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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.


Tuesday, June 30, 2020

AMUSEMENT

 Amusements are forms of entertainment.  Now that amusement parks and beaches are open, people are flocking to these places even though the virus crisis is still present.  It is human to seek forms of amusement.

The fleshly part of you will always seek amusements to please and satisfy your five senses, but amusements only give temporary pleasure and satisfaction. Paul wrote Timothy that in the last days people would be lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God.

The pleasure I have to offer you is fullness of joy and pleasures that will satisfy you both now and for all eternity.  You will receive lasting satisfaction and the very path to a fruitful life when you spend time in My presence.

2 TIMOTHY 3:4; PSALM 16:11





Monday, June 29, 2020

LOW

This has been a low time for so many who have lost their jobs or loved ones because of this pandemic.  My prayer always is that during the low times in your life, you will allow Me to draw you upward into My presence

I have promised that if you will draw near to Me, I will draw near to you.  I know when you experience much loss in your life, that you often feel like you cannot go forward.  When those times come, I want you to pour out your fears and even your complaints to Me.

I have sent My comforter, My Holy Spirit, to you, and He is waiting to embrace you with the warmth of My love.  I am the glory and lifter of your head, and I want you to allow Me right now to not only lift your head, but also to lift away the burden you are carrying.

JAMES 4:8; PSALM 3:3

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Sunday, June 28, 2020

EXCELLENT

When you got an A+ in school, you knew that you had done an excellent job of studying.  You can be thankful that I do not grade you on your spiritual walk with Me.  It also will give you great comfort to know that you have a companion Who will help you achieve excellence in all your endeavors.

When you accepted Me as your Lord and Savior, My Holy Spirit came to dwell within you.  He came to set you free from any bondage that would hold you back from living a life of excellence.  Once My Holy Spirit invaded the lives of My disciples, their endeavors to share My gospel became excellent.

I want you  to have an A+ in glorifying Me (making My presence known) on Earth.  This is only possible as you yield to My excellent Spirit within you.  Daily submit your whole being (body, soul, and spirit) to My Holy Spirit, and He will work within you both the will and the power to do My good pleasure day by day.

JOHN 14:26; PHILIPPIANS 2:13


Friday, June 26, 2020

DOWN DAYS

The emotional part of your being is extremely vulnerable to My adversary.  He loves to attack you on the feeling level.  Most everyone is affected by how they feel each day.  Sometimes you feel down, and instead of turning to Me, you allow My enemy to take advantage of you.

On those down days, I want you to sing songs to Me or listen to praise music.  Then I can dress you with the garment of praise that will lift the spirit of heaviness off of you.  This will take a determined effort on your part, since the last think you feel like doing is praising Me.

I want you to do what My servant David did when he had down days, and he had many of them. First he remembered all the times I helped him in the past.  Then he began to sing songs of praise.  Follow these guide lines the next time you have a down day, and you will enter My joy and peace.

ISAIAH 61:3

Thursday, June 25, 2020

DISTANT

Some people who do not know Me, call Me the "Man Upstairs."  At least they get part of that statement correct.  I am a man, but I also am God in the flesh.

Many false religions and cults are willing to say that I was a good teacher, but they deny My divinity.  My Father sent Me to walk among you so that I could become the perfect intercessor for you.

As a man, I was touched with the feelings of your weaknesses. When I died on the tree, I felt every bodily pain, every emotional torment, and every mental anguish that a person can feel.  I am not distant. I came to experience all you experience with one exception.  I had no lusts.  Come to Me daily with your pain and allow Me to intercede for you.

HEBREWS 4:15

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

PLACE

The virus crisis you are experiencing now has caused many places of worship to temporarily close their doors. Places of worship are very important because My beloved have a chance to fellowship, praise, give thanks, and worship Me together.

There are many countries in the world where believers have to meet in secret because of the persecution in those countries.  My disciples often had to meet in secret because of the persecution they experienced.

Remember My promise, "Where two or three are gathered together in My name, there am I in the midst of them."  I want to exhort you more than ever to meet with just a few to pray in agreement for a spiritual awakening in your nation, and also to pray for all those who are suffering because of this virus crisis.  I will always be present as you gather to pray.

MATTHEW 18:18-20

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

OPINIONS

When I walked on Earth, people had different opinions about Me.  The religious leaders said that I was a blasphemer. Others thought I was Elijah.  When I asked Peter what his opinion of Me was, he had the right answer.

Peter said, "You are the Christ, the son of the living God."  I told Peter that upon this rock I would build My church.  I was not saying that Peter would be the rock that I would build My church upon.  I was saying that My church would be built upon his confession, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."

True believers can express the same opinion of Me that Peter declared.  When you truly believe that I am the Christ, the Son of the Living God, and you accept Me as your Lord and Savior, it should not matter any longer what opinions others have of you.  What matters is the opinion My heavenly Father and I have of you.  You are My Father's precious child and you are My beloved one.

MATTHEW 16:13-19

Monday, June 22, 2020

INSPIRATION

This virus crisis has changed the routines of life for many.  The daily jobs, shopping, appointments, are not the same as in the past.  During this time when there have been so many changes in your life, you hunger for inspiration. 

When you looked up this word, "inspiration,"you discovered that it is very appropriate for these days you are experiencing.  The first definition is to draw breath to fill the lungs.  Those who have been hospitalized with the virus are having difficulty drawing breath. Pray for them.

Another definition for inspiration is a divine influence upon human beings.  My Word was inspired by My Holy Spirit. As you read My Word, ask My Holy Spirit to help lead you to the truths that will divinely influence you and then pass those truths to others who desperately need inspiration.

JOHN 16:13


Sunday, June 21, 2020

GIFTS

You just celebrated Father's Day, and many fathers received gifts and cards.  My heavenly Father gave you to Me as a gift.  Your expressions of love to My heavenly Father are so appreciated.

I have heard you sing the song, "You are a Good, Good Father."  This song gives Me great joy because I came to Earth to reveal how good My Father in heaven is.  I was able to display His mercy and healing power to the sick and His delivering power to those who were oppressed.

There are many on Earth Who have difficulty believing that My Father is good because of all the turmoil that exists in this world.  You have the opportunity today to pray for those who have been unable to receive both My love and the love of My Father because they did not experience love from their earthly fathers.  I came to heal their hearts.  Lift their hearts up to Me in prayer today.

JAMES 1:17

Saturday, June 20, 2020

DRAMA

My Word is full of dramas that are far more interesting than anything you could see on your I phone, computer, TV,  stage or in a movie. I am the lead actor in all of these dramas, and the script for all of these dramas were written by men who were inspired by My Holy Spirit.

It is so easy for your Bible reading to become just a duty you perform every day rather than a delight.
When you open your Bible to read, I want you to ask the author (My Holy Spirit) to interpret the words and the dramas in the Bible to you.  I sent My Spirit to lead and guide you into all truth.

It is knowing the truth and living the truth that will set you free from bondage.  I am watching the drama of your life unfold, and I delight to see you seeking the truths that are revealed in every drama recorded in My Word.

JOHN 16:13; 8:31-32

Friday, June 19, 2020

CHOICES

There are so many choices people have to make throughout their lives.  In fact, your life is the result of the choices you have made. 

The wrong choices you have made in the past do not define who you are now.  Before you were going My way and seeking My wisdom, you made choices that were not wise. 

Now that you are desiring to walk daily in the power of My Spirit, I will be able to direct your choices.  Of course, the consequences of the wrong choices you made in the past are still present.  However, I can restore the years the locusts have eaten and redeem the mistakes of the past.
These truths should give you great hope for your future.

JOEL 2:25

Thursday, June 18, 2020

PIERCE

The fishermen left their nets immediately to follow Me. When we made eye to eye contact, they knew I was their long awaited Messiah. My eyes pierced their hearts.

My eyes are like laser beams that reveal everything about the hearts of people. Even though I left My kingly glory to come and live among people on Earth, the glory light of My Father shined through My eyes.

My Father commanded the light to shine out of darkness into your heart to give the the light of the knowledge of His glory in My very face.  Even though you are an earthen vessel, the light of My Father's glory can shine through your eyes.  Let your light so shine before people today so that they might see your good works and glorify My Father in heaven

2 CORINTHIANS 4:6; MATTHEW 5:16

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

TUNE

You are an instrument that I have created to glorify Me in what you say and what you do.  Just as an instrument needs to be tuned before it makes sounds that are melodious, I want you to allow My Spirit to tune you.

The process of tuning you takes time.  My Spirit has the assignment to conform you to My image. However, you need to yield to My Spirit daily and cooperate with Him as He fulfills this assignment.

When you are out of tune, you revert back to operating in your flesh.  When this happens you will say and do things that are not edifying.  Depend upon My Spirit today to order your conversation aright and also to lead and guide you throughout the day.

ROMANS 8:29, 12:2; PSALM 50:23

Monday, June 15, 2020

TRYING

I understand how you have recently had many trying days.  Trying days have been experienced by multitudes of people during this worldwide virus crisis.

One of the ways to get through trying days is to quit trying.  Quit trying with your own self-effort to make these days less difficult.  Peace of mind and heart can only be received when you release your day to Me.  It is best to do this early in the morning before things get busy.

I want you to surrender your day, your will, your way, your emotions, your family and your entire self (body, soul, and spirit) to Me in the morning.  Then trust Me to get you through trying days.

JOHN 14:27




Sunday, June 14, 2020

REFRESH

When your computer is not responding, you have to refresh it by turning it off and turning it back on again.  This usually works.  Your mind works like a computer.

Sometimes you just need to unplug your mind and get a fresh start.  My enemy cannot read your mind, but he can send untruthful, negative thoughts to your mind.  If you express those thoughts verbally, you can say things that you wished you had not said.

Words can edify or tear down. When you are overwhelmed with negative thoughts about someone or some circumstance, it is time to refresh your mind by staying your mind on Me. Take those negative thoughts captive and give them to Me. Then I will be able to bring peace to your mind once again.

ISAIAH 26:3; 2 CORINTHIANS 10:5

Saturday, June 13, 2020

CLARITY

As you read My Word, I want you to have clarity as you read it.  I sent My Holy Spirit to be your teacher after I left earth to be with My Father.

As you depend upon My Spirit  to give you clarity of mind and heart when you read My Word, you will be able to apply My Word to your daily life. 

My Word is living and it is powerful.  Only My Word has the power to divide your soul and spirit. My Word can discern the thoughts in the mind part of your soul and the very intents of your heart in your spirit.

HEBREWS 4:12

Friday, June 12, 2020

TIMELESS

It seems like one day blends into another during this virus crisis.  Many are praying that there will be an end to this soon, but reports are not very positive.

I live in eternity where there is no time or space.  A thousand years is like a day to Me.  The day will come when there will be an end of time.  People will no longer be trying to make appointments on time or trying to schedule their lives according to time.

Today I want you to schedule your day with the help of My Spirit. Trusting My Spirit to lead you without looking at your watch constantly will be an exercise in trust that I want you to experience.  My Spirit will be able to remind you of your daily appointments, and when you spend time with Me in the morning, My Spirit will see to it that you accomplish what I want you to do today.

2 PETER 3:8

Thursday, June 11, 2020

ACCUSATIONS

My adversary always uses the tongues of others to accuse you and all believers.  My Word says that Satan is the "accuser of the brethren."  You are living in a day when there will be many false accusations against you.

I want you to be at peace when this happens.  After I was resurrected, I gave My disciples the priestly role of being able to totally forgive the sins of others.  I breathed into them My Holy Spirit, and then I said to them, "Whose soever sins you remit, they are remitted unto them, and whose soever sins you retain, they are retained (John 20:21)."

The way to silence the accuser is to totally forgive the person who has accused you.  The ability to forgive others totally was given to the disciples on that day I breathed My Spirit into them.  I told them that I  was sending them to do the same thing I did.  What was that thing?  I came to forgive the world of their sins.  You have this power within you right now.  You are called to forgive others even as I have forgiven you. This means that you do not want your accusers to suffer for their sins.

REVELATION 12:10; JOHN 20:19-23; EPHESIANS 4:32

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

AGE

When I observe you and others who are about to finish their journey on Earth, I think about Moses and how his ministry did not begin until he was 80 years old.  Abraham was 100 when he had Isaac, the son of promise.

When you know your calling and are renewing your mind daily in My Word,  the last years of your journey will be more fruitful than ever in My kingdom.  People who daily want to do My will are not limited by their age.

Maturity in the Spirit has nothing to do with what age you are.  The most mature believers are those who depend the most upon My Holy Spirit to lead, teach, and bring all things that I ever did to their remembrance.  Today, view this day as your opportunity to become more dependent upon My Holy Spirit Who can keep you forever young.

ROMANS 12:2; JOHN 14:26.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

FALL

Ever since the fall of man, people have been subject to falling into sin.  The secret to not falling into sin is to not allow your own lusts to lead you into sin.  If you open the door of your mind to the lust of the eye (vain imaginations that lead to greed and covetousness) you will sin if you do not take that such thoughts captive immediately.  Do not allow the devil to build this stronghold in your mind.

It is no sin to have lusts because we were born with them after the Fall.  However, it is a sin to not take our thoughts captive to Jesus when we are tempted by seducing spirits. Seeking to satisfy our five senses in an indulgent, addictive way like overeating is another lust that we can give in to.  Again, take those tempting thoughts captive and give them to Jesus.

Thinking that we can handle things ourselves without the help of others or of God is pride.  We open the door to the lust of pride when we get into strife or are jealous of another.  Humble yourself today and ask Jesus to do battle for you whenever you are tempted.  Then the victory will be ours and the battle will be the Lord's.

JAMES 1:13-14; 1 JOHN 2:15-16; 2 CORINTHIANS 10:3-6





Monday, June 8, 2020

SUBSTANCE

"Now faith is the substance of  things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1)."  This is a truth from My Word that has relevant meaning for the times that you live in today.  You cannot see faith or hope just as you cannot see the corona virus, but you know they are present.

The substance of faith is hope, and that substance is real.  It is substance you can see.  Hope is the serene, confident expectation of good.  The only way you can see and receive the hope that will stabilize your emotions during these turbulent times is to abide in My Word. 

The highway into My throne room is called "Faith," and that highway is paved with this real substance called hope.  I want your highway of faith today to be paved with My promises that are found in My Word.  Fill your mind with My promises, and your faith will be solid, and hope will anchor your emotions.

HEBREWS 11:1; ROMANS 10:17

Sunday, June 7, 2020

SUBSCRIBE

You have a multitude of things to subscribe to such as TV programs, magazines, newspapers, and the internet. My Word says that in the last days, men will be ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Knowledge is at your fingertips now through the internet.

My question is,  "What are you subscribing to?"  My exhortation to you today is to spend time reading and receiving knowledge from something that you do not have to subscribe to.  You do not have to subscribe to My Word. The knowledge and wisdom from My Word is at your finger tips daily.

My Word is current and speaks to every problem you may be having today.  Take time daily to read My Word and allow the knowledge and wisdom that will set you free from every bondage to be your daily first choice for reading.

2 TIMOTHY 3:7; ROMANS 11:33

Saturday, June 6, 2020

SHAKING

Earthquakes will be more numerous as the days draw close to the end of the age.  I do not want you to be shaken when the earth seems to be reeling.  I want you to be shaking with the power of My Spirit.

I had prepared My disciples to face the persecution that lay ahead of them after I ascended.  After My disciples received the power of My Spirit  they gathered to pray and one time when they were gathered, the whole place was shaken by My Holy Spirit power. 

Pray for that same Spirit power to come upon those who believe in Me.  It is the power of My Spirit that will usher in this last harvest before I come to receive My bride.  Submit yourself daily to My Spirit and ask for a fresh anointing so that others will see and feel My presence when you are with them.

ACTS 4:29-31

Friday, June 5, 2020

ANCHOR

The waves of adversity are pounding against your country at this time,  In fact, I see the turmoil all over the world.  Nothing goes past My sight. 

When troubling times come, it is easy to be disheartened and to begin to doubt that I am in control.  Let Me assure you that I am in control.  The writer of Hebrews compares hope as an anchor for the soul. Sometimes you feel you are going to be submerged by these waves of adversity, but I want you to throw out your anchor of hope.

The hope I am speaking of is not wishful thinking.  The hope I want you to have is hope in Me. I am your hope. Meditate on this verse today: "Christ in you, the hope of glory ( COLOSSIANS 1:27)."  Let this verse sink like an anchor in your mind, emotions, and will, and My peace will invade your soul.

HEBREWS 6:11-19; COLOSSIANS 1:27

Thursday, June 4, 2020

FEASTS

The Feast many Jewish believers just enjoyed was Shavuot.  This Feast celebrates the giving of the Law on Mt. Sinai.  When the law was given, fire fell on the mountain.

Shavuot is also when fire fell once again as My disciples were gathered in the upper room after I had ascended to be with My Father. Those 120 gathered were baptized by My Spirit and empowered to be My witnesses throughout the world.

Fires have been set in many cities in your country by lawless people.  Pray for the protection of the innocents during this trying time in your country. Do not be distracted from fulfilling the call I have given you to be My witness throughout the world.  People are observing the peace you have in the midst of these troubled times, and they will ask you what is the reason for your peace and hope. Tell them that I have overcome the world.

EXODUS 24:16-17; ACTS 2:1-4; JOHN 16:33


Wednesday, June 3, 2020

ERRANDS

There is a reason I gave you this word today. When you looked up the word, "errand," in the dictionary, you discovered that an errand is a short trip to do a definite thing for yourself or someone else.

Short trips were rare when I ministered around the Galilee.  In fact, the trip to Jerusalem from the Galilee was quite a long trip. 

I know how you used to love to send others in your family to do errands for you. Ask Me to lay on your heart people who are still housebound because of this virus crisis.  Offer to do some errands for them before you do your own errands.  My Word lists almost fifty ways that you can demonstrate My love to others.  You might want to list the "One another" verses in My Word.

ROMANS 12:10



Tuesday, June 2, 2020

GUARDIANS

You are facing a world of turmoil, but remember I promised that in the world you would have tribulation.  I also exhorted you to be of good cheer because I have overcome the world.

I overcame the world when I died to forgive you of your sins and was resurrected and ascended to heaven. After My resurrection, Mary looked into the sepulchre, and she saw two angels in white, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where My body had lain.

These were My guardian angels My Father gave Me when I walked on Earth.  My Father saw to it that I had an angel assigned to guard over the gates to My mind (My eye, ear, and mouth gates). He also assigned one to watch over My path. My Father has assigned two guardian angels to you also, so you can be of good cheer in the midst of turbulent times.

JOHN 16:33, 20:11-12

Monday, June 1, 2020

GUESTS

I was so grateful that Mary and Martha often invited me to their home. There home was not far from Jerusalem where I traveled for all the feasts. How I loved to just relax and dine with them. 

Having guests in your home is very important.  The writer of Hebrews exhorted believers to host strangers because they might be entertaining strangers unawares. The writer of Hebrews also exhorted believers to forsake not assembling themselves together and so much more as the day approaches to My return.

Paul also encouraged believers to be hospitable, and Peter exhorted believers to use hospitality without grudging.  During this virus crisis, many have missed being with fellow believers. Pray that  hosting others in your home and assembling in churches will soon return to normal. 

HEBREWS 13:2; 10:25; ROMANS 12:13; 1 PETER 4:9