It is vitally important to the cult of Romanism to keep Christ on the cross, for if He were not there, the work would be complete, if their supplicants see Him as a Risen Savior instead of a suffering and dying one still on the cross, they lose their control of the people.
If He is allowed to be viewed as the Risen Savior, the people must not be permitted to follow Him, but instead must follow the priest and the pope, for only they are worthy to approach the Lord. If they see Him in heaven, it must be as one who is vengeful and full of wrath, with only Mary able to hold back His fury and anger, and so it is her they persuade the deceived to go to in prayer, an evil and idolatrous system meant to keep all who follow it without question in bondage, and on a sure path to hell.
The question for you then is this, where do you take your burdens to?
We pray to the Father through Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit. For us 1 Timothy 2:5 is a truth, “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;” There is no doubting Romans 8:26,
“Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.”
As is John 1:12, “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:”
Your faith rests in the finished, complete, and perfect sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ as the propitiation of your sins, not in a religious organization, but the question still stands, where do you take your burdens to?
“For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” (2nd Cor. 5:21) You are the righteousness of God in Christ, you are hid in Christ, we are in the Beloved, though not fully yet for we live in the flesh. When we are in heaven after we are glorified all these questions will have been answered, “For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.” (1st Cor. 13:12) But today you pray, we seek guidance, we plead for the Holy Spirit to give us ears to hear, we ask to be led in paths of righteousness for the glory of God.
Your burdens then, I ask you, where do you go with them, to the cross, or to your High Priest in heaven?
Do you go to the place of the skull, to Golgotha, or boldly to the throne of grace? If you are still going to the cross with your petitions, with your prayers and praise, you will not find anyone there, my friends, He is risen. The cross is bare, the tomb is empty, but the seat at the right hand of God is now filled with the man Jesus, the Lord Jesus Christ Himself. That is where He is, that is where you are to go.
We have gone outside the gate to suffer with Him, to be crucified with Him, for we know, “If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:” (2nd Tim. 2:12) But He is risen, He sits at the right hand of the Father interceding for us, if you are still going to the cross you will find it empty. There is no hope, no promises, there was no victory at the cross until He said “It is Finished,” He was forsaken there, He was cursed there, He died there for you, and if you have repented and called upon His name, you died there also.
We are hid in Christ, Christ is in heaven, so are we in heaven in that respect with Him.
We do not serve a dying and suffering Savior hanging on a cross as those who are being deceived do, He is risen.
Go boldly in great humility to Him there, that is where you will find your High Priest, in heaven.