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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.


Friday, July 31, 2020

REQUIRE

The prophet Micah spoke about what My Father requires of a person.  He said, "He has shown you, O man, what is good, and what does the Lord require of you, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God (Micah 6:8).

I came to make it possible for people to receive Me into their hearts so that I can work through them to help them to be able to do justly, love mercy, and to walk humbly with Me.

This pandemic has caused people all over the world to do without many worldly pleasures.  The distractions that have taken so many away from any thought of Me and my purpose for them on earth.have become less.  This pandemic is causing those who believe in Me to seek Me and require Me as their greatest need. When you seek first My kingdom, then I will meet your needs.

MICAH 6:8; PHILIPPIANS 2:13; PSALM 24:6

Thursday, July 30, 2020

SECURE

One of the fruits of this virus crisis that many are experiencing is insecurity.  Many have lost their jobs, and the security of being paid a regular salary at a future job is not guaranteed. 

As you venture to places that have just reopened, you ask the question:"Is this a secure place where I will not be exposed to this virus?"  The inability to make plans for the future also causes you to feel insecure.

When those feelings of insecurity invade your thought life, fear can easily take over your emotions.  I have provided a secure place for you to dwell.  Remember you are in My Kingdom on Earth, and you are a citizen of heaven.  Rejoice because you are hid with Me in My Father's heart. This truth will help you feel secure.

COLOSSIANS 3:3

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

CONDEMN

I did not come into the world to condemn the world, but to offer people a way their sins can be forgiven. I took upon Myself the sins of the whole world so that every person who believes in Me can be forgiven of their sins and restored to a right relationship with My Father.

Condemning thoughts do not come from Me.  They come from My adversary who wants people to be imprisoned by condemnation.  Everyone on Earth sins and falls short of My Father's glory. 

Be honest with Me and never try to cover your own sins through lies.  Bring to My light every sin through confessing your sins to Me. Then receive My forgiveness.  If your own heart condemns you for past sins, recognize that I am greater than your heart.  Forgive yourself and refuse enter the prison of self-condemnation.

JOHN 3:16-17; 1 JOHN 3:20

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

RUSH//REVELATION

People in your age have been in such a rush.  Most everyone wants things done instantly.  You can even receive packages now the next day after you place an order.  I have not caused this virus crisis, but I am using this crisis to slow people down.

No one can truly appreciate the beauty of My earth if they are in such a rush to make the next appointment or to go to the next event. Paul wrote that My Father has revealed Himself to the world through the things He made.  He wrote that all of nature shouts the existence of the Godhead (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), so no one has an excuse not to believe in Me. 

Pray for those who do not believe in Me to recognize the revelation of My presence in all of nature. Pray that they then will be receptive to  reading and receiving My full revelation in My Word.

ROMANS 1:19-20

Monday, July 27, 2020

ENCOUNTER

I had many encounters with people when I walked around the Galilee and taught in the synagogues.  The main purpose of every encounter I had was to reveal the power, authority, and character of My heavenly Father.

Your encounters with many people has been limited during this virus crisis.  This is why I want you to see every encounter as a divine appointment to share My love and good news with them.

Every person you meet is going through the same virus crisis that you are experiencing.  Share with them how I am helping and strengthening you day by day to get through this crisis.

2 CORINTHIANS 1:3-4


Sunday, July 26, 2020

TOUCH

I created human beings to love being touched by others.  When I walked along the Galilee, I touched those who came to Me.  I even gave a second touch to a blind man who came to Me for healing. 

During this virus crisis, so many people are missing being physically hugged by their friends. My desire is to touch those who are lonely and feel forsaken or abandoned.  I am able to touch many troubled hearts who are fearful and anxious about the world's situation now.

My prayer is that you will lift in prayer those who you know are totally isolated even from their families at this time.  Pray that My presence would be so real to them that they will feel My comfort. In My presence is fullness of joy, and My joy will strengthen them to get through these times.

MARK 8:22-25


Saturday, July 25, 2020

RELIGION

The constitution of your nation guarantees freedom of religion.  Now that many churches are closed because of the worldwide virus crisis, I want you to discover how religion can prevent you from having an intimate relationship with Me.

I was against the religious leaders when I walked on Earth because they felt that by observing their traditions and laws they were in right standing with My Father in heaven. No one is made righteous by keeping the law. Only by grace through faith in Me can a person be made righteous.

True Christianity is not a religion.  It is an intimate relationship with My heavenly Father that can only occur when a person repents from their sins and believes and trusts in Me as their Lord and Savior. Pray for those you know who believe that good deeds can save them.

EPHESIANS 2:8-9
 

Friday, July 24, 2020

FALL

The relationship My Father had with mankind was broken when Adam and Eve disobeyed Him.  Ever since the Fall, people have fallen for the lies of My enemy.  Many have believed the lie that I am not a loving God. 

The truth is that My Father so loved the world that He sent Me to restore mankind to My Father.  I paid the penalty for your sins, and now because you have believed in and received Me as your Lord and Savior, you can enjoy an eternal relationship with Me and My Father.

I also sent My Holy Spirit to help keep you from falling from fellowship with Me. Daily I stoop down to be face to face with you. I have my hands outstretched to catch you before you fall just like a loving father trains his little one to walk.  Keep walking towards Me daily and I will order your steps.

JOHN 3:16-17 ;PSALM 37:23

Thursday, July 23, 2020

RESIDENCE

When I told My disciples that I was going to prepare a place for them, they did not understand what I meant.  I told them that where I was going they also would be able to be there.  I told them that I would come again to receive them.

I then told them that they knew where I was going and that they also knew the way.  Thomas, exclaimed, "Lord, we know not where you are going; and how can we know the way?" I replied, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes to the Father, but by Me."

This statement has blocked many from coming to Me because they feel this way is so exclusive. However, the truth is that there is no other way to take up your residence in heaven except that you come to know My Father through Me.  Pray for those who have no idea that I desire for them to reside with Me forever.

JOHN 14:1-6


Tuesday, July 21, 2020

ALMOST

I have heard you say that you almost did something or said something and if you had done or said that something, you would have regretted it.

During this virus crisis, it is so important that you hear the gentle voice of My Holy Spirit.  I sent My Spirit to lead and guide you day by day.  When you are listening to that still small voice within, you will be spared from making the wrong decisions and being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

I want you daily to ask Me for wisdom whether or not you should go certain places or say certain things. My enemy will send you many thoughts that are negative and contrary to My Word.  Refuse to speak those words out loud and also commit yourself to listen and obey the voice of My Spirit.

JOHN 16:13

Monday, July 20, 2020

BOUNDARIES

I have always set boundaries.  You see this in Deuteronomy 28 when the blessings and curses were stated.  I died on the tree to deliver you from every curse.  I set the boundaries of the ten commandments for your benefit.

Now you are experiencing boundaries that are being applied worldwide to civilization because of the virus crisis.  I set a boundary when I taught the Sermon on the Mount. I said, "Take no thought for tomorrow; for tomorrow will take thought for the things of itself.  Sufficient to the day is the evil thereof."

You are living in evil times, but I have set a boundary around each of your days.  That boundary has always been there, but you just did not realize this.  You go to sleep at night and you wake up to a new day. I want you to thank Me every morning for the new day, and say, "This is the day the Lord has made and I will rejoice in it."

MATTHEW 6:34; PSALM 118:24

Sunday, July 19, 2020

THOUGHTFULNESS

When signs of this virus continue to increase, it is easy for you to have your thoughts consumed with the "What if's."  What if I get this virus?  What if I never am employed again? What if my life  will always be restricted by certain mandates?

I would encourage you today not to play the "WHAT IF GAME" This is the game that My adversary, the devil, wants you to play over and over again in your thought life.

Instead of playing the "WHAT IF GAME," I want you to begin to think about others and to pray for others.  The questions I want you to ask are, "Is there anyone that I can pray for today?"  "Is there anyone who I can send a note of encouragement to today?"  When your thoughts are filled with ways to express thoughtfulness, you will break the endless cycle of self-centered thoughts.

JOHN 13:34

Saturday, July 18, 2020

ROLL

This virus crisis seems to keep rolling along like an uncontrolled train.  However, I do not want you to be discouraged because I am the conductor of the train.  I am in control.  I am sovereign which means I am above all and over all.

I want you to trust Me in this crisis.  I do not want you to be in fear or to be burdened by the enormity of this crisis.  I want you to roll every burden that you have upon  Me. I want you to pray with faith believing that I am hearing not only your prayers, but the prayers of My beloved throughout the world.

I have chosen to use the vehicle of prayer to cause Me to intervene in the affairs of men.  Whenever My people cry out to Me, I stand ready to deliver.  Believe this and keep crying out to Me.

MATTHEW 11:28-30; PSALM 107

Friday, July 17, 2020

PERIOD

The whole world is experiencing a strange period in history.  Most everyone would like to put a period to signify the end of this virus crisis.  Not knowing what the next day will bring is very disturbing.

Instead of anxiously awaiting the end of this crisis, I want you to use each day as an opportunity to do kingdom work.  Kingdom work is simply sharing My peace, joy, and love with others and, of course, sharing with others how they can enter into My kingdom.

When I taught My disciples, I told them to take no thought for tomorrow for tomorrow will take thought for the things of itself.  Sufficient to the day is the evil thereof.  During this period, I want you to put a period at the end of each day, and believe that I will take care of all of your tomorrows.

MATTHEW 6:34

Thursday, July 16, 2020

MANDATE

I gave you this word this morning because it is essential that all who trust and believe in Me know what their mandate is at this time in the history of the world.  A mandate is a command given by a higher authority or an assignment that must be fulfilled.

Each person who is filled with My Spirit has a special mandate.  I gave you your mandate just recently.  You found it in psalms and it was not just for you, but also for those who are above seventy years of age.

David wrote, "Now also when I am old and gray-headed, O God, forsake me not; until I have shown Your strength to this generation, and Your power to everyone who is to come."  I ask all those who read this to ask Me to reveal their personal mandate to them.  They all were born for such a time as this.

PSALM 71:18; ESTHER 4:14

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

SING

You have to be intentional to lift your soul up to Me during this virus crisis.  Listening to negative news will discourage you.  My beloved David learned how to lift His soul up to Me.  He sang songs.

One of the secrets to staying filled with My Spirit is to sing hymns and spiritual songs.  When you do this daily, you will be making melody in your heart, and your ears will be closed to My enemy. 

The psalms in the Bible are meant to be put to music.  The psalms of ascent are especially uplifting.  Those begin at Psalm 120 and include the next fourteen psalms.  If you do not know a tune to these psalms, then create one.  Before you know it, you will be rejoicing and praising Me.

PSALM 86:4; EPHESIANS 5:18-19


Tuesday, July 14, 2020

REVOLUTION/RESOLUTION

When you look at the news, you could easily become fearful, and that is exactly what those who want to have revolution in your country desire.  Fear is  always the frontal attack of My enemy. 

When the angel announced My birth to  the shepherds in the fields, the message was: "Fear Not, for behold I bring you good tidings of great joy that shall be to all people."

I want you to resolve to think about My good news instead of watching hours of news coverage of the pandemic.  Yes, you can have great joy in the midst of the trials you may be going through during this pandemic.  Resolve every day to declare, "This is the day the Lord has made.  I will rejoice and be glad in it."  When you resolve not to be fearful, My peace will flood your heart and your soul.

LUKE 2:10; PSALM 118:24

Monday, July 13, 2020

REVIEW

The key to having good grades in school is to review the notes you took in class as you listened to the lecturer.  You are in the classroom of life.  The key to living a life that glorifies Me is to review My Word and carefully listen to My Holy Spirit Who is the "Great Teacher."

Many people read My Word, and they know all the accounts and principals that are recorded in My Word.  However, they are unable to apply those lessons and principals to their lives because they lack understanding.

Today as you open your Bible, let My Spirit narrate My Word.  Faith comes by hearing and hearing by My Word.  My Spirit will be able to  translate My Word to you in such a way that you will grow in faith and you will be changed from glory to glory to be more like Me.

ROMANS 10:17; 2 CORINTHIANS 3:18


Sunday, July 12, 2020

TARGET

All kinds of prophesies and dreams are being revealed to many who are serious about interceding for your nation. For your prayers to be effective during this time, you need to target your prayers on laborers who are sharing the gospel and on opportunities for you to share the gospel today and every day.

Paul wrote Timothy that perilous times were coming, but what did Timothy do with that letter from Paul?  He evangelized.  He spoke the true gospel without fear.  Predictions of perilous times are timeless.  History reveals that perilous times come and go. 

Your response to whatever is predicted should be to glorify Me and to share My good news with others. as the moment presents itself. Today is the day of salvation.

2 TIMOTHY 3:1; MATTHEW 9:38

Saturday, July 11, 2020

GUARD

I want you to guard the gates of your mind.  What you hear, what you see, and what you say are all very important at this time in the history of your country and also in the world. 

The frontal attack of My enemy is always fear, and he uses the gates to your mind to invade your thoughts with fear.  Fear paralyzes you so that My enemy can do further damage to your soul.

When you spend endless hours listening to the news, watching trauma and violence on your computer or phone, your mind can be overwhelmed with fearful thoughts and  your emotions will spin into a cycle of depression and discouragement. When you speak negative words, you also will set a dark atmosphere that My enemy loves to invade. Stay in My Word, meditate on My Word, and speak My Word, and I will give you My thoughts.

MARK 4:40


Thursday, July 9, 2020

SIMPLE

I had a very simple life when I walked on Earth. My mode of transportation was usually my feet.  Sometimes, however, I would be able to ride on a donkey.

I taught in the synagogues around the Galilee, and I attended all the feasts in Jerusalem when I was an adult.  There were few distractions.

This virus crisis has forced many to keep life simple.  Your entertainment is conveyed now by phone or by your computer.  Travel by car has also been limited.  My prayer is that less distractions in your life will encourage you to spend more quality time with Me by praying and reading My Word.  I can offer you so much more than the world has to offer.

MATTHEW 4:23

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

ORIGINAL

People pay a great deal for original paintings by famous painters.  When you look at a sunrise and a sunset, you see the beauty of Earth that many artists have put on canvas, and all this beauty originated with Me.

It was through My Word that all was created that is created, and this beauty was created for your pleasure. During this virus crisis when you may have to shelter in place, I encourage you to look outside your window or door and enjoy the brushstrokes of sunrise and sunset.

If you can, step out side to listen for the symphony I created to be background music for your enjoyment.  I make the mornings and the evenings to rejoice.  Join the birds and other creatures as they give praises to Me.

COLOSSIANS 1:16; PSALM 65:8

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

WILLING

Sometimes I will ask you to do things that you really do not want to do.  I appreciate the fact that you respond to these requests with a willing heart.

What I was asked by My Father to do in order to offer salvation to the world caused Me to agonize in the garden.  I asked My Father to take that cup of suffering from Me, but I was willing to do His will in spite of what I knew I would face when I bore all the sins of the world on the cross.

Every day I have things in My kingdom that I want you to accomplish.  Ask My Holy Spirit to help you have a willing heart to do My will whatever it may be that day.  Then listen to that still, small voice of My Holy Spirit within you as He tells you the next thing to do. When you do this, you will have a fruitful day.

MATTHEW 26:39

Monday, July 6, 2020

COUNT-DOWNS

Excited children sometimes begin the count-down until Christmas way before the advent season begins.  When I was a child, we had a count-down in my home.  The count-down started 50 days before Pentecost.  We counted the days from the Feast of  First Fruits until Pentecost.

So many all over the world are counting down the days before there will be some relief from the virus crisis.  People are hoping that soon this crisis will be over, but no one really even knows if this crisis will ever end.

Rather than counting down the days with the hope of a final end to this crisis, I want you to count upward instead of counting down.  I want you to use each day as an opportunity to draw closer to Me. When you keep your focus on Me rather than the circumstances, each day will not be wasted. In My presence is fullness of joy and in My right hand are pleasures forever more.

LEVITICUS 23:15; PSALM 16:11

Sunday, July 5, 2020

FREEDOM

Your Declaration of Independence guaranteed your right to live free lives in your country.  I made My own declaration of freedom to My disciples when I said, "If you continue in my Word, then are you My disciples indeed; and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."

The way to freedom both now and for all eternity is to abide, hold fast, and continue in My Word.
I am the living Word Who came to set you free from all bondage to sin.  If you hear My Word, hide My Word in your heart, and heed My Word, you will be able to experience freedom every day.

True freedom can only be achieved through living out the truths in My Word.  Thank My Father for sending Me to set you free from bondage to sin.  Ask My Holy Spirit to help you not only to know My Word, but also to understand My Word.  When this is your constant prayer before you read My Word, you will have the wisdom to stay free every day of your life.

JOHN 8:31-32

Saturday, July 4, 2020

TRUMPET

There needs to be a trumpet sound of truth throughout your land on this day that you celebrate the founding of your nation.  Your declaration of independence was founded on the truths in My Word.

I want you to pray that there will be many who will speak the truths of My Word in your nation.  Pray for My Spirit of truth to resound like a trumpet throughout your land.

Your enemy is the father of lies.  Bind those lying spirits who are spreading lies about how your nation was founded.  Bind those spirits of destruction who have the assignment to destroy the history of your land and every vestige of truth in your land.  Release My Spirit of truth to be spoken from the leaders in your nation.  The declaration of My truths over your nation will establish freedom in your land.

JOHN 8:31-32

Friday, July 3, 2020

FOUNDATIONS

Paul warned Timothy that in the last days perilous times would come.  Paul described how the moral character of many in the last days would be non-existent.  He said people would be lovers of their own selves and lovers of pleasure more than lovers of Me.

You are seeing demonstrations of the destruction of the foundations of your nation. My Word says, "If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do? (Psalm 11:3)" 

As you celebrate the founding of your nation, pray that the foundations will be restored.  Your nation was founded on the principles found in My Word.  Pray for My body in your nation to humble themselves and pray and seek Me with all of their hearts and repent and turn from their selfish, sinful ways.  Then I will heal your land.

2 TIMOTHY 3:1-5; PSALM 11:3; 2 CHRONICLES 7:14

Thursday, July 2, 2020

ROUTINES

This pandemic has caused a pause in many of our usual routines of life. There is something comfortable about routines.  We have certain days to do certain things.  As many shelter in place, the days of the week often seem the same.

Some people are now able to resume their jobs and their usual routines, but things are definitely not like they used to be.  This pause can be beneficial if you use this pause to draw close to Me.

David, My beloved psalmist, recorded many pauses in his routines of life. One of those pauses occurred when David returned home to find his home burned to the ground and his family missing. He could have lost all hope. However, David learned to encourage himself in Me during distressful pauses in his life.  You can have a pause that refreshes even in the midst of this pandemic when you draw close to Me by praising Me.

1 SAMUEL 30:1-6 

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

ENEMIES

Some have called the virus in the pandemic the" Hidden Enemy."  This virus is something that you cannot see, but you know it is all around you. Your constant prayer is that you and all you love will be protected from this deadly virus.

Few people realize, however, that we have other hidden enemies all around us, and they can be just as deadly as this virus.  Satan and his demonic armies are in the air around us.  My Word says that Satan is the prince and power of the air.

Knowing these facts could tempt you to pull the covers up over your head every day and vow never to go outside again.  The good news is that you do not have to fear these silent foes if you have given your life to Me.  Surrender every day to Me, and I will defend you against every foe.

EPHESIANS 2:2