Kingdom Metaphors for the Christian Life
Jesus had just been baptized, and a glorious baptism it was. “The heavens were opened, and the Holy Spirit descended on Him in bodily form, like a dove; and a voice came from heaven, ‘You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased’ ” (Luke 3:21–22). Immediately, this second Adam was led into the wilderness to fast and to contend with Satan himself. The first Adam had failed in the garden, and this new Adam, the Messiah King from glory, would take up the battle in the desert.