Explanatory Footnotes *2
Turn away from your rebellion---done at a point in time, i.e. now. No trial period of
obedience is required (or possible) to prove that you have really changed your
ways. Rebellious humans are not really able to perfectly follow through. What
God wants is a decision to change direction from rebellion to obedience coupled
with a cry for help to follow through. This should not be merely a cry of
despair but one that really believes that the creator is able and willing to
transform his creatures when they come to him through Jesus Christ.
Do not assume you can decide to turn away from your rebellion later,
after you have run your own life (as you pleased) as long as you cared to.
The present time may be the only time you ever have the slightest inclination to turn.