"In that day," declares the Sovereign Lord, I will make the sun go down at noon and darken the earth in broad daylight. Amos 8:9
Can somebody explain when this will happen and what will be the context?
It is almost too easy of a question. As Amos "sees" the word of the Lord, there is a chronology throughout the vision. The condemnations pronounced are not only directed toward Israel, but also to her enemies.
In all the judgment statements throughout the prophets, we find this statement, "In that day..." over 100 times. The chronology is simple. 1. God announces the end of His patience is here. 2. You heard my message - Time to repent 3. You did not listen to my message 4. Now Israel and her enemies will feel the full impact of My wrath 5. The in that day statements are for both the good news and the bad news. 6. It is a starting point of either finality or new beginning. 7. Once the wrath of the Lord has been poured out in full, He will renew His relation with those who follow His will. 8. Some of these events can be followed in secular historical accounts (Fall of both Samaria and Jerusalem, for example)