Abiding in Jesus means life, and not abiding in Jesus means death—it's that plain.
Obedience is not blind submission. It's the totalizing attention of love.
This is what the Holy Spirit does. He moves Jesus from being with us to being within us.
The Holy Spirit mediates the presence of Jesus on earth as it is in heaven; the Holy Spirit mediates the presence of Jesus' disciples in heaven as it is on earth.