“For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. So then, you are no longer a slave but a child. And since you are HIS child, GOD will give you all that HE has for HIS children.” Hebrew 4:15-16; Galatian 4:7.
NOTE: Intimate relationship with Jesus CHRIST is not just to agree HIM be a sacrifice for our sins, praying to HIM and going to church on Sunday. It doesn’t have to stop there. With John 15:15, I knew Jesus CHRIST is an example to follow, we must do our best to live as HE did. Dont join them to say “it’s not possible to please GOD” (That is why you have Jesus CHRIST do all the sacrifice and present you the Holy SPIRIT that inspires the truth concurrently when given chance to work).
Your relationships with Jesus CHRIST (SON) must measure up well as desired -as GOD (FATHER) applying grace, mercy, love etc approves your “true divine friendship benefits” minding your willingness, Faith, love etc on this way. HE never wish to do away with any of us, and never wanted our relationship with HIM to be described as “distant” (Study Isaiah 59).
Lets not be distracted, Jesus CHRIST is not a “theological concept;” not someone who once lived on the earth and now is far away, but a person who is alive and can be very near. HE, HIMSELF, was tempted in all points just as you are, but overcame sin and death. (Study Hebrews 4:15; Romans 6:8) Because of HIS faithfulness, HE has all the power and grace to help you to overcome sin in your life. This also means that your relationship with HIM can be full of life – not something lifeless and stagnant – because HE (CHRIST) is alive! (Study Revelation 1:18). Peace be unto You!