Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.
They serve a copy and shadow of the heavenly sanctuary; for when Moses was about to erect the tabernacle, he was instructed by God, saying, "See that you make everything according to the pattern which was shown you on the mountain."
This is symbolic for the present time. According to this arrangement, gifts and sacrifices are offered which cannot perfect the conscience of the worshiper,
These things are only a shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ.
But in these sacrifices there is a reminder of sins year after year.
On the one hand, a former commandment is set aside because of its weakness and uselessness
The Holy Spirit was showing by this that the way into the holy place had not yet been disclosed as long as the outer tabernacle was still standing.
For by one offering he has perfected for all time those who are sanctified.