Prophecies of Theophan the Recluse about Russia
Theophan the Recluse was one of the few people who could predict the future of Russia with great accuracy. He was a deeply religious man who spent his life in prayer. Much of what Feofan said turned out to be true. People were able to verify this years later.
Life of Theophan the Recluse
Theophan the Recluse in the world bore the name of George Govorov. He lived in the 19th century.
As a child, the boy received a church education, so he always tried to serve God with his deeds and thoughts. Feofan mastered any science quickly and easily. He read a lot of literature and was quite an educated person.
Feofan received his first church appointment in 1859. He became a bishop in Tambov. Feofan soon resigned from this position. He decided that he needed to serve God only in seclusion. Theophan decided to retire in order to bring more benefit to people and the church.
Theophan the Recluse died long before the revolution, but he knew for sure about its onset and about the overthrow of the king. He spoke the same way about the civil war. As you know, Russia really survived all this. Feofan believed that the revolution and war would be sent to the Russian people by God to test their faith.
After the overthrow of the monarchy, hard times await Russia. People will live without faith, because it will be hard for them. Only after many years the country will be headed by a strong man who will return the religion to the people.
What prevents Russia
All the troubles of the Russian people are connected with the influence of Western powers. It was this idea that Theophan the Recluse tried to convey. It takes into account not only the opinion of foreign politicians, but also priests. Western church leaders have long forgotten about their destiny and act like real pagans. Following the lead of Western countries, Russia receives punishment from God for its “blindness”.
The enlightenment of the people will come only when a strong leader of the state draws people’s attention to the Russian religion. Then the revival will begin in the country. Gradually, people’s lives will improve. At the same time, difficult times will come for the Western world.