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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, November 25, 2020

YESTERDAY

 I want you to live in the moment.  Much has happened in your yesterdays.  It is meaningful to go back to history and see how history repeats itself.  It is also constructive to not hold on to hurts from the past.  

It is important that you never let the sun go down on your anger, and that way your yesterday of strife can be forgotten and forgiven.  I told people not to think about their tomorrows.  Instead, I wanted them to trust in Me for their tomorrows.

Since this virus crisis has come to the world, many are concerned and worried about their future.  Again, I want you to look to Me and trust Me with your future.  Release your yesterdays and do not think about your tomorrows.  Instead, live in the moment because your faith can only be activated in the moment that you are experiencing.

MATTHEW 6:34

Monday, November 23, 2020

STEADFAST

 This is a time in the history of your nation that you and all other believers need to be steadfast.  Paul wrote this exhortation to the Corinthian church: "Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, un- moveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, for as you know that  your labor is not in vain in the Lord."

The writer of Hebrews wrote: "For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast unto the end:

My disciples had to hold steadfast to my teachings when I walked on Earth.  I had shared many promises with them, and they learned that I was faithful to fulfill those promises.  Today as you face great upheaval in your nation, I want you to hold steadfast to My promises because it is through My promises that you can partake of My very divine nature.

1 CORINTHIANS 15:58; HEBREWS 3:14; 2 PETER 1:4

Sunday, November 22, 2020

ATTITUDE

When I taught on the mountain that they now call "The Mount of Beatitudes," I was sharing the blessings that come to those who have attitudes that glorify Me. I shared nine attitudes that I wanted My disciples to have.  The main attitude that I wanted them to have was a gracious, humble, attitude that hungered to live according to My Word.

I knew if they had a gracious attitude that they would be able to receive the grace that I freely would offer them after I left them.  Grace is the supernatural power through Me to do what is impossible in the natural.

I want grace to abound in your life, and as you totally depend upon Me moment by moment each day, I will be able to flow My supernatural love, peace, and joy through you.  Thank Me today for making My grace available to you.  

MATTHEW 5:3-11

Saturday, November 21, 2020

LAW

The ten commandments were given to define sin and to help mankind realize that the keeping of the whole law was impossible.  I made it clear in My teaching that if one of the laws in the commandments was broken that the whole law would be broken.

I came to fulfill the law, not to do away with it.  When you observe My life as you read the gospels, you will discover that I broke most every religious law.  The religious leaders in My day prided themselves on keeping the laws, but I wanted them to realize that they could not earn righteousness by keeping religious laws.

When I died on the tree, I broke the curses of the law upon mankind.  I was the perfect sacrifice that made it possible for those who received Me as their Lord and Savior to have right standing and a relationship with My Father through Me.  It always pleases Me when you recognize that I have given you the robe of righteousness and I have crowned you with My glory.

GALATIANS 3:13; ROMANS 3:20-26; REVELATION 19:8

Friday, November 20, 2020

BENEFITS

Most everyone wants a good benefit program that will guarantee delivery.  There is a benefit program in My Word that will always produce lasting benefits.

This benefit program is designed for people who fear Me.  You will see many benefits in My Word that are promised to those who "Fear the Lord."  To fear Me does not mean to be afraid of Me.  You fear Me when you have awe and respect for My power and majesty, and when you have a willing heart that wants to obey Me.

Those who fear Me will be honored,  taught My ways and established in My Word, protected, given discernment, wisdom, and understanding, blessed by having their desires fulfilled, shown mercy, experience long life.

PSALM  25:12, 33:18;34:7, 103:11, 111:10, 115:13, 119:38, 145:19; PROVERBS 10:27


Thursday, November 19, 2020

ENTER

 When I gave the parable about the talents, the master or lord who gave five talents to one servant complimented that servant because they servant had invested his five talents and those five talents earned five more talents.

The master said to the servant, "Well done, you good and  faithful servant: you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things: enter you into the joy of your lord.

I am so pleased when you invest time in people and also invest monies in My kingdom work on earth.  Your actions delight Me, but I want you to know that I am delighted with you always because you invest time with Me.  You will always enter into My joy when you spend time with Me every day.

MATTHEW 25:20-21

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

LEAD

 I know that when you were young you sang the song: "Where He leads Me, I will follow."  You were making a declaration that you would follow in My footsteps. You always pictured in your mind that I was leading you with My face turned away from you. 

Today, I want to give you a different view of what it means to follow Me.  I want you to know that I never turn My back on you.  I am always face to face with you.  Picture a proud father who is teaching his child to take the first steps.  He stoops down at eye level with the child, and then he slowly backs up with his arms outstretched to catch the child if  that child falls.

I want you to have the confidence that I am at eye level with you, and I have My arms outstretched to you to catch you.  If you start to stumble in as you walk where I am leading you, you will fall into My loving arms.  If you are too weak to continue your walk, I will carry you the rest of the way.

MATTHEW 16:24; PSALM 17:15

Monday, November 16, 2020

WASTE

Sometimes you may feel that delays are such a waste of time.  However, I live in eternity where there is no space or time.  You do live in time and space, and I assure you that I am quite aware of the times that you are experiencing right now in your nation and in the world.

There has seemed to be a delay in the discovery of a vaccine that will put and an end to the virus crisis that has enveloped the world.  There has seemed to be a delay in the final election results in your nation.

I want you to have complete confidence in My timing.  I use what seems to be a delay in your view for My purposes to be fulfilled.  These delays will be used to reveal My hand over nations.  I never waste time.  I use time to fulfill My ultimate plan on Earth.

MATTHEW 24:33-36; NUMBERS 14:21

 

Sunday, November 15, 2020

CONTRASTS

When I created the Earth, I included many contrasts such as the moon and the sun that provided the contrast between light and darkness, night and day.  Even the shades of color in the sky provide contrasts like the white clouds and the blue skies.

When I created you, I wanted you to always walk in My light and never walk in darkness.  Yet, even though I was the light of the world, many have chosen to walk in darkness.

I had to create you with a free will so that you could choose to receive My love or reject My love. My heart is that the whole world walk in My light and that they would not only love Me, but love others with the same love that I love them.  Pray for those who have chosen to walk in darkness to have their eyes open to see My light and My love.

JOHN 1; EPHESIANS 1:18



Friday, November 13, 2020

WAY

You used to ask for directions often before the modern technology developed that enables you to be directed by a voice in your car that tells you exactly where to turn to reach your destination.

There was no such technology when I walked on Earth, but I always knew the way I should go.  I met with My Father a great while before morning broke and He promised to speak to Me throughout the day and tell me exactly the turns I should take as I walked the Sea of Galilee.

Many have lost their way during this virus crisis and they do not know what is true and not true.  I said, "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life.  No man comes to the Father but by Me."  When you come to know My Father through Me, you will not only gain direction for your life, but you will also be able to discern the truth.

MARK 1:35; JOHN 14:6


Thursday, November 12, 2020

SUBSCRIBE

Subscribe is a word that is not found in My Word, but it is a word that is being used greatly in your culture. The word, "subscribe," means to sign at the end of a document as an indication of consent.

Your nation is experiencing fraud in your election for president.  Many have signed ballots without the proper documentation.  The three things that that I require of mankind is that they do justly, love mercy and walk humbly with My Holy Father and Me.

The injustice in your nation will be unveiled as you continue to press into Me and pray for justice and righteousness to reign in your land. Pray for the righteous foundations of your nation to be restored. When you persevere in prayer, you are subscribing to what My Word says: "Pray without ceasing."

MICAH 6:8; 1 THESSALONIANS 5:17

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

INCLINE

Psalm 102 is a psalm for the afflicted.  The second verse in this psalm reads: "Hide not Your face from me  when I am in trouble; incline Your ear to me, in the day when I call answer me speedily (Psalm 102:2)."  You are going through troubled times in your nation, but know with great confidence that I have heard your prayers.

I have heard your cries for mercy, and I am paying attention to all of your prayers as you cry out to Me to heal your land.  This is a time for you to wait expectantly for My glory to be manifested in your nation and in all the world.

Stand on the promise that says, "But as surely as I live, all the earth will be filled with My glory (Numbers 14:21)."  Declare this promise out loud and be assured that this promise will be fulfilled.

PSALM 102:2; NUMBERS 14:21

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

REFLECT

It is always rewarding to reflect upon memories of how I have been ever present with you even through difficult trials.  You and many others are experiencing a deeper dependency upon Me during these troubling times in your nation and in this world.  However, many people are confused and do not know where or who to turn to.

I want you to reflect My light and My love to those who have not relied upon Me.  So many are suffering because of this virus crisis, and you know that I am the high tower and the shelter that will strengthen them at this time.

You have the answer to where people can turn during desperate times.  I am that answer.  Freely share with others how no matter what they may face tomorrow that I will be with them for all their tomorrows.

PSALM 61:3

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

ESSENTIAL

The virus crisis that you are experiencing now has brought you to a place where you see the importance of the essentials like water and food.  These two things are essential for life.  Some things also that you thought were essential are no longer top priority in your life.

My life on Earth was a demonstration of what truly is essential in life.  The most essential thing for Me to do every morning was to converse with My Father through prayer. 

More than ever, you are entering a time when prayer will become the most essential thing in your life. I am the creator of all things, and an intimate relationship with Me will become essential in order for you to be what I have created you to be.  I created you to be My glory - to represent My presence to people. I am looking forward to our daily conversations.

MARK 1:35

Monday, November 2, 2020

ZEALOUS

This virus crisis is providing the church (My true body on earth) to wake up to the importance of prayer. I am purifying a peculiar people, zealous of good works. Prayer is a major good work that I designed for you to do while you are on earth.

The word, "peculiar," in Greek means beyond usual or special. Paul exhorted Titus to fulfill the good works I designed for him to accomplish.

Those who are zealous to do My will by fulfilling the good works I have assigned them are special to Me, and they are certainly beyond the usual.  Remember today that I have called you to loves others beyond what is usual.  As you daily offer yourself as a living sacrifice to do My will, you will be surprised at how I will use you in these last days.

TITUS 2:14

Sunday, November 1, 2020

DESCENDED

Most believers know that I ascended to Heaven and led captivity captive and gave gifts to men.  However, there is not much said about My descending to the lower parts of the Earth.  Peter described that event.

I went in the spirit and preached to the spirits that were in prison who were disobedient during the days of Noah while he prepared the ark.  Those spirits had not heard the good news that I came to redeem the world from Satan's grip.

Peter shared My heart when he said that it is not My will that any should perish, but that all come to repentance. I preached the gospel to those who were dead so that they could live according to God in the spirit. What Peter wrote reveals My longsuffering with mankind.  Pray for those you know who have not yet come to repentance and received Me as their Lord and Savior.

EPHESIANS 4:8; 1 PETER 3:18-20; 2 PETER 3:9