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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.


Wednesday, May 27, 2020

PURPOSE

Why did God allow this pandemic to occur?   Some question, "If God is all powerful, and He is in control, then why can't He stop death, disease, and disasters?

People forget that there is the god of this world and the God Who created the Earth, mankind, and the universe. 

Adam and Eve were given free will, and they chose to disobey God when they were tempted by Satan.  Satan then had the legal right to become the god of this world.  The good news is that My Father so loved the world that He sent Me to Earth to destroy the works of the devil.

LUKE 9:56

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

CHOICES/VOICES

Your life consists of daily choices.  If you choose to love Me with all your heart and to hear and obey my voice, you will have a blessed life.

The choices you make daily will depend upon what you hear.  Every day there are many voices that speak to your mind.  These voices come in the form of thoughts, not audible voices.  When you hear: "I think, I feel, I want," you are listening to the inner voice of your soul.

If you choose to hear your soul instead of My Word spoken to your spirit, you will open yourself up to give into your lusts. Start your day by taking time to hear My voice as you read My Word and commit your works to Me. When you make these choices, I can establish your thoughts throughout the day. Choose today to have a blessed day.

PROVERBS 16:3

Monday, May 25, 2020

CLEAR

Many of you have wearied of the long "sheltering in place orders" that were issued months ago. You are eagerly awaiting the all clear orders so that normal life can resume.

You are living in the last days before I will return. Do not be surprised when there will be more life-changing circumstances that will try your patience.  What was normal before may never be again.
This is why I want you to live in the moment.

Fear is rooted in the "what if" thoughts that My enemy sends you.  I do not want your heart to be troubled during these uncertain times. Instead, trust Me with all of your heart and refuse to lean on your own understanding. Faith can only operate in the present moment, and you can walk in faith when you trust Me with your future.

PROVERBS 3:5; HEBREWS 11:1

Sunday, May 24, 2020

KEEPER

If you become a friend to someone you really like,  you usually say: "That person is a keeper." I am a friend Who is worth keeping.  More than that, I am a friend that will keep you from falling. 

I am able to watch over you continually.  I neither slumber nor sleep.  I am able protect you and keep you out of danger.  I am able to keep from making wrong choices. I am able to keep you by supplying your daily needs.

Look back over your life today and review how many times I have kept you.  I will continue to be your Keeper for the rest of your life.

PSALM 121:3; JOHN 17:11-12, 15

Friday, May 22, 2020

SUBJECT

I gave you this word because it can be used as a noun and as a verb.  When I lived on Earth, I taught like the rabbis taught.  They taught by subject, and you will notice that my teachings were divided into subjects.

The word "subject" can be used as a verb.  We can subject ourselves to certain leaders or ideas. We can choose whose authority we want to be under, and this is the subject I want to teach you today.

When you choose not to resist temptation, you become subjected to Satan, and you will sin.  Sin is a choice.  You cannot blame Satan for causing you to sin.  Every day you have a choice to give into your fleshly desires or to subject yourself to My Holy Spirit Who will help you battle temptation.
What will be your choice today?

JAMES 4:7

Thursday, May 21, 2020

DEAL

Most people want to discover a good deal.  They usually will share their discovery with those they love the most because they want them to take advantage of the same good deal.

When I spoke to the woman at Jacob's well, she soon found out that I did not condemn her and that I could give her living water that would quench her thirst forever.  The moment I finished My talk, she ran into town to share this good news.

The free gift of salvation is a deal that I want you to share.  Listen carefully to My Spirit as He leads you to share with others.

JOHN 4:5-30

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

CONTINUE

By now you are wandering how long it will be before things get back to normal after this virus crisis.  I know this is the question you ask when you go through a trial that seems to be unending.

I want you to have complete assurance that I am continuing to make perfect intercession for you throughout your long trials.  I told Peter that I would pray for him because I knew that he was going to be sifted by Satan.  My prayer for him was that his faith would not fail and that he would strengthen other believers when he was converted.

Yes, Peter was converted.  He was converted from self-sufficiency and pride to a place where he was totally dependent upon Me.  This is my plan for you in every trial.  I pray that every trial you go through will be used to strengthen others who are also experiencing enduring trials.

LUKE 22:31-32

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

VOWS

A vow is a solemn promise.  Vows are promises that you hope to perform or pay in some way. When people marry, they usually write their own marriage vows to one another.

The psalmist David made many vows to Me. He prayed that he could perform his vows to Me.  One of the ways he performed his vows to Me was by singing praises to Me.  He also performed his vows to Me by offering thanksgiving to Me.

The psalmist encouraged others to pay their vows to Me when he wrote: "Vow, and pay unto the Lord your God; let all that be round about him bring presents to Him that ought to be feared."  I love to hear your praises, thanksgiving, and worship, but the major way you can pay your vows to Me is by offering the members of your body daily to Me so that the very members of your body can become instruments of My righteousness, peace, joy and love.  You are the best present I could ever receive.

PSALM 61:8;, 50:14; ROMANS 6:13

Monday, May 18, 2020

GATHER

There are many definitions for the word, "gather." It means to unite or to join.  When I preached the kingdom of God on Earth, thousands were gathered to hear Me.

Since this virus crisis, you have been encouraged to not meet in your various churches. Now that some of the restrictions are being lifted, many of you are able to return to your church for worship and to hear a message.

I know the joy you experience when you are gathered together for prayer, worship, and to hear My Word.  I am overjoyed to once again hear corporate worship.  Whenever you assemble for worship, I join you as you praise My heavenly Father.  This is why you feel My presence so near to you. The writer of Hebrews wrote, "Saying, I will declare Your name to My brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise to You."

HEBREWS 2:12

Sunday, May 17, 2020

PLANS

I have heard people speak this declaration, "Man makes his plans, and God laughs."  I do not laugh at man's plans.  In fact, I am often grieved when I see the plans that men have that will lead to death and destruction.

Solomon wrote years ago these words, "There is way that seems right to a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death."  My plan for mankind will be totally accomplished.  In fact My Father's plan to redeem mankind from sin through My death, burial, resurrection, and ascension was in place from the foundation of the Earth.

My plan for you is peace, not evil.  My plan is to give you a purpose and an expected end.  Pray for those who are making their own plans without coming to Me so that My plan for them can be fulfilled.

PROVERBS 14:12; JEREMIAH 29:11

Saturday, May 16, 2020

DECLARATION

Words are containers.  Words can contain doubt, fear, and many negative declarations.  We have a choice daily to declare what My Word says or to speak what the world says.

Daily you can send powerful weapons against My enemy by what you declare.  The moment My enemy puts a fearful thought in your mind, I want you to say out loud: "Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in the Lord."  This declaration is true, and it is found in David's words when he wrote: "What time I am afraid, I will trust in the Lord."

Many are still in fear because of the worldwide virus crisis you are now experiencing.  The only way to fight the negative words that are spoken in your news is to declare My Word.  A good word for you to declare is the word that Paul wrote: "Now thanks be to God, Who always causes us to triumph in Christ...." I will always cause you to triumph in and over whatever circumstance you face.

PSALM 56:3:2 CORINTHIANS 2:14

Friday, May 15, 2020

HALLELUJAH

I love to hear you say, "Hallelujah!" Hallel in Hebrew means "house." "jah" in Hebrew is a shortened form of Jehovah. This word simply means praise or a song of praise to God.  You will not find this word in My Word.  Many songwriters use this word in their hymns and poets use it in their poetry.

Hallelujah is an international word that means the same thing in every language.  I want you to have a "Hallelujah Day" every day of the year.  Just speaking this word several times during the day will keep your mind and heart focused on Me.

You will truly have a "Hallelujah Day" when your appointed time comes to leave this Earth to be with Me face to face.  On that day you will begin the word, "Halleu" as you take your last breath on Earth, and you will exclaim the "jah" part of this word in My presence.  To be absent from the body is to be present with Me. HALLELUJAH!!

1 CORINTHIANS 5:3

Thursday, May 14, 2020

IDENTIFY

It is hard for you to completely identify with those who have experienced the death of a loved one from the virus or the many who are on the front line to save people who have the virus.

I came to Earth to identify with mankind.  I was tempted in all points just as you are, yet I was without sin. I can identify with whatever trial anyone on Earth experiences.  When the sins of the world were placed upon Me, I identified with the bondage and pain that sin brings.

I am your High Priest Who can make perfect intercession to My Father because I can express to My Father exactly how you feel emotionally, psychologically, mentally, and physically.  I encourage you to express just what concerns you today as you pray, and rest assured that I can perfect everything that is a concern to you.

HEBREWS 4:15; PSALM 138:8


Wednesday, May 13, 2020

VOLUNTEER

Volunteers are people who of their own free will offer to serve others. There are many volunteers who are serving others at the risk of their own lives during this virus crisis.  The only pay they receive, in most cases, is just the joy of serving others.

I came to Earth to serve, not to lord it over people.  For the joy that was set before Me, I died on the tree with the knowledge that My sacrifice would provide a way for all mankind to have right standing with My Father. I was God in the flesh and because I was flesh, I had to lay down my own will to fulfill My Father's will.

No greater love has a person than the one who is willing to lay his life down for a friend.  Ask yourself today this question:  "Am I willing to serve others at my own risk?"

HEBREWS 12:2; JOHN 15:13




Tuesday, May 12, 2020

TEACHING

Most of the teaching during this virus crisis has been over the internet.  The personal contact via this method lacks much.  The students miss being together, and also they miss the personal touch from their teachers.

My Father gave Me 12 disciples to teach, and one of those twelve pretended to be My follower.  The other disciples seemed to be slow learners, and they really did not understand what I taught until I was resurrected and they experienced the baptism in My Spirit at Pentecost.

My Holy Spirit is able to teach and guide you to understand all the truths in My Word.  Many believers have knowledge of My Word, but they lack understanding.  Wisdom is applied knowledge.  Ask the Holy Spirit today to anoint  you and help you apply the principles that are found in My Word.

ACTS 2:1-4; JOHN 16:13

Monday, May 11, 2020

CAUTION

As stores and other places open where you live, I want you to be aggressive to take precautions.  More than ever, I want you to pray and ask My Holy Spirit to put you in the right place at the right time.

Those who are led by My Spirit are sons and daughters of God.  I want you to listen carefully as My Spirit guides you through each day.  I have angels assigned to watch over you daily.  However, obeying the leading of My Spirit will give you a fruitful day.

Continue to place My blood over all of your loved ones daily and lift the shield of faith over them.  Speak this truth:over yourself and your loved ones: "You and they are hid with Me in My Father's heart."  These prayer precautions will help both you and your loved ones to get through this time safely.

ROMANS 8:14; HEBREWS 1:13-14; COLOSSIANS 3:3

Friday, May 8, 2020

IMPRINT

Job prayed, "Oh that my words were now written! Oh that they were printed in a book!  Little did Job know that his words would be written in a book.

The Bible records My life from Genesis to Revelation. The word, "imprint" in English means "to implant firmly on the mind or to fix in the memory."

Ask My Holy Spirit today to implant My Word in your mind and to fix My Word in your memory Use this time of sheltering to memorize My Word.  The day may come when you will no longer have access to My Word. When My Word is imprinted on your heart, you will experience great peace and joy in every trial you may face.

JOB 19:23; PSALM 119:11









Thursday, May 7, 2020

ENVELOP

When you wake up in the morning, I see you enveloped in My robe of righteousness.  I want you to see yourself this way as you wrap your morning robe around you. 

When you have this picture in your mind, there will be no room in your mind for condemnation to invade your thoughts.  I did not come into the world to condemn the world.  I came to save it.  My enemy loves for you to dwell on the times you said and did the wrong things.

You are not only enveloped in My robe of righteousness, but you are also enveloped in My love.
You are hid with Me in My Father's heart.  Today meditate on these truths, and you will have a blessed day.

JOHN 3:17; COLOSSIANS 3:3


Wednesday, May 6, 2020

ONLY

Many people object to My good news because they do not believe that I am the only way that they can be saved and live eternally. It is My Holy Spirit Who can open their eyes to the truth. 

I said that "I am, the way, the truth and the life.  The whole universe was created by Me and for Me.  You were created for My pleasure, and I know the very hairs on your head.  I have loved you eternally even before the foundation of the Earth were formed.

Pray for those you know who have yet to make the decision to ask Me to be their Lord and Savior.  Pray for the Spirit of Truth to reveal to those who think I am not a loving God because they believe that I send people to hell who do not believe in Me.  I gave mankind free choice.  No one goes to hell unless they choose to.  Many alive today choose to live in darkness rather than to come to My light.

COLOSSIANS 1:16-17;JOHN 8:12

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

FORWARD

What will life be going forward after this virus crisis is over?  This is the question that many are asking now.  Only I know the future and this is why I taught My disciples to take no thought for tomorrow. 

When you are absorbed with thinking about the future, it is so easy for you to become worried and anxious. I told My disciples that "tomorrow will take thought for the things of itself.  Sufficient to the day is the evil thereof (Matthew 6:34)."

Faith can only be exercised in the present moment.  You can trust Me with your future, but I want you to live in the moment, and ask My Holy Spirit to lead you to do the next thing.  You will be surprised at how I will use you in the moment if you will commit your moments to Me every morning.

HEBREWS 11:1; MATTHEW 6:25-34

Monday, May 4, 2020

COMPETITION

The natural man usually wants to compete for the best in most things.  You see the competitive spirit in sports, business, and among siblings.  The spiritual man, however, does not compete for first place.
On the contrary, people who are led by the Holy Spirit will esteem others higher than themselves.

Two of My disciples competed with the other disciples to sit next to Me in My kingdom.  My response to them was the same response that I give to you today.

I responded with this question, "Can you drink of the cup that I drink of? and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?  They responded with a firm, "Yes."  They did not understand that they would soon drink from the cup of suffering and be baptized by fiery trials. Ask My Holy Spirit to help you today to give you a servant spirit that is willing to lay down your life for Me.

PHILIPPIANS 2:3; MARK 10:35-40 

Sunday, May 3, 2020

REMEMBER

This virus crisis has been severe in many lives. People have seen their loved ones rushed to the hospital with the virus.  The family left behind cannot visit their loved ones who are struggling, and the patient in the hospital cannot help but be confused.

There is no distance or time with prayer.  When you pray, your prayers can travel to heaven and back and change lives on Earth.  Pray for those who are experiencing trauma in their lives.

Your prayers are your way of saying, "I care for you."  I have given everyone the invitation to give Me their burdens, but many do not know how to release their cares to Me.  The way to bear one another's burdens is to intercede on behalf of those who are suffering and who do not know to turn to Me in prayer.

MATTHEW 11:28-30; GALATIANS 6:2

Saturday, May 2, 2020

TRANQUIL

When you see city streets with no traffic, I am sure that this sight is almost surreal to you.  In spite of the appearance of tranquility, there is tremendous trauma in the emergency rooms of hospitals.  

Only I can supply the peace that passes your understanding during this virus crisis.  I am your peace.  I am your "Good Shepherd" who can lead you beside still waters so that your soul will be restored.

Pray for all those who are on the front lines to fight to save lives.  Pray for the families who have experienced fear and the death of loved ones.  Pray for those in the ICU rooms who are without any family support.  I see their distress, and I can give them the calm they need.  Pray that My presence will overwhelm them with peace in the midst of this storm.

PSALM 23

Friday, May 1, 2020

CURRENT

I know you like to keep up with the current news.  Some people feel like My Word is out dated and not current.  However, such people have never read the entire Bible.  Many of the prophesies in the Old Covenant speak exactly about what is happening right now throughout the world.

When the disciples asked Me when the end would come, I gave them the signs of My coming to establish My kingdom on Earth.  They did not understand because they were thinking of an earthly kingdom that would happen in their day to deliver them from the oppression of Rome.

I am coming soon and as you read what I told the disciples about the beginning of sorrows, you will discover that you are living in that time.  You cannot know the time of My coming, but you can know the season.  You are in that season now.  Read My Word daily to get current news.

MATTHEW 24