What had to happen to Jesus's blood, if the earthly tabernacle pattern of the heavenly tabernacle is valid? THE BLOOD MUST BE APPLIED TO THE HEAVENLY MERCY SEAT. Jesus rose from the dead to be our High Priest. I’ve concluded that at the time Jesus saw Mary Magdalene shortly after his resurrection, Jesus our High Priest was about to take his own blood into the Heavenly Tabernacle and apply his own blood to the Heavenly Mercy Seat of God. He told Mary “Don’t touch me! Why? Because nobody could touch the High Priest from the time he took that blood from the altar and walked to the mercy seat. (If anybody did touch him, the sacrifice was invalid). I believe he secretly ascended into God’s presence to APPLY his own shed blood. He couldn’t be touched as our High Priest prior to the application of the blood. He later appeared to Thomas and encouraged him to what? TOUCH his wounds. His visible ascension occurred 40 days later.
If only His death was required, Jesus was not our Passover, without the blood being applied. If only the death of Jesus was all it took to save us, He is not our atonement without the blood being applied. If the death was all it took to save us, we didn’t need to drink the wine in our last communion, we could have just taken the bread. It takes more than the broken body, it takes the shed blood, but not only the shed blood, but the APPLIED blood of Christ. Just like in the Exodus story. Shedding the blood of the lambs was not all that was required. The shed blood had to be APPLIED as God required.
Besides if "do not cling to me" was the intended translation, it could have easily been translated such.