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I tend nations damaged, with many a crater
Spilt blood, nothing lost! That's a strong indicator
Reason's right if I act; out something charged!
Rounds for the charger, allows losing large...

With all my skills, what can I change?

12:4-13:7

EDIT: appropriate tags added post-solve:

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The lines are

Cryptic crossword clues

I tend nations damaged, with many a crater

INDENTATIONS

Spilt blood, nothing lost! That's a strong indicator

BOLD

Reason's right if I act; out something charged!

JUSTIFICATION

Rounds for the charger, allows losing large...

BULLETS

With all my skills, what can I change?

the formatting?

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  • $\begingroup$ wow... nice job +1... $\endgroup$ – Omega Krypton Jul 9 at 16:12
  • $\begingroup$ That's more like it. (I had the first line but no more, but that was enough to convince me that the other two answers were on the wrong track...) $\endgroup$ – Gareth McCaughan Jul 9 at 16:14
  • $\begingroup$ Bull for charger? Is that kosher? $\endgroup$ – Sid Jul 9 at 16:14
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    $\begingroup$ Yup. If it were a hog, it wouldn't be. :-) $\endgroup$ – Gareth McCaughan Jul 9 at 16:14
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    $\begingroup$ Fun and apropos fact: my name is Matthew. $\endgroup$ – kayzeroshort Jul 12 at 22:16
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Answer: you are

Jesus

You can change

anything I suppose?

With partial explanation

I tend nations damaged, with many a crater

Perhaps Crater is referring to the parable of the sower about grains? [starting from Matthew 13:1]

Spilt blood, nothing lost! That's a strong indicator

Jesus healing people

Reason's right if I act; out something charged!

Jesus charging out demons (a kindly deed, that's the reason) [starting from Matthew 12:22]

Hint:

Refers to Matthew 12:4-13:7 of the Bible

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  • $\begingroup$ It's a plausible enough conjecture and I wondered the same thing. But none of the lines actually seem to me to fit very well -- and if that really is a bible reference then it's a strange one -- it starts and ends in mid-speech and what's in between covers a fair bit of ground. $\endgroup$ – Gareth McCaughan Jul 9 at 16:06
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    $\begingroup$ I have a different conjecture at what sort of thing is going on here, and suspect that the thing above is a red herring. But my own conjecture is no more than quarter-baked so far, if even that. $\endgroup$ – Gareth McCaughan Jul 9 at 16:08
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Omega Krypton has the right person,

Jesus is the person being referenced.

With all of your posts, you can change

Water into Wine, one of His Biblical Miracles.

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  • $\begingroup$ he can change a lot of things, why this in particular? $\endgroup$ – Omega Krypton Jul 9 at 16:03
  • $\begingroup$ This is one of the classical changes that He did. $\endgroup$ – El-Guest Jul 9 at 16:04
  • $\begingroup$ it turns out that we're both wrong xD $\endgroup$ – Omega Krypton Jul 9 at 17:02

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