River of God CD is written and produced by John J. Rieger. With a combination of exciting songs of praise and sweet songs of surrender and worship the inspired arrangement of this cd creates an entire atmosphere of joy and peace from start to finish. His music style is unique, with some country, pop, classical and even a song of hebraic influence, nevertheless every song has been prayerfully written and recorded so that the listener is brought to a place where they receive strength and encouragement from God's Word and through the Spirit of God are drawn into true worship. The title song River of God speaks directly to the heart and brings the Lord's peace and healing to all who listen.


Question: When is this great persecution that is being talked about in Matthew 24. Also when it says that the gospel shall be first preached to all nations. Is this talking about before the rapture (for there are many that say that Jesus can not come until everyone hears the gospel) or is this refering to the time of the great tribulation?

Answer: This persecution spoken of here is mainly focusing on Israel during the 7 year great tribulation. Mathew 24:14 says "and this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a WITNESS unto all nations; and THEN! SHALL THE END COME! The END Meaning the end when Christ returns with all the saints with Him and destroys the armies of the antichrist and saves Israel; and NOT THE GREAT CATCHING AWAY OF THE CHURCH OR (RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH) which will take place before the 7 year tribulation can begin.

1Thessalonians 2:6-8 says ’’and now you know what withholds that he might be revealed in his time. For the mistery of iniquity does already work; only HE who now LETS (HOLDS BACK OR RESTRAINS) will LET (HOLD BACK or RESTRAIN) until HE (THE CHURCH) be taken out of the way. AND THEN shall that wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of His mouth and shall destroy with the brightness of His coming!”

Many people try to place an event before Christ can come back for His church, whether it's the preaching of the gospel to all nations or the rebuilding of the temple, ect, but we are to look for Him to come at any moment WHILE preaching the gospel and warning those about the wrath to come. Jesus said in Luke 21:36 "Watch therefore and pray always that you may be accounted worthy to ESCAPE ALL THESE THINGS THAT SHALL COME TO PASS, and to stand before the Son of man”

In Mathew 24:15-22 Jesus is warning those jews during the 7 year tribulation. He tells them when they see the abomination of desolation in the temple (that is when the antichrist breaks his 7 year peace treaty with Israel and sets up his image in the temple in the middle of Daniel's 70th week 3 1\2 years into the great tribulation) to "run into the mountains". Jeremiah 30:7 describes this as "a time of JACOBS TROUBLE and has nothing to do with the church. It is the time when God will ultimately bring Israel back to Himself.

Zeck 12:10 says ”and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced and they shall mourn for Him as one that mourns for his only son!” Praise God! Amen.

By John J. Rieger 04/28/12


The King James Version

KJV is still the most accurate translation to date. The manuscripts that were used were the "Textus Receptus" of the original Greek and Hebrew and not the ‘‘Vaticanus’’, which was corrupt since the days of Jerome and supports Roman Catholic heretical doctrine. The KJV translators were committed believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and the most brilliant scholars of their day and despite the so called political motives of King James, he kept England from papal tyranny and the undoing of the Reformation which was by the way the objective of Guy Fauke and his cohorts in their assassination attempt, to bring England back to Papal dominion. Prov 21:1 says “The king's heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever He will”. The KJV on the most part agrees with William Tindale's translation, who in 1536 was burned and strangled at the stake for translating the Bible into English by the Roman Catholic Church. "Lord! Open the King of England's eyes." was his last dying words. His translation was the first to draw directly from the Hebrew and Greek. Though there may be some minor errors in the translating of some words in the KJV there are no doctrinal ones because of the superior manuscripts that were used. No other version can make this claim. When there seems to be a problem in the wording of a particular verse, one can always refer back to the original, the “Textus Receptus”, to get a better understanding. It is the manuscripts, which are the infallible Word of God. All other versions translate from the corrupt Vaticanus and also the Sinaiticus, which was found at St.Catherines Monastery in the 19th century and were written by Gnostics who denied fundamental truths of the scripture. There are over 3,000 contradictions in the four gospels alone between these older but inferior manuscripts. Some modern versions are not even a translation but are paraphrased to fit the writer’s personal liberal bias. The allegation that the KJV translation of the Bible was specifically undertaken to affirm the Monarch as a religious intermediary between God and man is easily refuted for the KJV itself boldly proclaims “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;” 1 Tim 2:5. This translation has brought light, salvation and comfort to untold millions throughout the centuries and was the bible of some of the greatest preachers of the Gospel the world has ever known. I question whether if one even knows the God of the Bible who can deny the hand of God on the King James translation and it's fruitfulness throughout history. By John J Rieger 05/04/16



Posted 03-17-16

I think maybe a lot of people are not aware of this about Anonymous or any other copycat of theirs, but even the signature trademark, the mask, in which they probably think it's a cool anti-establishment symbol is really the likeness of Guy Faukes, a Catholic soldier and assassin who plotted the murder of King James I and the whole English Parliament in 1605. Not a figure any Christian should want to be remotely associated with. Say what you will of King James I, but he it was who commissioned the translation of the Bible into English in 1604, using the" Majority Text Manuscripts" of the Hebrew and Greek and not the corrupt Latin manuscripts of Rome and it was commissioned just one year before the attempt on his life was made in Nov.1605. Completed in 1611, this wonderful translation commonly known as the King James version, is responsible for untold millions hearing and receiving the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and countless revivals throughout the centuries. Obviously God had His protection on King James. By John J. Rieger 03/17/16


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