If you want to know what's happening in the flow of history from God's point of view, look at what's happening in Israel. Now that doesn’t mean that we as born-again believers are not important. We are the bride of Christ. Today both Jews and Gentiles who believe in Jesus as their Savior and Messiah become one family and for all eternity we will be Christ's chosen ones. But God did make promises to Abraham about setting up a kingdom on earth, and the Old Testament prophets do see a future time when the Messiah will rule the world from Jerusalem. But this kingdom will not be instituted by Israeli military might or American wealth. It will be instituted when Jesus returns to earth to destroy the rebellion of the final Antichrist, and when he establishes his kingdom there will be compassion, love and justice not just for Israelites, but for Palestinians as well. God has chosen the Israelite nation to be his nation, a special treasured possession, but he chose them to bless the world which they have done through the gift of Jesus.