11 And earth’s businessmen will weep and grieve over her because no one buys their freight (cargo) any more.
- When the anti-christ is in power people are allowed to buy and only sell if they have his mark, but when Jesus returns buying and selling are all done away with.
- Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, drive out demons. Freely (without pay) you have received, freely (without charge) give. Matthew 10:8
- And He said to them, Guard yourselves and keep free from all covetousness (the immoderate desire for wealth, the greedy longing to have more); for a man’s life does not consist in and is not derived from possessing overflowing abundance or that which is over and above his needs. Luke 12:15
- So when Jesus returns the Truth that sets people free is allowed to flourish. It will take time for the world to realize this, but they will. At first they will be fearful, because there will be massive change, but they will come to learn that they are loved and that life is more than money.
12 Their merchandise is of gold, silver, precious stones, and pearls; of fine linen, purple, silk, and scarlet [stuffs]; all kinds of scented wood, all sorts of articles of ivory, all varieties of objects of costly woods, bronze, iron, and marble;
13 Of cinnamon, spices, incense, ointment and perfume, and frankincense, of wine and olive oil, fine flour and wheat; of cattle and sheep, horses and conveyances; and of slaves (the bodies) and souls of men!