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. But who may abide the day of His coming? And who shall stand when He appeareth? For He is like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap: and He shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and He shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness. Malachi 3:1-3 (KJV)
Haggai refers to Him as the “Desire of All Nations” (Haggai 2:7). Malachi refers to the Messenger of the covenant as the One “In whom you delight”. When is this going to take place?
He has come. He came the first time as a babe in a manger. A few took note of Him. Many got angry with Him and crucified Him, because He told the truth about who He was, and all our sins and transgressions were laid on Him by the heavenly Father.
He will return again. All sin will be judged. Where will you stand then? Will you stand with Him? Will you stand against Him? If you do not stand with Him today you will stand against Him today and tomorrow.
Jesus the Christ was that baby born in a manger, then crucified, buried and risen again. He is risen. He is the Son of God, and God the Son. You cannot be saved apart from the revelation that Jesus is the Christ the Son of the Living God (Matthew 16:13-20). Then, Jesus is the One in whom we delight.