The will of God on earth
We have this from Matthew
3. (Thy kingdom
come,) thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven". We pray that God’s
kingdom being come, we and others may be brought into obedience to all the
laws and ordinances of it. By this let it appear that Christ’s kingdom is
come, let God’s will be done; and by this let it appear that it is come as
a kingdom of heaven, let it introduce a heaven upon earth.
This is typical of
the views of the churchmen throughout the world. The will of God will
be done on earth, and his kingdom will have come, when all men submit to
his ordinances and laws so that earth will become like heaven, a realm of
peace and plenty, of love without hate.
This teaching is false!
John 6:38 For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will,
but the will of him who sent me;
 and this is the will of him who sent me, that I should
lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up at the last day.
 For this is the will of my Father, that every one
who sees the Son and believes in him should have eternal life; and I will
raise him up at the last day."
Matt.7 Not every one who says to me, `Lord, Lord,' shall enter
the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father who is
Matt.12 For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven
is my brother, and sister, and mother.
Matt.18 So it is not the will of my Father who is in heaven
that one of these little ones should perish.
Paradise on earth is the age old dream of man, so this vision
is the will of man. The question is, "What did Jesus mean by 'the will of my Father?'" Note
in the center column that this "will" is what he had been sent to earth to
do.(v.38) Note also his clear definition of "the will of my Father"(v.40)
It points only to eternal life, the Resurrection, and the Last Day.There is
no reference to any changes on the earth. Now fast forward to Gethsemane and
the agonizing prayer of Jesus:"My Father, if
it be possible, let this cup pass from me;nevertheless not as I will, but
as thou wilt."
Compare this with
Then his prayers
My Father, if this
cannot pass unless I drink it, thy will be done.
The Greek is genetheto to thelema sou. It is exactly the same in the Lord's Prayer!
Jesus was asking
the disciples to pray for him, that he would do what he was sent to do!