Remember that Rutherford said that the ancient worthies, Abraham, David, Abel, etc., would be resurrected in 1925 as perfect men and would rule in Jerusalem. They lost 70,000 members because of the failure but continued on as the base of the WTS today.
Seventy jubilees of fifty years each would be a total of 3500 years. That period of time beginning 1575 before A.D. 1 of necessity would end in the fall of the year 1925, at which time the type ends and the great antitype must begin. What, then, should we expect to take place? ? The chief thing to be restored is the human race to life; and since other Scriptures definitely fix the fact that there will be a resurrection of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and other faithful ones of old, and that these will have the first favour, we may expect 1925 to witness the return of these faithful men of Israel from the condition of death, being resurrected and fully restored to perfect humanity and made the visible, legal representatives of the new order of things on earth."
Millions Now Living Will Never Die p.88
Click "Millions Now Living Will Never Die" to download a 32Mb searchable pdf of this 1920 booklet.