My Personal Study
*** w88 10/15 p. 12 par. 13 "This Is the Day of All Days" ***
Thus, John's visionary measuring of the temple sanctuary was a guarantee that during the Lord's day, all of Jehovah's purposes regarding the temple would be fulfilled. In harmony with this and according to all the evidence, those of the anointed who had already died faithful began to be resurrected to their promised place in the heavenly sanctuary starting in 1918. (1 Thessalonians 4:16; Revelation 6:9-11)
*** w86 10/1 p. 14 Comfort From the God of Peace ***
The Watchtower has long presented the view that this resurrection of anointed Christians from death commenced in the year 1918.
*** w79 6/15 p. 29 pars. 9-10 Living Now in That "Last Day" of Resurrection ***
Not yet were those spirit-begotten Christians to be glorified in heaven, to "be caught away in clouds to meet the Lord in the air." Their experiencing this was not scheduled to "precede" the resurrection of Christians who had "fallen asleep in death through Jesus" down till 1918. Rather, as 1 Thessalonians 4:14-17 points out, "those who are dead in union with Christ will rise first." Fittingly, their resurrection first would precede the reviving or resuscitating of the Kingdom proclaimers to their further work in the flesh on earth during this "time of the end." This reviving occurred in spring of 1919.
10 The spiritual resurrection of the "dead in Christ" in the spring of 1918, three and a half years from the enthronement of Christ at the end of the Gentile Times in autumn of 1914, would parallel Jesus' own resurrection on Nisan 16, 33 C.E., "at the half of the week." (Dan. 9:27) Thus they did "rise first." Their doing so did "precede" the resurrecting of those surviving to Christ's "presence," or parousia, and to the killing of Kingdom preaching.
*** w70 6/1 p. 331 par. 22 Do You Have "Faith to the Preserving Alive of the Soul"? ***
The resurrection of the anointed Christians, who number 144,000, is to spirit life in heaven and it began to occur in 1918 C.E., after the establishment of the heavenly Kingdom in 1914. (Rev. 12:1-5; 14:1, 4; 20:4-6; 1 Cor. 15:50-55) Such Christians are "made perfect" in the heavens prior to the earthly resurrection of faithful pre-Christian witnesses of Jehovah.
wt continued the 1914 + 3 1/2 year joke by pinning the appointment of the one and only Faithful & Discreet Slave to 1919.
Millions living in 1918 will not need a resurrection , because they will never die, because the world has ended.
What is of joy to a Christian , is that we are baptized into Christs death and we experience a resurrection when we come up into a newness of life and learn as new born infants to form a longing for the unadulterated milk of the word as we grow to salvation in Christ .
We learn to put on Christ and death has no more authority over him .
What is also interesting is that Jesus gave his Disciples a command
to go ' preach the good news , heal the sick , raise the dead and expel demons.'
its interesting we see people preaching the good news but not doing the other commands
And the Apostles were told to teach people from the nations to 'observe' all the commandments , Jesus had taught them .
Raising the dead is one of them .
Christ has taken our sins in his own body and nailed them to a tree , and by his stripes we were healed
So if we want to get the gospel out then we have to go to the sinners and let them know
Jesus didn't die for good men , they don't need him
He died for sinners
Thinking about resurrection doctrine. It's purpose is to restore persons to life so as to bring joy to them and their loved ones! But in the bible account of resurrections, the one that got resurrected, died again so that they and their loved ones would have to suffer death twice!
jehober is good! No good deed goes unpunished! So death must not be the enemy that we are told it is because jehober would certainly not let his loyal ones suffer death twice, would he?