“The beast, which you saw, once was, now is not, and yet will come up out of the Abyss and go to its destruction. The inhabitants of the earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the creation of the world will be astonished when they see the beast because it once was, now is not, and yet will come.” – Rev. 17:8
The Antichrist will go into the Abyss as a way of initiation or “baptism” to the dark side.He will be copying what Jesus did after he died.Jesus visited the abyss but in order to proclaim his victory over death to the spirits in prison”.We read in 1 Peter 3:19,20:” After being made alive, he went and made proclamation to the imprisoned spirits, to those who were disobedient long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah while the ark was being built. In it, only a few people, eight in all, were saved through water.”It would seem that the Antichrist will stage a similar fit in order to further convince the world that he is the Christ or someone with similar powers to Jesus Christ. The Antichrist will be looking to achieve also a different goal, to declare his allegiance to the dark side.The ancient promise given to Pharaohs for life in the afterlife will be fulfilled in his person.That is why “all the inhabitants of the earth” will be astonished “when they say the beast” coming back to life again.
This is the exact opposite outcome that followers of Christ will experience .In the Christian faith dying a faithful death is a right of passage to a new life , a life in heaven and a new body , a spiritual body.This is what Jesus called as being “born again”.On the other hand, the Antichrist and his followers are being purified “born again” by entering the Abyss as a means for initiation to the Dark Side.
This is either a plan or a strong expectation to the ones who are preparing the way for this servant of Satan.The ruling powers of this world that brainwash the masses through the film industry are preparing the world for such an event.That is why the theme of a future ruler dying and coming back to life as a different being is a constant repeating theme in different sci-fi films.
In the 2004 sci-fi film “The Chronicles of Riddick” Lord Marshal is the title of the ruler of the Necromongers, The One Rank that cannot be superseded. It is the task of Lord Marshal to wage a crusade against humanity and bring all converts to the Underverse(another name of the Abyss?). On his armor are the faces of the previous rulers. The first act of a new Lord Marshal is a pilgrimage to the Underverse(can that possibly point to the future pilgrimage to the Abyss from the Antichrist?)
In Transcendence, a dystopian science fiction film Dr. Will Caster a scientist who researches the nature of sentience, including artificial intelligence. He and his team work to create a sentient computer; he predicts that such a computer will create a technological singularity, or in his words “Transcendence”. Following one of Will’s presentations, an anti-technology terrorist group shoots Will and the scientist is given no more than a month to live. In desperation, his wife and friends come up with a plan to upload Will’s consciousness into the quantum computer that the project has developed. Will’s consciousness survives his body’s death in this technological form and requests to be connected to the Internet to grow in capability and knowledge which has catastrophic results for humanity(a prediction of the destruction that the Antichrist will initiate when he comes back from the Abyss?)
There is an ancient account that points to this event and that is the account of king Nabuchodonosor who at the height of his ruler-ship failed to give God honor and praise and God punished him to a 7-year life as a beast.In a similar way, this future World Emperor will at the height of his ruler ship fail to honor God and instead will side with the dark powers of the Abyss becoming a beast and usher at the end of the world under the instructions of his real father Satan the Devil.