The armies in heaven were following him on white horses.
Who will be Christ’s fellow warriors making up the heavenly “armies” that follow him into battle? When he first girded on his sword to expel Satan and his demons from heaven, Jesus was accompanied by “his angels.” It seems logical to conclude that at the war of Armageddon, Christ’s armies will include the holy angels. Also, Jesus made this promise to his anointed brothers: “To the one who conquers and observes my deeds down to the end, I will give authority over the nations, and he will shepherd the people with an iron rod so that they will be broken to pieces like clay vessels, just as I have received from my Father.” So Christ’s heavenly armies will also include his anointed brothers, who by then will have received their heavenly reward. They will be at his side when he accomplishes “awe-inspiring things” while shepherding the nations with an iron rod.
After being in existence as a Bible researching and publishing institution for nearly a century and a half, the Watchtower has finally come to realize what some of us have known for a while; namely, that no anointed persons will be on earth after Armageddon or even during that world-ending war.
Although Bethel has still not come around to perceive what the prophecies have to say as regards how the sons of the Kingdom will be betrayed and killed during the tribulation, at least they are making progress towards a better understanding. Maybe the light is getting brighter after all?