Our Russian brothers....reports from world news is it’s happening in China as well...and I’m presuming will spread globally as they attempt to stamp out all faiths...except those with the stamp of approval by each country....or as the current Pope is trying to push...obedience to the UN... ....makes me wonder if this involves revelation Rev 13,16-18......( the spiritual aspect of buying and selling) NWT Rev 13-17 And nobody can buy or sell except the person having the mark, the name of the wild beast and the number of its name MESSAGE BIBLE ( it doesn’t have individual scriptures numbers so I’ll write from 13-17 as they do that ) The second beast worked magical signs dazzling people by making fire come down from heaven. it used magic it got from the beast to dupe the earth dwellers getting them to make a image of the beast that received the death blow and lived. it was able to animate the image of the Beast so that it talked , and then arrange that anyone not worshipping the Beast so that it talked and then arrange that anyone not worshipping the Beast will be killed. It forced all people small and great rich and poor free and slave to have a mark of the name It was impossible to buy or sell. Keep in mind if the buying and selling is of the spiritual meaning..then the killing may also be of spiritual killing. But I’m aware that it may also be both...literal and physical.....I guess it’s a wait and see job. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...ses-crackdown-with-new-jailings-idUSKBN1W512W NWT 1Peter 5.6 Humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God so he may exult you in DUE time. 10... it after you have suffered a little while the God of all undeserved kindness who called you to everlasting glory WILL FINISH YOUR TRAINING AND HE WILL MAKE YOU FIRM HE WILL MAKE YOU STRONG HE WILL FIRMLY GROUND YOU . MESSAGE BIBLE 1Peter5:6 So be content with who you are and don’t put on airs.Gods strong hand is on you, he’ll promote you at the right time . Live carefree before God, he is most careful with you 10.... keep a cool head. Stay alert. The Devil is poised to pounce, and would like nothing better than to catch you napping. Keep your guard up. Your not the only ones plunged into these hard times.Its the same with Christians all over the world. So keep a firm grip on the faith. The suffering won’t last forever. It won’t be long before this generous God who has great plans for us in Christ eternal and glorious plans they are!..will have you put together and on your feet for good. He gets the last word, yes he does.