There are three tenets which are the foundation of this book:
1.) To create something outside of oneself, the Creator must exist outside the creation at the time of creation. The matrix of creation is the "void" of Genesis chapter one.
2.) Any creature made in the Creator's image will inevitably want to create. Separation from the Creator is the result if this is done on one's own terms, leading to loss of the Creator's glory which is nakedness.
3.) If the Creator is only good (and He is), and the creation is both good and evil (and it is), then very special circumstances to create a space that is only good within the construct of good and evil would be required for the Creator to enter into the creation. This is key to Adam's role as high priest of Eden and for the instructions given to Moses to construct a tabernacle and for Solomon to build a temple. It is also the basis for the 613 mitzvot – the entirety of the do's and don'ts of the Law of Moses.
The purpose of The Naked Carpenter project (book, script and movie) is to demonstrate how the first man, Adam, was made as a high priest to serve and protect the interests of God in his temple called “Eden”. Eden extended from Paradise above to Earth below. In the unseen spiritual realm of Paradise, Adam was to learn how to attend to Yah's temple; in the seen physical realm on Earth, Adam, made of earth, was to be the temple of Yah and fill the Earth with Yah's glory.
This work is conceptual and not linear. In other words, this book is not a step-by-step examination of Genesis onward but is, instead, an exploration of concepts such as “life”, “death”, “marriage” and “nakedness” – all intended to answer the resounding question most all of us ask at one time or another: “Why am I here?”. Judeo-Christian scripture is quoted as required to establish that Adam was created to serve and protect the interests of God in His temple, both in Paradise and on Earth.
Once united with God (“married” to Yah), Adam became separated from Him when he chose to serve his wife above the interests of his Creator. The result was Adam’s loss of access to Paradise, as an exile on Earth to create his own kingdom by the sweat of his brow and with a curse on the land.
Father is a jealous One – jealous for our allegiance and love. When his creatures choose to serve themselves rather than Him, He rightfully does not allow it to be easy – hence the curses of Genesis chapter three!
It’s been said that sin results in separation from the Father (Isaiah 59:2). What is equally true is that separation from the Father is what leads us to sin. When Adam was separated from the only One who is good, then evil – that which does harm to one’s self and/or others – was the inevitable result.
Do you see what is being tabled here? Our “fallen” nature is due to separation from our Father. Adam led the way for all of us and we all readily follow suit, naked and ashamed, hiding from Father to serve our own interests and build our own kingdoms.
Sin results from separation from the Father. Simply put, sin is self-centeredness, building to please oneself or to please men and inevitably results in harm to oneself or others. Man has made a big to-do of do's and don'ts and has made religion a work of little effect as long as it is self-serving, and most of it is.
All of this is reversed during the millennium by Father’s priests, kings and lords who have learned the end result of sin during this age of man which is quickly coming to a close. They will rule with Yahshuah for 1,000 years with iron scepters and ensure that what has been done during the age of Adam is not repeated during the millennium!
“And he who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations. And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers, even as I received of my Father” (Revelation 2:26-27).
A carpenter knows how to assemble a myriad of pieces to make a recognizable whole. The most direct way to build anything is to first see it finished. The process then becomes one of removing obstacles and chasing the materials. The goal is what reigns.
Father saw the completed work in us before He ever made Adam. He knew that creatures of His likeness would also want to create on their own terms – a predictable trait of creating a companion in One’s own image.
It is perfectly normal that creatures of the Creator’s likeness would want to create. It is also perfectly narcissistic for creatures made in the Creator’s likeness to desire to do that on their own terms. Most children inevitable push a parent away with a resounding, “I got it!” And so it was for Adam.
Father knew that Adam would inevitably turn his back on Him to instead serve the flesh-of-his-flesh and, as a result, be stripped of his Father's glory and be left fearfully and shamefully naked. In the movie The Naked Carpenter, the Father’s servant Hannah is the “naked carpenter”. However, in the final analysis, Yahshuah is the Naked Carpenter. He calls each one of us home, to build in harmonious agreement with him again. He desires to fully clothe us again in His glory, and render us no longer naked and no longer ashamed as are all who build for themselves.
Father perfectly finishes all of His projects. The end of the age of Adam and the kingdom of this world draws nigh as Father’s kingdom now quickly advances.
Throughout the book (and the movie), I refer to God the Father as “Yah”. This is based on the Hebrew tetragrammaton YHWH, translated “Yahowah” or “Yah” for short. I often refer to “Jesus” with his Hebrew name “Yahshuah” (sometimes also shortened as “Yah” as the physical representation of Yah’s Wisdom who walked with Adam in Eden before Adam’s exile from Paradise).
This book is written with the basis that the reader is familiar with the Judeo-Christian scriptures. Quoted scripture is from the New King James version except where a literal (interlinear) translation is better suited.
May you find The Naked Carpenter book, script and movie a work of eye-opening illumination – calling you out of the world of darkness and pressing you towards the high call of “marriage” with Yah and into His glorious kingdom of light.
June 13, 2022