The Glory Of Our Kingdom;
This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him (John 2:11).
Glory is that which inspires, produces or causes honour. If you give honour, admiration, and respect to someone because of something that happened, that thing had glory, because it inspired you to honour that fellow. For example, when someone says, “That meeting was glorious,” what exactly made it glorious? It was glorious because we were inspired to honour, reverence, praise, and worship the Lord; thus, revealing the glory of His Kingdom. When the people saw what Jesus did—when he turned water to wine in Cana in Galilee —they were amazed; they trusted, honoured, and revered Him.
The Bible says His disciples believed on Him. Psalm 145:11-12 says, “They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power; To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom.” That’s talking about the splendour or beauty of God’s Kingdom that we’ve become a part of; it’s a kingdom where sickness, defeat, failure and death aren’t real!
Think about the children of Israel and the promises God made to them! He told them they’d never be defeated by their adversaries. He said to them I’ll take sickness and diseases away from you (Exodus 15:25-26). Then, in Psalm 91:16 He told them, with long life will I satisfy you. All these and several other blessings in the Old Testament were addressed to the children of Israel. Now, imagine the glory we’ve been called into as new creations, living in the Kingdom of His dear Son!
The Bible says we obtained a better covenant, established upon better promises (Hebrews 8:6). Think about that! The glory of the New Testament, of our spiritual Kingdom, is the more excellent glory; it supersedes what the children of Israel experienced: “…For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth. For if that which is done away was glorious, much more that which remaineth is glorious” (2 Corinthians 3:10-11).
1 Peter 2:9;
1 Peter 1:11