In connection with this idea, see Constable's Notes on Isa 44 (here), and especially starting at Isa 44:28 and forward where there is some discussion of Cyrus and his God ordained role in conquering Babylon and opening up the opportunity for the Jews to go home and restore the worship of Yahweh in the land of Israel.With all that in mind, it is interesting that the 'fallen state of Babylon the Great' is described right after the announcement of the on-going world-wide declaration of the good news. Compare that with this post. And see also this post where I assert a link between the fall of Babylon the Great in Rev 18:2 and Isaiah chapter 2. The fall of Babylon the Great would also represent one of the early victories of the crowned rider of Rev 6:2 (assuming this is Jesus). (See this post and the links at the bottom of the post which show a chiastic structure within the Trumpets passage itself - a chiasm within a chiasm!)
The commentary then goes on to show some similarities between this passage about Cyrus and Isa 49:1-53:12 about Yahweh's "servant."
It opens up/builds upon the idea that Cyrus typified the work of Jesus after his coronation. That he would overthrow Babylon the Great and open up the way for people of the nations to become "my (God's/Christ's) people." (Isa 2:2-3; Rev 18:2-4) Thus providing the connection between Rev 14:6-7 and Rev 14:8. (In this scenario, Babylon the Great would be representative of pagan religion. I also hold to the idea that this is what Mt 24:31 is alluding to.)
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