[509]  The end of the Law, the Ark of the Covenant and its heavenly equivalent

The Chronology of the Law

The Law came into force on the 6th day of the 3rd month, on Pentecost 1513Sivan6 at Mount Sinai - see [2]. It was terminated on 586Ab10 with the destruction of the temple by King Nebuchanezzar and then restarted on 455Tishri24 with an oath sworn by all the people - see [150]. It was suspended for several years in the days of Judas Maccabeus when the temple was defiled, but in this case it did not need to be restarted because the suspension did not last for a generation. Then it was finally nailed to the stake and finished on 33Nisan14 with the death of the Christ.

19 In answer Jesus said to them: Break down this temple, and in three days I will raise it up (John 2).

When Jesus died, the temple was knocked down and rebuilt 3 days later. Of course the temple was not knocked down physically, but it ceased to have an spiritual function, as indicated by the curtain being rent in two by God. But those who did not put faith in the Christ were still under the curse of the law until 1917 - see [121]. The law itself ended on 33Nisan14. The temple was then obsolete and near to vanishing but still in existence.

13 In his saying a new [covenant] he has made the former one obsolete. Now that which is made obsolete and growing old is near to vanishing away [the temple] (Hebrews 8).

10 but have to do only with foods and drinks and various baptisms. They were legal requirements pertaining to the flesh and were imposed until the appointed time to set things straight (Hebrews 9).

So God chose to end the law when Jesus died, this being the appointed time to set things straight. God had had that right for some time due to the breaches of the covenant by the Jews. He chose not to end it whilst he was still unhappy with man. But Jesusí death reconciled God and man and this enabled God to remove the law which was an instrument of condemnation.

13 Christ by purchase released us from the curse of the Law by becoming a curse instead of us, because it is written: Accursed is every man hanged upon a stake (Galatians 3).

Jesus' death released only the Jews who became Christians from the curse of the Law. The Jews without faith remained under it under 1917. Of course any of them could have been released at any time merely by believing in the Son of David as the prophets had instructed them to do. But Jews, like Muslims and like Christians and like Atheists, believe not in the truth, but in what in their estimation is the most convenient thing for them to believe in. We would all rather put more and more cushions between our warm backsides and the lie than sit down on the cold stone of truth.

The curtain being rent in two meant that the ark had gone. The ark having gone meant that the salvation of the law covenant no longer applied, which meant that God had ended the covenant. So the temple became a place of empty and legally false worship from then on until it was destroyed by Titus. True worship is of course the following of Godís current commandments.

There is reason to suppose that the ark was in the temple on 32Tishri10 when the high priest entered the most holy, since the law required, that once a year, on that very day...

13 He must also put the incense upon the fire before Jehovah, and the cloud of the incense must overspread the Ark cover, which is upon the Testimony, that he may not die (Leviticus 16).

So if the ark was not there, then presumably Caiaphas would have died. However we know from Daniel 12 that there was a dry period of 4Ĺ years from 24Tishri to 29Nisan before John's baptism during which time the law was incapable of keeping people in the ICC. So presumably those who kept the law from 24Tishri to 33Nisan remained in the 1AC only by reason of their true faith. But those who kept the law after 33Nisan14 achieved nothing other than the keeping clean of their consciences, which would keep them in the 1AC. But their now false faith in an ended law would not keep them in the 1AC. So from 24Tishri onwards those who attempted to enter the law, failed to do so since they failed to be baptised into Moses. 

Caiaphas Offered up Jesus

Now Jesus was the last sacrifice under the law of Moses, so of course he had to be offered up by the high priest. Jesus was not a priest under law, being for one thing in the wrong tribe and for another thing being anointed to start a new religion and being for another thing the atonement sacrifice to end the law. So Caiaphas said under inspiration....

49 But a certain one of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said to them: "You do not know anything at all,
50 and you do not reason out that it is to your benefit for one man to die in behalf of the people and not for the whole nation to be destroyed." [He offered Jesus as a sacrifice to appease the Romans rather than having them come and crush a Christian revolt that they feared]
51 This, though, he did not say of his own originality; but because he was high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus was destined to die for the nation,
52 and not for the nation only, but in order that the children of God who are scattered about he might also gather together in one (John 11).

14 Caiaphas was, in fact, the one that counselled the Jews that it was to their benefit for one man to die in behalf of the people (John 18).

The temple on Mount Moriah and the Temple in Heaven

The Ark of the Covenant is Michael's angelic body, the ransom for Adam's angelic body.
The Covenant is the law literally but stands for THE COVENANT, which is the ARC. For all sons of Adam end up in this covenant or in Gehenna.
The 2 Cherubs on the Ark are Gabriel and Melchizedek, the master mediators of the FRC and the CRC.
The first tent is the tent of the CRC, the second tent is the tent of the ARC, the courtyard is the FRC
The curtain is Jesus' fleshly body