Today the new Provo City Center Temple (previously the Provo Tabernacle) is being dedicated. My daughter said that this is her third temple dedication (others were Brigham City, Payson). How many temple dedications have you been to? (It used to be once-in-a lifetime.)
It got me thinking about the Kirtland Temple dedication. According to LDS.org
Joseph recalled that during the dedication, “George A. Smith arose and began to prophesy, when a noise was heard like the sound of a rushing mighty wind, which filled the Temple, and all the congregation simultaneously arose, being moved upon by an invisible power; many began to speak in tongues and prophesy; others saw glorious visions; and I beheld the Temple was filled with angels, which fact I declared to the congregation. The people of the neighborhood came running together (hearing an unusual sound within, and seeing a bright light like a pillar of fire resting upon the Temple), and were astonished at what was taking place.” (History of the Church, 2:428.)
Why aren’t these powerful manifestations more common in temple dedications?