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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, June 30, 2010

CONFIDENCE

When you wake up each morning and face the day, I know how you sometimes feel overwhelmed. You think about all the things that need to be done that day, and you have that sinking feeling that there is no way you will have the strength to do it all.

I never want you to be pushed or pressed by the daily tasks you feel you must accomplish. My Father sent My Holy Spirit to you to both lead and guide you into all truth and to strengthen you. The confidence you need for the day will come as you sit quietly in My presence.

Make your "to do" list and then submit it to Me. As you commit your works to Me, My Spirit will lead you to do what is necessary, not what you feel you must do. He will order your thoughts. He is the best administrator you can have during your day because He knows how to delegate and distribute. Seek His help every morning and He will infuse you with both confidence and strength.

ISAIAH 30:15; PROVERBS 16:3

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

THANKSGIVING

Give thanks in and for everything even during difficult times. When your days seem to be darkened by disappointment or depression, offer the sacrifice of thanksgivng. Remember how Paul and Silas sang praises to Me in their prison cell. They could do this because their hearts and minds were focused on Me, not their circumsthances.

When you truly believe that everything in your life is either ordained by Me or allowed by Me, you can give thanks even for the trials you experience. I know you love Me and you know that you have been called by Me. When those two facts sink down deep in your spirit, you will never be disappointed. Disappointment keeps you from fulfilling My divine appointments that I desire for you to meet day by day.

Ungratefulness for you circumstances or for people in your life will keep you bound by heaviness and oppression. Get out of that prison today and begin to praise Me. The chains will fall off of you just as they did for Paul and Silas.

1 THESSALONIANS 5:18; EPHESIANS 5:20; ACTS 16:20-35

Monday, June 28, 2010

DEPENDENCE

I told Nicodemus that he must be born again to enter the kingdom of God. He could not understand My words even though he was a respected teacher of the scriptures. He was trying to comprehend My teachings with his natural mind. The natural mind can never understand spiritual concepts.

Renewal of the mind is impossible if you are unwilling to spend time in My Word daily. Your spiritual training depends upon your willingness to sit in the classroom of the Holy Spirit. He is the One Who will teach you and bring everything I ever said while I was on Earth to your remembrance.

To enter the kingdom of God, you must be born again and then become as infants who receive daily nurturing, feeding, and training from their parents. Come to Me today and learn meekness and lowliness of heart. Nestle your head on My chest and allow Me to feed and caress you. When you do this, the restlessness, anxiety, and fears you experience will disolve with My tender touch.

JOHN 3:3; MATTHEW 11:28, 18:3-4; 1 CORINTHIANS 2:14

Sunday, June 27, 2010

MOMENT BY MOMENT

Keep moving forward in the moment. Do not look back. When you look back at your past sins, you open yourself up to condemnation and false guilt. I have forgiven you. Forgive yourself.

Do not look forward either. When you look into the future, you will often fall into the trap of playing the "what if game." I hear your worry thoughts sometimes that say, "What if this happens, then what will I do?" One of the tactics of the enemy is to rob you of the present moment because faith can only operate in the present moment.

You will keep moving forward in the moment when you fix your eyes on Me instead of circumstances or people. Disappointment comes when you expect too much of people. Expect everything of Me in the moment and allow My Holy Spirit to keep you in perfect peace in the moment. Life unfolds moment by moment, so do not waste the moment. Use every moment to be conscious of My presence with you. When you do this My life within you will be released and you will never be disappointed or feel condemnation.

PHILIPPIANS 4:4-7; ROMANS 8:1-17

Saturday, June 26, 2010

INTENSE

Intense moments, especially between people who differ, will occur throughout your lifetime. Those moments can be fruitful or destructive. The condition of your heart is what will determine the results of those intentse moments. If the intent of your heart is to seek peace and pursue it, the fruit of love will be displayed. However, if self is on the throne of your heart when intense moments occur, a root of bitterness and resentment towards the person you differ with can develop.

I challenge you today to humble yourself before Me. Give Me your heart at the beginning of every day and ask Me to help you love like I love. When you do this, you will be able to hear the still, quiet voice of My Holy Spirit as He directs your conversation. Holy Spirit will give you a better understanding of the person with whom you have a difference. Esteem the person who you differ with higher than yourself. I died for that person, and you are both precious in My sight.

Set your heart today to be intent on only two things - loving Me with all of your heart and loving others with My love.

PHILIPPIANS 2:1-8; MARK 9:50

Friday, June 25, 2010

CHALLENGES

Challenges come your way every day. When they come, call out to Me for strength to meet the challenges. Call out to Me for wisdom to know how to handle the challenges.

I had many challenges when I ministered on Earth. My biggest challenge came when I was in the garden where I loved to pray. I knew My Father had to lay upon Me the iniquity of the whole world. I also knew that in that moment in time, I would be separated from My Father because He has purer eyes than to behold evil.

I prayed that Father would remove the cup of suffering from Me, but I submitted to Him. Father gave Me the strength to face what I needed to face and He sent the angels to minister to Me. Because I submitted to Father's will, you now are free to never be separated from My Father. The way has been made for you to have constant fellowship with My Father. Draw near to Me today and enjoy this fellowship.

ISAIAH 53; MATTHEW 26:42

Thursday, June 24, 2010

AMAZING LOVE

I am the author and finisher of your faith. I know the rest of the story of your life. I can even see generations to come in your linage. I am the alpha and omega - the beginning and the end. All things began with Me and all things will end with Me.

There is so much about Me that your finite mind cannot comprehend because I am both infinite and eternal. There is no time and space with Me. There is, however, one thing I do want you to comprehend. I desire that you come to know the width and length and depth and height of My love. This is beyond your natural knowledge, but My Holy Spirit seeks daily to open the eyes of your understanding to know more about My unending and amazing love.

I exhort you this day and every day to allow "The Great Teacher," the Holy Spirit, to unveil My love to you.

EPHESIANS 3:18-19

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

RECKON

Paul exhorted believers to reckon themselves dead to sin and alive to Me. Paul knew how difficult it was to die to his own fleshly desires. He realized that he had to daily remind himself that I dealt with his sins when I died on the tree. He knew how important it was to daily take an accounting of his own weaknesses in the flesh and then to ask Me to strengthen him to overcome those weak areas.

You often reconcile your bank statement to see how much money you have in your account. I made a powerful statement just before I took My last breath and released My spirit to My Father. I said, "It is finished." Every asset in My kingdom is now yours, and I also can give you the power to overcome every liability you may have in the flesh. Meditate on these facts today and be encouraged. Where you are weak I am strong.

ROMANS 6:11; 2 CORINTHIANS 12:10; JOHN 19:30

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

FREE

"Buy one, get one free!" That phrase always gets the attention of those who are looking for a bargain. I want you to meditate on the fact that I bought you with a high price to give you freedom. That price was My very on blood given to you when I became the perfect sacrifice for your sins. On the day I died on the tree to redeem you from Satan's grip, Satan thought he had won. However, three days later I rose again, and your freedom from Satan's plans of death, destruction, and deception were foiled forever. I bought you the day I died for your sins, and I set you free on the day I rose from the dead. You are precious to Me and it was My joy to pay that great price to purchase your freedom.

Now everything in My kingdom is free. My kingdom is not meat or drink. Instead, My kingdom is My righteousness, My peace, and the joy of the Holy Spirit. To receive My kingdom, you only have to surrender your life to Me. It is My pleasure to give you My kingdom. You can open that free gift each day when you simply say, "Lord, I want your will to be done today in my life, not my own. As you yield to the Holy Spirit within you, you will enjoy the pleasures of My kingdom.

Open that free gift today.

ROMANS 14:17; LUKE 12:32

Monday, June 21, 2010

BRIGHT DAYS

As the darkness increases in the world you live in, your path will grow brighter and brighter. The load you carry now because of various burdens will be lightened when you give every care to Me. I have given you the invitation to come to Me when you are heavy laden. My promise to you is that I will give you rest for your soul. I love to receive your burdens as you release them to Me because My burdern is light. I can shine a light on every dark day you experience. I am the light of the world.

Spend time with Me today and transfer every burden to Me. Your face will even become brighter as you look to me. David said that he set Me ever before him and that he knew I was always on his right hand. I want to become that real to you. Look to Me today and be brightened by the light of My countenance.

MATTHEW 11:18; PSALM 16:8, 34:5; 89:15; PROVERBS 4:18

Sunday, June 20, 2010

TROUBLE

"Let not your heart be troubled, you believe in God, believe also in Me." I gave this exhortation to Peter just after I told him that he would deny me three times. Peter was about to face a horrific personal failure. I told him that I would pray that his faith would not fail him.

When you go through trials, I also am constantly praying that your faith will not fail you. Even though Peter did deny Me, his faith in Me did not fail. Peter's heart was troubled greatly when he realized what he had done, but he did not lose his faith in Me.

You now have the power of the Holy Spirit within you. He will help you get through every trial if you will cast all of your cares upon Me. Believe with all of your heart that I will strengthen you and help you get through troubled times. Pray the moment you feel anxious and I will guard both your heart and mind in the midst of every trial.

JOHN 13:38; 14:1; PHILIPPIANS 4:6-7

Saturday, June 19, 2010

FELLOWSHIP

I created you to be in fellowship with Me and with others. How I loved breaking bread with My beloved while I was on Earth. It was My joy to attend many parties, weddings and other special occasions. One of My favorite things to do was to go fishing with My disciples. While we were fishing, we laughed and told fun stories to one another. People seem so busy today that they seldom have undistracted fellowship with one another. They are watching many things, but so often they never look one another in the eyes when they speak to one another.

I know you cannot see Me, but I look into your eyes every day. I long to have focused fellowship with you. Communication with Me is so important because that communication leads to communion with Me. When you are truly communing with Me, I can speak to you Spirit to Spirit, heart to heart.

Take time today to commune with Me and also take every opportunity to fellowship with others. Share your love and My love with all you see today and look into their eyes. The eyes are the windows of the soul.

JOHN 15

Friday, June 18, 2010

WALK

I call you to walk even as I walked while I was on Earth. You now have that same power that raised Me from the dead inside of you. Meditate on that fact today. When I was anointed for ministry at My baptism in the Jordan, I was empowered by the Holy Spirit to accomplish all that My Father wanted Me to accomplish on Earth.

My walk was simple. I walked around the Sea. I taught in the synogogues. I visited in the homes. I attended many parties. I also took times apart to talk with My Father. Walking in My Spirit is not complicated.

How you spend your time is so important in these last days. You will walk in the power of My Spirit when you first spend time with Me and then spend time with others. I desire to give you a fresh anointing each morning so that you will be empowered to walk as I walked. The works you will accomplish are the same as mine. I came to heal the broken hearted, to set the captives free, to bind up all those who are bruised, and to preach the good news of the Kingdom. Go today and do likewise. Walk while you still have light.

JOHN 12:34; COLOSSIANS 2:6-7

Thursday, June 17, 2010

WILDERNESS

My beloved do have wilderness experiences from time to time. When you have these times in your life, remember what I accomplished for you when I died, was buried, and was resurrected. My finished work has purchased you the right to receive all I have promised you in My Word. All My promises to you are "yes" and "amen" now. You now can partake of My nature when you believe and receive My promises to you by faith.

You do not have to wander for long in the wilderness. Simply turn to Me and trust Me with all of your heart. Lay your own understanding down and focus upon Me. If you strive to get through those wilderness times in your own strength, you will lengthen those times.

Never compare your wilderness experience with the one the children of Israel had. Turn to Me immediately when you begin to wander in the wilderness. I have purchased you immediate access into My throne room of grace to find help when you are in need.

HEBREWS 11:13; 2 PETER 1:4; 2 CORNITHIANS 1:20

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

INTERRUPTIONS

Never consider people as interruptions to your day. If you receive a call while you are in the middle of something, take time to talk with that person. Remember, earlier you gave your entire day to Me during your prayer time. You entrusted Me with the moments of the day. Always pray that I will lead you to be in the right place at the right time. There are many divine appointments that await you daily, but you must be open to My Spirit's leading to enable you to keep those appointments.

Each person you encounter this day is precious to Me. I died for them as well as you and they are worth the great price I paid when I died for them on the tree. People are My special treasures and I want you to treat them with kindness and respect. Never be so busy that you cannot take time to embrace My treasures with love and an encouraging word.

Do not miss a divine appointment today.

JOHN 3:16;

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

QUIETNESS

"Silence is golden." I hear you exclaim this after a busy day when the sounds of this world whirled around you like a roaring tornedo. There are so many voices in this world that distract you from hearing My voice. I am so grateful when you take the time just to sit in My presence.

Truly, those times are golden moments for Me because it is during those times that I can have a heart to heart, spirit to spirit encounter with you. It is during those times that you can hear Me sing a love song to you. It is during those quiet times in My presence that I can impart My strength to you for the day ahead.

My servant David learned to still his soul. I am so thankful that you have learned to do this also. When you still your soul, you no longer hear those phrases, "I think, I feel, I want." Instead, you hear what I am thinking, what I am feeling, and what I want in your life. Of course, My thoughts are much higher than yours and many of My ways are past finding out, but My Spirit can reveal many of My thoughts to you as you meditate on My Word in quietness. My Spirit can also open the eyes of your understanding to better comprehend My true character in those quiet moments in My presence.

Take time every morning to still your soul, and you will discover much about Me.

ISAIAH 30:15; PSALM 131:2

Monday, June 14, 2010

STRENGH

I have heard you on many days sigh and pray, "Lord, give me strength." Today I want to reveal to you three secrets to receiving My strength. On the night of our Passover meal together, I told the disciples three things that would give them strength in the days ahead. Those three things were:

1. Abide in Me
2. Abide in My Word
3. Abide in My love

After I shared with My disciples on our last night together, I said, "These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you and that your joy may be full." Truly, it is My joy that will give you strength for today and every day. It is My joy that will set the sails of your soul to keep moving forward no matter what fierce winds of adversity may assail you.

When you enjoy spending time in My presence today, My joy will flood your soul. When you spend time in My Word today and ask My Holy Spirit to teach you My truths, My joy will flood your soul. When you reach out to Me in love and then to others, My joy will flood your soul. My joy is your strength for today and every day.

JOHN 15: 4, 7, 11, 12; NEHEMIAH 8:9-10

Sunday, June 13, 2010

HAPPY HAPPENINGS

Many of my beloved base their happiness on what is happening in the moment or even on the dreams they have for the future. They forget that the happenings of every day are in My hands. They forget to commit their works, will, and way to Me so that I can lead and guide them by My Holy Spirit.

I often choose not to interfere with your day if you choose to go your own way. Unpleasant circumstances can happen in the span of a day simply because you live in a fallen world. However, I can see you through every situation you face in a day if you want Me to help you.

Always remember that the happenings around you cannot bring you true happiness. Happiness is only temporary, but My joy is permanent. You can rejoice in the midst of trials because My joy indwells you. Draw from the wells of joy this day and recognize that My joy will sustain you through every happening in your life.

JAMES 1:2-4

Saturday, June 12, 2010

REQUIREMENTS

So much is required of an individual in the world's system. You are required to perform well on your job or you will lose it. You are required to make good grades in school or you will fail. There are only three things I require of you as you walk through life with Me. Those three things are to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with Me.

Never feel like you have to meet these requirements alone. I am the One Who will work through you to meet these requirements. I am the only One Who is truly just because I know what is in the hearts of people. I am the only One Who has infinite mercy. My mercy endures to every generation.

Daily humble yourself in My presence by offering your body as a living sacrifice and committing your day into My hands. When you do this, I will empower you to meet every requirement in My kingdom.

MICAH 6:8; JAMES 4:10; 1 PETER 5:5-6; PHILIPPIANS 2:13

Friday, June 11, 2010

FEAR

Always fight fear, but never do this in your own strength. Fear is Satan's anesthesia tailor made to paralyze you so that he can do his diabolical surgery on your soul. Fear is usually the frontal attack Satan uses against you.

I know the times you have allowed fear to overwhelm you. During those times, I so wanted to reach out to help you. However, in order for fear to leave, you must pick up your spiritual weapons and fight it. Call upon My name out loud, and command the spirit of fear to leave you. I am then able to fight your battle. Angels hearken to the voice of My Word. Whenever you feel the heaviness of fear coming upon you, say out loud, "I will trust in the Lord and not be afraid.

My servant David learned to fight fear. He encountered that wicked enemy most of his life. The moment he felt fear coming upon him, he proclaimed, "When I am afraid, I will trust in the Lord." My disciples were often paralyzed by fear. When they encountered the storm on the sea, I was asleep in the boat. They could not understand why I was in perfect peace. I can always calm the storm that causes fear in your life. Believe that and use your spiritual weapons today to fight fear. Speak My Word out loud, and I will do battle for you.

Do not fear, little flock for it is My Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

JOHN 14:27; MARK 4:39; LUKE 12:32

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

STRIFE

Strife is very wearing on the body and the soul. Whenever you enter strife, you have entered the realm of darkness where demons love to play. They love to take hold of your tongue and use it as a weapon to say hurtful words to others.

I exhort you today, cease from strife and seek peace and pursue it. The fruit of strife is always rotten. I exhort you to be kind and tender hearted towards one another. Love others as I have loved you. Do not allow Satan to use you to accuse, criticize, and judge others. Release all judgment to Me because I am the only One who can see the hearts of people.

MATTHEW 7:2; JOHN 7:24; 5:30; EPHESIANS 4:32; 1 JOHN 4:7-8; PHILIPPIANS 2:3-4

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

HEAVEN ON EARTH

When you pray, "Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on Earth as it is in heaven, think about how things are in heaven. There is no sickness or sorow in heaven. There is no worry or fear in heaven. There is no hatred and suffering in heaven. When you pray this prayer I taught My disciples, you open up a highway in the spirit realm that enables My Holy Spirit and My Holy angels to minister to you. This is why prayer is so important.

Instead of worrying, pray and My peace will evelope you. Instead of being fearful, pray and I will infuse you with My courage and strength. Instead of feeling sorry for yourself, pray and you will see how much I love you. Pray without ceasing today and you wil be able to experience heaven on Earth today.

MATTHEW 6:10; PHILIPPIANS 4:6-7

Monday, June 7, 2010

PLEASURE

So many on Earth seek their own pleasure. They seek honor and worldly glory. They press forward for the goal of success in the eyes of others. Their motivation in their journey through life is to attain success and to aquire possessions.

The motivation of those who seek My kingdom and My righteousness first in their lives is to give honor and glory to Me. Today I have given you another opportunity to press forward to the goal, the high calling I have given you. Your call is not to acquire eartly possesions. I have called you to lay up for yourself treasures in heaven. I call you not to attain earthly success, but to do My will.

Offer your body to Me today as a living sacrifice and I will work through you both to will and to do of My good pleasure. It is My good pleasure to give you My kingdom. What more could you want?

MATTHEW 6:33; PHILIPPIANS 2:13, 3:13-14; LUKE 12:32

Sunday, June 6, 2010

LIMITING

Never limit Me in your thinking. I cannot be limited. There is no time or space with Me. I have no boundaries. I measured heaven with the span of My hand. I can cup all the waters on Earth in My hands. I am challenging you to think big because I am a big God. By Me, through Me and for Me was everything created that was created. I am before all things, and in Me all things consist.

Stretch your faith beyond the limits of your natural thinking. My love is extravagant and I love to lavish you with blessings upon blessings. Meditate on My greatness today and this will help you to believe with all of your heart that I truly can take care of all of your needs. Release every care to Me today.

ISAIAH 40:10-12; COLOSSIANS 1:16-17

Saturday, June 5, 2010

TRUTH

I am the truth. Pilate asked Me the question, "What is truth?" I did not respond to this question, but earlier I told him that I was born and came into the world to bear witness to the truth. I said, "Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice" (John 18:37).

When you received Me into your heart, the Holy Spirit of Truth began to teach and lead you into all truth. Every day when you read My Word, you will discover new truths about Me when you ask the Holy Spirit to be your teacher.

I am absolute truth. Those who seek to know the truth with a sincere heart will come to the conclusion that I am Messiah, God in the flesh, Who came to reveal the truth about My Father in heaven to the world.

So many live in deception and the plan of Satan is to keep people deluded and deceived. Speak boldly about Me to others and pray that My Spirit of Truth will open their ears so that they can hear My voice. Those who receive Me will be able to continue to hear My voice.

JOHN 18:37-38; 14:16-17

Friday, June 4, 2010

DELIGHT

Keep delighting yourself in Me and I will give you the desires of your heart. When you delight yourself in Me, I am then able to plant My desires in your heart. Not only am I able to plant those desires, but I am also able to provide everything needed for My desires to be fulfilled through you.

I have a plan for you. That plan is written in your Book of Life. As you delight yourself in Me, I begin to unfold the pages of that book to you. The key to your accomplishing every work I have planned for you is to keep delighting yourself in Me. Stay in praise and thanksgiving to Me. The highest form of worship is to do My Father's will. I did My Father's will when I walked on Earth and now I can enable you to do My Father's will by the power of My Spirit. You will accomplish His will for you when you seek Me first and enjoy My presence.

PSALM 37:4; JEREMIAH 29:11; PHILIPPIANS 2:13; MATTHEW 12:50; EPHESIANS 2:10

Thursday, June 3, 2010

GOOD MORNING

Meeting with Me morning after morning brings Me great joy. So many of My saints do not even take the time to say "Good Morning" to Me. I long to fellowship with My beloved, but it seems many are just too busy.

My heart is for those who know Me to draw close to Me. I do not condemn those who do not take the time, but it does make Me sad. How I long to help them throughout the day. This is why I sent the helper on Earth.

Many of the problems you face daily could be avoided if you will cry out for wisdom. I am made unto you wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption. I can give wisdom to help you even with the smallest issues you face during each day. I can help you walk in righteousness if you will call out to Me when you are tempted. I can cleanse you of all unrighteousness if you will confess your sins to Me. I can redeem the mistakes you make. Draw close to Me today.

1 CORINTHIANS 1:30

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

TIME

I am doing a short work in these last days. Observe what is happening in Israel. Israel is My time clock. Take each day I give you as a gift of time. Open that gift and use that time to share My love and good news with others, to enjoy My presence, and to do My will. My will for you is to always remain in thanksgiving and to shine with My glory.

You possess a great treasure within you - My very presence that dwells within you through My Spirit. I am the light of the world and you are My light bearer. You are called to beam the light within you every minute of every day. The only thing that blocks that light is your own flesh. Offer yourself as a living sacrifice to Me daily, and I will deal with your flesh. Keep shining, keep working in My vineyard because the day is coming when you will be able to work no more.

ROMANS 9:28; PHILIPPIANS 2:15; 2 CORINTHIANS 4:6-7

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

WORKS AND WAYS

The children of Israel saw My works, but only Moses knew My ways. I exhorted those who questioned Me while I walked on Earth to at least believe the works I did if they could not believe Who I said I was. My accusers saw the works I did and I asked them, "For which of those works do you stone Me?"

Every day you have the opportunity to behold My works. Today, take time to just look at the intricacies in nature. By Me, through Me, and for Me were all things in the earthly realm created. However, even the beauty of nature does not reveal My character. I want to unveil My character to you daily so that you will never doubt My love for you. This unveiling, however, cannot take place unless you spend time in My Word. My Word has layers of revelation that will unfold before your eyes if you will ask My Spirit to give you understanding as you read My Word.

Take time today to discover the realms of glory that are found in Me. When you do this, you will begin to truly know My ways and you will never want to miss those quiet times that you set apart to read My Word, pray, and hear My voice.

JOHN 10:37-38: COLOSSIANS 1:16