This verse tells us that God was going to send a messenger to prepare the way, and after that he who the Jews sought would come to the Temple of the LORD, the angel of the covenant, whom they sought.


       Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me; and the LORD, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in; behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.” (Malachi 3:1)

            According to what is here prophesied there would be a prior messenger sent, and then the Messiah would enter personally in that Temple, not in other. We all know that John the Baptist, with the Holy Spirit and the virtue of Elias, preceded Jesus, preparing the masses, for the coming of Jesus, masses that for centuries had not seen a prophet.

            What other being of Messianic stature entered that Temple and was preceded by a potent messenger like John the Baptist? No other. Therefore, if Jesus is not the Messiah as must Jews think, then this prophecy failed miserably, something ridicule, absurd and incredible for a Jewish believer.

            Who else, other than Christ,  has entered in that Temple,  has been preceded in his ministry by a precursor messenger of the magnitude if John the Baptist,  and plus personally encompasses the characteristics and circumstances that according to the Scripture, would accompany the Messiah?

All of this proves, and clarifies, what is said in Haggai 2:6-9, that the Messiah would enter that temple, for which the glory of that Temple would be greater than the first which had more riches. Being the Second Temple, of less importance from the human point of view and with fewer riches than the prior, it can only be attributed greater glory (like it says in Haggai 2:6-9) because it was visited by the Desired by all the people and the Lord whom we seek.”

This is why God says in Haggai 2:8 The silver is mine, and the gold is mine,” as if saying: if I wanted to fill this Second Temple with gold and silver it would be no problem; but it would not be so, its greatest glory would consist of receiving the Messiah.

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