We do not wrestle with flesh and blood, but with powers and principalities and spiritual wickedness in high places. As The Body of Christ mobilizes, so the nations of the world have come forth to do battle. In this book and series, a single eye will be the light to capture these moments through photograph and word. Discover the truths of spiritual warfare, as the outcome proves who wins: good or evil.
Set in the author’s native state, North Carolina, the events pertain to notable areas, familiar towns and cities, and those places ready for the appearing of Our Savior. He will come down and redeem, but not before many will be lost, and few will be saved. Drawn from the Biblical verse of Revelation 12:17, which says, “And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ,” this short story portrays a heavenly journey at its end, and an earthly walk at its beginning.
From the theological themes that introduced doctrinal works to the world, such as Matthew Pope’s first book, “In Doctrine, Uncorrupt,” followed by his first photographic compilation in “Assembled With One Accord,” to “Of Yesterday” and “In The Apostles’ Doctrine, one historical and one radio-centered, now is joined with this work of Christian fiction the fifth book overall published. The first itself of many in the War with The Remnant series, “Translated Literature” brings several interests, such as warfare, spirituality, and historical elements. Based on Colossians 1:13, our Scripture has been properly converted to our language, so as to understand The Spirit of God: “Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son.”
The second entry for the War with The Remnant Series, Every Direction continues the narrative of the cosmic battle of good versus evil. Stemming from Revelation 12:17, the seed of Mary is warred against by the wiles of Satan, and this has been passed on to The Holy Church. As The Body of Christ, we are bound to always spar with the spiritual degrees of the Devil’s plots and henchmen. Taken from Ezekiel 10:11, Every Direction’s title is inspired by this Biblical verse, which reads, “When they went, they went in their four directions: they turned not as they went, but to the place whither the head looked they followed it; they turned not as they went” (ASV).
The seventh book by Author and Writer Matthew Pope, this recent work joins an ever-expanding bibliography of unapologetic, spiritual writings and Catholic influenced material, all firmly planted in The Gospel of Jesus Christ. In this fictional, yet non-fictional reading of Biblical elements, this latest publication does what his earlier projects have done all along: demanded that Christ and His glory be given a chance and chapter.
Set in North Carolina, this book mentions places familiar by name and detail, those intrinsic to the author’s familiarity. As the tides of God’s army combats that of the forces of Hell, who will arise as winner? Whose Kingdom will prevail? The train of the Lord departs now. Where will its next stop be?
And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters (Revelation 1:15)
Of Many Waters
The third entry into the War with The Remnant Series, Of Many Waters finds two remote souls surveying the powerful flow of the High Rock Dam, unaware of the impending danger. In the midst of wartime conditions, this father and son will encounter, in a brief moment, the undertaking effects of a raging river. Based on the passage from Revelation 1:15, “And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters,” this short novel uncovers the pull from below, as both souls and currents are tossed to and fro. Will it be the washing of The Word by the water that uncovers truth, or will the deluge of treachery be too much for this curious pair?
Author and Writer Matthew Pope’s twelfth book, the narrative of WWTR continues from the main Bible verse of Revelation 12:17, and fosters a fictional theme undergirded with elements of supernatural truth. Finding a literary home amongst previous manuscripts, the whole of the mission is joined together to be a unity of pressing forth for The Gospel of Jesus, and exposing the error of man’s ways by conviction in The Holy Ghost, where God judges, and people love.
Consider and hear me, O Lord my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death (Psalm 13:3)
The fourth book in the War with The Remnant Series, Consider Death finds itself opening to the conclusion of the previous entry, focusing on the dead and living at Moores’ Creek. An espionage situation, a mysterious find, and a wondering solution, comes together in this Christian influenced segment. Founded in the Biblical verses of Revelation 12:17 and Psalm 13:3, the title of this novel stems from the words of the Psalmist David, which states, “Consider and hear me, O Lord my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death.”
The 15th book in the ever-expanding collection of Author and Writer Matthew Pope, this latest short story prevails in telling readers of a coming day of judgment, and the mercy of Christ that is available now to all. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is not hidden in these pages, but is as the rest of his aforementioned library, open to life in general and to the life in The Son of The Lord.
For nation shall rise against nation (Mark 13:8)
“For nation shall rise against nation,” (Mark 13:8), The Gospel of The Lord says. Devoted to this work, Author and Writer Matthew Pope pens a fifth entry into the War with The Remnant Series, titled, Nation Against Nation. Following the events of the Christian war and the symbolism of the previous entry verily, the circumstances and results are harrowing. From burning and rioting to the protest against authority and government, this latest publication addresses wrong in the terms of being right. The Scriptures, too, are the message of deliverance for all involved: those seeking retribution and those lurking to do harm. Becoming an ever-unfolding plot based on Revelation 12:17, this Series and novel continue the narrative.
The 18th book to be inducted into Matthew’s library and overall collection, it underlines the necessity of Jesus Christ in the midst of perilous fight. Who will defend justice? Who will offend the sensitive and weak? Who will endure unto the end, as Christ has required. May this recent addition lend one to think and to pray, and to finally accept The Savior, Jesus as His Lord.
For we are born at all adventure: and we shall be hereafter as though we had never been: for the breath in our nostrils is as smoke, and a little spark in the moving of our heart (Wisdom 2:2)
The sixth entry into the War with The Remnant Series, As Smoke details the quick ride through the elevated ravines and gorges of North Carolina’s Western Mountains, climbing from the inner city to the remote. Escaping the emotive and divisive tactics of rebellion, the leaders of the war effort retreat to a more tranquil setting, a far removed and set aside location by train. Titled from the foggy morning haze that blankets the mountainscape of The Great Smoky Mountains, and from the Bible passage of Wisdom 2:2, which declares, “For we are born at all adventure: and we shall be hereafter as though we had never been: for the breath in our nostrils is as smoke, and a little spark in the moving of our heart.”
The 23rd publication by Author and Writer Matthew Pope, As Smoke tells the continuous timeline of this fantasy series rooted in Biblical proportions, and together moves about The Spirit of God in communicating Jesus to a dying nation, a dying people, and a dying world: in need of total salvation.
With gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought: they shall enter into the King’s palace (Psalm 45:15)
Welcome to God’s Country and to His Holy Temple, as this 7th entry of Author and Writer Matthew Pope’s War with The Remnant Series is introduced. Set in the mountains of Western North Carolina, the scenery descends from the peaks of Nantahala and her river to the mansion doorstep of Biltmore in Asheville, NC.
As elegant and regal as God’s Heaven, this publication marks the shelter in place for those hoping to escape the wrath and war-torn streets of their urban city. In discourse and in regret, God’s Spirit bids them the yoke of His Son for a moment, before their departure to tend to the needs of His people. A psychological look and a zeroing in on the conscience of man, this latest addition creates the manner for repentance, for restoration, and finally reorder. Will a change of heart lead to inner peace?