Creflo Dollar — Eternal Holiness
Here is the covenant. You don't need no commandments on stone no more. You don't need it on the tablet no more. He said by intuition, in your deepest thoughts, you're gonna know it. He said the Holy Ghost made this agreement with you, that, "You ain't gotta go to school and memorize it. I'm gonna write it on your heart, I'm gonna imprint it on your mind, I'm gonna impact your deepest thoughts, and by intuition you're gonna know, trying to figure out how you know, but you're gonna know."
And he'll begin to do something you couldn't do on your own with the law. He'll begin to navigate you and lead you and equip you, and you'll be able to keep something that was perfect. You couldn't keep the law. The law wasn't bad, it was just too perfect for imperfect people to try to keep.
And so, now that is imprinted on the inside of you, and the Holy Ghost is there, and that you just believe, "I'm holy, I'm perfect, and I'm cleansed eternally." Now, that belief gives way to the Holy Ghost to keep the agreement to lead and guide you throughout the truth.
All right, now watch this, verse 17, He then goes on to say, "And their sins and their lawbreaking I will remember no more." And he says, "Their sins and iniquities I will remember no more." Not because he's absentminded, not be he's getting dementia, he's chosen not to continue to attach his self to your lawbreaking, to the point where he took the curse away from lawbreaking. You still get all the blessings of the law, but you get none of the curses.
Boy, your sins and your iniquities will he remember no more. So, if he doesn't remember it anymore, it's about time for you to let it go. Point at yourself, say this out loud, "I forgive you." That's the only thing holding you back. He says, "I don't remember it anymore."
And see, what the devil does, everything has been moved out of the way, except that part of your memory. You gotta get that stuff out, you're just, "I'm done with that." You got to start laying hold of what the Scripture says. I mean, how does anybody come and not see this? But they will, so now watch this, verse 19, "Having therefore, brethren, boldness," or confidence or freedom, "to enter into the holiest by the blood of the Lamb." "Therefore, my brethren, since we have full freedom and confidence to enter into the [Holy of] Holies [by the power and the virtue] in the blood of Jesus."
You see, the priest couldn't do this, he had to offer sacrifices for himself. They tied a rope around his ankle just in case he didn't do it right, but now he says, "You don't need to do all that." You can come into the holy of holies by the blood of the Lamb. You can enter into the holiest place of all by the blood of Jesus, and I'm gonna tell you something. More than ever before seek to practice his presence.
There is a shield in the presence of the Lord, there is a rescue in the presence of the Lord. It is when you are under a vicious attack that what you're running to is the presence of the Lord, because if you can get in the presence of the Lord, he will be the shield against every fiery dart, and he will deliver you from the voices of the enemy.
But it's in his presence that you will only know for yourself that you have victory set up and set aside for everybody who knows how to dwell in his presence. Practice the presence of the Holy Spirit, get your song out, get your Scripture out, get your confessions out, walk and practice in the presence of the Holy Spirit.
When you walk and you practice the presence of the Holy Spirit, you'll find that the stresses of life are dwindling down and being reduce, and all of a sudden where it seemed like you couldn't handle it, just that song you sang and just that Scripture you confessed and just that prayer you prayed and just lifting the hands up, something took place that you can't quite figure out, because remember the presence is the secret place.
See, when he says, "Come and go with me to my Father's house, there is peace and joy in my Father's house," that's the secret place. I ain't telling you the address, you gotta find out in prayer, you gotta find out for yourself where that address is. But I tell you, every time you get to that place, you're strengthened, you're refueled, you feel like you can handle it, you're good to go.
The voices stop talking, and every time they come up, now you're just, "No, this is what the Lord said." And a boldness arises and a freedom takes place and a confidence takes place, because you say, "Lord, I know this is rough, this is tough. I could yield to it, but by the blood of Jesus I come into your presence." That's your password, that's the gate code: by the blood of Jesus.
I know I'm not worthy by myself. I know I've been sent over here moaning and groaning and complaining and being selfish, but now, "Lord, I need entrance by the blood. I have a blood-bought right to come into your presence right now," and you begin to plead the blood. "I come in the presence through the blood of Jesus," and you begin to worship God as if there is nothing else to pray to him about, because you believe it's already done, and in his presence he'll start working things.
The Bible says in his presence there is fullness of joy, and at his right hand there are pleasures forevermore. There is no greater place than in the presence of the Lord, and when you get in that presence and then that anointing gets on you, ain't nobody on the earth like you. Just like you have an individual print, fingerprint, there's an anointing print, and once that anointing gets on you, ain't nobody like you.
So, seek to be anointed. Don't seek the image, seek to be anointed. God will take care of all that stuff. I don't know how many times I gotta tell you this. Quit trying to be somebody, because once you got in Christ, you ain't got no life no more.
So, why are you trying to preserve something that don't exist no more? It's his life living through you, quit trying to be somebody, get your image and throw it away. Be all right with being who you are in Christ, 'cause if you don't get that you're gonna be real disappointed. Trying to maintain an image in this world today, that's hard work right there, boy, and you ain't gonna make it out.
There gonna be somebody somewhere talking about you. Before you didn't know they were talking about you, but now with the Facebook and the Twitter, tweeting, whatever, Twitter, and all that stuff, somebody gonna be talking about you. You post something, think you're sharp. Man, they're gonna be talking about you and hiding it somewhere behind something.
You better be delivered from people so you can be delivered to people, and you gotta get delivered from yourself. Stop trying to build an image, Jesus already built you one. Humble yourself and get in him and watch him show out, hallelujah? Say it with me, "I'm holy, I'm set aside, I'm set apart, I'm a step above the rest of the world. I'm forever cleansed." Do you know how powerful that is?
You know, just like I know, most churches telling you that if you wanna be cleansed, you gotta confess your sins every time you mess up. "Well, if you mess up, confess your sins. God will forgive you." "Well, Brother Dollar, the Bible says if we confess our sin, he is faithful and just to forgive us of our sin and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." Cleanse, listen, he done already did that.
I am cleansed whether and I know I'm gonna get in trouble for this, whether I confess it or not. When I confess Jesus, I got everything he got and everything he did for me. Now, if you wanna confess as a part of your conversation with the Lord, you go ahead and do that, but I'm not confessing 'cause I believe that when I confess it then that's when I get it.
Now, I can confess it maybe to bring it to my head, my forefront of my thinking, or to just have a conversation with God, but he has done it the day I received this new order. What I do is I go before God and say, "Lord, that was not a good decision, and I am grateful that you've already forgiven and cleansed me." But I'm not gonna go and beg him to do what he has already done, I am a fruit bearer, I am a recipient of what has already been done, and I walk like a branch that got fruit on it.