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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.


Thursday, October 29, 2020

LIMITED

The virus crisis has increased exponentially the limits you now have to experience.  You are limited to a certain number of people in gatherings, places to shop, supplies to purchase, and so many other limits.

I know what it feels like to be limited.  I was limited to only say what My father wanted Me to say and to do only what I saw My Father do.  I was limited in My travels and when I died on the tree as the perfect sacrifice to reconcile people to My Father, I was limited.  I could not save Myself.

Though your limitations are many right now, you have unlimited access to My throne room were I ever live to make intercession for you.  Use these days to draw closer to Me.  I made it possible through My shed blood for you to enter boldly into My throne room of grace and mercy at any time day or night to find help in your time of need.

JOHN 5:19; 30. 12:49; HEBREWS 4:16


Wednesday, October 28, 2020

CONTENTMENT

There were many doctrines being taught in My servant Paul's day.  He warned Timothy, who was like a son to him, to stay away from those who put forth the doctrine that godliness would cause financial gain.

These doctrines are being preached in your day also. Paul shared the truth with Timothy.  He said that godliness is great gain when accompanied by contentment.  Paul learned to be content no matter what his financial circumstances were.  He learned how to abound and how to be abased.

True contentment comes from your confidence in Me to meet your needs no matter what your financial circumstances might be.  Many have lost their jobs during this virus crisis.  Pray for these people to discover that prayer can give them a peace that passes all of their understanding and when they pray with thanksgiving their hearts and minds can be guarded during these difficult circumstances. 

1 TIMOTHY 6:6; PHILIPPIANS 4:6-7, 12

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

LIBERTY

My will for every one is that they never experience bondage. Yet, as you look at the conditions in other lands, you see many countries that have oppressive leaders who place heavy burdens on people and who threaten people to obey their rules or face imprisonment.

Persecution of believers existed when I was on Earth, and when I left to go to My Father, that persecution increased.  I shared a great promise about persecution when I presented My teaching on the Mount.  I said,: "Blessed are they who are persecuted for righteousness sake for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  Blessed are you, when men shall revile you, and persecute  you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for My sake.  Rejoice and be exceeding glad; for great is your reward in heaven; for so persecuted they the prophets who were before you.

Pray for all those who are in bondage to persecution, and pray for your own country to always have religious freedom.

MATTHEW 5:10-12

Sunday, October 25, 2020

BOOKS

There are many books in heaven.  There is a Book of Remembrance that records every time you mention My name or even think about Me.  The prophet Malachi spoke about this.  He wrote: Then they who feared the LORD spoke often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who feared the LORD, and that thought upon His name.

I love to hear you mention My name during the day.  There are many things that you can talk about when you are with others, but when you talk about Me, the atmosphere becomes filled with My Spirit.

Many call Sundays "The Lord's Day."  It is a day to corporately worship and all the songs you sing to Me are also recorded in this Book of Remembrance.  Make it your goal to add to this book today and everyday..

MALACHI 3:16

Saturday, October 24, 2020

DECEPTION/DETERMINED

 One of the main weapons of my enemy is deception.  My friend Paul wrote that even My Father would send deception upon those who reject My gospel as the days draw closer to My return.  As you can see, this deception is coming upon many today.

At one point Paul even said if it were possible, even the elect would be deceived.  The way to keep you and all your beloved from deception during these days is to exhort them to be determined to stay in My Word.

I told My Father as I prayed for My disciples that I had kept them through My Word.  I also will keep you  from deception through My Word.  Be determined today and everyday to search out the truth in My Word.  My Word is truth and the only way to fight deception is to hide My truth in your heart.

2 THESSALONIANS 2:11; JOHN 17:17, 19

Friday, October 23, 2020

TRAVELS

Since the virus crisis, many have been limited in their travels.  I know you are so thankful for the trips you have made with family and friends over the years.  My travels were also limited when I was on Earth, and that is why it was expedient that I return to My heavenly Father.  Now My presence can be shared by My beloved body on Earth.

Even though you have not been able to share the words I give you daily with others because of your recent travels, I look forward to giving words of encouragement to you daily.

I want you to understand that especially during these dark days that My light through you can shine in many lands as you lift up in prayer those who are laboring in My kingdom.  Ask My Holy Spirit to put on your heart those laborers you are to pray for each day.

JOHN 16:7

Friday, October 9, 2020

STRENGTH

 There are days during this virus crisis that I have heard many face the day with this quick prayer, "Lord, give me strength."  Even though this is a quick prayer and sometimes it is said as an exasperated comment and not a prayer, I do hear your heart.

You cannot help but be weary during the long days of this pandemic. The good news is that I can give you the strength you need to face another day of this pandemic.

The psalmist David had many days when he felt he could not face another day. He also had many days filled with fear. On those days he would declare: "The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?  the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Declare these truths the next time you need strength.

PSALM 27:1

Thursday, October 8, 2020

GRATEFUL

 Since the virus hit in full force in your nation, there has been much sorrow and suffering.  When My friend Paul wrote many of the letters to the churches, he was in prison in Rome. 

As you read some of his letters, you will discover that one of the things he mentioned often was the importance of having a grateful and joyful attitude even in the midst of his own persecution and the persecution of many of the churches.

What was his secret to having a grateful, joyful attitude?  His secret was to seek and set his affection on the things above rather than the things on this earth.  This is good advice for every believer who has suffered much loss during this crisis. 

COLOSSIANS 3:1-2 

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

NEXT

"What happens next?"  This is the question many are asking as you still are experiencing the virus crisis, and you have an upcoming election.  To get through these uncertain times, I want you to depend completely upon My Holy Spirit to lead and guide you.

Each day in these troubling times will have new challenges.  Only My Holy Spirit knows what you will be facing in a day's time.  

Every morning I want you t o commit your day and your way to Me.  Ask My Spirit to put you in the right place at the right time.  Ask Him to help you fulfill your assignments in My kingdom that day.  The works I have for you to accomplish are written in your Book of Life.  Ask My Holy Spirit to help you be on the same page in your Book of Life.

EPHESIANS 2:10; PHILIPPIANS 4:3

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

TRIUMPH

I know you feel like the whole world is under siege by My enemy.  However, even though Satan is the god of this world, I am over him. He is like a mad dog that I have on a leash. 

I made a show of every demonic spirit openly when My Father laid upon Me the sins of the whole world. The wrath that My Father has against sin was also placed upon Me.  When I said it was finished, I meant that My work had been done.

I am over every principality and power.  When I died, I triumphed over the devil.  I have given you all power and authority over the devil in My name.  Submit to Me.  Resist the devil and he will flee.  Bind those demonic spirits in My blood and loose My Spirit of truth whenever the devil tries to harass you.  When you do this you will always triumph through Me.

JOHN 19:30; COLOSSIANS 2:15; EPHESIANS 1:16-23; 2 CORINTHIANS 2:14

Sunday, October 4, 2020

PREVAIL

I had just taught My disciples the pattern of prayer that you call the "Lord's prayer."  Then I encouraged them to be persistent in prayer.  I told them to ask and they would receive; seek and they would find; and knock and the door would be open to them.

I want you to not only be persistent in your prayers, but I also want you to prevail in prayer.  The word prevail means to be victorious, triumphant, predominant and to spread abroad.

During this virus crisis, I want you to gather My army together to pray prayers of victory and triumph.  There is no need to beg and plead in prayer because I was victorious over the devil when I died on the tree and was raised again.  Now I want you to enforce that victory through your prayers. You have the technology to gather together an army of prayer warriors throughout the world.  I have promised that the gates of hell will never prevail against the church. Your prevailing prayer will cause My enemy to flee.

LUKE 11; MATTHEW 16:18 

Saturday, October 3, 2020

SUFFICIENT

 Sufficient is a word that describes what many are going through during this virus crisis.  I said, "Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself.  Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof."  

Many people are asking, "Will I have sufficient funds to get me through this crisis?"  Others are asking, "Will I have sufficient food and household goods because of the shortages?" My beloved Paul discovered the answer to these questions.

He learned that I was more than sufficient to meet his every need.  He learned to be content regardless of the circumstances because he knew that His sufficiency did not depend upon him.  He discovered the secret of facing life no matter what it holds.  Paul was self-sufficient in My sufficiency. My power and grace is always sufficient to get you through whatever you may face tomorrow.

PHIPPIANS 4:11-13


Friday, October 2, 2020

STUMBLE

 I know that there are many fears you may be experiencing during this virus crisis.  Most of those fears are based on what may happen in the future.  Those fears will only be able to invade your thoughts and your emotions if you lose your focus on Me.

The only way to keep from stumbling in the dark shadows of fear is to hold on to Me and My Word.  I do not want you to faint in the day of adversity. You will faint spiritually if your focus is on the negative and the darkness in this world.

The promise in my Word is that the righteous person may fall seven times, but he will rise again.  However, the wicked shall fall into mischief.  When you seek first My kingdom and My righteousness, I will always have My arms around you to pick you up and set you firmly on the path of My righteousness.

PROVERBS 24:10, 16