Question: Who are of the Household of Faith?
Answer: The expression, Household of Faith, may be viewed from several standpoints:
(1.) During Old Testament times, all believers in God’s promises were of the Household of Faith (Hebrews 11: 1-39).
(2.) During the Gospel Age, all believers in Jesus are of the Gospel Age Household of Faith (Romans 4: 11, 12). This was typed by all children – the firstborn and the afterborn – in each family in Israel partaking of the Paschal Lamb in Egypt (Exodus 12: 3-17, 21-28). In a broader sense, we may include the tentatively justified non-consecrated believers in Jesus as of the Gospel Age Household of Faith.
(3.) All new creatures, as a finished work, in the end of the Gospel Age, especially during the Epiphany, are the Household of Faith (Hebrews 9: 24; 10:14) (1 John 2: 2) (Malachi 3: 2, 3) (1 Corinthians 3:11-15). Aaron and his house on the Atonement Day typed this Household of Faith (Leviticus 16: 6, 11).
(4.) The Little Flock, the Ancient Worthies, the Great Company, the Youthful Worthies, and the Consecrated Epiphany Campers will be the Millennial Age Household of Faith (2 Timothy 2: 20). The Priests (the Little Flock) and the Levites (the Ancient Worthies, the Great Company, and the Youthful Worthies) dwelling about the Tabernacle (Numbers 1: 3, 4) and the Consecrated Epiphany Campers in the Camp type this Household of Faith. The Ancient and Youthful Worthies and the Consecrated Epiphany Campers are not of the New Creature Household of Faith, because they are not new creatures. But from the standpoint of having “the faith of Abraham” (Galatians 3: 7, 9) they are, like him, of the Household of Faith.