Years ago there was a WT article about becoming friends with God like Abraham
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The covering of righteousness being thus imputed to the "great multitude," life may now also be entered upon their account. (Romans 6:13) Like the pre-Christian patriarch Abraham, to whom righteousness was imputed because of his active faith, they can be looked upon as ‘friends of God.’
(Romans 4:6-22; James 2:23; Psalm 32:2) Because they are maintaining their righteous standing before Jehovah God he will preserve them alive on earth clear through "the war of the great day of God the Almighty" at Har–Magedon, with which this old system of things will end.
*** w83 10/1 31 Questions From Readers ***Righteousness is already imputed
to the "great crowd" because "they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb." They are already living in the flesh with the hope of surviving the great tribulation, and their lives are considered righteous lives, like that of Abraham of old.
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God does not adopt them as spiritual sons, as he does the 144,000. But he does declare the other sheep righteous, in the sense that Abraham was declared righteous as God’s friend.—
Matthew 25:46; Romans 4:2, 3; James 2:23.
For the other sheep, being declared righteous as God’s friends allows them to embrace the hope of everlasting life in a paradise earth—either by surviving Armageddon as part of the great crowd or through the ‘resurrection of the righteous.’
By the end of the thousand years, all faithful ones
will have been brought to human perfection through the ministration of Jesus Christ and his 144,000 fellow priests. They will be righteous, not merely be declared righteous as friends of God
. They will "come to life," being completely free of sin and death inherited from Adam.
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When Abraham was getting old and Jehovah still had not given him the promised seed, he spoke with God about his concern. Jehovah reassured him. The result? Abraham "put faith in Jehovah; and he proceeded to count it to him as righteousness."