At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 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.'
We see the humble Servant as Jesus came to be baptized by John even though He had no need to repent. We see that three things happened and are reminded that the number three is associated with the earthly display of God's will. First, heaven was torn open and this was a picture of what would happen on the day of His crucifixion when the temple curtain was ripped. We see, in this, Jesus' access to heaven and our access through Him and His obedience. The second thing was the Holy Spirit descending on Him and this was a picture of what was to come for His disciples as we see in the upper room (Acts 2). This was the power to follow Him. The final event was the very voice of God proclaiming that Jesus is His Son. This fact would soon be confirmed by His resurrection from the dead. As the acknowledged Son of God, Jesus had the Father's authority which He gave to us in what is commonly called the Great Commission. In this one event, we see that, if we trust in Jesus as the Son of God, He will give us the power and authority to live a holy life through the Spirit as well as a place with our Father for eternity.