"Then I saw thrones, and upon them sat those to whom power of judging was committed. I could see the souls of those who had been executed… for the sake of God's Word and their testimony to Jesus, those who had worshipped neither the wild beast nor its image or received its mark on forehead or hand. These came to life again and ruled as kings with The Christ for a thousand years. (The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended). This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he who shares in the first resurrection! Upon such the second death has no claim; but they shall be priests of God and of The Christ, and will rule as kings with him for the thousand years."  (Rev 20:4 NEB, NWT & RSV).

These 144,000 anointed men of spiritual Mount Zion having been resurrected have received as their inheritance immortal heavenly spirit life. Not only are they kings with "authority over the nations", but they shall also serve as priests to our God and have been appointed by Him to serve as judges to administer His Spirit Will for mankind, as it is written: "And to him that conquers and observes my deeds down to the end I (The Christ Michael) will give authority over the nations, and he shall shepherd the people with an iron rod so that they will be broken to pieces like clay vessels, the same as I have received from my Father". (Rev 2:26,27.  See Rev 5:9,10 & 14:1-5 NEB).

To his 144,000 anointed brothers The Christ Michael prophesied: "Because you have kept my command and stood fast, I will also keep you from the hour of test and the ordeal that is to fall upon the whole world and test its inhabitants.  I am coming soon."  (Rev 3:10 NEB & NWT). The "ordeal" will be a severe trial of the spirit of every inhabitant on earth, such that "unless those days were cut short, no flesh would be saved; but on account of the chosen ones those days will be cut short."  (Matt 24:21,22).

The answer was prophesied in the Spirit dream/vision Ronald Thomas the last faithful anointed son of God on earth received on the 17th August 1987: This vision was in reference to the return of the Lord (1) and was of grave urgency. In the vision Ronald was in a tent (2) standing beside stacks (3) of books. (4)  Outside, bees were swarming. (5)  They were restless and agitated. (6)  Because of the sense of urgency, Ronald asked: 'What are we waiting for?'  The man standing with him (7) replied:  'We are waiting for the bell.' (8)

In the vision, Ronald was in the "tent of the righteous" (2) after the "great tribulation" had passed. (Rev 7:9-15). For then "the tent of God (2) is with mankind, and He will reside with them, and they will be His peoples. And God Himself will be with them." (Rev 21:3). With reference to faithful servants of God these books (4) are as a record (4) of the righteous deeds of God's people     those having "works and fidelity laid up (3) to their credit with the Most High" and whose names are consequently written in the "roll of the living". (9) (Rev 20:12 & 2 Esdras 13:23 NEB). But as for the remaining stacks (3) of books, (4) they are as a record (4) of the Godless deeds of pagans of the nations. For the apostle John prophesied: "I could see the dead, great and small, standing before the throne; and books (4) were opened. From what was written in these books (4) the dead were judged upon the record (4) of their deeds. Then another book was opened, the roll of the living." (9) (Rev 20:12 NEB). Given that the 144,000 anointed brothers of The Christ Michael are "those to whom power of judging" has been committed, it means that during the "hour of test" they have been instrumental in the setting of the standard by which all mankind shall be judged. The man (7) with Ronald is the Son of Man The Christ Michael. (7)  They were waiting for the bell (8) because this sign (8) heralds the return of The Christ Michael and his 144,000 holy anointed brothers in Spirit to begin the Lord's Judgement of mankind on earth. (Rev 19:11-21.  Dan 7:13,14 & 27.  Rev 2:26,27).

In the vision, the reason why bees were swarming (5) outside the "tent of God" (2) is that they represent pagan nations that shall blaze (6) with restlessness and agitation (6) at the imminent arrival of The Christ Michael with his heavenly army. (Rev 19:11-21). But "those days" of the "great ordeal" will be "cut short" for "chosen ones" of God who as members of the "great crowd" "wash their robes" (spirits) and "make them white in the blood of the Lamb". (See Rev 7:9-14 NEB & NWT). As for Godless inhabitants of the world that refuse to be gathered as part of the "great crowd", the "great ordeal" will not be "cut short". The Spirit of the Lord's Judgement will cause within them "a wasting diseasefrom head to toe, and within his flesh a fever like fire shall burn." This "wasting disease" will be "even from the soul clear to the flesh" such that it will cause "the melting away of (the) one that is ailing." (See Isaiah 10:16 18 NEB, NWT & Moffatt).



For further information, click on the following links:

What Is The "Hour Of Test"?

The Day Of The Lord.

The Judgement Of Mankind.