Jesus ended historyWhen the Soviet Union fell, a historian of limited vision, unable to see any significant movement beyond the Cold War, wrote a book declaring the end of history. He almost got it right.

Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be driven out.
John 12:31 NET

The hub of history is the Cross of Christ. The “now” was Jesus’ crucifixion. Everything before that moment moved in its direction. Everything after it looks back to it.

The ruler of this world, Satan, has been deposed. He still hoots and hollers, still wins followers, but he is finished.

He and his have already received the sentence.

So in a way, history has ended. The King has assumed the throne and from it reigns. What remains now is to put ourselves under his Lordship and call everyone to come running to his protection.

For the world has been judged.