God Will Not Be Mocked!!!
Listen carefully. For it is written, "Now as for you, son of man, say to the house of Israel, 'Thus you have said, "Truly our transgressions and our sins are on us, and we are rotting away because of them; how can we live?"'(Ezekiel 33: 10, AMP).
You feel overwhelmed. Defeated. Not knowing how to escape the enemy's stranglehold over you. Believing that you can't be forgiven because of your sinful lusts and misdeeds.
Pay attention to the LORD's reply. "Say to them, 'As I live', says the Lord GOD, 'I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that the wicked turn from his way and live. (Did you get that? Choose life!) Turn back (change your way of thinking), turn back [in repentance] from your evil ways! For why should you die, O house of Israel?'" Ezekiel 33: 11, AMP).
This is why you must do your part. Incumbency is vital. I need you to understand that to be delivered, you must have a heart of sincere repentance.
This is where I am going to strip you of your "innocent disregard". Many will believe that because they have lived right all their lives, they will be forgiven for your sudden trespasses.
Similarly, the wicked believe that they can continue in evil and then on their deathbed or when they come to know that the end is near. They can ask for forgiveness. And all is well.
Let us take this further because many do not understand that there is a confession and undoing of past injustices that must be achieved. To rectify the offenses. Confirming that a deathbed proclamation or attempting to hide from justice because you have decided to do right is not of God.
In other words. You will reap what you have sown. But it is the attributes and your temperament that will shine light on the veracity and reliability of your commitment.