“The settlers within My garden are from another time and space.
The settlers within My garden are external to the time sphere of man,
are beyond the beck and call of man,
are not within the knowledge base of man,
are mentioned in My word◊ in passing—
which were not intended to be applied with certainty—
by every then current generation who brought opinions to the fore.
The settlers within My garden are misinterpreted by man:
are claimed to be what they are not;
are claimed by man as being validated by future events as timed within the past;
as bringing to present situations of the day—
that which could only thrive—
when standing in the shadow of Biblical authority.
The settlers within My garden do not speak the tongues of man,
do speak the tongues of Heaven.
The settlers within My garden are also still having some with time within mortality;
are also transitioning with their bodies souls and spirits into eternity with God.
The settlers within My garden have also had a place prepared:
where they too will feel at home in surroundings of familiarity.
The settlers within My garden do not bring a clash of cultures,
are accepting of the changes,
are accepting of their rebirths from their graves,
are accepting of the need for thought transference and the achieving of fluency of expression.
The settlers within My garden are not set in their ways with troublesome priorities,
know the same commandments,
have also tried life under the seasons of covenantal law with sacrifice;
of covenantal faith with grace;
and soon to become aware of governance of truth in wisdom with mercy pled at the Bema.
The settlers within My garden are jocular and friendly,
love the jokes and jests,
explore and understand,
seek and do not query,
are amused when struck by puzzlement,
are awestruck by a new idea,
have understanding serviced by the centuries—
as ‘truth’ gradually became the basic structure of societies.
The settlers within My garden are winsome and popular,
are respected and honoured,
are inviting and responsive.
The settlers within My garden are identified and recognized,
are welcomed and befriended,
are generous and likeable.
The settlers within My garden have stories of much interest:
have histories with generational accuracy;
have the scope and experience to enthral their new found thought-recipients;
have the ability to listen to the concerts in quadrophonic sound.
The settlers within My garden love to talk on their four feats;
rest with hems tucked tidily beneath:
can jump and run and leave a kangaroo behind;
can play and dart and check and run—
which leaves others standing still while watching in amazement.
The settlers within My garden are there for the enjoyment of their achievements of conviction:
of the souls they won and welcomed;
of their sight lines of success in applying their telescopic “eyes”.
The settlers within My garden have qualified as children of God,
for entry to eternity,
as overcomers of all which has been set before them—
in a lifestyle of great hardship—
where the rewards are also great.
The settlers within My garden are welcomed by My people to eternity:
are welcomed by My people to My garden;
are welcomed by My people into the family of God;
are welcomed by My people to their places as prepared;
are welcomed by My people as their fellow travellers in My Gospel;
are welcomed by acclamation for all they have achieved and done—
within the sight and tasking of God down through their ages of existence.”
◊Scribal Note: 1 Peter 3:18-20 (NKJV)
18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit, 19 by whom also He went and preached to the spirits in prison, 20 who formerly were disobedient, when once the Divine longsuffering waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water.
The KJV and NKJV both say that Jesus “preached” to the spirits in prison (verse 19). However, the Greek word used is not the usual New Testament word for preaching the gospel. It simply means “to herald a message”; the NIV translates it as “made proclamation.” Jesus suffered and died on the cross, His body being put to death. But His spirit was made alive, and He yielded it to the Father (Luke 23:46). According to Peter, sometime between Jesus’ death and His resurrection Jesus made a special proclamation to “the spirits in prison.”