The Man Named BRANCH
"Then speak to him, saying, 'Thus says the LORD of hosts, saying: "Behold, the Man whose name [is] the BRANCH! From His place He shall branch out, and He shall build the temple of the LORD; yes, He shall build the temple of the LORD. He shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule on His throne; so He shall be a priest on His throne, and the counsel of peace shall be between them both." '
When Zechariah spoke about the BRANCH, he was prophesying about the work of Jesus as the Messiah in His first AND second coming. This BRANCH would extend out to the people, to build the temple of the LORD. This refers to the building of a literal temple during Jesus’ 1,000-year reign on earth. This also refers to the presence of Jesus being equal to the presence of the Father, when He came the first time, having the perfection of the Father, to fulfill the righteousness of God as a King and Priest: One who has authority and One who enables worship through intercession; thereby producing peace with the Father. This is what makes Jesus right!