"Each piece of art is an invitation to encounter the Lord's beauty in a greater way."

Sommer Wilkerson

From the Nightwatch to the World: the birth of Signature of God

Signature of God was birthed out of the place of prayer. I have been on staff at the International House of Prayer, Kansas City (IHOPKC) since 2001. I have served in this ministry as a prophetic singer and intercessor, 10 years of which were in the Nightwatch. It was there in the night hours of my ministry work, that the Lord drew out of me something that I didn’t even know was in me. 

I was singing on teams and praying through the night, simply loving Jesus; sitting at His feet and pouring on Him my worship and my love. One night, while singing, a friend of mine began asking the Lord about me; inquiring about who I am and asking Him what was on His heart for me. 

At the end of our night watch, she began sharing with me what she believed the Lord was speaking to her regarding me. She shared enthusiastically about the Lord speaking about taking excerpts from my journals and putting them into card formats, as well as pictures, which could be framed. 

Discovering God's heart

After hearing this, I went before the Lord, and while contemplating and praying through this possibility, I felt that the Lord confirmed to me His heart in this matter. This is the story of Signature of God, which I would like to share with you. I began asking the Lord for His heart in this area because I needed confirmation from Him. If indeed I was going to step out and display the secret places from my journals to others. The Lord led me to this verse:

"Take a scroll and write on it all the words I have spoken to you concerning Israel, Judah, and all the nations from the time I began speaking to you, from the days of Josiah even to this day."

Jeremiah 36:2

I knew immediately that what the Lord was calling me to was a very focused message. He was telling me to take a scroll and write on it His heart concerning His people—how He feels about US! There is nothing that He is more zealous about than to tell us how He feels about us. 

One of the greatest oppositions and accusations of the human heart is not believing that God is good and that He loves and never changes. In this hour in which we live, it is vital for us as His people to understand and be confident that His heart of affection for us is not determined by how we feel, or by what we’ve done and have not done. His love is not conditional to our circumstances and even in our weakness, He says that we are lovely. We love and serve a God who is forever the same and His love is unwavering. 

As I read the Scripture, I began to understand what it was He was asking of me; “Tell others how I feel about them concerning My jealousy, My passion, and My burning desire. Write about this truth; that it is My people in whom I take delight, every day, all the time, and that I never change. Write!”

The Calling

As I grew in confidence that the Lord was really in this idea of adapting my journal entries and that He was initiating it, I began asking Him what I should call this endeavor. As I was speaking to my mother concerning Jeremiah 36:2, the Lord told me the name which I should use for this newly found ministry. I heard Him say, “Signature of God,” while speaking to my mom, but I continued in conversation with her without commenting on it, and in less than five minutes, she interrupted me and said, “Sommer, I know the name. The name is “Signature of God”. 

This proved to be another confirmation as I told her the Lord just spoke that to me. “Signature of God” was actually originally spoken over me 5 years earlier, when a young woman was delivering a prophetic word to me and said, “He calls you Signature of God. Your name is Signature of God.” She proceeded to describe this very ministry, but 5 years earlier. At the time, I was clueless as to what that prophetic word meant. I simply put aside the word and forgot about it, and then, 5 years later, the Lord brought that word to the forefront of my life.

Even after all of this unfolded, I was still feeling a need for more confirmation from the Lord. He then led me to this verse:

"In that day, says the Lord of hosts, I will take Zerubbabel, My servant, the son of Shealtiel, says the Lord, and will make you like a signet ring, for I have chosen you, says the Lord of hosts."

Haggai 2:23

God's stamp of approval

This was the confirmation that I needed from His mouth to my heart to give me that extra little boost to take hold and run with it. He was saying to me that He was making me His Signature. We as believers, in the man Jesus Christ of Nazareth, carry His name and we are His signature on the face of the earth. We are also His stamp of approval, just as a king would wear a signet ring and this was His seal of approval, of authority, of agreement. When we become His, we take on His royal name, and we are His bride who will partner and rule and reign with Him on His throne.

The King’s name carries weight, and we are His signature. I love it when He speaks about Israel in this scripture:

"You were exceedingly beautiful, and succeeded to royalty."

Ezekiel 16:13

Embracing God's Heart

I believe in this hour — in the hour of the last days — that God is most zealous about expressing His heart of love, kindness, graciousness, and mercy to those He chose from the beginning to be His people, Israel. I feel a major role in the ministry of Signature of God is that of writing on a scroll about His heart of affection for His people, the descendants of Abraham. 

As I write, this is the overflow of my heart in prayer concerning those He loves. Secondly, I am praying the Bride, the Church, the Gentiles — the Bride as one heart — that she would feel and experience the heart of God over her, rooted and grounded in love and firmly established in His affection over her. 

My prayer is that in the hour of testing, she will not become offended and bitter towards the God who is always gracious, slow to anger, and rich in love, always! And thirdly, I’m praying for my very own heart; Oh how I long to have a heart truly flowing with love, confident before Him in love, knowing without exception of His heart of love for me, certain that neither circumstances nor my behavior determine His heart of love over me.


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