Well spotted EOM.
I agree with Sir's post where he says
"Of course, the writing style is muddled so that it's easy to get confused. I think they do it on purpose, so people have a tendency to not think too deeply about it and say "Well, they're deeper thinkers than we are, so they must have it right!"
It will be interesting to see what other 'new light' they create following their full indoctrination of the new FDS.
There must be something more significant in their idea of elevating the other sheep from belongings to domestics. I've been wondering if they will also move them into becoming God's sons/ body of christ/children of God/congregation of God/part of spiritual Israel etc. This will mean that Jesus is their mediator. This will also allow them much more freedom in writing so as to draw the other sheep's relationship to God in a much more personal and binding way and therefore into their own clutches.
The Watchtower article 2010 7/15 states
"....This royal government is made up of Christ Jesus and his 144,000 corulers, most of whom have received their heavenly reward. In the book of Revelation, these chosen ones are portrayed as “the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God and prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.” (Rev. 21:1, 2, 22-24) Just as earthly Jerusalem was the seat of government in ancient Israel, the New Jerusalem and her Bridegroom make up the government of the new system of things. This celestial city will ‘come down out of heaven’ by directing its attention to the earth...."
So here they state that the anointed are New Jerusalem, being only the seat of government of spiritual Israel.