Charissa Steffens is a writer, teacher, and former editor-in-chief of Indulge Magazine. To contact Charissa or learn more visit her website Abiding Matters or follow Abiding Matters on Facebook or Instagram. Charissa hosts the podcast Abiding Matter with Charissa Steffens on Charisma Podcast Network and writes for various online Christian publications. She holds a Bachelor of Business, Post Graduate Diploma in Education, and a Masters of Art (Biblical Studies). She has a heart to see people living in a strong and abiding relationship with God.

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Prophetic Word For Easter It Is Time For The Game Changer – A Word by Charissa Steffens

Charissa Steffens
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Recently as I was walking through my house I heard the Spirit say “It is time for The Game Changer”.

With these words came a sense of anticipation that God is on the move, change is in the air, and major shifts are taking place. I began to ask the Lord for more understanding, thinking that something was about to happen that would alter events.

I looked up the expression “Game Changer” and found that it is used when something or someone creates a significant shift in the current way of doing or thinking about something (

A game changer moment usually happens at a challenging but opportune time. We see many such moments throughout scripture, in particular this time of March and April are important. God wants us to incline our ear to hear him at this time and align our hearts to His.

We have entered into a special time, an opportune time, as we are now in the Hebrew month of Nisan. This month is considered to be a time that is marked by miracles. It is a time where God shows up to change the game for His people.

Consider that it was during this time that the first Passover occurred. This was a game changing moment for Israel, everything was about to be altered. They were saved from death and set free to go and dwell with God in their promised land.

That first Passover was the scene setter for what would then occur at the same time many years later. Jesus was “The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world” (John 1:29 NIV). As Jesus said to his disciples “this is my blood which confirms the covenant… it is poured out as a sacrifice to forgive the sins of many.” (Matthew 26:28 NIV).

When we come to this time of the year, we need to be paying particular attention to what God is doing because game changing events happen!

As I was praying through this word, I received a call from my sister. After being admitted to hospital for pneumonia a few days earlier, my two-year-old niece’s health took a dramatic turn for the worse and within a few short hours her life hung in the balance.

The attending doctor, with decades of respiratory experience, told them he could do nothing and she would not survive the night. During the day as her condition worsened we began to pray and intercede for her

Another doctor, from the leading Children’s Hospital in their city, who was off duty that evening lived near to the hospital where my niece was. Responding to the emergency, she arrived at the hospital and against all odds she worked to stabilize my niece so that they could transfer her to the speciality unit at the other hospital.

When she arrived, she took charge, and the atmosphere shifted. She worked to save her life and transfer her safely. My niece is only alive today because of this miraculous intervention.

That doctor was the game changer in my niece’s life.

Jesus, The Game Changer

Jesus was not just a game changer but he was THE GAME CHANGER. Through his sacrifice, sin and death were defeated. Isaiah prophesied Christ’s miraculous intervention in humanity’s situation in Chapter 25:7 when he declared “On this mountain he will destroy the shroud that enfolds all peoples, the sheet that covers all nations, he will swallow up death forever.” (Isaiah 25:7 NIV)

When Jesus first came to earth, everywhere he went he changed people’s lives. He healed the sick (Matthew 12:15 NIV), he forgave their sins (Matthew 9:1-8 NIV), he raised the dead (John 11:38-44 NIV). All of which pointed to His love for humanity and His identity as Messiah.

On Palm Sunday we recall the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem the week before His crucifixion. It is a significant moment, one of the few events that is recorded in all four of the gospels.

Jesus’s arrival was the beginning of a game changing week by the greatest Game Changer in history. As He entered on the donkey He fulfilled the Old Testament prophecy of Zechariah 9:9 “See, your king comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.” Once again God was delivering the game changer that would defeat death and sin but this time fully and finally.

Jesus was, is, and always will be The Game Changer!

The Spirit is wanting us to grab hold of this truth as we enter this season of Passover and Easter. His desire is that we would embrace His miraculous power over our lives. He wants us to have that same anticipation of those who lined the streets of Jerusalem had – looking for what Jesus is about to do.

By the end of that week He had changed the game forever. The next picture we see in scripture of Jesus preparing to ride is in Revelation 19:11-16 (NIV). John’s vision of a returning Jesus is dramatically different to the one recorded in the Gospels. Called Faithful and True He sits on a white horse, the sign of a conquering King. Written on His robe and on His Thigh is “King of Kings and Lord of Lords” Peace is replaced by power and surrender is replaced by authority.

We are reminded as we read this passage that He is the only one who can change the game because He made the game.

While there is a stark distinction between the two pictures of Jesus, they both represent Christ’s victory.

Game Changing Victory!

As we arrive at Passover and Easter this year, the Holy Spirit wants us to grasp these two pictures and know the victory that we have in Him. Jesus is on the move again and He is coming to be our miraculous game changr once more.

The healing that you ned – The Game Changer is coming

The restoration that you need – The Game Changer is coming

The resurrection that you need – The Game Changer is coming.

He calls you a Game Changer

Jesus is coming for you, His bride. A bride who is spotless and pure, a bride that can join him and be the game changers of Revelations 19:13-14 (NIV). “The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean.”

Jesus is on the move but he is not alone, he is calling all his game changers! Stir up your faith, let hope arise in you. Are you ready to ride with Jesus when He calls you? Are you dressed in the fine white linen that He provided for you at the cross? Have you put on the purity that His blood paid for?

He calls to you, don’t doubt who you are. Game changers are not always the expected ‘leaders’ but rather people who understand how God operates. They are the ones who are surrendered and listening. They are God’s risk-takers who look for the opportunity in the disaster to bring kingdom opportunities, and most of all, they are willing to sacrifice their own needs for the greater outcome – God’s outcome.

Father God is reminding us that right now we need to align ourselves to Him, we need to be listening to him. There is a call to intimacy and purity going forth because we are in a critical time where He is once again changing the game for His people but the resounding word from Heaven is “Blessed are the pure of heart for they will see God”. (Matthew 5:8 NIV)

Those who know God, those who have been diligently working and walking with the Lord, those that know what it is to sacrifice for the Lord, to lay aside their own needs to do what is needed to see the kingdom of God established. These are the ones that God will call His game changers.

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