26 When a righteous man turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and dieth in them; for his iniquity that he hath done shall he die.
The second Death mentioned here is Eternal Death; Hell. Those who die not serving God will spend eternity separated from Him and in the throes of death. It doesn’t matter how much good he did before turning away from God; it will all be erased.
27 Again, when the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.
And likewise, when a sinner repents of his sins and follows God, all his evil is forgotton, washed away, and he will live eternally in the presence of God.
28 Because he considereth, and turneth away from all his transgressions that he hath committed, he shall surely live, he shall not die.
“Blessed and holy are those who share in the first resurrection. For them the second death holds no power…” The First Death is when we sin by disobeying God. The First Resurrection is when God raises our souls from spiritual death at our Repentance. The Second Death is when this ole’ body quits functioning and we are placed in the grave. This death holds no power whatsoever over the followers of God. Though their physical “houses” will decay and rot away, they will go on living with God for Eternity.
29 Yet saith the house of Israel, The way of the Lord is not equal. O house of Israel, are not My ways equal? Are not your ways unequal?
Those in Israel in those days were saying that a man who lived for seventy years as a righteous man but for the last ten as a sinner should go to heaven. God says it matters the state of your heart at your death.
30 Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, saith the Lord God. Repent, and turn yourselves from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin.
God so wants us to all repent! He loves us and wants to spend Eternity with us. Here is the formula for winning Heaven;
31 Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel?
32 For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord God: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.