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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.


Sunday, March 29, 2020

THANKSGIVING

This is a time to cry out to Me.  Paul exhorted the church to "Be anxious for nothing, but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God."
One of the definitions of supplication is loud crying.

As you cry out to Me in these days, be sure to include thanksgiving as part of your prayers.  When you thank Me as you make your requests, you are demonstrating your faith in this truth that I not only have heard your prayers, but I have also granted your requests.

Today, I want you to think of several things that you can thank Me for even in the midst of this crisis.
Think about how I am using this crisis to draw people together rather than apart.

PHILIPPIANS 4:6; 1 JOHN 5:14-15

Saturday, March 28, 2020

PROMISE

During this time when so many are fearful and worried about the pandemic that is taking place worldwide, fill yourself with My promises.  All the promises I make, I fulfill.  Review  the promises that I have spoken in My Word like, "I will be with you always even until the end of the world."

Every promise is yes and amen in Me.  The first part of the word, "pandemic," is "pan."  A god that many worshiped long ago was a god called Pan. The origin of the word, "panic," is rooted in the name of this god.

In these days, I do not want you to panic or be fearful.  My Word contains more than 365 exhortations to be not afraid.  When you spend more time reviewing My promises instead of listening to the latest news, My peace will invade your soul.

2 CORINTHIANS 1:20; MATTHEW 28:20

Friday, March 27, 2020

FRANCHISE

I gave you this unusual English word this morning for a reason. The word, "franchise," means freedom from restrictions. It also can mean a special right that is given to a person or group of people.

When I died to forgive you of all of your sins (past, present, and future), My Father gave you the right to receive My righteousness in exchange for your own self-righteousness. 

Sin always brings death and the right to be forgiven all of your sins that I purchased for you with My own shed blood means that you have been liberated to enjoy life (abundant life on Earth that extends to eternal life). My Father sent Me into the world so that whoever believes in Me might be saved. I am the way, the truth, and the life.  No man comes to the Father but by Me.

JOHN 3:16-17, JOHN 14:6

Thursday, March 26, 2020

MISINTERPRET

With all that is going on as you listen to various opinions about this worldwide virus, it is so easy to misinterpret what is being said.  There are many rumors and misinformation.  Even the factual information is hard to interpret.

I want you focus on what will lift you up at this time instead of drowning yourself in the media, news, and bad reports. Put your focus on Me, and then seek wisdom from the principles and promises that are contained in My Word.

Wisdom is applied knowledge.  Before you read My Word, ask My Holy Spirit to interpret it to you, and then there will be no misinterpretation.  My disciples often misinterpreted the words I told them, but after My Spirit became alive within them, what I told them before finally was interpreted correctly.

MATTHEW 16:5-12

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

RESILIENT

During this time of trial, I want you to have resilient faith.  The definition of resilience is the ability to bounce back after being pressed and stretched.  It is the ability to recover strength and to have good humor spiritually even during trials.

As you look to Me, you can receive this resilient faith.  Paul wrote: "I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me: and the life that I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.  You live by My faith within you.

I gave Myself to you so that you can have resilient faith.  It is only through depending upon Me during this crisis that you will be able to bounce back after being pressed to the limit.  Press into Me in prayer today, and receive from Me the resilient faith you need, not only to get through this crisis, but also to receive My peace, love, and joy in the midst of this crisis.

GALATIANS 2:20

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

POLLUTION

Whenever there is pollution in the atmosphere, it is difficult to see two feet in front of you.  There is pollution in the atmosphere right now during this virus crisis.  My enemy is the prince and power of the air, and he loves to pollute the atmosphere.

Right now he is polluting the atmosphere with words that cause panic through the media and through what people are saying.  Curses are negative words pronounced over others.  Daily such curses are being spoken over you and others in this world.

Only My Word declared out loud can break those curses.  Today clear the atmosphere around you by singing praise songs and hymns that declare My might and power.  Read Psalm 91 and Psalm 65 out loud today and whatever heaviness or fear My enemy as sent you will clear the atmosphere.

EPHESIANS 2:2; PSALM 65, 91

Monday, March 23, 2020

FAMILY

My Father, the Holy Spirit, and I were the first family.  We all work together as One, and we are all God.  God is love and without others, we have no one to love. I am a relational God.

When asked what was the greatest commandment, I responded: "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all  your mind. This is the first and great commandment.  And the second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself."

You were created in My image which means you were created to be in a family.  I told Adam and Eve to be fruitful and multiply.  All those who believe in Me as their Lord and Savior and receive the forgiveness for their sins become My sons and My daughters.  During this crisis, I want My sons and daughters to gather unto Me to praise Me because you all are accepted as My beloved family.

MATTHEW 22:36-39; EPHESIANS 1:6

Sunday, March 22, 2020

TENDER

During these tenuous times when there is so much unknown about the virus that is causing many deaths throughout the world, I want you to remember that I am your "Good Shepherd." I will deal tenderly with My sheep.

I know you have read Psalm 23 many times, but I want you to meditate on the phrase: "Thy rod and Thy staff will comfort you."  Comfort is what you need at this moment in history.

The rod that a shepherd carries is used to protect his sheep from danger.  The staff is used to get sheep that are about to stray back on the right path.  The right path I want you to follow during this crisis is the path of trust.  I want you to trust Me with all of your heart.  Be assured that I am watching over you and will do everything in My power to give you the security and comfort you need at this time.

PSALM 23


Saturday, March 21, 2020

DARTS

During this crisis in the world, My enemy is firing countless darts against people.  Paul exhorted believers to put on the full armor of God by lifting the shield of faith that is able to quench every fiery dart.

Those fiery darts are negative words that are being broadcast through the media and through people who are not walking closely with Me.  It is true that what is happening in the world is a definite crisis, but My enemy wants to achieve panic in every person on Earth by sending a barrage of negative words into the atmosphere.

Today, be careful what you say to others about this crisis.  First of all, get your heart right with Me by receiving My love, peace, and joy that is daily available to you as you spend time in My presence.  This is a time in history that My beloved need to be sending prayer missiles into the atmosphere by declaring My Word and words that edify and transmit faith and hope.

EPHESIANS 6:16

Friday, March 20, 2020

CEASE

I want you to pray without ceasing.  Ask My Holy Spirit to help you do this throughout your day today.  Praying without ceasing becomes a natural way of life when you listen carefully to the gentle promptings of My Spirit.

During the day certain names will come to your mind while you are doing your routine work.  When those names come to you, pray for that person.  Whenever  you get a phone call from someone, pray quietly in the Spirit as that person speaks to you.

Of course, singing and praising Me is a way of communicating with Me all the day long.  As you listen to praise music, enter in and sing those songs with Me.  Always remember to commit your day, your way, your works, your will, your emotions and your family to Me in the morning.  When you do this, My Spirit then can help you pray without ceasing.

1 THESSALONIANS 5:17


Thursday, March 19, 2020

NEAR

This is a time in your life when you are intently praying for those who are near and dear to you to be protected from receiving the virus that is now sweeping the world.

During this time, I want you to recognize how near I am to you and also to realize how dear you are to Me.  I love you with an everlasting, empowering PERFECT LOVE that is able to cast out every fear you may have during this crisis.

I exhorted My disciples not to be  afraid.  Fear is an enemy that can paralyze you, confuse you, and cause you to take actions that are not wise.  I want you to draw near to Me during this crisis so that you can receive My love that is powerful enough to see you through this crisis and every trial you may face in the future.

PHILIPPIANS 4:5; 1 JOHN 4:18

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

GATHERINGS

During this time when it is recommended that you not have gatherings of more than ten people because of the precautions against spreading the virus that has attacked the world. I want you to take advantage of this time, and use it to gather yourselves to pray and worship Me.

Your prayers will avail much.  If you are single,and live alone, it may not be convenient to have friends over, but you could reach out to your friends by phone and share times of prayer together.

There are always things to be thankful for at times like these.  You can be thankful that you are still able to meet in homes for prayer since many in persecuted lands cannot.  Also, this is a time to communicate more with your family and friends. This Sunday and this Shabbot, I suggest that you have a family service of worship in your homes.  The early church thrived because they daily met together to break bread and pray.

ACTS 2:42


Tuesday, March 17, 2020

SET

There is no time or space in eternity.  However, you live where there are set times.  As you read My Word, you will soon discover that there are set times throughout the scriptures.

There was a set time for Sarah to deliver her child.  There was a set time for Me to have mercy on Zion.  This was a time of favor that I planned for Israel.

You asked Me if there is a set time for this virus pandemic to end.  The whole world is in a panic mode over this vicious virus, but My set time for you is to pray without ceasing and ask My Holy Spirit to help you pray effectively against the spread of this virus.

GENESIS 17:21; PSALM 102:13; ROMANS 8:26

Sunday, March 15, 2020

NEWS

When you read the news in your age, there are many reports of tornadoes, earthquakes, famine, epidemics, wars and rumors of wars and pestilences that are occurring all over the world.  I told My disciples that just before I come again, there would be an increase of these tragedies.

I described these times as the beginning of sorrows.  The whole earth seems to be in travail awaiting My return and just as a woman in labor experiences more rapid and more intense pain before she delivers, so this Earth is in labor awaiting the delivery of My return.

There is, however, only one sign that must be fulfilled before My kingdom will come on Earth.  That sign is that this gospel will be preached to every nation before I return.  Meditate on that good news today, and this good news will help drown out the floods of adversity that are coming upon the Earth.

MATTHEW 24:6-8, 14

Friday, March 13, 2020

AVOID

I want you to avoid allowing yourself to get into strife with another person.  Strife is the platform that my enemy uses to wound even those you love.  When you are in strife, you will say things that you wish later you could take back.

The source of strife is pride.  You feel you are in the right, but even if you are, you never have to prove your point.  A haughty spirit can control your words when you allow strife in your life.

To pull down that haughty spirit that so easily rises up in your flesh from time to time, spend more time in My presence.  I am the only One Who can teach you meekness and lowliness of heart. When you learn meekness and lowliness of heart, you will be able to find rest for your soul.

MATTHEW 11:28-30

Thursday, March 12, 2020

KINGDOM

I taught My disciples to pray, "Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on Earth as it is in heaven." When you pray this part of the prayer many call "The Lord's prayer," you are praying for My Father to gather together in one all things in Me, both  those things in heaven and those things on Earth.

This great plan of My Father to gather all things in Me will only happen in the dispensation of the fullness of times.  Until that day, you are able to experience the benefits of being in Me every day of your life.

The kingdom of God is My righteousness, peace, and joy. Rejoice today because by faith you have already received Me as your Lord and Savior and you are already in Me. Daily you can now experience My righteousness, peace, and joy.

EPHESIANS 1:10; ROMANS 14:17

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

VOICE

My message on Earth was exactly the same message that was given to Moses to present to the children of Israel.  As you read the Torah, you will find that there are only two things necessary for you to do daily in order to be blessed.  Those two things are to hear My voice and obey My voice.

I shared the parable of the seeds with My disciples, and that parable was all about the way you hear.  Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.  Four conditions of the soil where the seed fell represent the condition of your heart.

Many people read My Word, but they do not have fruitful, blessed lives because their hearts are cluttered with worldly thoughts and worldly lusts.  Today and every day, I want you to ask My Holy Spirit to clear the clutter out of your mind and your heart so that you can hear My voice as I speak to you through My Word and by My Spirit.

EXODUS 23:22; ROMANS 10:17; LUKE 8:10-18

Monday, March 9, 2020

REASON

No one on Earth will ever be exempt from trials.  Trials can occur because you failed to ask Me for wisdom.  You also go through trials because you live in a fallen world that is on a steady course to destruction.

The main reason I allow trials is to show forth My glory. I love to show Myself strong on behalf of every person who goes through trials. Trials offer you the opportunity  to depend on and trust in Me more than ever before. 

Every trial is a test of your faith, and your faith will deepen if you abide in My Word during a trial. My goal for you as you experience trials is that patience will have its perfect work in you causing the fruit of long suffering and self-control to be perfected in you so that you lack nothing. These are just a few reasons why you can rejoice in the midst of trials.

JAMES 1:2-4

Thursday, March 5, 2020

STEDFAST

After I ascended to heaven, My body on Earth continued doing what they did while I walked on Earth.  They were stedfast in My Word, in breaking bread, and in prayer.

I want you to continue as My followers did long ago.  Abide in My Word daily, have fellowship with one another as you meet for prayer and the study of My Word. 

When you look at this week, I want you to take every opportunity to fellowship and break bread with others as you meet together to study My Word and to pray with one another.  When you do this, you will be walking in My light day by day.

ACTS 2:42; 1 JOHN 1:7

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

REFRESH

The computer that you use daily to communicate and receive information is very much like your brain. Often as you are working on your personal computer, you need to refresh the page that you have pulled up.

Each day of your life represents a page in your "Book of Life"that was written in heaven.  Before the foundation of the Earth, I had a designated design for many works that I wanted you to accomplish in your brief time on Earth. 

Pray daily for My Holy Spirit to help you be on the same page that I am. Refresh the page of your spiritual computer by spending time in My Word.  Time in My Word is well spent because during that time your mind is renewed.

EPHESIANS 1:4, 2:20; PSALM 139:16


Tuesday, March 3, 2020

CLARITY

Some people have great difficulty understanding My Word. Spiritual things make no sense to the carnal mind.  The faith to believe in Me will come only as a person hears My Word.  Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.

Before you share My good news with others, pray for the Holy Spirit to prepare their hearts to not only hear My Word, but also to believe and receive My Word.  Faith is a gift that only My Spirit can give. 

Clarity of both mind and heart will come to those who continue in My Word.  I said that only those who continue in My Word will be My disciples and you will know the truth and the truth will set you free..  Daily allow My Spirit to teach you as you study My Word. The entrance of My Word will give light and clarity to your mind.  "The entrance of My Word gives light; it gives understanding to the simple."

ROMANS 10:17; JOHN 8:31-32; PSALM 119:30 




Monday, March 2, 2020

BEAUTIFUL

Psalm 48 is a psalm that describes mount Zion and how it is situated in an elevated position on the sides of the north.  However, the phrase beautiful for situation is also a description of Me.  I am beautiful for every situation you may face in this life.

Whatever situation you may find yourself in today, I want you to know that I am and always will be able to reveal My beauty to you even in the midst of a troubling situation.

I am the joy of the whole Earth, and it is My joy that will sustain you through whatever trial you may encounter.  Receive strength today as you spend time in My presence.  In My presence is fullness of joy and pleasures forever more.

PSALM 48:2, 16:11

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

EXTREME

The weather this past season has been extreme.  Also the climate in Washington has also been extreme.  I want you to always remember Who is in control of the weather and also Who puts leaders in high places.

As you read My Word, you will see that it is within My power to withhold rain and to send it.  It is also in My power to promote or demote leaders.

I have the power to soften extremely hard hearts.  Remembering that I have extreme control over everything.will encourage you to release every burden and care to Me.  I am the author and finisher of your faith.  As you face this day, know without a doubt that I care for you.

JOB 12:15; PSALM 84:11, 75:6

Sunday, February 16, 2020

SAVINGS

Most of your financial planners advise that you keep a certain amount of money in a savings account as an emergency fund  to be used whenever something needs repair in your car or your house..  This is good advice for your earthly finances, but I have the best savings, emergency fund that you can draw from at any time.

 I counseled My disciples to store up treasures in heaven rather than on Earth.  I have a treasure storehouse in heaven that I can easily access for you when you have an emergency.

 As you are faithful to tithe into My storehouse in heaven, I will rebuke the devourer for you so that you will not have many household emergencies.

MATTHEW 6:19; MALACHI 3:10-11

Saturday, February 15, 2020

FORCE

There are angel armies all around you.  You cannot see them, but they are there.  I am the Captain of this heavenly hosts.  I do not want you to ever feel alone.  Thank Me daily for the angels I have assigned to you.  One day you will meet them.

Elisha's  servant was frightened because a great army was coming against them, but then I opened the servants eyes to see the hosts of angels in chariots all around them.

Thank Me today for this heavenly force that is around you.  It is true that My adversary is the prince and power of the air, but I have an air force that is much more powerful.

2 KINGS 6:15-17

Friday, February 14, 2020

CONTROL

So many people think that they are in control of their own lives and that they can control other people's lives.  No one on earth is in control or their life..  Every day you have two choices.  Do you want Me to be in control of your life or do you want My adversary to be in control of your life?

If you choose to have Me control of your life, you daily need to surrender your life to Me.  First you must surrender your will to Me just as I surrendered my own will to My Father's will when I agonized in the garden just before I died to forgive all of your sins.

If you choose not to surrender your will to Me, then you will do your own will which will be influenced greatly by My adversary.  When you walk in the flesh, you are an open target for My adversary.  Today choose to surrender your will to Me, and you will not fulfill the lusts of your own flesh.

GALATIANS 5:16




Thursday, February 13, 2020

INVITATION

I give you My personal invitation to come before My throne room daily.  It seems strange to Me that people turn down that invitation to communicate with Me.  Who in the world would turn down an invitation to present themselves before an earthly king?

I am your Heavenly King who flung the stars of the universe into place and Who named every star.  I am able to turn hearts towards Me just as I am able to turn the waters in the river courses. 

When you do answer My daily invitation, I want you to pray with great confidence that I not only hear your prayers, but I also will answer your requests.  When you pray anything according to My will, I will always respond with the answer.  Do not miss your audience today with Me, the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords.

1 JOHN 5:14-15


Monday, February 10, 2020

RUSH

People seem to be in such a rush these days.  They seldom take time just to sit down and communicate with Me.  Of course, you can communicate with Me throughout your day because I am with you always.

There is great value in taking maybe 10 minutes every two hours in your day to reflect upon My nearness to you, and to be refreshed by My Holy Spirit.  I recommend that you take some time while you are having your first cup of coffee to ask My Spirit to remind you of a song or a hymn, a Psalm,  Proverb, or a promise that you can meditate on throughout your day.

This morning I gave you the old hymn: "Take Time To Be Holy."  The first verse is: "Take time to be holy. Speak oft with your God. Abide in Him only and feed on His Word."  Good advice for you on a Monday as you begin your work week.

PSALM 16:11, 138:2


Sunday, February 9, 2020

SPARE TIME

When I walked on Earth, I had much more spare time than you have.  Busy housewives have to clean, wash clothes, cook and shuttle children back and forth to lessons and sports events. Men work 8 hours a day.

I never had to cook, wash clothes, clean my home because I did not have one and My only work was doing the will of My Father..  People like Mary and Martha took care of my needs.  I told someone who wanted to follow Me that I did not even have any place to lay My head.

Everyone is given the same amount of time, but what you do in your spare time will make all the difference in your life.  It is important to take some time for yourself like reading a good book.  May I suggest that the best book you can read is the Bible.  You also need to have fellowship with others, but do not forget to fellowship with Me.  In fact, you do not need spare time to do that because I am with you always.  Just talk with Me throughout your busy day.

MATTHEW 8:20

Saturday, February 8, 2020

GOOD

I want you to keep looking ahead with a heart filled with faith.  Faith resides in your heart. Even though your faith can only be demonstrated in the present moment, I do want you to stretch out your faith by expecting Me to be your "Good Shepherd," Who will lovingly care for you in the future.

Faith is the substance of things hoped for, and the evidence of things not seen. Hope is the expectation of good.  When I walked on Earth,  a man, called Me "Good Master."  I asked him why he called Me good, and I told him that there was none good but God.

The good news is that you are hid with Me in My Father's heart.  This means you are doubly blessed because My Father's goodness can now live within your heart because My love can fill your heart to overflow.  Good fruits will come in your life when you depend upon My goodness within you.

HEBREWS 11:1; MATTHEW 19:16-17

Friday, February 7, 2020

CONSCIENCE

When Adam and Eve were created, they did not know good and evil.  They only knew good.  They walked in the Garden with My Father without fear or shame.  Their souls (minds, wills, and emotions) were totally submitted to My Father.

The moment Adam and Eve ate from the Tree of Knowledge, conscience of what is good and what is evil developed. After that time, shame and fear began to rule their emotions.  Their minds were turned to themselves instead of to My Father.

Every person since that time is born with a sense of what is good and what is evil.  Today lift up your soul to Me, and I will empower you by My Spirit to choose and to do those things that will please My Father.

GENESIS 2:16-17; PHILIPPIANS 2:13

Thursday, February 6, 2020

CHALLENGE

Daily you may face challenges.  The challenge may be as small as accomplishing your "To Do List" or as large as finding a new job or a new place to live.

Whatever your challenge may be, I want you to remember that you can do all things thru Me as I give you strength.  You will gain strength if you look at your challenge with My eyes.  I am the author and finisher of your faith, so I know exactly how to help you meet every challenge with both peace an joy.

You will gain strength as you spend time with Me before you face the day.  In My presence is fullness of joy and My joy will strengthen you to meet every challenge.  You also will be able to face challenges with great peace as you pray about these challenges and thank Me ahead of time for mounting guard over your heart and mind as you take steps to meet those challenges.

HEBREWS 12:2; PSALM 16; PHILIPPIANS 4:6-7

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

FOREVER

While you are on Earth, it is good to know that nothing lasts forever.  I have heard people say that their favorite verse of Scripture is "It came to pass."  Heaven, however, is your eternal home, and it will last forever.

When you know these truths, your will be able to see the importance of investing in things that will last forever.  The things that will last forever are My Word and the souls of people.  These are the forever heavenly treasures that will last for all eternity.

One day all that is on Earth will be burned.  You might ask yourself today, "Why do I spend so much time taking care of ashes?"  Commit your works to Me today, and My Holy Spirit will establish your thoughts so that you will spend your time on Earth wisely.

2 PETER 3:10; PROVERBS 16:3





Tuesday, February 4, 2020

ELIMINATE

There are things in  your life that I want you to be intentional to eliminate. I want you to eliminate all judgement from your thoughts and speech.  I warned My followers to judge not lest they be judged with the very same judgement that they judged others.  I want you to see people as I see them.

You can judge the fruits in the lives of others, but be careful not to judge them or presume to judge the motives of their hearts  I am the only One Who can completely know the hearts of others.

The other thing I want you to eliminate in your life is negative speech and negative thinking.  My promises are not negative. My adversary's strategy is to consume you with negativity.  When you have a negative thought about someone, do not verbalize it.  Instead give that thought to Me, and allow Me to share with you how I see that person.

MATTHEW 7:1-2


Monday, February 3, 2020

EMPTY

When a relationship is broken, there is an emptiness that settles into your heart.  I am the only One Who can fill that empty void in your life.  I came to heal broken hearts, and part of that process is to enter into a deeper relationship with Me.

Communicate with Me your emptiness, and do not deny the feelings that you have.  A feeling of loss in your life will cause you to grieve for a season, but I am a Man of sorrows Who is well acquainted with grief.  Only I can turn your mourning into dancing and restore My joy and peace in your heart.

I gave the invitation years ago to come to Me when you are heavy laden, and I promised then to give you rest.  That rest will come when you take My Yoke upon you and learn of Me meekness and lowliness of heart.  In fact, that is what I am teaching you this very moment as you grieve your loss.  Yoke yourself to My Holy Spirit, and He will teach you all that you need to know through My Word.

MATTHEW 11:28-30

Friday, January 31, 2020

MOVE

It is always a big project, and usually very tiring to move from one house to another.  Just the thought of gathering up all your belongings and sorting out those things you do not need can be overwhelming.

There is, however, a move that requires only surrender to Me. When you trust Me with every day of your life, you will be at peace.  That move is the move you have an opportunity to embrace every day with joy.

In Me you live and move and have your being.  Recognize that you are My Temple and that wherever you physically move, you represent Me.  I also have prepared the way for you to be used greatly on your next move because you abide in Me and I abide in you.

JOHN 15

Thursday, January 30, 2020

HANDS

The psalmist exhorted believers to lift up their hands in the sanctuary.  However, hands are not raised in praise to Me in many churches.

Lifting your hands to Me symbolizes two important things: surrender and trust.  The next time you lift up hands at your place of worship, lift up one hand to surrender yourself, your day, your way, your will, your emotions, your works, and your families to Me.

Keep your hand of surrender raised, and then lift the other hand to signify that you trust Me with all that you just surrendered to Me.  When you do this, you position your hands not only to praise Me, but also to surrender yourself to Me in trust because you know that I will perfect all those things that are a concern to you.

PSALM 134:2; 138;8

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

SUN

I am your sun and your shield and your very great reward.  I am the light of the world, and I can give you enough light to take the next step on your journey towards your eternal home.

I surround you with My shield of faith.  I am all light, and I can invade your heart with My light even on the darkest days of your life.

Today, I want you to feel the warmth of My love that I provide and the protection that I envelope you with all the day long.  Look forward to this day and rejoice because I will be with you throughout the day.

JOHN 8:12


Tuesday, January 28, 2020

CLEAR

You rejoice when you can clear away tall the trash and objects that clutter your home.  When you move, you have the opportunity to make a clean sweep of everything that is not necessary to keep for your future home.

The process of clearing is also a spiritual process.  I want you to clear your mind of every remembrance of your past sins.  The forgiveness I offered the world and to you was total forgiveness of your sins, trespasses, and iniquities past, present, and future. 

Today I want you to believe that whatever you did in the past is not on My mind.  I have forgiven you all and everything.  Do not  allow My enemy to clutter your thoughts with self condemnation for your past behavior.  Of course, the consequences of the sins of the past still remain.  Ask Me what you should do to clear those consequences of broken relationships and other sins. I will help you.

PSALM 103:10, 12


Monday, January 27, 2020

TWO

It is important that you have a prayer partner who can agree with you in prayer.  I have promised that where two or three are gathered, I am in the midst of them.

Your warfare prayers are also much more effective because one can put 1,000 to flight, but two can put 10,000 of your enemies to flight.

Always seek My will as you pray together.  Ask My Holy Spirit to give you the promises to proclaim and claim out of My Word.  Praying My Word in agreement will always be effective.  I have promised if two agree on anything and ask it of My Father, He will grant it.

MATTHEW 18:19; DEUTERONOMY 32:30

Sunday, January 26, 2020

SPACE

There is no time or space with Me.  When you accepted Me as your Lord and Savior, you entered eternity, and this is why I want you to set your affection on the things above rather than the things on Earth.

The things you do and speak on Earth have eternal consequences.  I have sent My Helper to you to enable you to walk in the Spirit rather than the flesh.  The works that you accomplish on Earth that are motivated by your flesh will be burned in the judgment.

Rewards will be given  you for all the works you have accomplished in My strength and in the anointing of My Spirit. Today and every day this week, ask My Spirit to alert you when you are thinking fleshly thoughts.  What a man thinks in his heart will usually result in action.  Commit yourself daily to Me, and I will help you to take captive every thought that does not glorify Me.

COLOSSIANS 3:2; PROVERBS 23:7






Saturday, January 25, 2020

INSTRUCTIONS

There are all kinds of new technical equipment that you have been introduced to in this age.  That equipment comes with instructions, but sometimes the instructions are so technical that  you cannot understand them.

My Word is the manual for life that gives good instruction for every circumstance and problem you may face in your life on Earth.  However, you do need My Holy Spirit to help you interpret those instructions.

When you open your Bible, ask My Holy Spirit to give you understanding as you read My Word.  Also ask My Spirit to help you apply the knowledge you gain from My Word.  Wisdom is applied knowledge and understanding is the bridge between knowledge and wisdom.

ISAIAH 11:1-2; PROVERBS 1:1-3

Friday, January 24, 2020

REALITY

You may find yourself in a trial that seems to be unending.  When this happens, I want you to ask Me to reveal the reality of the circumstances that you are facing in this trial. 

I do allow trials in your life, and every trial is a test of faith.  However, the trials you face quite often are caused by wrong decisions you have made.  When you read My Word, you will see how people failed to inquire of Me, and the circumstances they faced resulted from not following the instructions in My Word.

I can redeem every unwise decision you have made, but you must cry out to Me for wisdom.  My wisdom is pure, peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

JAMES 3:17

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

ABSENCE

I have heard the expression, "Absence makes the heart grow fonder."  Sometimes being apart from someone for a length of time will cause you to appreciate that person more because their presence with you is missed.  You think about the memories you shared with them.

Your relationship with Me is never broken.  My presence is with you always.  Sometimes you may feel distant from Me because worry, fear, or doubt have blocked the reality of My presence near you.

Whenever you feel distant from Me, ask Me what is blocking you from trusting that I am as near to you as your next breath.  I will be able then to reveal the block as you give it to Me.  Then the reality of My presence with you will be restored.

PSALM 16:11

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

CALM

You are now experiencing storms that sweep across your nation.  Blinding rain, snow, and ice are making winter travel difficult.  My disciples experienced a surprise storm that swept over the Golan Heights and caused their boat to almost capsize when they were trying to reach the other side of the Galilee.

Many of My beloved are experiencing terrific storms of trials that cause them to be fearful. Just as I was present in the boat with My disciples when that stormy weather caused My disciples to fear, I want you to know today that I am present with you right now.

I am your good shepherd Who can lead you to still waters and Who can calm the storm within your soul that rages when adversity comes your way.  Today cry out to Me and trust Me to provide My peace for you .  My peace will pass all of your understanding and will still your soul.

MATTHEW 8: 23-26; JOHN 14:27

Sunday, January 19, 2020

CAUTION

I have heard the expression, "Let's just throw caution to the winds."  This expression will ultimately cause you to fall into My adversary's trap.  More than ever, you need to be extremely cautious.

Peter lived in time of great persecution.  Most believers were in hiding.  He exhorted all believers to :Be sober, be vigilant; because  your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour."

You live in an age when thousands are dying for their faith.  This has not happened in your country yet, but it will happen.  You are now seeing how various forms of the media are mocking those who believe in Me.  I want you to be cautious, but I do not want you to ever be in fear.  Ask My Holy Spirit to fill you with My love because My perfect love casts out all fear.

1 PETER 5:8


Saturday, January 18, 2020

WILLING

When you are willing to do My will, I will lead you throughout your day.  I have given you My Holy Spirit to lead and guide you.

Daily submit your body to Me by committing the members of your body to be used as instruments of My love, peace, and joy.  Recognize that I am the potter and you are the clay.  Allow Me to mold and make you into that instrument that will be fine tuned to hear My voice.

Often I will ask you to do something that may seem difficult. However, if you respond with a willing heart to My request, I will not require you to carry through with what I have asked you to do.  I test your heart quite frequently in that way..

ROMANS 6:13; PROVERBS 17:3

Friday, January 17, 2020

FIGHT

Paul's words to Timothy were:"Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, where you are also called, and have professed a good profession before many witnesses." This is the exhortation that I want to give you today.

In the day you live, more than ever, you have to fight the good fight of faith..  The fight is against My enemy who wants to destroy your testimony by giving you doubt and negative thoughts to steal your faith.  You face scoffers almost daily in the world who think your faith is nonsense.

Whenever those negative thoughts come to you, I want you to respond out loud, "No weapon formed against Me will prosper and I condemn those thoughts of doubt and unbelief.:  My righteousness is of Jesus Christ."  Your faith will never be stolen as long as you recognize that it is not your faith, but My faith that resides within you. I gave you My faith when you first believed in Me.

1 TIMOTHY 6:12; ISAIAH 54:17; GALATIANS 2:20

Thursday, January 16, 2020

EXPOSURE

I said, "Therefore do not fear them, For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known."  

It may seem to you that people are getting away with murder.  Exposure to evil deeds, however, in the age you live is almost immediate.  With traffic cameras on every street and cell phones that can record what people are doing, those things hidden will be known even before the judgment.

I have heard the expression, "Big Brother is watching you."  People today are being carefully watched.  People forget that I see everything.  I want you to always bring your sins to Me through confession.  It is futile to hide anything from Me. I have forgiven you of all of your sins before you commit them, but to receive My cleansing and help to overcome sin, confession is necessary.

MATTHEW 10:26; 1 JOHN 1:7-10

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

INNER

Though the outward man seems to be perishing, the inner man is being renewed day by day.  Often in your lifetime, you have felt like you could not endure during a major trial.  The temptation comes to just give up.

When it seems like you are being hit on every side with difficult circumstances beyond  your control,, I am doing something in your inner man.  I am placing you in a position to be totally dependent upon Me.

You run out of strength and endurance in a long trial because you are trusting in your own strength rather than Mine.  As you enter this New Year, I want you to build your inner man up by praying in the Spirit and ingesting My Word.  My Word is spiritual bread, and it will sustain you when you feel weak in the Spirit.  The renewal of your mind will only come as you spend time in My Word.

2 CORINTHIANS 4:16; ROMANS 12:2


Monday, January 13, 2020

CONFRONT

It is not easy to confront people with the truth.  However, if your want to help people grow spiritually, you need to confront those things that may be blocking their progress.  Some blocks to spiritual progress are unforgiveness, fear, lack of wisdom, anger, resentment, or unbelief.

Of course, there are many more blocks to spiritual progress.  My Holy Spirit has the job of conforming you to My image, but this is a lifetime assignment.

My body on Earth needs to do more than just exhort one another to love and good works.  They also need to rebuke and reprove. I have given My Word to instruct, correct and reprove believers.  When you rebuke or reprove a fellow believer, exhort them to abide in Me, abide in My love, and abide in My Word.  Then keep praying for them to be open to allowing My Spirit to conform them to Me.

2 TIMOTHY 3:16, 4:2; HEBREWS 3:13


Sunday, January 12, 2020

VIOLATION

When there has been a violation of trust in a relationship, it is better for the one who has been violated to step aside and break fellowship with the person who was guilty of the violation.  Of course, that person must be forgiven immediately.

The one violated needs to ask Me to help them not to become bitter or angry against the violator.  Relationships are based on trust.  Trust is earned, but forgiveness is granted freely.

Breaking fellowship with another believer does not mean that you will not pray for them.  However, it would be difficult for the one violated to pray in agreement with the person who betrayed trust.
Pray that I will be able to speak the truth in love to the violator so that repentance (real change) can take place in that person's life.

EPHESIANS 5:11

Saturday, January 11, 2020

PATTERNS

As you look back on your life, you will discover certain patterns of behavior and situations.  Once you have given your life to Me, I have a designated design and pattern for your life.

The pattern I have for your life has everything to do with your calling and fulfilling My will on Earth.
Of course, you have a choice to follow the boundaries of My pattern or to go outside the lines as a seamstress might do to try to create her own design.

This year, ask Me. to overlay My pattern on your life, and also ask Me to help you by the power of My Holy Spirit not to go beyond the boundaries and lines I have set for you.  My heavenly pattern for your life is much more creative than anything you would try to design yourself.

TITUS 2:7, 14; 2 TIMOTHY 1:9


Friday, January 10, 2020

EXEMPT

I know how you rejoice when you have been exempted from a debt that you owed. When you believed in Me, confessed and repented of  your sins, you were immediately exempt from the debt of sin that you owed.

On the day that you received Me as your Lord and Savior, I exchanged My righteousness for your self-righteousness. I gave you eternal exemption from the judgement of sin and I became your advocate before My heavenly Father.

Today you can rejoice and give praise and thanksgiving to Me and My Father for the beautiful plan of redemption from sin that I purchased for you with My shed blood.

2 CORINTHIANS 5:21


























Wednesday, January 8, 2020

ATTEMPT

Any attempt you make to withstand temptation is not going to bear fruit unless you use your  weapons of warfare.  I overcame the "Tempter" by using the sword of the Spirit (the Word of God)..

 I used the passages from Deuteronomy to declare against My enemy.  I had learned and memorized the Torah from the time I was a child, and it was the Torah that gave Me clear discernment of Satan's strategy.

Recognize today that Satan knows the Bible and often he will twist the words in the Bible to seduce you to give into temptation.  This is why it is of great value for you to memorize passages and verses from My Word.  The only way to fight lies is with the truth, and I am the truth, and My Word is truth. Make it  your goal this year to memorize more of the Bible.

PSALM 119:11

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

ANSWERED

This year I want you to record the answers to your prayers.  There are some things that can prevent Me from answering your prayers.  When you pray, it is important that you clear yourself from these hindrances: unbelief, fear, unforgiveness. 

UNBELIEF - Mark 11:24: " Therefore I say to you, What things soever you desire, when you pray, believe that  you receive them, and you shall have them (Mark 11:24)."

FEAR - 1 John 4:18: "There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear: because fear has torment.  He that fears is not made perfect in love (1 John 4:18)."

UNFORGIVENESS - Mark 11:25: "And when you stand praying forgive, if you have ought against any, that your Father also Who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. 

Also, there is one thing that will prevent Me from even hearing your prayers. Psalm 66:18-19: "If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me: but verily God has heard me; He has attended to the voice of my prayer." Psalm 38:18: "For I will declare my iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin."Ask My Holy Spirit to bring to your mind those things you need to confess.

MARK 11:24; 1 JOHN 4:18; MARK 11:25; PSALM 66:18-19, 38:18-19







Monday, January 6, 2020

ORGANIZED

You love to be organized, and you and many others have probably made the New Year's resolution to become more organized.  Organization is important, and it is part of the creative gift that My Father and I have. 

Think about how organized the Universe is and how even the small atom is organized.  The Psalmist wrote "When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars that You ordained; what is man, that You are mindful of him? and the son of man, that you visit him?  For You have made him a little lower than the angels, and have crowned him with glory and honor. You made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet:"

When you meditate on these few verses, you should never feel unworthy or useless.  I had enough faith in you to trust you with the very works of My hands.  I know that I mean everything to you, but have you considered how much you mean to Me?

PSALM 8:3-6

Sunday, January 5, 2020

DEMONSTRATE

The first six letters in this word spells "demons."  Demons do like to demonstrate their activities through people. 

Ever since the curse was placed upon the serpent in the Garden, the devil's goal has been to demonstrate his destructive ways through people. The devil's curse was that he would crawl on the ground and eat dust all of his life. 

You are but dust, and the devil is like a roaring line seeking to devout who he may.  This year, daily submit yourself to Me and resist the devil, and then no weapon the devil forms against you will prosper. Ask My Holy Spirit to demonstrate My love through you, and you will have a fruitful year. 

GENESIS 3:14; 1 PETER 5:8; ISAIAH 54:17

Friday, January 3, 2020

INTEGRATION

The psalmist David lifted up his soul often in prayer.  He knew that I had the power to restore his soul.  He wrote: "He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores My soul.; He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name's sake.

Your soul becomes restless when you do not daily come to Me with all of your burdens. I have promised that you will find rest for your soul when you come to Me and take My yoke upon you and learn of Me. 

David prayed, "Unite My heart (soul) to fear Your Name. I came to heal the broken heart, and only I can integrate your soul (mind, will, and emotions) by melting and molding your heart with the warmth of My love so that you will be able to receive My love and give My love to others.

PSALM 23:2-3; PSALM 86:11

Thursday, January 2, 2020

PREVENT

As you look back over this last year, there are probably things that happened during the year that you could have prevented.  For example, you reacted instead of responding in love to words a person spoke to you.

There is no way you can undo the past, but you do need to come to the place where you can resolve to do better in the present. The major fruit of the Spirit that you and many others need the help of My Spirit is self-control.

Self-control includes being able to control your speech.  No man can tame the tongue, but you and everyone can ask My Holy Spirit to be your tongue trainer in this next year.  My Spirit can help you speak the truth in love and speak edifying words instead of destructive words.  Submit your tongue to My Spirit's control daily in this next year and you will have a fruitful year.

JAMES 3:8


Wednesday, January 1, 2020

FIRST

It was always in My plan that the first day of the week would be the next day after Shabbot (the day of rest) I designed for everyone to spend time with Me by reading My Word, and communing with Me.

It was on the first day of the week that My mother and Mary and Joanna and other women came to the tomb where I was laid and found it empty.  Actually the hour of My resurrection occurred many hours before dawn on the first day.  I was raised during the time that the first fruits offering was being waved just after the Shabbot.was over at sunset and the first day began.

I am the first fruit of the resurrection and you can look forward to your resurrection which will occur one day. Today marks the first day of your New Year.  My prayer is that every day this year will be a Shabbot day (a day of ceasing from your own works and a day when you read My Word a commune with Me.

LUKE 24:1-11; LEVITICUS 23:10-20