What is now and ever shall be

Now is the judgment; now will the ruler of this world be driven out. And when I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw all to myself. Jn. 12:30-31

The death and resurrection of Christ was the most powerful and unique event in all the history of God’s creation. At that moment Jesus defeated death, hell, and the grave and change the present and future effects those ideas have on us. The power of sin is broken. For Jesus’ disciples, His crucifixion made it look like evil had won. We have the benefit of an Easter perspective. Yes, evil still has some temporary influence on this earth, but, we can trust Christ’s Easter victory with everything in our lives and the lives of the ones we love.

Lord, what You’ve already done informs the hope I have in what is now and ever shall be.