Friend, it's important to remember that believers have been made righteous in the sight of God by the accepting of His Sacrifice (Jesus) and the Forgiveness of sins through the born-again experience of realizing that we are a sinner and not worthy to spend eternity in a Holy Kingdom of Peace and Love.
Yet, isn't this where most souls want to spend eternity?
The Bible reveals a few things to us about our death as follows.
Psalm 116:15 Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.
2 Corinthians 5:8-10 We are confident, I say, and willing rather, to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. Wherefore we labour, that whether present or absent, we may be accepted of Him. For we must all appear before the Judgement seat of Christ, that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things have passed away; behold, all things are become new.
2 Corinthians 5:21 For He hath made Him to be sin for us, Who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him (Jesus).
When thinking about life after death, those scriptures come to mind and the Holy Spirit has left these for us to meditate on and come to new realizations.
We find that God has made a Way for us to become righteous in His sight. His Son willingly became the Sacrifice required by a Holy God to pay for the sins of those who believe in God.
God doesn't take lightly the evil we get up to. It is against His Law and we inwardly know it.
If you have admitted to God that you are a sinner and you haven't repented, you need to get up the courage to repent of your ways. This means, acknowledging and turning away from those things which separate you from having a personal relationship with Him.
The Holy Spirit will help you as you walk along the path of life, to remove the multitude of sins from your mind, body and soul. He will enlighten you into the Way of the Lord and give you the knowledge you need to have a firm foundation on which to rebuild.
Learning about Jesus is the Key. Jesus is called the "firm foundation." Keeping our eyes and heart and mind fixed on Him is the best thing we can do to overcome sin, to find Love like no other.
When we accept Him as Saviour, He becomes our righteousness and we are found to be righteous - in God the Father's sight.
And, Friend, we don't have to be cleansed in order to accept the Sacrifice of Jesus. When we "get it" about what Jesus did for us, we can accept the Gift of Life He hands us and receive the righteousness we need.
There need not be a great ceremony for us to do this. Any time of day or night in private or in public, we can come to know Jesus as our Righteousness.