Monday Morning Prophecy #77 – The Messiah Would Enter the Temple

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Introduction

The geographical location of the coming Messiah as presented in scripture is also very narrow. The Old Testament tells us that the Messiah would enter the Temple in Jerusalem.

Old Testament Prophecy

"See, I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, will come," says the LORD Almighty. [Malachi 3:1 NIV]

New Testament Fulfillment

Jesus entered the temple area and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. [Matthew 21:12 NIV]

On reaching Jerusalem, Jesus entered the temple area and began driving out those who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves, and would not allow anyone to carry merchandise through the temple courts. [Mark 11:15-16 NIV]

Then he entered the temple area and began driving out those who were selling. [Luke 19:45 NIV]

When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple courts he found men selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple area, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. To those who sold doves he said, “Get these out of here! How dare you turn my Father’s house into a market!” His disciples remembered that it is written: “Zeal for your house will consume me.” [John 2:13-17 NIV]

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