Jovial (24 Jan 2012)
"Must the temple be built first?"

I think it is safe to say that the temple must indeed be built sometime prior to the last 42 months before our Savior's return to earth.  Rev 11 says the temple will be trampled down for 42 months.  Prior to that ,the daily sacrifice has to be taken away, thus it has to be restored before it can be taken away.  So I would suspect that the temple must be rebuilt significantly before the last 42 months.