Let's see, they await the Savior's return, but they will be going - makes sense doesn't it?As is true of the remnant of this group alive today, their existence on earth was not permanent. The apostle Paul, himself a member of the anointed little flock, explained:As for us, our citizenship exists in the heavens, from which place also we are eagerly waiting for a savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.(Luke 12:32; Phil. 3:20) Given that their citizenship exists in the heavens, at death anointed ones will leave the earthly scene for something far better, immortal life in the heavens.(Phil. 1:21-23) Thus, in a very literal way, they could be termed mere temporary residents of the earth under Satans control.
The word "citizenship" refers to governmental authority that directs citizens. It's talking about LAW that will be established when Messiah returns and the 144,000 from the TRIBES of ISRAEL - NOT jw's, will be Kings and Priests on the Earth and not floating around somewhere in outer space.