Read this today:
Now Moses used to take a tent and pitch it outside the camp some distance away, calling it the “tent of meeting.” Anyone inquiring of the Lord would go to the tent of meeting outside the camp.
And whenever Moses went out to the tent, all the people rose and stood at the entrances to their tents, watching Moses until he entered the tent.
The Lord would speak to Moses face to face, as one speaks to a friend.
Exodus 33:7, 8, 11 (NIV)
The Israelites had to go through Moses to interact with God…
…because of Jesus, I don’t!