Syrian business leaders have long traded political freedoms for economic privileges in Syria, where the prosperous merchant classes are key to propping up the regime.
During the US pagan holiday season where everything is about the god of America, shopping and the economy I am reminded of God's rejection of the 'salesmen of the earth who replace Him with their false needs markets, making a god out of materialism.
We are beginning to see economic warfare ,sanctions used more and more (Libya,Iran,Syria,etc.) by the Beast of Revelation 13 (global government body) and soon enough it will be used against all of us who only bend out knee to Messiah Jesus.
And he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, to be given amark on their right hand or on their forehead, and he provides that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name.
The good news is that the shopping madness idolatry is temporary and God will end it !
I'm very much looking forward to His government as man's rule is rotting from within and on life support at this late hour.
Yes, every pot in Jerusalem and Judah shall be holiness to the LORD of hosts. Everyone who sacrifices shall come and take them and cook in them. In that day there shall no longer be a Canaanite (merchant) in the house of the LORD of hosts.