Since a large population is a king’s glory, then Jesus’ glory far exceeds all kingdom’s ever to exist. Jesus told a parable about his kingdom’s size. He said, “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all your seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and perch in its branches.” (Matthew 13:31-32) Jesus illustrated the ever-expanding power of his kingdom.
In another parable, Jesus shared the basis of his kingdom’s expansion of glory. “I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” (Matthew 17:20) Though Jesus’ kingdom started small with a few ordinary people who had faith in him, it is now the largest. For in the last 2,000 years, many more have put their faith in the glorious king Jesus.
The power and glory of faith in Jesus cannot be doubted nor underestimated. It will never end. It will never change. It will ever increase in glory and power.