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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