Minister Of The True Tabernacle

We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens; a minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man. Hebrews 8:1-2
 
One of the major themes of the book of Hebrews is the supremacy of Christ’s priesthood over the Old Testament sacrificial system. In this verse, the writer of Hebrews claims that the priesthood established during Aaron’s time (see Exodus 40:12-15) was only a shadow of the eternal priesthood provided for believers in heaven. Jesus is the priest of the heavenly sanctuary that God has established for His people; He is the Minister of the True Tabernacle. 
 
The most sacred place in the Jewish religious system was the inner sanctuary of the tabernacle or temple, known as “the most holy”, which represented God’s holy and awesome presence. Only the high priest could enter this section of the temple, and even he could do so only once a year, on the Day of Atonement. On this special occasion, he offered a sacrifice-first for his own sins and then for the sins of the people (see Leviticus 16:1-6).
 
When Jesus died on the cross, the heavy veil or curtain that sealed off this section of the temple was torn from top to bottom (see Matthew 27:50-51). This symbolized that all people now had access to God’s presence and forgiveness through the sacrificial death of His Son, Jesus.
 
Jesus is now the perfect priest or Minister of the True Tabernacle in heaven. There, He conducts His ministry of intercession for all believers. “He is able to save completely those who come to God through him, ” the writer of Hebrews declares, “because he always lives to intercede for them” (Hebrews 7:25).