Prosperity: 6 Steps to Standing on the Word (Part 3 of 3)

Today, I want to look at the final part of our 6 Steps to Standing on the Word series.  Again, I cannot stress enough how important it is to know how to stand on the Word of God in faith.  The Bible tells us that we are supposed to walk by faith and not by sight.  

God wants us to prosper and learning how to walk by faith is the very foundation of prosperity.

If you haven’t read the first two posts in the series, I would encourage you to do that.  

Otherwise, we will do a quick recap in this post as well.

Our Text

14 The sower soweth the word.

23 If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.

24 And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given.

25 For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he hath.

26 And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground;

27 And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how.

28 For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.

29 But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come.

Mark 4:14-29 KJV

Standing on the Word – A Quick Recap…

Just really quickly I want to go over the first four steps here.

Step 1: Know what you’re believing for

Don’t just have a vague idea of what you want.  Know EXACTLY what you want.  Get yourself a mental picture of what you want your faith to accomplish.  If you are believing God for healing, then think about yourself healed. 

Step 2: Make sure it lines up with what GOD wants 

The motive behind the request is huge.  (James 4:2-3)  Why do we want what we are asking for?  

Is it out of pride? Are we wanting to use it to rub it in people’s faces?

This is important because God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble. 

Step 3: Pick A Scripture to stand on

If the word of God is the seed, then we need to plant the type of seed (the right scripture for the right thing) into our heart.  A farmer doesn’t just take tomato seeds, squash, and corn and throw it all on the ground.

That’s a mess! Find one scripture to start with and plant that one scripture into your heart. 

Step 4: Ask once thank God daily

Remember it is important that once you have asked God you need to thank Him for your answer to prayer.  The moment that you ask Him and say “Amen” is the moment you received what you asked for by faith.  

But it is up to you to thank Him for the answer to prayer. 

“Prayer makes your petition.  Praise gets the answer.”

Step 5: Pray in tongues to keep yourself from slipping into unbelief when praying and standing on the Word

This next step goes right along with step 4.  Prayer is important, but it is only effective when we pray the Word of God.  God is only obligated to perform His word.  

This is where the Holy Spirit comes in! 

26 Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession [a]for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. 27 Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

Romans 8:26-28 NKJV

It puts it pretty plainly in the verses above.  That this is why it is important to pray in tongues over the thing you are setting your faith for.  We in ourselves can only pray so long in English until eventually we run out of things to say.

But what Romans is says is that when we do run out of things to say from the Scriptures that we should turn to the Holy Spirit and pray in other tongues.  

I have heard people say, “Well why do i need those … tongues?”  This is why! 

We cannot just jump down to verse 28 and say, “Well all things work together for good.” We have to pray out the mysteries in tongues like it says in verses 26 and 27.

9 But as it is written:

“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,

Nor have entered into the heart of man

The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”

10 But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.

1 Corinthians 2:9-10 NKJV

Do you want the answer to your prayer?  Pray in tongues and God will reveal to you by His Spirit what to do.

Step 6: Put in the Sickle IMMEDIATELY

If we look at the very last verses of our text for today, we can see step 6.  

In verses 26-29…

26 And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground;

27 And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how.

28 For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.

29 But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come.

The first thing we see is that it will take time for the seed to grow.  And that makes sense if we think about it.  No seed grows immediately after being put in the ground.  

The Blade

As time goes by this is what we see happening.  We continue to grow in our understanding of the Bible.  That scripture we have been meditating on (confessing over ourselves daily) is now starting to get down inside of us. 

Before we would have to read off of a piece of paper to speak it.  Now we are able to glance back and forth.  Quoting a little bit of scripture and then looking back at the paper.

We hear someone say something and think, “Hey I think there is a scripture about that…”

The blade has come up.

The Ear

Then as you continue to confess that scripture over yourself you start to become even more proficient.  It is growing.  Now you don’t have to use the paper hardly at all to quote the verse.  You can confess it over yourself anywhere.  

The Ear has grown.

The Full Corn in the Ear

Finally, it is fully mature.  It seems like everywhere you go someone will say something or do something that will trigger that verse inside of you.  Now you are quoting it in regular conversation.  You open your mouth to talk and pretty soon it’s that verse coming out of your mouth.  

The seed is mature and it is time to put in the sickle to reap a harvest.  

Reaping the Harvest

Next post we will continue talking about standing on the Word and the information you need to know to be prosperous. The final step is to reap the harvest from the Word.

Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

2 Corinthians 9:7 KJV

The final step to reap a harvest is to GIVE. As Luke 6:38 says, “Give and it will be given…” You have to give to receive.

So there we have it. Those are 6 Steps to Standing on the Word.