For the Torah has in it a shadow of the good things to come, but not the actual manifestation of the originals. Therefore, it can never, by means of the same sacrifices repeated endlessly year after year, bring to the goal those who approach the Holy Place to offer them.
Otherwise, wouldn't the offering of those sacrifices have ceased? For if the people performing the service had been cleansed once and for all, they would no longer have sins on their conscience.
No, it is quite the contrary - in these sacrifices is a reminder of sins, year after year.
For it is impossible that the blood of bulls and goats should take away sins.
This is why, on coming into the world, he says, "It has not been your will to have an animal sacrifice and a meal offering; rather, you have prepared for me a body.
No, you have not been pleased with burnt offerings and sin offerings.
Then I said, 'Look! In the scroll of the book it is written about me. I have come to do your will.'"
In saying first, "You neither willed nor were pleased with animal sacrifices, meal offerings, burnt offerings and sin offerings," things which are offered in accordance with the Torah;
and then, "Look, I have come to do your will"; he takes away the first system in order to set up the second.
It is in connection with this will that we have been separated for God and made holy, once and for all, through the offering of Yeshua the Messiah's body.