You can tell folks who have had a real personal encounter with death or who have had to suffer with a life-threatening illness and have been through the valley of the shadow of death and have not died. You can tell folks who have had a personal encounter with GOD’S GRACE and have been resurrected with Christ and forgiven from a debt that they could not pay.
These folks appear more grateful than folks who think that they deserve and are entitled to everything that they have. They seem to be more aware of the value of life and the enormous Grace of GOD that allowed them just to live another day.
They don’t want to argue or fight. They don’t want to waste too much time worrying about the world and things of the world. They appear to live in expectation of an ending of all things human and relentlessly prepare for all things eternal and divine. They are grateful souls who, after having been redeemed, realized what great a price was paid for their salvation. And they are highly motivated to redeem the time by bringing GOD PRAISES and WORSHIP through a committed life OF SERVICE and HOLINESS.
You can tell folks who have had a genuine encounter with THE LORD and who have seen their own worthless wretched condition against the backdrop of YHVH’S HOLINESS and realized that their absolute best moral behavior is as a dung rag in the sight of the ONLY HOLY GOD.
You can tell grateful Saints from Christians because Christians tend to understand that they need to join a church, pay tithes and offerings into an organized Christian institution and believe the gospel in their hearts and confess Christ with their lips and serve in a CATHOLIC or PROTESTANT Faith and they will be saved.
However, Saints know that there is nothing that we can do of our own, no religious institution that we can build and join and no amount of money could we pay that can redeem our lost souls. We are insufficient of ourselves. Our intellect is too retarded whereas God can take the simple things of the world and confound the minds of the wise. Our strength is too feeble whereas the storms (Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Floods, Lightening and Thunder and Dark Clouds) that GOD rides upon annihilates the creations of man. Nothing man-made can withstand even the breath of GOD. Our righteous account is bankrupt and our reservoir of hope is depleted. We Need Redemption. We Need A Savior. And Jesus Paid It All.
Yes, we can tell folks who have been with Jesus. They will be the first to say…
“ALL TO CHRIST I OWE.”
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