I was watching the movie Hacksaw Ridge, about Desmond Doss a Seventh Day Adventist conscientious objector and Medic and Medal of Honor honoree during World War II.
The battle for Hacksaw Ridge was part of the campaign to take Okinawa. While the Japanese Army held the ridge, He rescued 75 wounded American Soldiers, lowering them 350 ft., down the side of the escarpment to safety. Captured Japanese Soldiers reported having him in their gunsights, but their guns would jam when they tried to shoot him. During this time, he kept praying, “Lord, Just One More!”
That prayer stayed with me, “Lord Just One More!” I asked the Lord, “Why is this is staying with me.” Lord said, “I want my people to have that same cry in their hearts, “Lord Just One More.”
In 1 Corinthians 9:16-27, Paul has this attitude of the heart, doing and being whatever, it takes for the Gospel.
Mark 16:15-18 (NKJV) Jesus: “And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. 16 He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. 17 And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; 18 they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
In Luke 15:1-10, God is all about the just one more. The Shepherd had 99 sheep that were safe, but there was one that was lost. The Shepherd was not satisfied until that one lost sheep was found and returned to the flock (just one more). The woman, who had ten silver coins and then lost one. She kept searching until it was found (just one more). Then she calls her friends and neighbors to celebrate. In this passage, we see there is rejoicing in heaven when one sinner repents (just one more).
Finally, 2 Peter 3:9 says it all: “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead, he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” (NIV) (Just One More).
We are being called to by the Holy Spirit to have a burning passion in our hearts and minds, for Just One More, Lord!!
Billy Graham had this passion; his hear cry was,” Give me souls, Lord.” In other words, “Just One More.” God has promised the Billy Graham mantle to the Church, but we also must have the passion for, Just One More.
We must begin to stir up ourselves. To begin, to cry aloud to Lord, “Just One More, Lord!! Give me Just One More,” Then, we must put into action our prayers. We must be courageous and step out knowing that we are moving with the passion of God.
It’s time for the passion and the heart cry of the Church to be, JUST ONE MORE. When you get the one, cry out again, “LORD!!! JUST ONE MORE!!!”
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