Exodus 12:22

Exodus 12:22 [And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the bason, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the bason; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning.]

“and none of you shall go out at the door of His house until the morning.”

To appreciate the prohibition of leaving the house until morning we must understand the general setting of the antitypes. We recall that, as shown before, both the dwelling of the Israelitish family as well as the family itself types God’s family. The door, of course, represents Christ, the means of access into God’s family (John 10:1 [Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.John 10:7 [Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.John 10:9 [I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.]). The typical door stands between its posts and lintel. So Christ stands between us and God’s justice. His merit imputed keeps us in our place, born up by God’s justice and Christ, our door. Hence the whole situation as to the door, its posts and lintel, pictures our justification by faith in the promise of God to forgive our sins and reckon Christ’s righteousness to us. This makes all subjects of that faith-justification-all who are in God’s family-safe as long as they remain in that family, just as the Israelites were safe as long as they remained in the house. whose door was surrounded above and at the sides by the blood-sprinkled door posts and lintel. Thus we must abide in God’s family, into which we entered through Christ, the door, by consecration, in virtue of a satisfied justice and our justification.

But if any Israelite that night left the house so protected, he went out from under the protection of the blood and as a result perished; so antitypically if any of God’s people now leave God’s family by a repudiation of their consecration and justification they will also perish: the new creatures among them perishing as such (the Second Death), and the Youthful Worthies among them perishing as such (falling back among the unjustified sinners of the world), and the tentatively justified among them perishing as such (falling back among the unjustified sinners of the world) these trample underfoot the blood of the Son of God and those of them who have entered the sacrificial covenant count its blood an unholy thing (Hebrews 10:28 [He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:]) to us the exhortation comes with peculiar force: Leave not God’s family, and come not out from under the protecting blood of the Lamb of God who bareth the sin of the world. The charge not to leave the house until morning means that entirely throughout the Gospel Age, until this Age completely ends, i.e., so long as there is yet a faith justification operating, God’s people must remain under the imputed merit; and only after that merit ceases to operate toward each individual and he is safe in the possession of his inheritance may he give up trusting in the imputed merit for protection. May we all, whether of the Little Flock, Great Company, Youthful Worthies or faith-justified, as the case may be, abide vitalizedly or tentatively under the precious blood, our only safety during the night of the antitypical Nisan 14.

Brother Detzler