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This was done thrice: and the vessel was received up again into heaven.
Note 5 at Ac 10:16: This vision was not really dealing with clean and unclean animals but was symbolizing that the Gentiles were no longer unclean (see note 4 at Ac 10:11). However, the Lord did use truth to illustrate the change. It is true that the Old Testament laws concerning clean and unclean animals have been changed. Anyone who still adheres to Old Testament laws concerning clean and unclean animals is believing a doctrine of devils (1Ti 4:1-5). The dietary laws were symbolic (Col 2:16-17).