Imagine Noah, being "blameless" even without receiving Christ into his life, even without saving grace. God declared unequivocally in the bible: "Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God," [Genesis 6.9].
The mechanism of faith was already in place even if saving grace in Christ was yet to come centuries hence. Being blameless was and always have been walking "faithfully with God." And when God is about to do a major move in history, he first touches people to faithfully walk with him to be declared "blameless among the people."
Are you blameless among the people of your time?
When God does a major move in history, he first separates the Godly from the wicked. And being Godly is not by any religious endeavor--it's not even by doing ministries tirelessly--but by "faithfully walking with God." Don't get me wrong--I always emphasize ministry--preaching the Gospel and discpleship. But when God separates the wicked from the righteous, it's not based on our activeness or accomplishments. It's how we live with God daily, each moment, by faith.
And there, you find Godly character as the priority. How do you live out the WORD daily in the power of the Holy Spirit? How do you treat people? How do you behave? Is the Jesus LIFE seen in you?
One church was so accomplished in ministry and yet God warned it of the possibility of being counted with the wicked in the last days:
"I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance," the Lord Jesus told the church at Ephesus in Revelation. It was a church of accomplishments--church planting, multiple ministries, being a mega church, peopled and moneyed. And yet, the Lord warned: "But I have this against you, that you have left your first love."