In September 2018 the Luton church celebrated 40 years of ministry in Luton and last Saturday in the rededication service we rededicated the newly refurbished place of worship and ourselves unto the service of the Lord and the community of Luton, Bedfordshire, the U.K and globally.

The best is yet to come is based on the prophetic word to Israel/Judah from the Lord via the prophet Haggai concerning the finished rebuilt temple. The first temple was described by one as exceedingly magnifical. 

It was conceived by King David and built during the reign of King Solomon. At its dedication the glory of God was so awesome and thick that the ministering priests stood in silence unable to speak and neither did anyone. God’s glory spoke loud and clear that day.

This temple would be destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar in the invasion of Israel and Judah many years after the dedication. 

The temple in Judah would remain in ruins until Cyrus the Persian issued the decree to rebuild it which took place in the days of Nehemiah and others.

Despite the great efforts of all to reproduce the temple to its original beauty, the finished temple was not as beautiful. Yet the Lord said the latter house would be greater than the former. 

The latter house was a reference to the New Testament church that would exceed that of the Old Testament. No matter what took place under the Old Covenant the New would surpass it. Ultimately the church would be greater in beauty and importance to God than the first temple.

As previously said, the first temple was conceived by King David but the church was conceived by God.

As David sat in his palace one day he had the idea to build a temple for God in appreciation for His many blessings, in particular, for elevating a shepherd boy to become King over Israel. 

The church was conceived before the foundation of the world and of it Christ told Peter the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Political tyrants and dictators as well as false religious leaders have tried to destroy the church through persecution, lies and infiltration but the church is still alive and well.

Bad things happen in the name of the church but His sheep knows His voice and the true church is known by fruits and not leaves; by the power of God and not the wisdom of men.

The best is yet to come is not a boast but our commitment to God for greater. “It’s not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith the Lord”. 

Please pray for us as we labour locally and beyond that our motto: “a ministry to the community and beyond” will become a reality.

I don’t know what the best is yet to come entails but if it will be greater than the first forty years then I am excited.

RRF has ministered to many in Luton and Bedfordshire, have planted churches in Bedford and Dunstable and overseas in Kenya and Uganda. We have also strengthened the work in India and West Africa and travelled to North America and the Caribbean.

The plan going forward is to train new leaders, give more responsibility to existing leaders, to use the Internet for TV and radio broadcast through its own TV and radio stations. The plan is also to enlarge the church and establish new ones on a regular basis.

Again I ask that you pray for us, partner with us and stay in touch with us. If you want to know more about the ministry and some of our plans please email to: info@rrfluton.org.uk or ordinary letter to:

Fellowship House, 90 Dunstable Road, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 1EH.

Our platform is the world and congregation the people.

The Lord’s servant

Lloyd Denny