The Temple in Zion – NOW?

On August 3, 1831, the spot for the temple in Zion was dedicated. Only one year went by and on September 22 and 23, 1832, the Lord spoke again on the subject while Joseph Smith Jr was at Kirtland. He proclaimed that “…the gathering of His saints to stand upon Mount Zion, which shall be the city New Jerusalem; which city shall be built, beginning at the Temple Lot, which is appointed by the finger of the Lord…Verily, this is the word of the Lord, that the city New Jerusalem shall be built by the gathering of the Saints, beginning at this place, even the place of the temple, which temple shall be reared in this generation; for verily, this generation shall not all pass away until an house shall be built unto the Lord, and a cloud shall rest upon it…” (83:1b-2b)   (read entire article here)