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Volume 5, Issue 2

May 2008

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Message from the President

Message from the President

Greetings in the matchless name of Jesus!

Words of Inspiration

Recap & Photos of SES' Woman to Woman Forum

SES Staff & Upcoming Events

There is a shifting in the earth! When you see things that are causing the earth to shift such as earthquakes, tornadoes, tsunamis or even typhoons, this is also happening in the spiritual realm. The Lord is saying something and He is shifting things to purpose! There may be a lot of chaos going on right now in your personal lives, and it may feel like you are unable to hold on. Destruction is everywhere and the waters seem to look like they will overshadow you. Just be assured that God is putting you in a position to receive a miracle in your life. He is putting things in order, rearranging things, pulling up things, putting things in place, and taking things away that do not belong--Just hold on, the waters and waves will cease and you will be standing on dry land. You will look around and wonder "How did I make it over?" The Lord is positioning you for greatness! The Lord is positioning you for your purpose! Let the waves and the storms come because all things are working together for your good! The Lord IS doing a new thing in your life and on the earth. The last will be first and the first will be last. The poor will become rich, not only in finances, but in spirit! The oppressed will become free! Your depression will become Jesus' joy! Get ready for the new thing! You must let go of the old in order to embrace the new! 2008 is still going to be great! You have not even seen the half of what the Lord is going to do through you and for you! Jeremiah 29:14 says "For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome." The Lord does have a plan tailor-made for you! Jacqueline Duncan, SES President

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Words of Inspiration

Things are about to change!

"And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day. And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of Jacob's thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him. And he said, 'Let me go, for the day breaketh.' And he said, 'I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.' And he said unto him, 'What is thy name?' And he said, 'Jacob.' And he said, 'Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.'" Genesis 32:24-28 God has downloaded this message to me that I want to share with you: Things are about to change! It is a dawning of a new day and a new day is dawning! During this season, there are some things you will have to wrestle with alone, and unless you wrestle with those things, you will not see the blessing that God has downloaded into the equation of destiny, purpose and time manifested. There is a place in God where the space is big enough for ONLY you. Once you are there, you must press into His Secret Place. In this place you will have the greatest opportunity to wrestle with life-altering issues in prayer. Like Jacob, you will experience a sense of aloneness. It is the safest place to spend what I call "me-time." Everyone needs "metime"--a time for you to discover who you really are. A time where you are not defined by what you do or did, but who God originally designed you to be. Do not allow others to define who you are. You are fearfully and wonderfully made. Do not mistake your aloneness with loneliness. There is a difference between loneliness and aloneness. Loneliness occurs when there is an involuntary and obvious absence of people who contribute to your sense of belonging. Aloneness, on the other hand, is a voluntary state wherein a person positions himself/ herself in a place of solitude and separation. In this text, Jacob chose solitude, so that he could wrestle with his destiny and future. Wrestle With Your Destiny--"I Will Come Out With More!" In this season, you must find your place of solitude to wrestle with your destiny. This is a season where prayer and fasting will catapult you into a realm of prosperity, health and success. When you choose this place, you will soon discover that you have chosen to dwell in the secret place of the Most High God. Wrestling with personal issues in this place will always cause you to emerge with more than what you discard there. You will always prevail over the enemy in this place. If you feel that you will come out with less, it means the enemy has prevailed over your life. Stay in this place with God until you break through. This is not the season for the enemy to prevail; this is the season for the Body of Christ to prevail. Decree and declare this over your situation: "I am coming out with more!" and "Lord, I will not leave until You bless me." THE BEGINNING OF A SEASON OF REST RATHER THAN WARFARE Jacob's name was associated with a reproach. He had to wrestle with this because his name caused him to be stigmatized. The name Jacob, meaning supplanter and schemer, affected him in a very deep way. It was not only his birth name, but it had now become an integral part of his nature. All of his life he had to fight for everything that he acquired. He felt he had to take life in his own hands. Have you ever been in the place where your whole life and existence was predicated upon one fight after another? You are fighting for attention, fighting to be heard, fighting for peace, fighting for your life. Even now, you may be wrestling with some deep financial, emotional, spiritual, or personal issues. God spoke to me and told me that this is the ending of a season of warfare and the beginning of a season of rest. The struggle is over! You are no longer wrestling with the devil but with your own destiny. So you might as well give in to the will of God concerning your life. God has given you power over all the power of the enemy. Now allow God to activate the hidden power and potential for growth and development, beyond your yesterday experiences. He has the power and holds the secrets to unleashing your true and authentic nature and removing all stigmas and attachments to your name. Have you ever been to a point where you feel you have to take life into your own hands? Sometimes life gets desperate; you don't see any other way to survive. All of the odds were stacked against you, and you had to make your own way. You have been there for others, but when it was your turn, no one was there for you. I have been there too, but I learned to cast all my cares upon God. Cycles Of Seven--A Season Of Rest And Celebration Life happens in cycles of seven. You have completed one cycle, and you are starting a new cycle of seven. How you exit one season determines how you enter a new season. You have to be able to walk out of the old in order to access the new. God is re-programming your ear to hear a different kind of frequency. He is synchronizing and syncopating you to His symphonic and choreographic movements. I decree that in this season you will be in sync with the divine timing of God.

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Words of Inspiration

Everything in 2008 will work according to the timing of the Lord. The first quarter is already past, and what you hold as priority in the first quarter is going to determine what is going to happen in the next seven years. As with music, in order to move into a new movement, you must resolve the previous movement. Do not try to enter this new season without resolving things from the past season. What God is doing in the first quarter is providing the thrust needed to begin anew and to experience breakthrough. Many of you have battled last year; you were in a cycle of frustration, lack, desperation, and it seemed as if things were not going to change. Like the proverbial saying, "If it was not one thing, it was another." Once you got through one challenge, another one was right on its heels. Do not despair. Help and divine intervention are on the way! There are many believers that are falling between the cracks. The devil wants to keep you in an old cycle, a cycle where he had control over your destiny. The enemies of your soul want to create a cycle where you don't break through to the next level. ARE YOU DOING THE RIGHT THING --AT THE WRONG TIME? You could be doing the right thing at the wrong time. Do not allow the spirits of frustration, distraction, anxiety, doubt or fear cause you to miss God in this season. You have to stay focused in this season. This is the year of breakthrough. During this season, you are being transitioned into a new "me." I hear the Lord say, "What is happening is you are ending a season of warfare, and you are entering a season of rest and celebration. A season where I will display and manifest My governmental anointing through you. What is needed now is thrust, momentum, consistency and commitment. Don't let up; don't give in. Hold fast to the profession of your faith. I am thrusting you into position where you will have to make some very hard decisions in order to seamlessly and smoothly move into something that is new. Therefore, this year will be a year of release, a year of circumcision and a year of new beginnings. You must release some things and some people. I will release some things to you, and some things will be released to you by people. I will release new mantles, gifts, anointing and opportunities." No more stagnation; the water is rising. Water represents movement of the Holy Spirit; water represents the flow of the anointing. You must let go of the old in order to access the new. You will experience breakthrough shortly. A breakthrough is a sudden burst of anointing and revelation-knowledge that propels an individual or ministry past the point of an impenetrable threshold, shattering strongholds and then establishing new paradigms and relationships. I decree that this is your year for a breakthrough. This Is The Year Of Open Heavens! This is the year of the supernatural, exponential progression. God will do for you in the next 12 months what you could never do for yourself in 12 years. This is the year of the open heavens--the clouds are clearing. The sun will shine. He will cause His voice to be trumpeted and cause you to triumph over your enemies. This year will be characterized by open portals. Look for divine opportunities and supernatural ideas. He will make you first and not last. You will have dominion! He will cause you to progress. He will supernaturally cause you to accomplish great things. This is not just the era of the pulpit; this is the era of the pew. You are going to break through in your prayer life. God will release a new governmental anointing on your prayer life. You will no longer pray earthbound prayers; you will be able to make declarations from Heaven's supreme court. He will give you supernatural increase, and there shall be no more lack! You will decree a thing, and it shall be established. You don't have to settle for a good life; you can have the perfect life. My prayer for you: Father, You are perfect in all of your ways. You have measured the borders; You have weighed the mountains and scales in a balance. I thank You that things are about to shift--that we have entered into a new season. I decree and declare 2008 is a year of new beginnings. I decree and declare that the courage, the capacity, the drive, the commitment and desire to walk away from old things and into the new is released into your Spirit now. As we proceed out of the first quarter, I decree we will not leave this quarter without seeing the manifestation of those things that were ordained before the foundation of this world. I pray that we will be synchronized and syncopated to the timing of the Lord and that nothing will be withheld from us. I pray that we will now function without frustration and without hindrance. I decree and declare the heavens, and every portal, is swinging wide open. I decree access. I decree that everything in our lives is changing for the best. The struggle is over in Jesus' name! I command you to break through! Dr. N. Cindy Trimm, Cindy Trimm International, www.cindytrimm.com

Volume 5, Issue 2

Contributed by Cheryl Clark

May 2008

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Words of Inspiration

Our Daily Bread --- Test of Faithfulness

We know that all things work together for good to those who love God . . . Romans 8:28 It is only a faithful person who truly believes that God sovereignty controls his circumstances. We take our circumstances for granted, saying God is in control, but not really believing it. We act as if the things that happen were completely controlled by people. To be faithful in every circumstance means that we have only one loyalty, or object of our faith -- the Lord Jesus Christ. God may cause our circumstances to suddenly fall apart, which may bring the realization of our unfaithfulness to Him for not recognizing that He had ordained the situation. We never saw what He was trying to accomplish, and that exact event will never be repeated in our life. This is where the test of our faithfulness comes. If we will just learn to worship God even during the difficult circumstances, He will change them for the better very quickly if He so chooses. Being faithful to Jesus Christ is the most difficult thing we try to do today. We will be faithful to our work, to serving others, or to anything else; just don't ask us to be faithful to Jesus Christ. Many Christians become very impatient when we talk about faithfulness to Jesus. Our Lord is dethroned more deliberately by Christian workers than by the world. We treat God as if He were a machine designed only to bless us, and we think of Jesus as just another one of the workers. The goal of faithfulness is not that we will do work for God, but that He will be free to do His work through us. God calls us to His service and places tremendous responsibilities on us. He expects no complaining on our part and offers no explanation on His part. God wants to use us as He used His own Son. Contributed by Juanita Glenn

Excerpt from the Battle of the Mind by Noel Jones with Dr. Georgianna Land Walk According To The Spirit And Live In order to understand the relationship between spirit and breath it is imperative that you understand the relationship of the Father, the Son (Word), and the Holy Spirit (wind in motion). It's the spirit of God who blows into your nostrils, who refreshes and brings new life into your mind. Thus, to maintain control over your mind, you have to be connected to the Holy Spirit of God. The Holy Spirit is the key: and the law of the Spirit--not a written law--is the regulated principal of the Holy Spirit. The law of the spirit or in other words , the regulative principle of the Holy Spirit, which exercises control over the believer, provides energy from the Spirit that gives you a desire to come out of where you are and go where the Lord wants you to go. The energy comes from the Spirit of God and blows naturally in your mind. As the Lord blows His Spirit into you, the energy from His Spirit will take you higher into the next level. The Lord will blow into your spirit until you can tell the world and Satan that: I am coming out, I can't stay in the box I have to come out, I am tired of being restricted held back I am coming out of poverty, depression, low self esteem I am out of the box I will never be the same because I am moving in the power of my anointing. I am liberated I am free No weapon formed against me shall prosper. You are now empowered to defeat Satan and to walk according to the Spirit because the Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead is living inside of each of us. Contributed by Trudy Zeigler

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Remember the Sabbath?

A day of Sabbath is more than just a spiritual suggestion -- it's a necessity for balance and restoration.

In the "busyness" of modern life, I fear we have lost the rhythm between activity and rest. "I am so busy." We say this as a badge of honor, as if our exhaustion were a trophy, and our ability to withstand 70-hour weeks a mark of real character. We convince ourselves that the busier we are, the more we are accomplishing and the more important we must be. But is this really so? Does more activity really mean more accomplishment? To be unavailable to friends and family, to miss the sunsets and the full moons, to blast through all our obligations without time for taking a deep breath -- this has become the model of a successful life. Unfortunately, because we do not rest, we lose our way. Instead of becoming more, we are just doing more. We base our value on what we can do, rather than on who we are. Are you making time for healthy "breathing" in your life? Our technologies make us available 24/7 to the demands of our work -- if we allow it. If you exhale without having time to inhale, you will turn blue and pass out. Embrace Sabbath days and times in your life. Wisdom, peace, creativity and contentment will grow in those times. Take a walk, give thanks for simple things, bless your children, take a bath with music and candles, turn off the telephone, pager, TV and computer -- carve out those times for restoration and spiritual breathing. Recently, on a Sunday night we had a violent storm here in Franklin, TN. Our power was out all day Monday. No Internet, no air conditioning, no TV or radio. So my wife, Joanne, our son Jared and I spent the day cleaning up trees, talking to the neighbors and going out for lunch. An unexpected Sabbath. I am fortunate to work in an environment where I see rabbits, guineas, woodpeckers, lightening, clouds, and neighbors. It's difficult for me to find a refreshing pause in the midst of concrete, asphalt and honking horns. My work setting is the result of having a clear goal and a plan of action. I know what works for me. Have you been able to find the work that provides a balance of "being" and "doing?" From the Bible:

"Remember to observe the Sabbath as a holy day. Six days a week are for your daily duties and your regular work, but the seventh day is a day of Sabbath rest before the Lord your God. On that day you are to do no work of any kind, nor shall your son, daughter, or slaves -- whether men or women -- or your cattle of your house guests. For in six days the Lord made the heaven, earth, and sea, and everything in them and rested the seventh day; so He blessed the Sabbath day and set it aside for rest." Exodus 20: 8-11 (TLB) Direction for Today: How can you unplug your "doing" and enhance your "being" today? What one thing can you do today to break out of a predictable habit? Dan Miller is President of The Business Source, founder of "48 Days" and author of 48 Days To The Work You Love and 48 Days To Creative Income. He is the growing authority for creating effective life plans that are achieved by integrating natural gifts, unique personality traits and one's own values and passions. His unique clarification of how God gifts us will introduce you to a new sense of freedom and fulfillment of your life's calling. For more information, visit http:// www.48days.com/. Contributed by Yvette Mayfield

CONGRATULATIONS to

Phillip and Jacqueline Duncan

on their upcoming June 8th grand opening of In His Presence Praise and Worship Center and their July 5th installation as pastors!

Volume 5, Issue 2

May 2008

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SES Sponsored Event

On May 3rd, the Woman to Woman Encouragement Forum allowed women to fellowship, feast on, and celebrate the Word of God. As described by the Mistress of Ceremony, the event consisted of two awesome and dynamic speakers and a time to shop and fellowship around the Word of God. Assistant Minister LaRue Savoy provided the group with a meal entitled, "A Woman With An Issue" (Luke 8:4348). Identifying that regardless of the issue, you must press forward with the help of the Lord to reach your destiny. No matter how long it takes, keep looking to him to resolve your issue. Shortly after her "meal" was served, Minister Savoy allowed the anointing to fall fresh among the women in the Zealia Centre through her anointed hands. At the same time, we were blessed with the angelic voice of Sister Nichole Savoy, who ministered praise and worship in song. To provide the dessert of "God Still Uses Broken Vessels" (Romans 4:17-21), we were honored with the Word given by Minister Shuwanda Williams. The Word that God gave her was just like a succulent dessert -- sweet, moist, and filling. Minister Williams reminded us that to become perfected, you must be broken and go through the PROCESS. We cannot go through life without going through a financial, physical, or spiritual process. She provided examples to help us become more aware and responsible during our brokenness to release our faith to endure. Vendors, attendees, observers -- all were extremely blessed by the time shared. As the women exited, we were reminded, "please don't forget to invite us to the next `gathering'". Yes ... we all left in a better condition than when we arrived. Contributed by Cheryl Clark & Yvette Mayfield

Minister Shuwanda Williams Women to Women participants

Assistant Pastor LaRue Savoy

SES Staff

Praise Him!

Photo Credits: Yvette Mayfield

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SES Staff

Phillip G. Duncan, CEO Jacqueline R. Duncan, President Cheryl Clark, Vice President Juanita Glenn, 2nd Vice President Veronica Carroll, Public Relations Manager Shevona Johnson, Director of Marketing/Webmaster Yvette Mayfield, Administrative Assistant Etrulia Zeigler, Prayer Chaplain New Staff Shirley Brooks Tina Grant Rochelle Hall Marie Irizarry Mary Koufie

Upcoming Events

June 7, 2008, 10am As One Marriage Workshop, Part II Camelot of Upper Marlboro, MD *Registration required by May 31, 2008 June 8, 2008, 3pm In His Presence Praise & Worship Center Grand Opening Zealia Center, Capital Heights, MD August 16, 2008 Bake Sale/Bibles and Books Drive Walmart, Bowie, MD November 8, 2008, 6pm Phenomenal Woman of the Year Awards Banquet Colony South Hotel and Conference Center Clinton, MD Please check our website at www.sistersenhancing.org for more events.

SES Partners

Blanche E. Carter Quebec Enterprises, Inc. Wanda Childs Blessed 24:7 Tracy C. Dillard Dillards Travel Services, Inc. Jacqueline Duncan Legacy Services and Travel Kerri Eaton Another Level Lawn Care, LLC. Kyla Foster The Body Shop at Home Juanita Glenn C&J Professional Services, LLC. Cyndi L. Greene The College Funding Division Shadonne Harris Garden of Eden Day Spa Niambi Jarvis Hiyaah Power Tonya Jefferson Jefferson Liberty Organizations, LLC Andrea Jenkins Lia Sophia Cecelia Johnson Mary Kay Cosmetics Pamela Leach Grant and Leach Financial Services Lizette Llanos AVision Residential Solution Nicole McCollum Gurly Girl Dresses Monica Petty Online Travel Depot Diane Polangin Total Tax Service Sonya Ransome Smiling Traveler Production Dionne Shaw DionneInc, LLC Rose McElrath-Slade Strategic Resources, Inc. Gwen Smith Gwen's Gift Baskets Rita Stevens PenFed Realty, LLC Debra E. Thomas EIM Executive Motorcoach Services Portia Wheatley Superior Soups, LLC Mareka White AVONbyMareka Visit our website for our partners contact info. If you are interested in partnering with SES, please visit our website at www.sistersenhancing.org.

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