During an Instagram Live with his pastor friend, A.R. Bernard, on Thursday Denzel Washington recounted an experience he had with the Holy Spirit.
Denzel explained to the best selling author that he gave his life to Jesus three times and on one of those occasions he had a supernatural encounter with God.
“I was filled with the Holy Ghost and it scared me. I said, ‘Wait a minute, I didn’t want to go this deep, I want to party,’” Washington explained.
The encounter happened at Bishop Charles E. Blake’s West Angeles Church of God in Christ in the 80’s, where he still attends with his wife and children.
“I went to church with Robert Townsend and when it came time to come down to the altar I said, ‘You know this time, I’m just going to go down there and give it up and see what happens.’ I went in the prayer room and gave it up and let go and experienced something I’ve never experienced in my life,” the “Fences” actor explained. “I remember calling my mother afterwards and asking her, I said, ‘Well, you know it felt like I was going up in the air, and my cheeks were filled’ and she said, ‘Oh no, that’s the devil you’re purging.’”
“It was a supernatural, once in this lifetime experience that I couldn’t completely understand at the time.”