The heavens opening at Jesus’ baptism by John was not a simple parting of the clouds. It was a violent act.

 

THE VIOLENCE OF this act was not aimed at lost humanity. Rather, its target was the reign of darkness brought upon the earth through humankind’s agreement with satan in Eden.

The word opening means to cleave, split. It is translated as opening, split, and tears one time each; divided and tear two times each; and torn four times. Interestingly, it is the same word used to describe both the veil in the temple being torn and the rocks splitting open at Jesus’ death, as Heaven and earth shook as a witness to the injustice of that moment— One so perfect dying for those who deserve death. Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split (Matthew 27: 51). In Isaiah 64: 1, a cry of intercession was made on behalf of desperate humanity— rend the heavens and come down.

At Jesus’ baptism, God answered this prayer in Person.

 

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING

MATTHEW 27: 51

 

PRAYER

 

Your Presence empowers me to push back darkness in my life and this world. Just as Jesus was sent on a mission to destroy the works of the enemy, so You have given this same assignment to me. The Presence Who broke open the heavens and invaded earth when Jesus was baptized is the same Presence Who lives inside of me in the Holy Spirit.

 

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