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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, May 31, 2019

ADVANCE

When an army is in a battle, the officers in charge are the ones to give the orders to advance or retreat.  The orders to retreat are only given when the enemy  is advancing at such a fast pace, that the troops battling the enemy have to retreat.

You are in a battle, and as the days draw closer to My return, My enemy's goal will be to stop your spiritual progress.  I have given you all the weapons you need to overcome the enemy.

I want you to always keep advancing no matter how fierce the battle gets.  Keep advancing.  The plowman never looks back. He keeps sowing the seed.  Keep sowing My Word and I will win the battle for you.  The battle is mine and the victory is yours.

AMOS 9:13

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

ABUNDANT

I came that you might have life and have it more abundantly. The abundance that I promised has everything to do with my kingdom on Earth.

My kingdom on Earth is not meat and drink. Instead it is My righteousness, My peace, and the joy that comes from My Holy Spirit. I exhorted My followers to seek My righteousness and My kingdom first.

When  you seek My kingdom first, then the abundance of everything that you need daily will come.  This includes what you will eat, what you will drink, and what you will wear.  These material things will be supplied if you put Me first in your life.

JOHN 10: 10; MATTHEW 6:33; ROMANS 14:17

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

SCHEDULE

Scheduling your day always takes some thought.  I want you to not just schedule your quiet time with Me in the morning, but I desire for you also to keep asking Me what is the next thing that I have to do.

I do have works for you to accomplish in a day's time and also divine appointments that I want you to keep. 

Keep asking me to speak to your heart the next thing to do, and you will be amazed at the end of the day what I have accomplished through you.  Fruitfulness in My kingdom will result when you follow this mode of operation.

PSALM 37:5; PROVERBS 16:3


Saturday, May 25, 2019

PRIME

Prime time in your age means that orders of merchandise will be delivered the next day or soon thereafter.  There was no prime time when I walked on Earth.  Transportation was limited, and most everyone except the very rich traveled on foot.

It was on one of those occasions after a long walk with My disciples to the upper room that I washed the disciples dusty feet. I told My disciples then that soon I no longer would be with them.  They did not understand what I said.

That evening, I promised My disciples that I would return and take them to the place I had prepared for them.  Ever since I made that declaration, people have been looking for that prime time when I will return.  Only My Father knows this time, but I want you to be always ready for that prime time.

JOHN 14:1-6

Friday, May 24, 2019

PURPOSE

It is important to know your purpose in life.  You were born on this Earth to glorify Me.  This means that you have opportunities daily to manifest My presence to others.

You will be able to glorify Me (make My presence known) by what you say.  When you hide My Word in your heart, you will be able to sow My words into the lives of others.

You will be able to glorify Me (make My presence known) by what you do when you daily commit your works and your way to Me. I do have divine appointments for  you daily, but you have to be listening to My Spirit so that you can be led to be at the right time and place to make those appointments.  Those appointments might just involve a telephone call.  Pray to glorify Me in word and deed today.

PSALM 119:11, PSALM 37:5; PROVERBS 16:3

Thursday, May 23, 2019

MULTIPLE

You have probably taken many multiple choice tests in your lifetime.  When you look at the choices, you have to remember what you read, the notes you took, and what you studied in order to find the correct answer.

Every day when you awaken you have choices to make.  Will you go to the store now or later?  What will you have for dinner tonight?  What can you choose to leave off  your "To Do List?" and save for another day.

The most important choice you can make in your lifetime is to choose to believe and trust in Me as your Lord and Savior.  The day will come when you no longer can make that choice.  The day will come when every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that I am Lord.  On that day it will be too late to choose.  Choose you this day whom you will serve.

PHILIPPIANS 2:10-11; JOSHUA 24:15

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

LOSS

It is so easy to loose something in the present day that you live.  There are so many material things to care for.  Life was not cluttered when I walked on Earth. I did speak a parable about the woman who had ten pieces of silver and lost one piece.  She diligently searched to find it.  When she found it, she told all of her friends and rejoiced.

It is frustrating to loose something. Material things do have value, but you are much more valuable to Me than any material thing this Earth can offer.

Even though I did not lose many material things when I was on Earth, I suffered the loss of almost all of My disciples when I was arrested.  What joy I had when our fellowship was restored.  I long for you to always be in fellowship with Me.  When something blocks our times together, I do feel loss.

LUKE 15:8-9


Tuesday, May 21, 2019

WEAPONS

The weapons we use against the enemy are not carnal, but they are mighty through Me to pull down strongholds.  Those weapons are My name, My blood, the keys to the kingdom to bind and loose, My full armor, My Word and prayers that are inspired by My Spirit.

The main weapon of My enemy is deception.  He is the Father of lies, and it is impossible for him to tell the truth.  He is also the accuser of the brethren.  He uses the mouths of many to slander and accuse.

When you are dressed in My armor and you use My Word spoken out loud as the sword against My enemy, no weapon formed against you will prosper because your righteousness is of Me.

2 CORINTHIANS 10:3-6; ISAIAH 54:17

Monday, May 20, 2019

CLEANING

Summer is almost here, and many people have finished their spring cleaning.  I did not have to concern myself with cleaning My dwellings because often I slept under the stars with My disciples.

Life was simple when I lived on Earth. However, there are always things that need cleaning.  The Psalmist David prayed, "Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.  Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow."

David prayed this prayer after he committed murder and adultery.  I have forgiven you of all of your sins (past, present, and future).  Daily, however, allow My Spirit to search your heart and unveil anything that you need to confess to Me.  Confession opens the door for you to be aware of your own sin and places you in the position to experience the cleansing power of My blood.

PSALM 51:2, 7, 10


Sunday, May 19, 2019

MUSIC

Shortly after your mother had her stroke, she visited heaven. The first thing she heard was beautiful music.  Her speech was not affected by the stroke, so she was able to relay to you and your family exactly what she heard and saw.

The beauty of the music in heaven is beyond anything that you could ever imagine.  She also heard bells ringing.  They were announcing her entrance into heaven.  She saw Me holding her "Lamb's Book of Life."

I greeted her with these words, "Frances, you are precious, but it is not your time. Go back and tell the people that prayer is very important and that the number 13 is important. Just recently you had the revelation of why the number 13 is important.  Seven is the number for God, and it means complete.
Six is the number for mankind.  The number 13 is my special number.  I am both God and man.

REVELATION 21:7

Saturday, May 18, 2019

HEAVEN

I have heard people ask if anyone is able to experience heaven on Earth.  Believe it or not, I have made provision for My beloved to experience this.

Paul wrote about this when he said, "But God, who is rich in mercy, for His great love wherewith He loved us, even when we were dead in sins, has made us alive together with Christ, (by grace you are saved;) and has raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus."

When you remember that you are seated in Me in heavenly places,  no matter what comes against you on Earth, you are above every circumstance and you can experience heaven on Earth.  In heaven there are no worries or cares.  When you know your position in Me, worries and cares will no longer burden you.

EPHESIANS 2:4-6

Thursday, May 16, 2019

EAT

I have heard this expression in your age: "You are what you eat."  This expression conveys exactly what I was speaking to My disciples. I told them that except they eat My flesh and drink My blood, they would have no life in them.

I am the living bread that came down from heaven.  When you abide in Me and in My Word, you partake of My life within you. I willingly shed My blood to forgive you of all your sins, and it is My blood that makes it possible for you to have eternal life.

Thank Me today for the provision I supplied to give you both eternal life and abundant life.

JOHN 6:51-55


Wednesday, May 15, 2019

MISUNDERSTANDING

Face to face communication is so important because even a person's body language reveals the emotional condition of the person who is speaking.  When I lived on Earth, I always had face to face conversations with those I ministered to when I walked around the Galilee and taught in many Synagogues. 

Your present age seems to have many substitutes for conversations.  People converse over their computers, and this can lead to misunderstandings.

I challenge you to pray and ask Me to give you understanding when you engage in conversations that are not face to face,  Seek to clear any misunderstandings quickly so that offenses can be cleared before either party is subject to an unforgiving spirit that leads to a root of bitterness.

EPHESIANS 4:21; HEBREWS 12:15


Tuesday, May 14, 2019

INTRICATE

I know every intricate detail of your life.  If this knowledge makes you uncomfortable, let Me put your mind at ease.  There may be details of your life that you would rather not share with anyone.
However, I want you to feel free to come to Me with those details.

I know your heart.  In fact, I even know what motivates you to do certain things. I know all the weaknesses you have in your flesh.  I want you to come to Me with the areas of your life where you feel insufficient.

I am your sufficiency. As you share whatever troubles your heart with Me, I will then be able to help you win the victory over fleshly habits that you have tried to brake for years.  I am able to make all grace abound to you having all sufficiency in all things so that you may abound to every good work.

2 CORINTHIANS 2:8

Monday, May 13, 2019

LIFTED

I said that if I be lifted up from the Earth, I will draw all men unto Me. I was referring to the time when I would be crucified. I told My disciples earlier that even as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness that I also would be lifted up.

The brass serpent on the pole that Moses lifted up formed a cross.  Those who lifted their eyes to view the brass serpent were healed of their snake bites.

I commission you to lift your eyes up daily to Me as you praise and worship Me.  Satan, that wicked serpent, will have no power to harm you when you keep your eyes focused on Me.

JOHN 3:14; 12:32

Saturday, May 11, 2019

WEIGH

I weigh the actions of those on Earth.  I not only observe the actions of people, but I also know their motives.  At the end of time I will judge everyone (wicked and just).  Those who believe in Me will be judged for reward, and those who have not received Me will be judged for condemnation.

When you understand the importance of your actions on Earth, you should be challenged to walk in faith and in My Spirit instead of the flesh.

Only those actions that are done through My Spirit within you will be able to pass the final test when I judge you for reward.  Make sure your motivations are pure.  Ask My Spirit to purify your heart motives daily.

1 SAMUEL 2:3

Friday, May 10, 2019

BREATH

I want you to take time daily to just sit down, stay silent, and deep breathe in My Holy Spirit.  My Holy Spirit is the breath of God.  When My followers were gathered in the upper room during Pentecost, My Spirit invaded them like a mighty wind.

You have the Holy Spirit within you to lead and guide you into all truth and to bring to your remembrance all I ever said.  My Spirit, however, is omnipresent just as My Father is omnipresent. I am also present with you always.

When you take time to just breathe in My Spirit, you will be aware of My presence with you, and you will also have the energy and anointing to continue your day.

ACTS 2:1-4; JOHN 14:16,26

Thursday, May 9, 2019

INTENSE

You live in intense times.  My enemy is seeking to divide your country, your families, and destroy your faith.  You are experiencing now what I termed the beginning of sorrows which will lead to My soon coming to receive My beloved to heaven.

Give Me praise today that you are not appointed to wrath.  Surely I will come to receive those who believe in Me before My enemy unleashes all of his forces against those in the world.

I want you to draw near to Me daily during these intense times.  Be ready also to share My gospel with those you meet during a day's time.  My desire is that none perish, but that all come to repentance.  Even in these intense times, you can receive My peace which passes your understanding and My joy which will give you strength to face every day victoriously.

MARK 13:8; 1 THESSALONIANS 5:9; 2 PETER 3:9

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

THIRST

When I cried out, "I thirst," on that fateful day I was crucified, I was not just thirsting for water.  I was thirsting for the fellowship I so enjoyed with My followers.

I knew that My death and resurrection would open the door for many to be with Me eternally, but I longed for the comfort of My followers.  Only My mother, her sister, Mary, Mary Magdalene,. and John were at My feet. All of the disciples I chose except for John had abandoned Me.  I felt a loneliness then that is past explaining.

I had to experience loneliness and abandonment in order to identify with all those who feel lonely and abandoned. Today pray for the many throughout the earth who are thirsting for someone to comfort and love them.  You may know of someone like that today.  Reach out to them.

JOHN 19:25-28


Tuesday, May 7, 2019

IMPULSE

It is human nature to be impulsive.  As you study My Word, you will discover that many of My beloved patriarchs did not inquire of Me, but instead acted upon impulse.  The results caused disasters that lasted for generations and even until this day.

Abraham on impulse gave into Sarai's desire to have a child and married and gave seed to Hagar, her Egyptian handmaiden.  Today you see the results of that impulsive move by Abraham.  Ishmael was born out of that union between Hagar and Abraham.  Today the world is still  experiencing the Arab/Israel conflict.

Guard your heart and your tongue with all diligence so that you do not react or act impulsively. Instead, wait upon Me, and allow My Spirit to direct you instead of your flesh.

GENESIS 16; PROVEBS 4:23

Monday, May 6, 2019

ENTERTAINMENT

When I walked on Earth, My main entertainment times were during the Feast times in Jerusalem.  My family always looked forward to those times because we would be together to celebrate these special feasts that My Father designed.

My Father enjoyed seeing our family travel together to Jerusalem from Galilee.  My parents were returning from the Feast of Passover when they discovered that I was not with them. They finally found Me in the Temple where I was listening and asking the teachers questions.   I was only twelve.

The miracles I performed were a form of entertainment for some people.  Herod wanted to see Me and hoped that I would do some miracles in his presence.  I am not in the entertainment business, but when you spend time in My presence you will have joy and pleasures forever more.

LUKE 2:42-51, 23:8; PSALM 16:11

Sunday, May 5, 2019

SOLID

There is something comforting about the word, "solid."  When you have a solid relationship with someone, this means that nothing will separate you from one another.  When you build a home, you want to have a solid foundation.

I am your solid foundation that your spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical life can be built upon.   However, in order for you to enjoy the abundant life I have promised you, it is necessary for you to surrender your will to Me.

The soulish part of you that is called the "flesh" will daily fight against this surrender. However, when you surrender your day, your way, your works, your family,  your soul and spirit into My hands everyday, your relationship with Me will be solid, and you will enjoy My joy and peace all the day long.

LUKE 6:47-48

Saturday, May 4, 2019

SING

It is so wonderful now to hear My creatures praising Me at sunrise and sunset.  The birds sing the loudest at sunrise and sunset.  Now you can hear the sounds of summer at night.  The tree frogs and crickets are also praising Me.

The trees clap their hands in praise.  I commission you to enter My courts with singing and praise.  I love to hear your voice every morning as you sing worship songs to Me.

The time will come just as surely as I live that all the Earth will be filled with My glory.  Until that time, keep singing and praising Me.  My angels love to also hear the sound of your voice as you sing My Word back to Me.  They hearken to your needs whenever you give My Word voice.

PSALM 113:3, PSALM 103:20

Friday, May 3, 2019

PATH

I lead you in paths of righteousness for My name's sake.  I do not want you to veer of those paths. You represent Me on Earth and when you veer off the paths I have prepared for you, others will feel like you are a hypocrite.

I am your "Good Shepherd" Who knows that if you veer off My paths, you may suffer harm.  This is why My rod and My staff are in My hands to steer you back on My paths.  My rod is My Word, and My staff is My Holy Spirit Who I have sent to you to make you aware of veering off these paths.

Today, allow Me to lead you on the righteous paths.  You do not have to concern yourself with veering off these paths if you will daily commit  your way to Me.  When you commit your way to Me, I will be able to bring My will to pass in your life.

PSALM 23:2,  37:5

Thursday, May 2, 2019

SELFISH

Look at this word, "selfish."  The last part of the word is "fish."  When I approached My future disciples who were by the shore fishing, they all were selfish men.  The selfish part of mankind is inborn and is a result of the fall of Adam and Eve.

I told those fishermen to follow Me, and I would then make them fishers of men.  All My beloved Who trust Me are called to be fishers of men.  The only thing that holds you and others back from boldly sharing My gospel with others is your selfishness.

Yes, you are afraid of what others will think if you boldly share the truths of My kingdom with people. Today I want you to lay aside yourself and boldly proclaim My Word to others.

LUKE 5:10-11

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

AFFLICTIONS

"Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all (Psalm 34:19).
This is My promise to those who are righteous through My shed blood.

When you are experiencing affliction, remember this promise and speak it out loud as a sword against My enemy.

Many of My beloved are going through very hard trials now.  I have promised to always hear your cry and to deliver you from every affliction you are experiencing. Do not allow My enemy to deceive you.  I am a faithful deliverer.

PSALM 34:19, 17