Did you know that God gives every person, EVERY PERSON, the opportunity to repent? NO ONE is so bad that they cannot be forgiven by God. So, every minute of every day God has given us ‘space’ to repent of our sin. That even means us, the post-abortive woman.
Jezebel was an enigma; she was incredibly intelligent and beautiful but literally used those attributes for evil, not for good. She was a false prophet, followed ‘other’ gods, murdered and encouraged others to fall away from God – which is the biggest sin of all, keeping anyone from salvation.
Even Jezebel was given every chance to repent:
“Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.”
The sins of Jezebel were so important to God that he mentioned it in the Book of Revelation that we may see ourselves in her and repent before its too late. Because of Jezebel’s sin and her abhorrence of God, He made her death as heinous as her hatred of Him; “And concerning Jezebel the LORD also spoke, saying, ‘The dogs shall eat Jezebel by the wall of Jezreel.’”
We live most of our lives in regret of one kind or another. Everyone would like to turn back time to fix a wrong. In fact, God literally turned back time only once – for Hezekiah, King of Judah (2Kings 20:8-11)…a sign of God’s great Mercy.
But did God turn back time only once?
God gave us His Son Jesus Christ as a Sacrifice for sins we have yet to commit and for those that we regret every day. God gives us a chance to say yes to Jesus so we can be made clean from sin – every sin.
Our struggle isn’t just the ‘daily grind’, it’s a grim reminder that we choose to remember the past daily and assume the same thing will happen anyway. This struggle is for the benefit of the demons in hell, not to glorify God:
Lamentations 3:22-24, “It is of the LORD’s mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is Thy faithfulness. The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.”
We get our mulligan – our ‘do over’, if we want it…just say yes to Jesus.