The first tabernacle was symbolic

As long as the first tabernacle stood, the fullness of what Christ brought could not be revealed, but the Bible says of the first tabernacle,

“It was symbolic for the present time in which both gifts and sacrifices are offered which cannot make him who performed the service perfect in regard to the conscience—concerned only with foods and drinks, various washings, and fleshly ordinances imposed until the time of reformation” (Hebrews 9:9, 10).

The time of reformation arrived with the ministry of Jesus, including His death, burial, resurrection, and ascension to the throne of God, where Jesus now functions as our High Priest.

Some people will say that this is a mere spiritualizing of Israel and of the things associated with that nation, but the Holy Spirit said in this passage, and in several more places in the Book of Hebrews, that the things of Israel were symbolic of that which was to come, and it came, and Christians enjoy the fullness of it.

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