Is the will of Jesus the same as the will of the Father?

Luke 22:42 (KJV) "Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done."

How is it that the Father and Son are one if they have two separate wills?

9 Answers

  • 9 months ago

    The Son agrees with his Father........ The Son could go against his Father... but he chooses not to....... Jesus has Absolute Faith in his Father

  • 2 years ago

    Jesus had to overcome three things, and He did just that very successfully!

    He had to overcome His flesh (Not my will but thine will be done), the world, and the devil.

    His will is definitely the same as the Father, but He didn't line up with God's will till He prayed through and ultimately went on to the cross (God's will complete).

    He was made a man just like us, so He did have great agony over God's will for Him, but in the end He rose up, set His face like a flint, and endured the cross. The Bible says He despised the shame of the cross because He was without sin and had to become sin who knew no sin that we might be mad righteous in Christ. :) Great question.

  • BJ
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    One time God asked Jesus to do something very difficult. Jesus prayed about it, as we see here. He prayed: “If you wish, remove this cup from me.” By praying this, Jesus showed that it was not always easy to do God’s will. But how did Jesus finish his prayer?

    Jesus finished it by saying: “Let, not my will, but yours take place.” Luke 22:41, 42 Yes, he wanted God’s will to be done, not his own. And he went ahead and did what God wanted rather than what he thought would be best.

    What can we learn from this? We learn that it is always right to do what God says, even though it may not be easy to do. But we learn something else. We learn that God and Jesus are not the same person, as some people say. Jehovah God is older and knows more than his Son, Jesus, does.

  • Pamela
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    Jesus' humanness didn't want to go thru with the crucifixion. That's understandable- no human would. I'm not surprised to hear Him say that. In fact- I'm glad He did.

    The important point of this prayer is that Jesus was willing to ignore His own human desires in this case and obey the Father.

    This prayer is in the bible to assure us that Jesus knows and understands where we're coming from- He knows what we go thru. We're human and for a time- He knew what it meant to be human too. He gets it.

    I believe it was also included to illustrate again how Jesus is our best example. He doesn't ask us to do anything He Himself was not willing to do- even if it means setting our own will aside and choose God's instead:) He shows us how to do it- confess our trouble and then obey.

    It is also a great example of how God can use terrible things that happen in life for good.

    'Why does God allow suffering?' In this case- to accomplish our redemption:)

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  • 2 years ago

    God demanded a Price , and God Paid it...

    10:5 and this is what he said, on coming into the world: You who wanted no sacrifice or oblation, prepared a body for me.

    10:6 You took no pleasure in holocausts or sacrifices for sin;

    10:7 then I said, just as I was commanded in the scroll of the book, 'God, here I am! I am coming to obey your will.'

    ... ...

    10:10 And this will was for us to be made holy by the offering of his body made once and for all by Jesus Christ.

    "When we understand the two natures of Jesus we can come to a deeper personal understanding of Him and commitment to Him in prayer and sacrifice. We can see how God could truly die for us, the greatest act of self-giving any person can make. Yet we know that God cannot die; that it was only after becoming man that Christ was able to die. In fact it was in order to die for us that God did become man.

  • 2 years ago

    You have to understand also the meaning of "Father, why have you forsaken me?" Did Jesus literally mean to ask it? He was reflecting the writing of David while David was in a similar extreme situation. By allowing Himself to be crucified, Jesus' ultimate will was in consistence with the Father. But when talking to God, it is personal in which they had to decide together and God's decision prevails.

  • 2 years ago

    Of course.....God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit are always in harmony. The plan of salvation, Jesus being God the Son coming to earth as a man and dying on a cross, and then being raised from the dead was the plan before the earth was created.

    Just because Jesus wasn't looking forward to being tortured and killed doesn't mean that the Father and Son's will are not the same.

  • 2 years ago


  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    God is bipolar

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