Well lets together think about it this way. Jesus himself was not allowed to side step the Cross, nor avoid it, neither ignore it. It was itself His only ticket, His only way back up to heaven unto His Father. Had he ignored the Cross. Side stepped it. Avoided it, he would have failed to cause sworn scriptures to come to pass of the Christ and his fore told passions. Then he and the Father both would have been found liars for both of them foretold of its coming to pass. A lie or a failure of the scriptures and of the spoken word of God would be a Word of God failure and the consequence of that sin would bring forth death and darkness beyond understandable consequences.
The consequences of Jesus failing to go to the Cross would have been catastrophic in downfall and destruction measures that we have not the natural power to weigh or comprehend it's measure. God and Jesus falling from integrity would be sin and by sin spiritual death would have entered into them, and by sin they would have together fallen from heaven in a horror event to great to fathom. For the mystery of all things upheld is this, God Words Never Fail. Gods Integrity Never Has even the slightest blemish. What ever is demanded of Gods Word, His Words Fail Not.
But thank God Jesus, though under tremendous pressure that the world knows not of, got his act together so to speak in the garden of his despair and prayed earnestly. He saw in the Spirit God answering him each time he prayed his recoiling plea with, Jesus, Son you must go to the Cross. You have to drink this cup. There is no way around the Cross. The mouth of God hath spoken, Thou art slain from the foundation of the world and the scriptures cannot be broken. You yourself in your own integrity told your disciples that you were going to Jerusalem and there you would be betrayed and handed over to the gentiles. You told them that they would crucify you. Then three days later you would rise again. The mouth of the Son of God hath promised this. You must go Son. You must go to the Cross lest we fall from truth due to a jot and a tittle of the scriptures failing to come to pass.
Revelation 13:18) Christ slain from the foundation of the world.
Isaiah 53:1-11, vs 5) The Christ was wounded for our transgressions. The Messiah was bruised for our iniquities. The punishment neccessary for us to have peace with God was poured on the Christ. By the stripes of the Christ we were healed.
Psalms 22:1-31)verse 16...they pierced my hands and my feet.
Zechariah 12:10) and I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplications: AND THEY SHALL LOOK UPON ME (THE CHRIST) WHOM THEY "HAVE PIERCED" AND THEY SHALL MOURN FOR HIM AS A FATHER MOURNS FOR HIS (ONLY SON).......
Friend, since there was no way around the Cross for Jesus, having to go thru it in order for him to go back up into heaven unto the Father because of its great importance, nor shall any of us, or any of the world, be allowed to go into heaven unto the Father except thru joining Jesus Christ at the Cross. There exist no way around this truth. Any one, or any teacher or teaching, or any religion, or philosophy, that says the Cross of Christ is not important, is not necessary, or that no one needs the Cross of Christ to go to heaven is a blinded heart, even a foolish heart, so says the scriptures and the true Spirit of the Lord.
1 Corinthians 1:18) For the message of the Cross of Christ is to them that are blind and are perishing foolish; but to us who are being saved (By faith in its power) The Cross is the Power of God and the Wisdom of God) 1 Corinthians 1:23-24).