God the Father gave His Son a mandate over the earth. The mandate has three distinct assignments in two comings to earth spanning three dispensations with three finishing points.
As the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ made Himself of no reputation. He was obedient to the Father’s will.
Obedience to the will of the Father is the assurance for fulfilling destiny. Followers of Christ are enjoined to emulate His exemplary life on earth.
Jesus carried out His ministry as it was written of Him. Every believer has a mandate and an expected end: it was written before the foundation of the world.
Jesus endured the Cross because of the joy that was set before Him. The cross is a place of suffering, rejection, deprivation and death. Jesus endured the Cross because of the joy that was set before Him.
Jesus carried His Cross. The original Apostles carried their cross. As it was with Jesus and the Apostles, so it is with His followers. You must carry your cross to follow