The biblical end time which is about the end of the Mosaic age is deeper than the story of the furnace that consumed Jerusalem in 70ad just as Jesus death is beyond him just be crucified on the cross as a fact. There are things scriptures unveil beyond the events of the eyes. There were many things people did not see happen but through the revelation knowledge as poured out on Paul we see the cross and we see redemption, justification, Sin-imputation on Jesus, healing by his stripes through the books of Isaiah and Psalms.
Likewise 70ad is beyond the historical. There is revelation knowledge about the kingdom and our place in this age. God spoke through Daniel things that were beyond sights. The cross made the Old covenant obsolete but the destruction of Jerusalem put an end to the platform for its existence, its structure and economy.
“From the time that the daily sacrifice is abolished and the abomination that causes desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days. Blessed is the one who waits for and reaches the end of the 1,335 days.”As for you, go your way till the end. You will rest, and then at the end of the days you will rise to receive your allotted inheritance.” ~Daniel 12:8-13
But more than this it also signaled the resurrection of the saints as Daniel was promised a resurrection at the end of that age. At that resurrection, he would inherit the kingdom that writer of Hebrews said that the Old testament longed for. The 1,290 days was the duration of the Jewish wars that led to the eventual destruction of the temple and land of Israel. Daniel was told to rest and was assured a resurrection at the end of that age.
Paul preached that the resurrection was about to happen in his lifetime? In Acts 24:15 he said,
“And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.”
The English translators, for strange reasons, avoided translating this word accurately. The words “shall be” come from the Greek Strongs #3195 méllō – properly, at the very point of acting; ready, “about to happen.” (Helps Word Studies; Analytical Greek Lexicon, p. 262; Arndt, p. 500; Thayer, p. 396).
This resurrection was a spiritual resurrection. At that time of the end, Jesus would gather all the righteous dead from Sheol/Hades and spiritually bring them into the presence of the Lord. The dead in Christ would rise first, gathered into the Holy of Holies at the end of the Jewish age. This resurrection that took place at the end of the Old Covenant in AD 70 was not a biological resurrection of dead decayed bodies, but a release from Sheol of all who had been waiting through the centuries to be reunited with God in the heavenly kingdom.
At the establishment of the kingdom after the destruction of the Old heaven and earth, there is no spiritual death as confirmed by Apostle Paul:
54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. 55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? 56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 15:54-57)
“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” (Revelation 21:4)
Where there is no death, there is no need of a resurrection. We have eternal life and can never die spiritually. Therefore, we don’t need a resurrection. At physical death, our spirit returns to God who gave it. This is why we are not expecting a bodily resurrection. The resurrection promised to Daniel was a one time event in which the Old testament saints were taken from out of Hades and inherit their place in the kingdom in the presence of the Lord. Death could no longer hold them captive because the way was opened to the heavens.
Adam’s sin produced death which was all about separation and we were all found to be dead in our sins and trespasses. God’s plan of redemption through the death on the cross was to restore us back to the place where there was no death. The concept of resurrection is not about bringing up dead physical bodies from the grave but a restoration of man in unity with God in life eternal. This was accomplished at the end of the age. Hallelujah!
Under the New Covenant, there is no death, spiritually speaking (1 Corinthians 15:54-57, Revelation 21:4). Where there is no death, there is no need of a resurrection. We have eternal life and can never die spiritually. Therefore, we don’t need a resurrection. At death, our spirit returns to God who gave it.The resurrection was a one time event in which the Old Testament saints were brought out of Hades and finally overcame death to be with the Lord.