Psalm 27:4
“One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in his temple.”
Every person has a desire for certain things. Much of what they desire is due to upbringing, early programming that happens in their upbringing. A fanatic desires fanaticism, a drunkard desires alcohol, and so on. What that person desires, craves and gropes for becomes their filter. It is that mechanism that strains out what they do not want, and lets through what they do want. It is the mechanism whereby they get what they have the “taste” for.
In the sermon, “A Thinking Man’s Filter”, Brother Branham explains that a person who is craving cigarettes has the desire for cigarettes. He wants it and needs the nicotine. In the same way, a “thinking man”, a person who has the spiritual mind of God, will crave only what the Word says and what the Holy Spirit leads them to do. A real, genuine thinking person, with the mind of God in full operation will not want worldly things. Anything that is contrary to the Word is not an option.
It all comes down to the taste that you have. What is your filter? Is your filter the world or the Word? What you are taking in and what you are desiring is the best indicator as to what kind of filter you have in place. Maybe it is time you check your filter?
The next step to becoming a thinking man is to understand that what your taste is becomes your filter. Let the Word become your filter.
65-0822E - “A Thinking Man's Filter”
The people, they know what they want. So if they have to get what they want, then they'll have to have a certain kind of a filter, and enough of the world speak through, to satisfy their worldly taste. "A thinking man's filter, a smoking man's taste." A religious world's filter, and a worldly man's taste. They want to be religious. They think they must be religious, because they have a soul. When we first come to this country, you found the Indian worshiping suns and so forth, because (why?) he is a human being. We go back in the far jungles of Africa, we find the natives worshiping something. Why? They're human beings, and they want, must worship. So the human being, no matter how fallen he is, he still knows there is something somewhere. But he's got such a taste for the world, that he cannot take the correct filter. He has to have his own made filter. Each one making their own kind of filter.
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