Unless you believe in Christophanies which solves the above question.Then logically speaking no one prior to Jesus ever had a standing of relationship with God. Moses was God's friend, but had no relationship with God. Job was a righteous man whom God said would never deny him, but didn't have a relationship with the God he would never deny. The Old Testament saints of Hebrews 11 had no relationship with God the father?
With all due respect, Bruiser, you're straining at a gnat and swallowing a camel. There were many, who, before hearing about Jesus, were true worshipers of God, in fellowship with him, and regarded as righteous by God. God was their true father and having believed in him, the revelation of the messiah engendered belief in him being the Son of God as well and in concert with their current belief in God the Father.