If you look at the story of Elijah - Israel had turned away from God and Elijah wanted it to turn back towards God. 1Ki 19:14 And he said, I have been very jealous for the LORD God of hosts: because the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, [even] I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away. God told this prophet to do three things to turn Israel back to God. 1Ki 19:15 And the LORD said unto him, Go, return on thy way to the wilderness of Damascus: and when thou comest, anoint Hazael [to be] king over Syria: 1Ki 19:16 And Jehu the son of Nimshi shalt thou anoint [to be] king over Israel: and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abelmeholah shalt thou anoint [to be] prophet in thy room. 1Ki 19:17 And it shall come to pass, [that] him that escapeth the sword of Hazael shall Jehu slay: and him that escapeth from the sword of Jehu shall Elisha slay. Notice the 3 important things for turning the nation back to God - anointing a king... anointing a military leader... and anointing a prophet. So why is the anointing so important? Isa 10:27 And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing. The anointing gives power to break yokes and remove burdens. Of course we know that Christ means "annointed". In the old testament we see that God anointed Hazeal and Jehu for war - or specifically to kill the enemies of God who had lead Israel astray. We can relate that to us in the USA. What do we need? We need men willing to hear from God, leaders willing to follow the Lord, and a strong military. 1Ti 2:1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, [and] giving of thanks, be made for all men; 1Ti 2:2 For kings, and [for] all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. 1Ti 2:3 For this [is] good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; How do we lead a quiet and peaceable life? By aligning our country with the will of God. How do we go about that? We elect a Godly man as president, we have strong military that resists evil throughout the earth, and we follow the will of God revealed by the prophets of our day. We can already see this in action with George W Bush, for example. However, this is not ONLY the office of presidential authority... but this includes all positions of authority (as we see in 1Timothy 2. This means our senators, our congressmen, our city leaders, and our judges. Our next elected president, for example will probably be appointing 2 new Chief Justices to the Supreme Court over the next 4 years. If you look at the Party Platforms of Bush and Kerry, you will see that the majority of Democrat's social policies lead people away from Christ. For example, they support both abortion and homosexual marriage. You can also see that part of the deomocrat's platform is to decrease our military. Our focus and direction as a nation is entirely dependent upon our elections November 2nd. The next step is to bless and protect Israel. Clearly, this was part of Hazeal's role in the Old Testament, and it is directly connected to the FIRST promise of God to Gentiles. We find this promise in Genesis 12. Gen 12:3 And I will bless them that bless thee [Israel], and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. So how do we bless Israel? We do it by showing solidarity and support of Israel. That can come by supporting them in their soverignty as a nation and their right to all their land. It can also come by helping them remain protected from terrorists like Hamaas and the palestinian authority (Arafat). We can also bless Israel with our foreign policy - such as taking out Saddam Hussein, for example.