Luke 19:43 The days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment against you and encircle you and hem you in on every side.
<em>Editor's Note: Jim Bakker teaches to watch Israel closely because it is the prophetic timeclock for the unfolding of Last Days events. In Matthew 24, Israel is the fig tree that the Lord told His people to observe to understand the times. It is like a barometer of what is happening in the nations.</em>
American officials are stating that likelihood of conflict between Israel and Iran has “significantly decreased” after months of heightened tensions.
The threat of tighter economic sanctions is apparently leading Iranian officials to chance negotiating positions. The resumption of direct negotiations has also caused the toning down of rhetoric from all sides.
The White House is trying to maintain oil supplies during an election year that would be disrupted should conflicts break out in the middle east.
Dennis Ross, former handler of Iran policy for the Obama administration, told the New York Times that while optimism is increasing no one is believing that the situation could not turn.
“While there isn’t an agreement between the U.S. and Israel on how much time, there is an agreement to give diplomacy a chance,” Ross told the Times.