INTRO: Well, we have three more messages left. We have taken a bit of a side trip to seek to understand the matter of the white robes. In the last message we looked at the history of the temple. I recommended that before man sinned, there was no temple. Then when man sinned, God pitched the temple that has been in operation in heaven ever since. Later, Moses was given the plans for the tabernacle, and in it is described the way of salvation for mankind. We saw this tabernacle eventually placed in the temple. The temple was destroyed once, and rebuilt, and that temple lasted until 40 years after Christ ascended to heaven. That is where we are this morning. We want to see how Christ fulfilled the shadows of the temple, and He prepared the way for the spiritual temple. That is our subject this morning. It should not come as a surprise to us that the coming of the Messiah would bring about great changes. One wonders what would have happened if the Jewish people had embraced Christ as their Messiah, but they did not and the spiritual temple came into being. We are going to make a transition from the physical temple to the spiritual temple which has now been in use for some 2,000 years. The tabernacle, or the temple was in use for 1,500 years. And in 70 AD it was destroyed to never be rebuilt again to this very day. What happened? Did God‚Äôs plan fail? The answer is no. The Messiah came. When He came He was the fulfillment of all the OT prophecies that spoke of His first coming. He was the fulfillment of the ceremonial law, all the sacrifices and all that went with them. And He was the fulfillment of most of what the tabernacle prefigured. All of this was fulfilled.