Darkness Coming?

[At some point… the sun… the moon… the stars… will all go dark—the “lights go out”.

In the last days… the Great Day of the Lord… evil will be rampant—people will deny the Power of God (2 Timothy 3:1-5).  Restraint will be cast off when… he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way. Then that lawless one will be revealed (NASB)and… God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie… (2 Thessalonians 2:2-4,7-12).

Does this mean… in the last days… God no longer convicts the world of sin through the Holy Spirit… the night cometh, when no man can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world… If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world. But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no light in him… (John 16:7-11; Matthew 24:11-13; John 9:4-5; 11:9-10)?

The Bible says… in the last days… the sun… the moon… the stars… will go dark… for the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision. The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining… (Joel 3:14-16; 2:30-31; Acts 2:19-20).]  From the essay… Turn Out the Lights, p8.

Is Amos talking about the same thing… Shall not the land tremble for this, and every one mourn that dwelleth therein? and it shall rise up wholly as a flood; and it shall be cast out and drowned, as by the flood of Egypt. And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord God, that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in the clear day: 10 And I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation; and I will bring up sackcloth upon all loins, and baldness upon every head; and I will make it as the mourning of an only son, and the end thereof as a bitter day. 11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord: 12 And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, and shall not find it. 13 In that day shall the fair virgins and young men faint for thirst. 14 They that swear by the sin of Samaria, and say, Thy god, O Dan, liveth; and, The manner of Beersheba liveth; even they shall fall, and never rise up again (Amos 8:8-14)?

How about Zephaniah… 14 The great day of the Lord is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly, even the voice of the day of the Lord: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly. 15 That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness, 16 A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high towers. 17 And I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the Lord: and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung. 18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the Lord‘s wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land (Zephaniah 1:14-18)?

Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? his fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by him. The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him. But with an overrunning flood he will make an utter end of the place thereof, and darkness shall pursue his enemies. What do ye imagine against the Lord? he will make an utter end: affliction shall not rise up the second time (Nahum 1:6-9).