Max Lucado, pastor and author wrote:
“How do you simplify your faith? How do you get rid of the clutter? How do you discover a joy worth waking up to? Simple: get rid of the middleman.
There are some who suggest the only way to God is through them. They are the great teacher who has the final word on Bible teaching. They are the father who must bless your acts. They are the spiritual master who’ll tell you what God wants you to do. Jesus’ message for complicated religion is to remove these middlemen.
He’s not saying you don’t need teachers, elders, or counselors. He is saying, however, that we are all brothers and sisters with equal access to the Father. Seek God for yourself. No elaborate channels of command or levels of access. You have a Bible? You can study. You have a heart? You can pray. You have a mind? You can think.”
Or, as Paul an apostle, wrote: “There is one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus. He gave his life to purchase freedom for everyone.” (1 Timothy 2:5)
I would add, as John, an apostle, wrote: “We have an advocate who pleads our case before the Father. He is Jesus Christ, the one who is truly righteous.” (1 John 2:1)
We know the one-and-only Middleman by name: Jesus.
“I have been with you a long time now. Do you still not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. So why do you say, ‘Show us the Father’?” Jesus