In the Bible, all great prophets were confirmed or commissioned by a father figure. The most easily referenced example being Elijah and Elisha.
Or Samuel to David.
Dr. Paul Enenche of Dunamis Gospel Church in one of his sermons quoted Archbishop Benson Idahosa of the blessed memory as saying that “If an antelope have the backing of the lion it can confront an elephant.”
He said it is because they have the backing of a lion – Bishop Oyedepo.