Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount.
This was a symbol for the time then present, when gifts and sacrifices were offered that could not perfect the conscience of the worshiper.
For the law possesses a shadow of the good things to come but not the reality itself, and is therefore completely unable, by the same sacrifices offered continually, year after year, to perfect those who come to worship.
these are only the shadow of the things to come, but the reality is Christ!