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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.


Thursday, October 31, 2019

ARISE

On these dark mornings before the time changes, it is hard for you to arise out of bed.  You want to just stay cozy in your warm bed.and get up later when the sun comes out.

I want you to fight this temptation to stay in the bed most of the morning because you will not only miss a good part of the day, but you will also miss having that quiet time with Me when everyone in your household is still asleep.

It was My practice to get up before dawn so that I could have fellowship with My Father.  Those times of communion with My Father strengthened Me for the day and helped Me to focus My will on doing His will throughout the day.  Tomorrow, try getting out of the bed to spend a few moments of quiet with Me.  You will find that hearing My voice as you pray in the morning will help you hear My voice all the day long.

MARK 1:35

Monday, October 28, 2019

TABLE

So many families you know seldom have dinner around a table.  Family devotions around the dinner table or breakfast table often are not enjoyed.  

There is something special about gathering around a table to fellowship with family and friends.  The day will come when you will enjoy fellowship around a table that I have prepared for you.  I will be the One Who will serve each individual at that table.

That table is called the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.  The invitation to this supper is open to all those who will believe in Me and accept Me as their Lord and Savior.  Look forward to that time with Me.  In the meantime, be intentional to gather frequently with your family and friends around the table where you can fellowship as you eat a meal together. I will always be present at your table.

PSALM 23:5; REVELATION 19:9

















































































































Thursday, October 24, 2019

JERUSALEM

I know how many times you have traveled to Jerusalem.  When you leave Jerusalem to return home, you feel like you are leaving your home.  Your heavenly home is the New Jerusalem, and one day I will be sitting on the throne in Jerusalem on Earth where I will rule the nations.

The good news is that all believers in Me who have never had the opportunity to travel to Jerusalem while they lived on Earth will one day be residences of both the New Jerusalem and the physical Jerusalem on Earth.

My Father will send Me to rule and reign on Earth at the appointed time.You will not have to pack to make your trip to the New Jerusalem because you will leave behind all earthly possessions. Make sure you are ready to make your final journey to the New Jerusalem.

REVELATION 21:2

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

ORDER

Daily events are happening so fast that there seems to be no timely order.  You may try to find a time line that will give you some ideas about when I will return, but this will happen at the command of My Father.

My friend Paul thought I could return in his lifetime, but I did not.  He had an urgency to travel as many places as he could to share the gospel of My kingdom.  Now the technical capability of sharing the gospel throughout the world is at your finger tips.

Rest assured that My Father is a God of order, and things will not be out of order when I return.  People will still be getting marriage, going to work daily or school.  Then suddenly, like lightening, I will return.  I could return tomorrow, so keep your house in order and keep sharing My good news.

LUKE 17:24

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

VANISH

Sometimes you wish the pictures of unhappy memories would just vanish from your mind.  When those pictures are replayed in your mind, you often feel the pain and the same feelings you had in that moment of trauma.

I came to heal those who are broken in their hearts. Part of that healing involves healing those memories of the past that keep coming back to your mind. 

The next time that scene appears again in your mind, I want you to picture Me in that scene.  I was there because I have been with you always.  As you picture Me there with you, ask My Holy Spirit to help you see what I was doing in that scene.  Was I reaching out to you to comfort you?  I desire to heal that memory, so give that memory to Me and allow Me to replace it with a good memory. 

ISAIAH 61:1

Monday, October 21, 2019

FAILURE

I do not ever want you to feel like a failure.  Whenever you feel this way, your concentration is on yourself, not on Me. 

Remember, your life is not your own.  You were bought with a price (My own blood) and you are My special treasure.  Because I live within you, you will never fail.  You will always triumph through Me.

The victory that will help you from focusing on your failures is My faith within you.  This is the victory that overcomes the world and even overcomes what you perceive as failures.  That victory is your faith in Me.  When you doubt for a moment that you have failed Me, tap into My faith that dwells within your heart.  I have enough faith to get you through every trial.

2 CORINTHIANS 2:14; 1 JOHN 5:4

Sunday, October 20, 2019

ASSIGMENT

When you were in school, you always prayed that the teachers would not give many homework assignments.  I give you fresh homework assignments every day.

Your home in in heaven, and you are just passing through this Earth.  Heaven is your real home, so all of your homework assignments have to do with manifesting My kingdom through your life as you live on Earth.

You often pray the prayer I taught My disciples: "Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on Earth as it is in heaven." Your  daily assignments are to display My glory, My love with all of its fruits of the Spirit, and to impact and inspire those you encounter with My Word.  These are your homework assignments.  By the way, I give you even more homework assignments as you age because the day draws closer to the time when you will no longer be on Earth to be My ambassador. 

LUKE 11:2

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

ADVENTURE

Every day can be a new adventure with Me.  I know how excited you are when you anticipate a trip to see new scenes that you have never encountered.  You can receive this same excitement when you look forward to the scenes that you will see with your spiritual eyes as you read My Word.

Today as you read My Word, ask My Holy Spirit to paint the scene for you.  Your spiritual eyes then can behold the beauty of the Sea of Galilee, and your spiritual ears can hear the rush of the falls at the head waters of the Jordan River.  You do not have to visit Israel to enjoy all the scenes I encountered when I walked on Earth.

I want you to enjoy My walks by the Sea.  During those walks by the Sea, I encountered all the people My Holy Father planned for Me to minister to and to meet.  As you walk today in the grocery store and shops, anticipate the divine appointments that I want you to have.  Be ready for that adventure by preparing yourself in the morning to be a light shining in a dark world.

MATTHEW 5:16

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

CHAPTERS

I have already completed all the chapters in your "Book of Life."  I did that even before you were born. I chose you from the foundation of the Earth, and you still have work to do in My kingdom.
This message is for all those who are entering what they believe is their last chapters of life.

No matter what your age, I have work for you to do in My kingdom.  This is why I want you to daily listen to My Holy Spirit as He leads and guides you to do the next thing.  This is how you walk in the Spirit.

Fruit always comes as you obey My Word and pray and listen for my voice throughout the day.  I promised that your latter days would be more fruitful than ever.  Hold to that promise. Paul prayed that believers might walk worthy of Me and in all things please Me, and that they might be fruitful in every good work, and increase in the knowledge of God. This is also My prayer for you.

JOHN 17:24; COLOSSIANS 1:10 

Friday, October 11, 2019

LIFETIME

My Word promises everyone 70 years of life and 80 more if by reason of strength.  You are approaching the last chapters in your "Book of Life."  You realize that every day is a gift.

I want you also to recognize that every person in your life is also gift.  The value I place upon each person in this world is tremendous.  I  died and was raised again to give each one the opportunity to be forgiven of all their sins.  I was present at every conception, and I watch people grow both physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

I have ordained the people in your life to be friends, family, and extended family.  You are in My family, and I hear you giving Me thanks everyday for the treasures I have brought into your life.
Take every day as a day to pray for those in your life, and seek Me as I lead you to pray for each one individually.

PSALM 90:10




Thursday, October 10, 2019

ADJUST

It is difficult for you to adjust to the routines of life after being on vacation or away from your home for a season.  When I walked on Earth, the only routine I had that made a difference in My entire day was the time I spent in prayer with My Father.

During those times, I received wisdom and direction for the day.  Our communion together was always enlightening.  In the morning,  I also received His joy to strengthen me during the day.

When you leave the routine of daily prayer and reading My Word in the morning, you will notice how it seems that nothing of eternal significance is accomplished in that day.  Resolve today not to miss those times with Me in the morning so that at the end of the day, you can see My anointing upon you throughout the day.

MARK 1:35

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

CONTEMPLATE

Today is the Day of Atonement.  It is a day dedicated to fasting, praying, and contemplating those sins committed in this last year.  If we could count the sins committed, it might take all day.  However, you know that all of your sins are forgiven (past, present, and future).

It is good to keep short accounts with Me.  I have promised that if you confess your sins, I am faithful and just to forgive you of your sins and to cleanse you of all unrighteousness.

Confession is not for My benefit.  It is for your benefit.  When you come to Me with a truthful heart and a heart that desires to obey My Word, you then can receive the cleansing that I have already provided through My shed blood.  Nothing can hinder your relationship with Me. However, when you do not come to Me and confess your sins, often you run from having fellowship with Me.  Today, be honest about your sins with Me, and we can have sweet fellowship together.

1 JOHN 1:7-9

Thursday, October 3, 2019

PAST/PRESENT

There is no way that you can undo your past.  The damage done by your past words and behavior is done.  However, I do not want you to condemn yourself for the past.  I do not condemn you. I do want you to confess the sins of your past and to call upon Me to help you change.

I have already forgiven you of all of your sins (past, present, and future).  When you confess your sins to Me, you place yourself in the position for not only My cleansing, but also for change in your life.  Repentance is turning away from sin and turning towards Me.

The good news is that even through you cannot undo your past, you can redo the present. I gave Peter a redo when I asked him if he loved Me.  I asked him three times because he denied Me and lied three times.  Everyday I offer you a redo.  This is why change will happen in your life as you spend time with Me and allow Me to help you complete the walk of repentance.

LUKE 22:58-60; JOHN 21:16-17

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

LYING

Why do people lie when they know that eventually their lies will be brought to light.  There are many reasons people lie.  My friend Peter lied three times because he was afraid he would be arrested. 

Abraham, Jacob, and Isaac all lied because a generational spirit of lying had been passed down from one generation to another.  When I died to save the world from sin, I made it possible for the power of generational sins to be broken

Other people lie about their sins because they are ashamed of them. Shame and fear are usually involved when people cover their sins.  The psalmist, David, was careful to bring his sins to light.  He wrote that he did not hide his sin, but instead he confessed his transgressions (sins against others) to them and to the Lord.

PSALM 32:5

LIES

You live in an age when it is difficult to know the actual truth in a situation.  Even current news is slanted to appease certain people.  What causes a person to lie?  There are many reasons.  As you know My friend Peter lied three times because he was afraid he would be arrested just as I had been.

Three of the patriarchs in My Word lied.  Look at the lives of Abraham, Jacob, and Isaac.  This was a generational lying spirit that was passed on and never broken.  Because of My sacrifice for sin, a lying spirit does not have to repeat itself in the next generation.  It can be broken.

Other people lie because they want to cover up their sin.  As long as sin is not confessed or brought to the light, a person cannot be delivered from a pattern of lying.  David acknowledged his sin.  He did not hide it and he confessed his transgressions (sinning against others) to those he sinned against. Solomon wrote. He that covers his sins shall not prosper, but whoso confesses and forsakes them shall have mercy.

PSALM 32:5

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

REGRETS

Whenever a loved faces death, our hope is that we will have no regrets.  We ask ourselves these questions: "Did we do all that was needed to be done to help that loved one who was ill."  Did we go to bed with anger in our hearts towards that loved one and did we manifest that anger to our loved one the next day.  Did we esteem that loved one higher than ourselves, or were we so selfish that we did not even see the needs in the loved one's life?"

These questions can haunt a person, and I do not want that to happen to you.  When I walked on Earth I lived in the present.  Faith can only be manifested in the moment.  Do not allow yourself to wallow in the past.

Condemning yourself will lead to depression and builds a platform for My enemy, Satan, to attack you.  What can you do about the past?  You can ask forgiveness for the times you have failed, but most important, you can ask Me to help you to change.

PSALM 32