Mark challenges many of the purveying views as to who Jesus was by showing that someone greater than all of the Old Testament institutions was present.
Mark tries to get us from partial to full sight in order to see Jesus more clearly.
In the Gospel of Mark, the account of Jesus' feeding of the five thousand is replete with Old Testament imagery taken from the Exodus.
The Kingdom of God arrived in the person of Jesus freeing his people from the bondage of the powers of darkness.
That his friends and his disciples rejected him reflects the utter and complete humiliation of the Son of God.