According to Ellen White, a multitude of people were raised at the time of Jesus' resurrection and ascended with Him to heaven:
"As Christ arose, He brought from the grave a multitude of captives. The earthquake at His death had rent open their graves, and when He arose, they came forth with Him. They were those who had been co-laborers with God, and who at the cost of their lives had borne testimony to the truth. Now they were to be witnesses for Him who had raised them from the dead. ...those who came forth from the grave at Christ's resurrection were raised to everlasting life. They ascended with Him as trophies of His victory over death and the grave."16 How could this "multitude" ascend to heaven before the Investigative Judgment had decided their cases?
I will add, how could they have been resurrected before the first surrection?
Cases of the Wicked Already Decided?
Apparently the case of Thomas Paine (1737-1809) was already decided by 1854 when Ellen White published the following quote:
"Thomas Paine, whose body has now moldered to dust and who is to be called forth at the end of the one thousand years, at the second resurrection, to receive his reward and suffer the second death, is represented by Satan as being in heaven, and highly exalted there."17