The Temple Of The Old Covenant Is a Shadow Of Things To Come
Hebrews 10:1 The law is only a shadow of the good things that are coming—not the realities themselves. For this reason, it can never, by the same sacrifices repeated endlessly year after year, make perfect those who draw near to worship.
All of the physical things mentioned in the old covenant (i.e. water, land, mountains, rivers, the temple, sky, birds, etc…) are real and literal but now in the new covenant, these physical things are made as an illustration of the realities we have as individuals in the spirit realm now.
Because Jesus came, died, and was resurrected from the dead, He ushered in a new age and the new covenant in which a temple as a building is no longer needed for us to be cleansed from our sins to worship God. He made it very clear that the temple is our body(s).
There were two curtains that separated the Holy Place from the Most Holy Place. Only the High Priest was able to go past the curtains with the shedding of the blood of bulls and goats. These things are only a shadow of things to come in Christ in the New Covenant.
The blood of Jesus though cleanses our conscience so we can enter the Holy Place in the heavenly temple of our bodies. (Humans are in two dimensions, the Spiritual and the physical).
Hebrews 9:23-24 23 It was necessary, then, for the copies of the heavenly things to be purified with these sacrifices, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. 24 For Christ did not enter a sanctuary made with human hands that were only a copy of the true one; he entered heaven itself, now to appear for us in God’s presence.
The Kingdom Of God Is Within You Through a Clean Conscience
When you accept and believe that your sins are forgiven Jesus’s blood cleanses your conscience and gives access to heavenly realities you can experience in the temple of your body. You step into a realm of peace and power that gives believers the authority to perform miracles and experience the Love of God in a personal way.
Hebrews 9:11-14 11 But when Christ came as high priest of the good things that are now already here,[a] he went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle that is not made with human hands, that is to say, is not a part of this creation. 12 He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves, but he entered the Most Holy Place once and for all by his own blood, thus obtaining[b] eternal redemption. 13 The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who are ceremonially unclean sanctify them so that they are outwardly clean. 14 How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death,[c] so that we may serve the living God!