the Lord said to Moses, “Go in to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart and the heart of his servants, that I may show these signs of mine among them…”
There comes a point when you’ve heard the gospel so much you become numb to it, that’s a dangerous place to be. So many have the mistaken impression of “cheap grace” where they are under the mistaken view that they can live however they want and then at the list minute, on their “death bed,” they can repent and ask for forgiveness and all will be will. It just doesn’t work like that. Oh, sure. Any cry of repentance, even from a death bed, will be heard and accepted by the Lord… but that assumes you’ll get that opportunity. The longer you reject the Jesus the harder your heart gets. Living your life in rebellion to God gives you a rebellious heart. A rebellious heart is the kind that would not allow you to repent at the end, you could be your worst enemy, you could cost yourself eternity. Besides, if you go into sin thinking you’ll repent later, you don’t really have a repentant heart, and God doesn’t forgive the unrepentant. There are no “loop holes.” Follow Jesus.