Well, we are just days away from the first ever conference for The Porch & SRT – SEE a Supernatural Explanations Event. We took a step of faith and set out on a road to bring revival and Holy Spirit Fire to the Groton, Connecticut and New England area. One person from that area wrote us and thanked us for doing this because “no one comes to Groton”. And, we discovered that that big name ministries will not venture into that area because of the numbers game and money. Well, we aren’t doing this for personal gain. We are doing this for the Kingdom and the underlying hope was and is to bring some financial support into the war chest to help the people on SRT’s waiting list. And, we are doing this to WAKE UP the Remnant.
It’s amazing to me that the ear ticklers and pulpit entertainers can pull in millions of dollars for the lavish lifestyles they live while those who are out on the front lines struggle to make ends meet. I know that it’s always been this way since the beginning of God’s relationship with man but it still shocks me. When Nehemiah showed up to repair the Temple he couldn’t find the priest because they were out in the fields working. The people had stopped supporting them and they had to leave their assignments in the Temple to feed their families. The Apostle Paul patched and made tents to earn money because the church was not doing its job. In today’s society, and in the church, this example is used as a guideline for ministry when in fact it’s an example of what is wrong and not what is right. If you know of a ministry or minister who is out in the trenches with the lost and dying and destroying the works of the devil then you should know they need your support. Sorry for the “off-road rant”, as we call it on Reflections In The Dark, but I felt it needed to be said.
To all of our regular SRT “Aerial Support” prayer warriors and those new to things here are your assignments:
From the time you get this email begin to pound the powers & principalities in the area with warfare and intercessory prayer. This area has been held under a religious bondage and demonic heaviness. The two Pastors aiding us in this quest (Pastor Brad Whipple of Seaport Community Church and Pastor Johnny Burns of New Life Christian Fellowship) have a heart for the Lord and to see the captives set free. They know firsthand of the overwhelming battle to fulfill that calling. We believe this event can and will bring down FIRE from Heaven to scatter the enemy and bring Upper Room revival to the area.
I am flying on Thursday morning at 10 am into Providence, R.I. and then driving to the hotel in Groton, Connecticut. Larry will be flying in on Friday into the same airport and driving himself as well. Please pray for traveling mercies and protection for us and everyone traveling to this event. Also, pray for our families while we are gone.
L.A. Marzulli is flying on Wednesday into Boston to visit family and then on to Groton on Friday. Russ Dizdar and his wife Shelley are driving to Groton, CT from Akron, Ohio which means they are leaving probably on Wednesday as well. Remember them and their families in prayer.
The event itself begins on Friday night at 7 pm at Seaport Community Church. Please keep the praise & worship team, Tribe of Praise, covered in prayer. For most of them this will be a new experience of seeing the free flow of the Holy Spirit have His way. I will be speaking that night on The Supernatural Realm. My goal is to show how when God created everything He created it to be primarily spiritual in a natural setting. In the midst of this I will be showing how the powers of darkness do what they do and what we can do about it. By the end of the night I expect there to be many people who “see” for the first time. We will end the night in prayer for the people seeking the infilling of the Holy Spirit and freedom from bondage. Pray for them to receive what they need from the Lord and for the anointing to rest on that church and its Pastor. Pray that I let the Spirit flow through me to get His Message across. Also, pray for the preparation it takes to do that.
Saturday, at the hotel, begins at 10 am and the first session goes until 2pm. The second session begins at 6 pm and goes until 10 or until the Spirit is done. Please pray for L.A. Marzulli and Russ Dizdar to be bathed in the anointing of the Holy Spirit and for their words to help enlighten people and, more importantly, to arm them for the coming days ahead. The things that L.A. and Russ are covering are things the church at large are ignorant about – the demonic deception behind the UFO/Alien phenomenon, End Times Prophecy and the maneuverings of the satanic into everyday life, including the church.
Sunday we’ve been invited to do two services at New Life Christian Fellowship. At 10 am I will be speaking at the regular church service and then at 5 pm we are coming back for a special session for those who want to go deeper with the Lord, to get set free from bondage and to “prepare for battle”. Larry will be flying back on Sunday afternoon and we ask for a prayer covering for him and anyone else traveling from the event.
L.A. Marzulli, myself and someone who took a step of faith and came in from Hawaii will be traveling on Monday.
For anyone who is interested, there will be a DVD of the event offered for sale later on. We are also looking into the possibility of offering online as a pay-per-view event. If that works we will consider doing all future events as such. The enemy uses the digital technology for his advantage. The Kingdom of God should be taking advantage of that to further the Kingdom Business of getting people saved, healed, delivered and filled with the Spirit. This event is a template of things to come. The Lord is leading His Army out on to the battlefield!
Now to where things get grittier – when we stepped out in faith there were some that were encouraging us to do this that said they would help us financially and to help find financial support. For whatever reason, they have not done either. Possibly, the Lord wanted us to trust in Him and not in the flesh. Times are difficult right now financially and we know that many other ministries who could support it won’t because there is nothing in it for them. Sadly, that is fact even in the church. That is why I am praying a double portion blessing for the two churches that have stepped up. Again, any profits after expenses will go toward the three pending SRT missions of people & families in life and death situations regarding demonic bondage, possession and attack.
We offered pre-registration deals to inspire early sign-ups which some people took us up on. However, at the moment I write this we are only a 1/3 of the way to our break-even point. There is a PayPal donation button on the SEE Conference page (http://www.supernaturalresponse.net/s-e-e.html) as well as at the regular site for The Porch. For those who don’t like using PayPal checks made out to Solomon’s Porch can be sent to the address at the bottom of this email.
Please stand with us in prayer for an outpouring of financial support and an inpouring of people for all of the sessions. We know that prayer works and the Lord can do exceedingly and abundantly beyond anything we can think or imagine. Stand with us and let us watch the Lord work.
Thanks for your time, prayers and support. It is always appreciated and never taken for granted!
Shalom & Blessings,
Richard J Grund
P.O. Box 713 Windermere, FL 34786-0713