Jesus said..."I am the way, the truth and the life and no man comes to the father except through me." There is no other way to the heart of God other than the way that Christ made for us when he died on the cross. When we face the truth, we face Jesus. Jesus said..."If you have seen me then you have seen the father." So, when we face Jesus we look into the face of God the father.
Jesus IS our life. He is the vine that we are attached to. If we..by choice..break away from him, not only can we do nothing, we die, and there is no life in us. Again, Christ made a way for us to have a personal relationship with Abba by the sacrifice he made. The curtain in the temple that God tore with his hands from top to bottom was an outward sign of that relationship being established between himself and mankind.
Now we have the Holy Spirit. Jesus said before he left this earth that he would send the comforter and he did. Now we can access the father through him. Thank-you Jesus!