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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, December 30, 2019

CONCLUSION

At the conclusion of a physical battle during wartime, the soldiers are weary, but they are strengthened as they joyously celebrate the victory just won.

You are in a war.  There will be battles in your life that you feel you cannot win.  This is truth.  This is why I instruct you to give all the battles in your life to Me.  I am Captain of the heavenly hosts, and I am able to give you victory in every battle you face.

I only require four things of you as you release every spiritual, emotional, physical, and mental battle to Me.  I want you not to grow weary in well doing.  Then I want you to wait upon Me.  When you wait upon Me, you are putting your complete trust in My power and My authority to win these battles for you.  During this waiting period, you are to stay in praise and thanksgiving and declare My Word.

ISAIAH 40:31; 2 THESSALONIANS 3:13

Sunday, December 29, 2019

MAJESTIC

As you read the last psalms in the book of Psalms, you will be able to grasp My greatness, my awesome power, and My majestic ways. 

The psalmist was careful as he wrote these psalms to mention the reason why I came to Earth.  I came to Earth and denied My kingly majesty and glory to save the world from sin, to preach good tidings to the meek, to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and to open the prison to those who are bound.

My mission on Earth was not a majestic mission.  I came to serve mankind, and to reveal the loving heart of My heavenly Father.  Your mission is the same.  You are on Earth not to be served, but to serve.  Think of ways in this new year that you can serve.

PSALM 147:3; ISAIAH 61:

Saturday, December 28, 2019

NOTHING

Some times when you have difficulty in relationships, you feel helpless and you wish you could do something to fix it.  You think that there is nothing you can do to make things right again.

There is something you can do when you feel like you can do nothing. You can pray and give that burden to Me.  Release the person in  your difficult relationship to Me.  Pray a blessing over that person.  Release all judgment of that person to Me.

Begin to give thanks daily to Me for having that person in your life.  Remember the good times you had with that person.  These are just a few things you can do when you feel like you can do nothing.

LUKE 6:37

Thursday, December 26, 2019

LEAP

Sometimes you feel like you just want to take a giant leap of faith.  Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. The faith that will move mountains in your life is faith in Me.

When a sudden storm came up and filled our boat with water, My disciples woke Me up and exclaimed, "Master, do You not care that we perish?"  I calmed the storm and rebuked My disciples and said, "Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?

Fear is what keeps you from taking giant leaps of faith.  Give all of your fears to Me, and then believe that I am the One Who works within you both to give you the will to do My will and the way to accomplish My will in your life.

MARK 4:37-40; PHILIPPIANS 2:13
 

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

EMMANUEL

It still amazes Me how Your Heavenly Father was willing to take upon Himself an earth suit made of flesh and come and dwell among us. 

You spoke to me years ago about why You became Emmanuel.   You had to live the life that we are meant to live.  However, you could never live that life without My sacrificial death and resurrection.

The same spirit that raised Me from the dead now dwells inside of your mortal body because you repented of your unbelief and received Me as your Lord and Savior when you were a child.  As you look back on your life, you can see how I was with you even when you were conceived.  Emmanuel means God with you, and I am with you now and always will be with you for all eternity.

MATTHEW 28:20

Monday, December 23, 2019

GLITTER

The glitter of this world really shines during this season.  Christmas trees, presents, and most decorations shine with sparkling red and green glitter. 

The glitter of this world pales in comparison to the bright shining light that I commanded to shine out of darkness into your heart to give you the light of the knowledge of the glory of My Father in My face.

Now, you have the opportunity to allow the glory of My presence within you to shine brightly to others through your own face.  I want My light within you to shine brighter than ever during this joyous season that celebrates My birth.

2 CORINTHIANS 4:6

Saturday, December 21, 2019

STOCKINGS

Stockings filled with all kinds of small gifts are usually hung on the mantel in the homes that celebrate My birth. Of course, those Christmas stockings are only decorative.  Often warm socks are placed in those decorative stockings.

When I walked on Earth, we did not wear stockings.  We wore sandals without warm stockings.  Warm stockings would have been welcomed on those cold winter months when My family and I walked to Jerusalem to celebrate the Feast of Dedication.

The warm water used to clean our feet whenever we entered a home or the Temple was so welcome after our long walks. Part of your full armor is to shod your feet with the gospel of the preparation of peace.  I want you to be prepared to share My gospel with those you meet during this joyous season.

EPHESIANS 6:15




Friday, December 20, 2019

SNOW

People often pray for a white Christmas.  When I was born, it was a cold day in Bethlehem and snow was on the tips of the Golan Heights.  It was the warmth of the angels who ministered to My mother and Joseph to keep them warm and Me warm during our stay in the cave.

I have ministering angels for you today.  Each one who reads this message needs to know that whatever their concern is that I can perfect everything that concerns each individual.

Every snow flake has a different design, and I have a special design for every individual who is burdened by cares today.  Give Me all you cares and like snow falling softly, even so will My blessings come your way.  Release all to Me.

PSALM 138:8






Thursday, December 19, 2019

ORNAMENTS

By now you have placed all of your favorite ornaments on your Christmas tree.  Many families enjoy home made ornaments that their children made when they were very young. Other families collect ornaments from their various travels.

Solomon wrote about ornaments that are more precious than any you may want to put on your tree.  He wrote: "My son, hear the instruction of your father, and forsake not the law of your mother, for they shall be an ornament of grace to your head, and chains around your neck."

Honoring your father and mother is the only commandment that has a promise.  The promise is that if you honor your father and mother, your days will be long on the earth. This Christmas if your mother and dad are still living, do something special to honor them and thank them for all they have done for you.

PROVERBS 1:8-9; EXODUS 20:12

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

SMELLS

My Father and I both love smells.  We created man in our image to enjoy the smells on this Earth.  This is a season when scented candles, fresh pine branches and Christmas trees,, and turkey dinners alert your sense of smell to enjoy this wonderful season when people celebrate My birth.

My Father and I love the smell of your prayers during this time of the year.  So many who have never prayed take time to thank My Father for sending Me to Earth as a new born babe.  Your prayers of thanksgiving and praise are a sweet incense that My Father and I smell daily.

Take time this year to send your prayers soaring to our throne room.  The wings that will cause your prayers to soar are forgiveness and belief.  I am waiting to hear from you this morning and waiting to smell the sweet incense of your prayers.

REVELATION 8:4


Tuesday, December 17, 2019

ENDURANCE

My love endures all things.  Endurance during difficult circumstances can only come as you depend upon Me.  When you go through lengthy trials, come to Me and ask Me to infuse you with My love.

My love will enable you to endure through whatever you may face each day.  When you wake up in the morning, you have no idea what you will face during that day, but My Holy Spirit knows.

Every morning ask Me to help you love like I love because My love is able to bear all things, believe all things, hope all things, and endure all things.

1 CORINTHIANS 13:7

Friday, December 13, 2019

SHEPHERDS

There were shepherds in the fields at night when I was born because it was time for the lambs to be born.  They were watching their flocks by night.  I am the Lamb of God, and it was fitting that I be born during the lambing season.

I am also your "Good Shepherd, " so choosing to announce My birth to the shepherds first was also the plan of My Father.  It is My joy to shepherd you throughout your life.

December 25th is the date everyone celebrates My birth, and I am pleased that people would remember My birth at any time in the year.  In fact, I want you to celebrate My birth daily. On the fateful day I died to take away your sins, I gave My Spirit into  My Father's hands at the very moment that the lambs were being slain for Passover.  These facts should give you great comfort because now you know how detailed My Holy Father is.

LUKE 2, 23:46

Thursday, December 12, 2019

DESPERATE

People are desperate for love, and some search in the wrong places to receive love.  Others feel like if they could find true love that they would finally be happy.

There is only one true love.  I am both the truth and I am also love.  My perfect love will cast out all of your fears.  The height of My love is My grace that flows to you continually.  The only thing that can block that flow is your own pride.  I give grace to the humble and I resist the proud.

The depth of My love is My forgiveness.  I have already forgiven all of  your sins (past, present, and future).  The width of My love is My truth because My truth will set you free to be who you were created to be.  The length of My love is My mercy.  My mercy is extended to every generation.
This Christmas I want you to receive My love and give My love to others.

EPHESIANS 3:14-19

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

FOOD

You usually expect to gain about five pounds during Christmas because of all the dinner parties and rich food.  I know you asked the question many times: "Why did God create  us to enjoy food so much and then make it so easy to gain weight and so hard to lose it?

This morning you were thinking about your husband who is now in heaven and you were wondering what he was eating now.  You found your answer as you read your reading for today in Revelation.

He is tasting the fruits from the tree of life and eating hidden manna. I created the five senses (taste, smell, see, hear and touch) so that you can receive great enjoyment as you eat.meals on Earth.  The food that awaits you in heaven is even better than earthly food, so look forward to dining with Me.

REVELATION 2:7, 17

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

WRAPPING

I know how you do not look forward to wrapping presents to celebrate My birthday.  Your mother solved that problem by putting small gifts in lunch sacks, medium size gifts in plastic trash bags, and large gifts in huge black garbage sacks.  At least she did stick a bow or two on the presents.

Few people save Christmas wrapping paper.  In fact, most of it goes into the fire.  It is not the wrapping on the outside that counts. It is the gift on the inside that means everything.

My mother wrapped Me in swaddling clothes and laid Me in a manger. Only Mary knew what precious gift she wrapped in those rags that were used to wrap the new born lambs as they were birthed.  How fitting.  I am the Lamb of God Who takes away the sins of the world.  Unwrap Me this Christmas by enjoying the priceless gift (salvation) that I gave you.

LUKE 2:7

Monday, December 9, 2019

TEMPORARY

As you invest time in getting your home ready for Christmas, sometimes you feel a little sad because you know in a few weeks you will have to pack up the decorations and all the gatherings with family and friends during the season will just be precious memories.

Events in life are all temporary.  This is why My friend Paul exhorted believers to set their affection on the things that are above instead of the things on this Earth.

Take time during this busy season to enjoy quiet moments to read My Word and commune with Me in prayer.  When you do this, the joy that you have during this season will not pass away because you will receive My joy that will strengthen you for all your tasks. Also the joyful Christmas melodies you heard will replay in your heart and mind all year long.

COLOSSIANS 3:2

Saturday, December 7, 2019

STOREHOUSE

The storehouse mentioned in Malachi 3:8-11 is in heaven, not on Earth.  My storehouse is filled with everything you have ever invested in My kingdom on Earth.  It includes the record of souls that have been saved because  you took the time to share the truths of My gospel with them.  It includes the account of the investments of money you have given to further My kingdom on Earth and your offerings to the poor.

Your investments in My kingdom on Earth includes food not only for My houses of worship on Earth, but also the bread of My Word that you have given to many on Earth. 

Your offerings to the poor will pay great dividends. When you give to the poor, you lend to Me.  Today let more of your banking be done in My storehouse in heaven, and I will open up the windows of heaven to give you a blessing and I will also rebuke the devourer for you.

MALACHI 3:8-11; PROVERBS 19:17

Friday, December 6, 2019

MAIL

During this season, you will be receiving many cards from friends and family.  I want to challenge you this year to pray over each card you receive.  Whoever cared enough to send you a card would welcome your prayers.

Prayer is such a wonderful way to reach across miles to strengthen people as you lift them up to Me.  You are living in very troubling times, and more than ever My body on Earth needs to be strengthened.

As you write your Christmas letter and send your card to others, I also want you to ask Me if there is a verse of Scripture I want to share with that person.  My Holy Spirit will always be faithful to give you just the right Scripture for each individual.

PSALM 119:105

Thursday, December 5, 2019

ALONE

I do not want you ever to feel alone.  When I said "I will be with you always, even unto the end of the world," I meant it.  My presence is always with you and My Holy Spirit is within you and without you.

Even though you cannot see My Holy Spirit, My Father, My angels, or Me, I want you to take a few minutes daily to just sit quietly and ask My Holy Spirit to help you realize that we are always with you wherever you are.

I know what it feels like to be alone.  When I died on the tree, I did not even feel the presence of My Father.  That is when I cried out , "My God, My God, why have you forsaken Me"  I bore your loneliness when I bore the sins of the world.  Later I sent My Holy Spirit to help you daily.  If ever you feel lonely, meditate on these truths.

MATTHEW 28:20; MARK 15:34; JOHN 14:16

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

JUSTICE

I  have heard this statement exclaimed by many on earth: "God is not fair!!"  This is a true statement.  As you read the old covenant, you will see how My Father dealt with individuals.  God is not fair.  He is just.

My Father has given Me the right to be the judge over nations and individuals at the end of time.  I will be a just judge because I came to Earth as God in the flesh.  I can identify with all that you go through.  I was tempted in all points just as you are tempted with one exception.  I was without sin.  I hungered. I thirsted.  I felt pain, and when I bore the sins of the world in My body, I experienced the weight that sin causes.  That weight literally, emotionally, and physically broke My heart.

Today, if you are tempted to judge someone, I want you to release all judgement to Me.  Only I have the power to know motives and to know what is in the hearts of people. 

HEBREWS 4:15

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

MOVING

Moving residences is always difficult.  Whenever you have to vacate a  home, you suddenly recognize how much stuff you have.  To move ahead spiritually, there also is an accumulation of stuff that needs to be removed.

If you have not forgiven all those who have wronged and hurt you, you will not be able to get rid of the stuff (patterns of thinking in your mind or strongholds).  Pulling down strongholds begins with forgiveness.  If  you hold on to the bitter memories of broken relationships, you cannot move ahead spiritually.

Everyday, you have a choice to forgive or not to forgive.  You will have many sleepless nights if you choose not to forgive.  Forgiveness is the platform for all spiritual progress. Today could be a fresh start for you.  Give all resentment and anger to Me.

MATTHEW 18:23-35

Monday, December 2, 2019

HUMILITY

I humbled Myself and denied My Kingly glory when I came to Earth as a babe.  My Father had great faith in mankind to take such a risk.  I am human as well as divine.  I know it is beyond your human understanding to comprehend the virgin birth.

My Father chose Mary to be My mother because she was so very humble.  When the angel told her that she would conceive a son by the Holy Spirit, she responded with these words, "Be it done unto Me according to Your Word.". 

Mary was willing to accept the truth that was spoken to her without hesitation or doubting.  She humbly and willingly submitted herself to be My Mother.  Humility is accepting and obeying the truths of My Word without questioning, doubting, or reasoning.

PHILIPPIANS 2:5-8; LUKE 1:31-38

Sunday, December 1, 2019

COMMUNION

Many churches observe communion on the first Sunday of every month.  I prayed that all who believed in Me after I ascended to heaven would often have communion together. 

As My beloved gather for this special time to remember My sacrifice, I want them to recognize that the life that they now live in the flesh, they can now live by My faith within them.  I have already gifted every believer with My very faith.

Yes, My faith dwells within each believer and more of My faith within each believer is released as that believer joins together with other believers as one body to give thanks, praise, and worship Me and to hear My Word.  This is the importance of attaching yourself to a viable church or body of believers who know Me and love Me.  Forsake not the assembling of yourselves with fellow believers as the day draws nigh to My return.

GALATIANS 2:20; HEBREWS 10:25