In the last great conflict of the controversy with Satan those who are loyal to God will see every earthly support cut off. Because they refuse to break His law in obedience to earthly powers, they will be forbidden to buy or sell. It will finally be decreed that they shall be put to death. DA 121.3
He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape. -Daniel 11:42
Therefore he invents every possible device to engross the mind.