Extracts and comments from Revelation Chp. 14:1(b) and 14:8(b)
14:1 And I saw, lo, (a)The Lamb standing on the (b)Mount Sion, and (a)with Him an (a)hundred forty and four thousand, (c)having His name and (c)His Father's name written (c)on their foreheads.
(b) "Mount Sion"; Sion, or Zion (both spellings are used) is synonymous for or with Jerusalem, (one definition of "Zion" is "Stronghold"). There is dispute as to the actual location of Zion. In the Old Testament, it is the easternmost of the two hills of ancient Jerusalem, the site of the Jebusite city captured by David in the 10th century B.C. (2 Sam. 5:6-9). Also probably refers to "the stronghold of Zion", (2 Sam. 5:7) taken by David and established as his royal capital.
Josephus possibly mistakenly, identified Zion as the western hill (first cent. A.D.), this opinion remained until 19th/20th century, when the eastern hill was re-established (modern Ophel). It was not included in the 16th century fortifications, and is still covered in fields and vineyards (Ency. Brit. 1977).
The actual site has huge significance for the future, as is seen from this verse alone. It is the true site of the "shining forth in Glory", (HEB. YAPHA) of the Promised One (Deut. 33:2) which corresponds with "Maranatha" (1 Cor. 16:22). The Law was given by God Almighty on Mt. Sinai ("HOREB"), the Law and the Prophets will be fulfilled by Messiah/Christ Jesus at His return (Deut. 33:2).
The antithesis to this from Satan was/is Sion (Deut. 4:48), (Mt. Hermon) which was/is a sacred site to Satanic paganism, propagated by Canaanites (Nephilim), (Num. 21:33, Deut. 3:1-13). The Nephilim were of large stature, 9' to 13' or more tall, and the tomb size is shown in Deut. 3:11, and testified in Deut. 3:13, "the land of the giants". The certain fact that they had spread from Babylon is shown by the tombs of the Marduk kings in Babylon, which were of the same size as Deut. 3:11. Babylon as is well known was founded by Nimrod, whose father was Cush and grandfather Ham! Nimrod was "great in rebellion against God", (Gen. 10:9), (the word "before", Str. Hebrew 6440 can be either; "the face that turns", is from the number 6437, "to turn", "to face up to", "to turn aside / away", "turn the back", "turn the face", "turn the self", or as chosen by the translators, "before". Both are prepositional, but the context of Nimrod's story gives the sense, i.e., he was a great rebel against Jehovah, and in great sin in his life in the face of Jehovah. He and his mother were founders of false "religion" in Babylon). (Nimrod's mother is reputed to have altered the "Heavenly message", and created the "Zodiac", of which there is a copy in the temple at Dendera in Egypt. She is also reputed to have treated Nimrod as her husband sexually)! Babylon became the fountainhead of Satanic opposition to Jehovah God, until its destruction, and the removal of its priests to Pergamos (Antolia).
14:8 And there followed (a)another angel, saying, (b)Babylon is fallen, the great (c)#[city,]# (d)because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication".
(b) "Babylon"; see Isa. 21:9 & Rev. 18:2. As mentioned in earlier Chapters, Babylon is the source of all pagan religions. That progressed strongly under Nimrod and his mother. Their work has spread worldwide, and their pagan heritage is in all countries, and as well as religions, is showing in all human activity. As mentioned above, all religions or human activity which does not acknowledge Acts. 4:12, is of Babylon! In V.8 we are told that Babylon is fallen! When that happens, all the world's systems, Governments, Institutions, trade and commerce, religions and beliefs, ideas and opinions etc., will be brought to nothing, and will stand helpless before Almighty Jehovah Zebaoth!
As has been seen above, Babylon and Nephilim are mentioned and linked, as due to the size of the Marduk Kings tombs, it is assumed that Nephilim were rampant in Babylon.
The reasoning here is that the original name of Babylon means “The Gate of the god”; which refers to Satan, and therefore his fallen angels and their activities with human women, producing Nephilim, see Gen. 6:4, 12:6 & 13:7.