A Summary of the Will of God
Jesus's mission was to do God's will on Earth.
God is a spiritual father.(John 4:24.) He loves his children, but the children are flesh.(John 3:6.) The children love the world and do not care for the spiritual father. Instead, they care for the Earthly, carnal fathers that begot them.(E.g. John 8:53.) God knows that this bond of flesh must be broken before the children of the flesh can seek the spiritual father.(E.g. Matthew 16:17.) Until then, these children are lost and dead to him.(Luke 19:10, Matthew 18:11.) God is in heaven.(Joshua 2:11, Job 22:12, Psalm 53:2, Ecclesiastes 5:2, Matthew 5:16, 5:45, 5:48, 6:1, 6:9, 7:11, 7:21, 10:32, 10:33, 12:50, 16:17, 18:14, 18:19, 23:9, Mark 11:25-26, Luke 11:2.) His one will for his children is for them to learn to love him,(Matthew 22:37, Mark 12:30.) and out of that love, put the flesh and life of the world away from themselves(Matthew 19:21, Mark 10:21, 29-30, Luke 18:22.) and arise to him.(As stated literally in John 6:39-40.) These children of the flesh are not wholly carnal.(John 3:5-6.) Symbolically, these children have a vacuum in their hearts that can only be filled by God in heaven. In their ignorance, they devised many gods and religions and plans of salvation to meet the need of their inmost natures. In doing so, these children remain bound to the flesh and the life in the world.(Matthew 13:22, Mark 4:18-19.) All were accommodated to the darkness of this world and feared leaving it.(John 3:19.)
Therefore, the sole will of God is for all the potential children in the world to desire to leave Earth and come to him.(Just like the prodigal son did in Luke 15:11-32.) God only expects Earth to provide individuals that will be candidates for life in heaven. God has given no other goals or purposes for Earth. God's will is for individuals to learn to love him(Matthew 22:37, Mark 12:30.) and truly desire from the heart to rise to him,(Just like the apostles did. Luke 18:28.) abandoning all carnal, Earthly or worldly attachments(Matthew 6:19.) and identifications.(Matthew 23:9.) When that takes place, God's will is done on Earth as it is in heaven.(Matthew 6:10, Luke 11:2.)
Candidates for the divine childhood are bound to their flesh and driven by the inner vacuum of their heart to fill it. Being flesh, they fill it with fleshy and carnal things. These humans are totally ignorant of God's sole desire for them and even believe the darkness is light.(Luke 11:34-35 cf. Matthew 6:23.) God's will can't be done on Earth until they learn the truth their creator ordained for them, and then freely choose to rise and go to God. But, it is imperative they choose to go by themselves. It is for this reason God created the world. Whoever wants to may choose to go to him from the world and be in his glory. Not because they have to be there, but only because they have chosen to be there.
Humans had no way of knowing this will of God. God began the process of informing them by first selecting a people that were to be bearers of this knowledge. From among these he chose certain ones, called prophets, to whom he began slowly to reveal his will. Centuries passed, however, and no one accurately defined his will. No one was doing his will.
As a final effort, God begot Jesus(John 3:16.) and sent him to Earth to teach man what God wanted.(John 3:17.) It wouldn't be enough to simply teach them his will because God's will was so far from human conception, they wouldn't be able to understand the truth.(Mark 9:32, Luke 2:50, 9:45, 18:34, John 10:6, 12:16.) Therefore, it was necessary for Jesus to illustrate the meaning of God's will(Matthew 26:39, 42, Mark 14:36, Luke 22:42.) with a personal example in a public and dramatic manner. He became an example by being the first person on Earth to do God's will.(John 19:30.)
Jesus is the begotten son charged by God to make God's will known to Earth.(John 6:38-6:40.) He did this by making and teaching disciples. He also exemplified God's will by being the first man to perform it on Earth, when he submitted to the terrible death of crucifixion. He made the message and meaning of God's will unmistakable when he rose up from the tomb and ascended in their sight to God. Before ascending, Jesus charged them with the same responsibility God had laid upon him: to teach and to manifest the will of God on Earth just as he had done.(Matthew 28:19-20.) It is by their faithfulness the truth continued to be preserved and displayed before men in the canonical gospels. This truth is summarized in all four canonical gospels as the saying,