The Resurrection of the Righteous of the TaNaKh
Dani’el 12:2 and Isaiah 26:19
The Rapture will include B’rit Chadashah believers and it will occur before the Great Tribulation begins. But later, after the Great Tribulation (Dani’el 12:1), during the seventy-five day interval (to see link click Ey – The Seventy-Five Day Interval), the righteous of the TaNaKh will be resurrected. Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life and given their glorified bodies, while others to shame and everlasting contempt. In the context of Dani’el 12:2, he is speaking of the seventy-five day interval, and thus, this will be the time that the righteous of the TaNaKh will be resurrected.430 The author believes that all Isra’el who were saved (Romans 11:26) at the end of the Great Tribulation at Bozrah (see the commentary on Isaiah Kg – The Second Coming of Jesus Christ to Bozrah), will also be given their glorified bodies then also. What a time that would be! All the righteous of the TaNaKh , from every age, would be glorified at the same time! Glory be to God. He is the Promise Keeper!
This is stated in three passages of the TaNaKh. First in Isaiah 26:19: But your dead will live; their bodies will rise. You who dwell in the dust, wake up and shout for joy. Your dew is like the dew of the morning; the earth will give birth to her dead (see my commentary on Isaiah, to see link click Fg – You Who Dwell in the Dust Will Wake Up and Shout for Joy).
Secondly, the reviving of the dry bones in Ezeki’el signified the resurrection of the faith remnant. The vision showed that Isra’el’s new life depended on God’s power and not outward circumstances. Adonai ELOHIM said: O My people, I am going to open your graves and bring you up from them; I will bring you back to the land of Isra’el. Then you, My people, will know that I am ADONAI when I open your graves and bring you up from them. I will put My Spirit in you and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land. Then you will know that I the LORD have spoken and I have done it, declares ADONAI (Ezeki’el 37:12-14). The breath of life the corpses received symbolized the Holy Spirit, promised in Isra’el’s New Covenant (see my commentary on Jeremiah Eo – I Will Make a New Covenant with the People of Isra’el).431
Thirdly, Dani’el says about the same thing when he states: Multitudes of the righteous of the TaNaKh who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake to everlasting life, but the others, or the unrighteous, will continue to sleep in the dust of the earth to shame and everlasting contempt (Dani’el 12:2). Therefore, this passage draws a clear distinction between the resurrection of the righteous of the TaNaKh and the unrighteous. Only the righteous will be resurrected at that time to partake of the blessings of the messianic Kingdom. These are the friends of the bridegroom (John 3:29), who will be invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb that will begin the Millennium.
Dear Heavenly Father, Praise Your power and wisdom. How wonderful weddings are and the wedding of the Lamb and His bride will definitely take place. It is our responsibility to get our gifts for You ready by having a heart of love for You. For no one can lay any other foundation than what is already laid – which is Yeshua the Messiah. Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each one’s work will become clear. For the Day will show it, because it is to be revealed by fire; and the fire itself will test each one’s work – what sort it is. If anyone’s work built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward (First Corinthians 3:11-14). You have every detail all figured out. You have already won the final battle of the ages (Revelation 20:7-9)! Yeshua is preparing a home in heaven for those who love Him (John 14:1-3). You will reign and we will live with Youforever in Your home of heaven in eternal peace and joy! We love and worship You! In the holy name of Yeshua and Hispower of His resurrection. Amen