'Beginning of Sorrows - 4th Seal'
Mat 24:15 "Therefore when you see the 'abomination of desolation,' spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (whoever reads, let him understand),"
Our Lord Jesus when teaching the end time signs pointed out that Daniel is also the prophet of end time events. Thus it is important to study his prophecies concerning end times.
Dan 11:40 "At the time of the end the king of the South shall attack him; and the king of the North shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter the countries, overwhelm them, and pass through."
King of the South is present day Egypt and Israel. King of the North is the area formerly occupied by the Persian Empire, comprising of Iran (Persia), Iraq, Syria, Southern Turkey and Lebanon. At this moment the Northern kingdom is going through a period of various types of complex civil wars involving many groups. US is supporting the Shia government in Iraq but the Sunni rebels in Syria. Russia is fully committed to the Shia in Iran, Iraq and Syria. There is already a loose Alliance (supported by the Russians) between the Shia governments of Iran (Persia), Iraq and Syria and the Hezbollah terrorist group in Lebanon since 2015, to wipe out ISIS (Sunni terrorists).
At the time of the end the king of the South shall attack him
There was a false alarm in 2011, when Israel was expected to attack Iran after IAEA's report of Iran in UN on Nov 8th. While IAEA reported the findings of Iran's nuclear ambitions, God covered Iran with a heavy snowstorm to prevent any Israeli ariel attacks. At that time Egypt (Southern kingdom) was in the midst of turmoils with its President removed and is in no position to attack anyone. In the meantime there was no sign of the Northern kingdom as Iran (Persia), Iraq and Syria were having their own agendas until recently with their ISIS crises.
The moment Egypt and Israel (Southern Alliance) attacks Iran (head of the Northern Alliance) World War 3 will begin.
the king of the North shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter the countries, overwhelm them, and pass through
As soon as Egypt attacks the North, the North will fight back with great speed with the help of the demonic powers of the Antichrist. He will conquer all the neighbouring countries possibly Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, etc. resulting to WW3.
Dan 11:41a-43a He shall also enter the Glorious Land, and many countries shall be overthrown; ...He shall stretch out his hand against the countries, and the land of Egypt shall not escape. He shall have power over the treasures of gold and silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt.
The Antichrist (North) will then conquer Israel and Jerusalem and many other countries. He will not forgive Egypt for attacking him by ransacking Egypt.
Since WW3 can start anytime now, beloved, build yourselves up on your most holy faith, pray in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. And on some have compassion, making a distinction; but others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire, hating even the garment defiled by the flesh. Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, Jude 1:20-24