"Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: 'You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.'" (Mark 1:10-11)
The wall dividing the heavens from the earth rips open and the power that created the universe comes cascading down upon a beloved Son. This is no mere tender scene between a father and child; this is a mighty King sending His best Champion into battle. The mission given to Jesus is this: Clear the world of the powers of darkness that enslave and deform humanity. His weapon? Not a sword, but perfect obedience, driven by his passionate love for the Father.