Q. When the 5th Bowl Judgment hits, the Bible says darkness covers the throne of the Beast. How long will this last? I can’t imagine it will last until the time Jesus comes in His 2nd coming because there is the assembling of the armies at Armageddon and they’d need light to fight that battle. Am I right, or am I off base? Or will the darkness last until the 2nd coming? I did a search but couldn’t find any conclusive answers.
A. You couldn’t find any conclusive answers because the Bible doesn’t say how long this darkness will last. But Matt. 24:29 tells us that immediately after the Great Tribulation ends the sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light. From this, it appears that the sun and moon will have given their light again following the 5th Bowl judgment. Therefore the period of darkness during the 5th bowl judgment (Rev. 16:10-11) must be a temporary one.