And the dread of God was on all the kingdoms of the lands when they heard that the LORD had fought against the enemies of Israel. So the kingdom of Jehoshaphat was at peace, for his God gave him rest on all sides. 2 Chronicles 20:29-30.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
Bring Me into the situation and EVERYTHING changes. I AM the Game Changer.
Do you know what a Game Changer is? It is a person or thing that significantly affects the outcome of something. It is as if a football team was losing and the other team had a tremendous advantage, but suddenly, another player (the game changer) steps in to play on the losing team and the game turns so that the side that seemed hopelessly lost now wins by an astounding victory! It is as if a business is going bankrupt, and suddenly a new employee, the game changer, steps in and has an amazing and innovative idea that turns the business around to become a fortune 500 company. And it as if you are facing the Red Sea on one side and Pharaoh’s great army on the other and all looks lost when suddenly, by the actions of the Game Changer, the sea parts and the battle is fought and won without you raising a weapon in battle. It is as if you have a crowd of over 5,000 people and you have nothing but five loaves and two fish to feed them, and suddenly, by the actions of the Game Changer, those five loaves and two fish multiply so that all are fed with twelve baskets left over. It is if you are a widow and your son who supported you dies and your life looks hopeless, and suddenly the Game Changer comes and your son rises in good health from the dead. It is like three men in a fiery furnace facing what should be certain death, and suddenly a fourth person enters the furnace with them and the fire cannot touch them and they come out not even smelling like smoke. The Game Changer had come.
I AM the Game Changer and by My Spirit I am in you. Do you see? Greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. In you, the Kingdom within you, you have the Game Changer. And I make you a Game Changer too. Like I did for Peter, Paul, John, Mary, Deborah, Gideon, Joseph, David (many times, from Goliath on), Moses (astounding wonders), Elijah, Elisha, Elizabeth, Daniel, Ruth, and I could go on and on. You cannot be a disciple of Mine and not become a Game Changer.
When I come into your life EVERYTHING changes. Why? Because you enter covenant with Me and I can show Myself strong on your behalf. And when you let Me into your situation, I always win and I cause you to triumph with Me. I have given you the victory in Christ Jesus. He was the ultimate Game Changer. And I planned that from before the foundation of the world. He is the Lamb slain since before the foundation of the world.
And this means when you enter a sinking ship, so to speak, whether it be a illness diagnosed terminal, a failing business, addictive behavior, financial or emotional trouble, you can change the game entirely, you can significantly change the outcome, you can turn the world upside down. Why? Are you so powerful? On your own, no, but with Me, yes! Not by human might or power but by My Spirit. You can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens you. I have anointed you and appointed you to live your life through Him.
Open your life to Me, invite Me into every situation, cast all your cares on Me, do not limit My intervention—do you see why? I am the Game Changer and if you let Me in, I will change the game through you. I will give you the strategy and the wisdom, just as I did for Gideon. He argued that he was too weak to conquer Midian, but I told him that I would be with him and he would take that enemy army down to the last man. At first he had a problem with that due to he was thinking he had to perform in his own strength, but when he realized the Game Changer was on his side and was giving him the plan and the skill and power to carry it out, he jumped in and enjoyed the ride!
When you know Me as the Game Changer you can have a relaxed attitude. I did not say lazy. Cowards are lazy, they do nothing but cower in fear, like the army of Israel did before Goliath. But David knew Me as the Game Changer, and he ran for the enemy. He did not have fear or anxiety. He knew I was for him and when I am for you, who can be against you? I am the Game Changer and I have the power to back it up. And in Me, so do you—grace, My divine life and skill in you.
And when you have no anxiety you have a peaceful heart, a cheerful heart, and this gives you a healthy life. A relaxed attitude lengthens your life. With long life I shall satisfy you and show you My Salvation. You are in My secret place where I surround you with songs of deliverance.
A stress-free life. Most people are not living that today, even believers are worried and anxious about things that they should not be anxious about if they believe My Word. Faith enters the REST. My rest. You fight the good fight of faith to enter the rest, not just to conquer the enemy. Remember when Jehoshaphat and the people of Judah trusted in Me when faced with three attacking armies and I told them not to fear for the battle was not theirs but Mine? I told them that they did not need fight in the battle, they just needed to go out, station themselves, stand and see My salvation on their behalf. And they did go out to face the enemy, but with no fear, singing praises as they went, and when they came to the valley of trouble they found all of the enemy defeated and out of their way for I had given them the victory by having the three armies who had united against Judah turn against one another and annihilate one another before My people reached them. And what happened? When all the kingdoms of the lands heard that I had fought for Israel against the enemies who tried to take their land, they stayed away. So the kingdom of Jehoshaphat was at peace, for I gave him rest on ALL sides. 2 Chronicles 20 29-30.
What is the rest? Blessed assurance. Assurance of what? That Salvation is yours in every situation. It is not up to you to get everything right; it is up to Me to make you and everything else right. And I did it in Jesus. I made you righteous with My own righteousness. I am your Father and I give you all that you need and an abundance for every good work.
Whatever you are facing, remember this, the battle is Mine but the victory is yours. I have given it to you already in Christ Jesus your Lord. And don’t be sad. Make up your mind to richly enjoy all the good things I have done for you, all I have made for you, and all the good things I am going to do for you, with you, and in you. If you get in trouble and it looks like certain defeat, sound your silver trumpet (the voice of the redeemed) and call in the Game Changer. I will show you the way where there is no way, like the path through the sea.
Never give in to worry, anxiety and stress. If you do, you do not trust Me and have no faith in My promises. You may not realize it, but you are insulting Me when you act like that. I cannot lie, you know. So how do you stop the worry, the anxiety and the stress? You cast all your care on Me. Jehoshaphat and the people of Judah had fear when they first heard that a huge throng was coming to wipe them out, but they turned to Me and united in prayer. They knew by faith that I had given them the land so they knew by faith I would not authorize someone to take it away. So they told Me they did not know what to do, but their eyes were on Me. And when My prophet told them not to fear that I would fight for them, they believed the Word and faced the situation with celebration! And I could work for them.
After casting all the care on Me, you laugh, rejoice and sing praise for the victory! A merry heart does good like a medicine. When the people started to weep over their sins as Ezra read them My law which they had ignored for many years, he told them, “This day is holy to the Lord your God; do not mourn or weep.” For all the people were weeping when they heard the words of the law. Then he said to them, “Go, eat of the fat, drink of the sweet, and send portions to him who has nothing prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” So the Levites calmed all the people, saying, “Be still, for the day is holy; do not be grieved.” All the people went away to eat, to drink, to send portions and to celebrate a great festival, because they understood the words which had been made known to them.” Nehemiah 8:9-12.
After casting all your care on Me, rejoicing and praising, then make sure you keep a thankful heart. Give thanks and what you have will multiply. Be grateful that I am sending the solution, be grateful that I am your healer, be grateful that you are saved! Thanksgiving is My language.
Next get wisdom, it is the principal thing. My wisdom is the answer to everything you face. And I have sealed you in Christ and made Him wisdom to you. I have given you the mind of Christ, which is the anointing, and the Holy Spirit teaches you all things and guides you to all truth. Let Him lead you and teach you. Listen in prayer in the Spirit.
Follow My direction, “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:4-7. And that is the formula. Do this and you shall be at peace.
I love you. Bring Me into every situation you face and EVERYTHING will change. I AM THE GAME CHANGER. And I will make you one too.