Hybrid, speaks to us of that which is the results of “the offspring of two animals or plants of different races, varieties or species, anything of mixed origin, unlike parts or that of having the nature of a hybrid.” However, when considering the word purebred, it is speaking of “that which belongs to a recognized breed with characters maintained through generations of unmixed descent.” It was God, in the process of His creation, which left for us a written mandate concerning that for which He purposed for His creation. This purpose, never to change, is declared for us in Gen. 1:27-28a as written, “So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it; and have dominion over …” Again, let us understand that this, God’s original plan and purpose, has never changed. This declaration holds as true today in God’s purpose as when He spoke it. Herein, mankind must recognize that God’s stated purpose, while it seemingly has been diverted, polluted and misplaced, has simply ran it’s course even has God had purposed for it. Rom. 8:19-20, “For the earnest expectation of creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. The creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope.”
Also, in the process of creation and the making of His man, God, set a law into motion, which being established, shall produce, and bring forth a complete measure and manifestation of God’s created man. This law states that all seed must bring forth its own kind. God’s pure seed is that which from generation to generation brings forth a progressive increasing manifestation after its own kind. The highest level of God’s created seed is that which He breathed into man to bring forth, through the man, His likeness, and image. Again, God’s purpose for this seed is to be fruitful and multiply, a purpose, which has never changed.
Before the making of man and his fall, God’s purpose was restoration. This beginning restoration was first of the earth, which had become one without form; it was void with darkness upon its deep. Gen. 1:2-3, “And the earth was [became] without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.” A world that had come out of God had now fallen into darkness, but God’s plan always was restoration from darkness into light, the light that God is. This light also came at a time of restoration for God’s now fallen man (Remember Abraham and Moses – called to become a nation and then a deliverer). This light come forth and begins the process of restoring the man and when Christ Jesus’ time to appear came, He was the manifestation of that same light. John 1:4-5, “In Him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.” This light, in the form of Jesus Christ was now come and darkness, though existing, cannot nor could it overcome or overpower the light, the life of God abiding in the vine—Christ. This reveals and speaks to us that even though darkness does exist, and it seems to be on the increase, it is but a fulfilling of a prophetic word from Isaiah the prophet. Let us also take note that, in the midst of this prophesied gross darkness, God speaks of a light and glory from within a people that the darkness could not overcome nor overpower. Isa. 60:2, “For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and His glory shall be seen upon thee”.
Because man has now come to a period expressed in scripture as “the end-times,” we can know that all those things promised, purposed, and declared by God shall be fulfilled. With the Christian community of today, in general, being a people who has rejected the light, the shadows and types revealed about the children of Israel and Jerusalem has now come upon this community. Jerusalem, a type of the church, the bride is the people wherein the temple of God’s glory is to dwell. Nevertheless, they now find themselves becoming, because of rejecting Gods will and purpose, a people wherein the glory of God is departing. Even so, in the midst of this rejection and rebellion, God has promised a time of restoration and renewal. Remember, God has declared that the glory of His latter house, which the true church is, shall be greater than the former. This has an extended meaning for the saints of today because of a proverb passed down to today’s Christian community in which they seem to be living. God says that this proverb shall be set aside, bringing God into a present day, present tense living God, now dwelling in the souls of His people.
Ezekiel 12:22-28, “Son of man, what is this proverb that you people have about the land of Israel, which says, the days are prolonged, and every vision fails? Tell them therefore, thus says the Lord God; I will lay this proverb to rest, and they shall no more use it as a proverb in Israel. But say to them, the days are at hand, and the fulfillment of every vision. For no more, shall there be any false vision or flattering divination within the house of Israel. For I am the Lord, I speak, and the word which I speak will come to pass; it will no more be postponed; for in your days, O rebellious house, I will say a word and perform it, says the Lord God. Again, the word of the Lord came to me, saying, son of man, look, the house of Israel is saying, the vision that he sees is for many days from now, and he prophesies of times far off. Therefore say to them, thus says the Lord God; none of my words will be postponed any more, but the word which I speak will be done, says the Lord God”. This scripture speaks of a changing of the guard into another realm of manifestation, which means a coming forth into the fullness of all that God speaks concerning destruction as well as restoration.
In looking back to the scripture of Gen. 1:27-28a, we must now consider our ways. Whom have we believed in and where have we placed God. Is He a now present tense God fulfilling His purpose or do we continue in the mind-set of putting Him off until some kind of future event? In considering these scriptures, God would have us take special note of a phrase of four stated words He uses here. “Be fruitful and multiply,” that states God method of restoration. This speaks of a seed and a people who would receive this pure seed, the purebred seed coming from God that brings forth light. This is a changing from the old “fallen Adam nature or soul,” which had became a manufactured hybrid seed. A seed mixed with every form of carnality, man made doctrines, impure languages, and the many different philosophies of man. This is that which produces this darkened world of religion, education, economical, and political arenas which are producing a society of perversions that captivated the people which dwell in that gross darkness.
The hybrid seed even takes on a form of godliness, but it strongly and persistently denies the power of God. However, there is a law, a people who have received the purebred seed of Christ. Those who become and bring forth after His kind and who become the light to this darkened world. It is to this pure seed that God has spoken. “Replenish,” a word meaning, “to make full or complete again, as by furnishing a new supply.” This new supply comes from a “new God-like soul,” one that restores to this world a God-like economical, political, educational, social, and spirit-led manifestation of who and what God is.
The word “subdue” is a word meaning, “To bring into subjection; to conquer and vanquish. To overcome, as by persuasion”, thus a fulfilling of all that God has promised that His creation might now know Him as these overcomers inherit all things promised and purposed by our creator God. Rev. 21:7, “He that overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be my son”. To replenish and subdue now speaks of having “dominion,” which is a word meaning, “to rule or the power to rule; sovereign authority; sovereignty”. This speaks to those who overcome the darkness, a people who overcome to establish and become a God given authority to reign with Christ in God’s creation. Jesus Himself confirms this degree of oneness with Christ Jesus and the Father in the prayer He prayed. John 17:20-24, “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: I in them, and You in Me; that they may be perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as you have loved Me. Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world”.
In beholding the truths stated it becomes necessary for humankind to consider the time that we are living in. What season of God are we in? With darkness having run its course, coming to its full measure, we now must consider that a time has come for God’s light and glory to shine forth according to its full measure. In looking at the example given to us through Isaiah, we must take note that it is now another restoration time. Isa. 42:14-16, “I have held my peace a long time; I have been still and restrained myself. Now I will cry like a woman in labor, I will pant and gasp at once. I will lay waste the mountains and hills, and dry up all their vegetation; I will make the rivers coastlands and will dry up the pools. I will bring the blind by a way they did not know; I will lead them in paths they have not known. I will make darkness light before them, and crooked places straight. These things I will do for them and not forsake them”. With this scripture speaking of restoration, the word “restoration” means, “a putting or bringing back into a former, normal or unimpaired state of condition”. Restoration then speaks of complete deliverance to walk unashamed before God in the Garden of Eden. Col. 1:13 states, “He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of love.”
Notice in the above scripture the word “conveyed.” This word has the meaning of “to take from one place to another; transport; to make known; communicate in words, actions, and appearance.” This then speaks of a passing away of that, old “carnal soul realm of death” to resurrection into that “living soul realm of life” which God restores back into those that overcome. A new creation in God, which speaks loudly of the inherited place we have in Christ, not only do we walk in His light, but we become a part of that light. This speaks of a dying to the fruit of the hybrid seed and resurrected into the purebred seed of Christ that has conquered and is conquering the whole man. In speaking of restoring, it is not just the spirit of the man, but it includes the restoring of the whole man in spirit, soul, and body.
Isa. 58:8-12 speaks loudly, “Then your light shall break forth like the morning, your healing shall spring forth speedily, and your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard. Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; you shall cry, and He will say, here I am. If you take away the yoke [all forms of the carnal political, economical, social, educational, and religious yokes] from your midst, the pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness, if you extend your soul to the hungry and satisfy the afflicted soul, then your light shall dawn in the darkness, and your darkness shall be as the noonday. The Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your soul in drought, and strengthen your bones; you shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail. Those from among you shall build the old waste places; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and you shall be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets to dwell in.” Is this not God’s picture of His overcomers being restored to bring forth restoration? Is it not saying of those things which come into Christ and remain therein, they shall be restored to the fullness of God’s intended purpose. Therefore, let us remain in Him as His progressive work in this people brings forth that fullness of purpose.