Colossians 2:16 explained
Posted by The Typist
The Hebrew sanctuary was the not the real thing as it was a shadow of the real. The sacrifices that were being made were not doing very much for the sinner in reality because it didn’t really cleanse him. It was a symbolic function. It did not make him that did the service perfect as it was only in symbolic activities.
Hebrews 10:1 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.
It was a symbolic activity with the holy days, meats and drinks. They were not something that could cleanse a person from sin.
Colossians 2:16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath [days]: 17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body [is] of Christ.
Because these are not the actual body, when Jesus died and the curtain was rent from top to bottom; this meant that the ceremonial laws were no longer to be practised. It was done away with. Don’t let anyone put you back on that symbolic path anymore. It is finished. Let no one judge you in not keeping the ceremonial laws – meats, drinks and holy days connected with the sanctuary. It’s not necessary, that was done away with. That’s what it means, don’t let anyone judge you for NOT keeping the ceremonial laws.