RULES

The Pharisees and scribes put a heavy burden on the Jewish people by their traditional rules.  In fact, they rejected the commandment of God just so they could keep their own traditions.

When I came to Earth, I came to fulfill the law.I narrowed all the commandments down to just two: Love God with all your heart, and with all  your understanding, and with all your soul, and with all  your strength, and love your neighbor as yourself.

I am not interested in religious rules.  I am only interested in your relationship with Me.  As you submit yourself to Me daily, I will be able to so fill  your heart with My love that you then will be able to love Me as I love you and love others as I love them.

MARK 7:8; 12:33

Saturday, February 23, 2019

FELLOWSHIP

I had a wonderful time fellowshipping with My disciples.  You have probably heard the saying: "Fellowship means fellows together in one boat."  That certainly describes the fun times I had with the disciples as we fished together. I even enjoyed fellowshipping with those who did not know Me and who were in the world.

It is so important that My beloved have much fellowship together as the day draws near to My second coming.  All of you will need an extra measure of strength to get through the trials ahead.

On My last night with My disciples, I told them the way to have joy in their future journey.  I told them three things they must do: Abide in Me; abide in My love; and abide in My Word.  I told them these things so that their joy would be full and so My joy would remain in them.  When you fellowship with fellow believers, keep a focus on these three things, and your time together will be
fruitful and filled with joy. My joy will be your strength in the days ahead.

1 JOHN 1:5-7; JOHN 15

Friday, February 22, 2019

CAPTIVATE

The spiritual warfare will become more intense as the days draw near to My coming.  Do not be alarmed at the fiery trials that will take place,  Instead, I want you to be set afire with My Spirit's anointing.

My enemy would seek to take you captive, but He is powerless to do this as long as you remain captivated by My love.  My love flowing through you by the power of My Holy Spirit is one of the mightiest weapons against the enemy.

When you are captivated by My love, all fear will leave you, and every chain that binds will fall.  My Holy Sprit can fill you to overflowing with My love.  The only things that will block that flow are
anger, unforgiveness, and unconfessed sin.  Today, lay your heart before Me and allow My Spirit to overwhelm you with My love.

ROMANS 5:5; 1 JOHN 4:18

Thursday, February 21, 2019

HOME

I had no home when I walked on Earth.  Someone wanted to follow Me, and I told that person that I did not even have a place to lay My head.  This is why I can easily identify with those who have no place to call home.

There are millions of homeless people on Earth, and I know each one.  My Word says that I fashion the hearts of men individually.  I know their needs, and I have a strong desire to meet every person's need.

Many in My body on Earth are meeting the needs of the homeless.  Pray for those who are laboring to provide food, clothing and shelter for the homeless.  The greatest need a person has is to know Me because when people come to know Me, I can provide for them an eternal home. Pray for more laborers to introduce people to Me.

MATTHEW 8:20; LUKE 10:2; PSALM 33:15;

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

RENEW

When something or someone is renewed, the article or the person is made new again.  David prayed,
"Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence, and do not take away your Holy Spirit from me." David wrote the psalms under the inspiration and anointing of My Holy Spirit, but he had not yet received My Spirit within him.

Just before I left My disciples I breathed into them My Spirit.  This was their born again experience.  Later, at Pentecost My Spirit came upon them and baptized them or immersed them in My Spirit.

You have My Spirit within you, and I will never take My Spirit from you.  However, you can daily renew your Spirit by reading, meditating, and memorizing My Word.  My Word is a lamp within you that will open the eyes of your understanding.  Renew your mind today with My Word.

PSALM 51:10-11; JOHN 20:22; ACTS 2:1-4; ROMANS 12:1-2

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

TRAFFIC

You live a busy city where the streets are full of traffic.  Much of your time these days are spent in the car. I did not have that problem when I lived on Earth. You have a choice: to waste the time you spend in the car or to redeem that time.

Instead of becoming irritated when you have to stop at a chain of red lights that seem to be synchronized to cause you to stop at every light, use that time to spend with Me.

I promised to be with you always.  Always means always even when you are driving in traffic.  Today when you face another day of many red lights, use that time to pray for five people while you wait or use that time to thank Me for five things.  The few minutes spent at each stop light offers you an opportunity to both invest in My kingdom and to receive the joy of My presence with you.

COLOSSIANS 4:5

Monday, February 18, 2019

COLLECT

People often collect objects from trips and other events that remind them of those good times.  Saving photographs to look at from time to time will almost be like experiencing those joyful times again.

I want you to write down the times that you have experienced My presence with you in a special way.  When you do this that collection of memories will inspire you to spend more time with Me.

The Bible is a record of My life from the beginning of time. It is My memory book that I want to share with the world because I know the memories recorded there will change lives for all eternity.
Encourage those you meet to look into My memory book.  When they read My memory book, I will be able to share My love with them.

JOHN 20:30-31

Sunday, February 17, 2019

DISSOLVE

When something dissolves, it dissipates to nothing.  This is what I want you to do with your past.  I want you to allow Me to dissolve your past hurts.  I do not want to dissolve good memories, but I do want you to turn past hurts over to Me.

The root of most hurts is pride. Yes, that seems strange to hear, but whenever you put your hurt feelings on the throne of  your heart, that is pride. I want to heal those past hurts, so give them to Me.
If you are still angry at the person who hurt you, allow Me to forgive that person through you.

Feelings are very deceptive, and My enemy is an expert at deception.  Today, I want you to think about the person who hurt you.  See them as I see them.  That person who hurt you is one of My treasures.  Let My Holy Spirit fill you with love for that person who hurt you, and reconciliation will come. Only I can heal hearts that have been broken by past hurts.

ISAIAH 61:1; ROMANS 5:5


Saturday, February 16, 2019

SPECIFIC

I want you to be specific when you pray to Me.  When your requests to Me are specific, then you can know when I have answered your prayers.  I love to hear your general prayers, but I want you to know without a doubt that I perfect everything that is a concern to you.

Let your concerns be known to Me and be specific.  How would you like Me to perfect that specific concern?  Ask Me to give you a faith vision of what will happen when that concern is perfected.  Then begin to thank Me for both hearing and answering your prayers about that concern.

It is My joy to answer your prayers, and I want you to have great joy when you see those answers manifested on Earth.  I want you to record those specific answers to prayer so that you can read them many times.  This will give you great confidence that I both hear the prayers you pray and I answer them.

PSALM 138:8; 1 JOHN 5:14

Friday, February 8, 2019

PERSONAL

Sometimes when you ask a person about their faith their reply is, "That's personal."  You do have a personal faith (a one on one relationship with Me). However, I do not want you to keep your faith to yourself.  I want you always to be willing to share your faith with others.

Most people on Earth are seeking peace of mind and joy.  I came preaching the Kingdom of God and that Kingdom is not like a worldly kingdom.  It is not meat and drink, but it is righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. This is the message that drew people to Me.

I want your faith to be contagious. Spend time with Me daily, and allow My Spirit to infuse you with My joy, My peace, and My Love.  In My presence is fulness of joy.  Others will want to have what you have and this will open the door for you to share My good news.  Blogs will continue Feb. 16.

ROMANS 14:17; PSALM 16:11


Thursday, February 7, 2019

CONDEMNATION

One of My enemy's major strategies is to get you to doubt actions that you have taken in faith.  He hates when you act and speak in faith.

Faith is the substance of things hoped for.  That substance of hope is My Word.  Faith is the evidence of things not seen.  That evidence is Me doing battle in the spirit realm for you. If you could see what your actions in faith and your words of faith will accomplish, you would not then have faith.

When you put your faith in the fact that your circumstances or the trials  you are going through will vanish, you have misplaced your faith.  Place all  your faith in Me and My Word.  Declare My promises over  your problems. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. When you place all your faith in Me and what I have said in My Word, you will have the victory. This is the victory that overcomes the world, even your faith.

HEBREWS 11:1; ROMANS 10:17; 1 JOHN 5:4

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

SIMPLE

Life in your age is certainly not simple.  I lived a simple life while I was on Earth.  I had one set of clothes, and the food I ate was also simple - usually fish with bread.  I had few distractions and entertainment was also simple for Me.  Fishing was My main entertainment.

It seems that My enemy has designed all kinds of distractions today to keep you away from time with Me.  Seldom do people take time to just converse eye to eye with one another and even more seldom do My beloved take time to spend quality time with Me.

I would challenge you today to keep your thoughts of Me ever in your mind, and to converse with Me throughout the day.  You can lead a simple life in spite of all your distractions when you keep your mind stayed upon Me. Living in the Spirit will help keep you in My perfect peace.

ISAIAH 26:3

Monday, February 4, 2019

ACCOUNT

There will be a day when you will have to give an account for the things you have done on Earth.
I will be the judge on that day, but you do not have to be fearful to stand before Me.

My Word even says that you will have to give an account for every idle word you have ever spoken.
Again, you do not have to fear that day because I will be your advocate as well as your judge that day.

When you received Me as your Lord and Savior, I dressed you in My robe of righteousness, and though your sins were as scarlet, on that day they will be white as snow.  As far as the east is from the west, so far have I removed your transgressions.  Rejoice today because you are freely forgiven.

MATTHEW 12:36; ISAIAH 1:18; PSALM 103:12


Sunday, February 3, 2019

WELCOME

I desire for your home to be a home where all are welcome.  I also desire for you to welcome everyone you meet in your work place or wherever you go with My enthusiasm because I consider everyone a special treasure.

There are many on Earth who do not realize that they were created by Me and that their next breath depends upon Me.  Many also feel unworthy to receive all the love that I have for them.  You are My ambassador who I have chosen to share My good news with others.

Ask Me to infuse you with My joy, peace, and love today so that you have no prejudgments of people.  Instead, you welcome others with the warmth and light of My love.

12 CORINTHIANS 5:20; 

Saturday, February 2, 2019

SITUATION

People can find themselves in situations that are extremely difficult.  When such times happen, I want your to remember how I can help you face those situations with My joy and My peace.

I can help you either overcome difficult situations or I can change you so that  you are able to stay in praise and thanksgiving throughout those situations.

My Word speaks about Mt. Zion, the city of the Great King, and how it is beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth.  Mt. Zion is My city, the New Jerusalem, where you will be situated for all eternity.  The next time you think that you just cannot endure one more minute of a difficult situation, think of My beautiful city where you will enjoy all eternity.

PSALM 48:2