“Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory. Selah”
Psalm 24:10 NKJV
There is a lot of talk about the glory of God in the church today. Yet most of the time the conversation or the teaching centers around how the glory makes us feel. In fact we constantly refer to “the glory”. In certain segments of the church it comes with some pretty wild manifestations but our bodies aren’t used to “the glory” so they can react kind of crazy.
But here’s the thing, the glory isn’t a thing, it’s a person, God Himself. When God came down in glory in the Old Testament, people reverently bowed in awe. Peter who say Jesus transfigured wrote the following; “For we did not follow cunningly devised fables when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His majesty. For He received from God the Father honor and glory when such a voice came to Him from the Excellent Glory: “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” And we heard this voice which came from heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain. And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts; knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.”
2 Peter 1:16-21 NKJV
When we talk about the glory of God. We are talking about God Himself. We don’t need to be looking for glitter and we don’t need to desire a feeling. God Himself is bigger and His Word more sure than any arbitrary feeling. Peter even after an incredible experience didn’t point to it, but to Jesus. We don’t need signs and wonders, we don’t need an ethereal feeling of glory, we have the Word of God.