The Resurrection of Jesus created the Avenue that was needed for us to gain our intimacy with the Godhead.
This is only part of it though...WE HAVE TO BE RESURRECTED from what we WERE to what we ARE TO BE. In other words: in the time frame before His Resurrection, man had no intimacy with God...and couldn't have...until Jesus had created the doorway to get it.
In JOHN 14:6, Jesus said: "I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE...NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER BUT BY ME. "
The ONLY WAY you can do this is to be born again. This is OUR resurrection to the availability to the Doorway which is Jesus.
We learn how to become intimate with the Godhead through the Word of God. All power and authority is given ... restored ... to us at this time through the progressive revelation of God's Truth that He's made available to us at our New Birth.
Reverend Robert W. & Mary C. Butler