Is the recent Russian attack on Ukraine the beginning of World War 3?
Mat 24:6-7 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places._
This War in Ukraine is the partial fulfillment of rumours of wars in the last days. In 2011-2013 the Arab Uprisings showed the greatest civil (nation against nation) unrest and rebellions ever in the Arab world, but till now there was no significant sign of World War 3.
Nation against nation (civil uprising or wars)
If a kingdom means a country ruled by a king (President or Prime Minister), then the nation will be a tribe or group of people. So nation against nation will be civil unrest, protests, wars, rebellions, etc. caused by political, racial, tribal, religious, financial, etc. sources.
The Arab Spring in 2010 started with daily street protests in all Arab nations against the corruption of their regimes, which caused the people to suffer greatly from poverty and hunger. This developed into the Arab Uprising with civil wars and rebellions in many Arab countries.
By the end of February 2012, rulers had been forced from power in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya; civil uprisings erupted in Bahrain and Syria; major protests had broken out in Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, and Sudan.
All these civil wars and rebellions were later caused by the infighting between the various factions of Islam (Shia, Sunni and Wahhabi) fulfilling the prophecy of 'Nation against nation'.
Many of these countries settled their problems in various ways with some of the heads of State being sentenced to death or killed. Libya suffered very badly during the revolution with its leader and some family members killed mercilessly.
Yemen is now in ruin with Saudi Arabia supporting the rebels. The devastated Syria and Iraq are still having their wars against insurgents.
COVID 19 Pandemic
The recent Pandemic has caused great hardships for people worldwide, and it will just be a matter of time before civil unrest and uprisings that will surpass the Arab uprisings of 2010-2013 because of the extreme abuses, corruption and deceptions in these countries.
Rumours of Kingdom against Kingdom
These are some of the rumours of wars of
1. US attacking Iran
2. Israel attacking Iran's nuclear sites
3. Saudi Arabia attacking Iran
4. China taking over Taiwan
5. West attacking China
6. Russia taking back the territories of the former USSR
7. West attacking Russia
If these rumours of wars come to pass, then it will definitely be World War 3.