Jon Voight Shares Powerful Encounter with God: ‘At that Moment, I Knew, I’m Not Alone’
By Movieguide® Staff
Hollywood veteran Jon Voight recently discussed an encounter with God that changed his outlook on life.
During a time of great anxiety regarding his relationship with his wife and his children and his career in Hollywood, Voight said that God reminded him of his purpose.
During an interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, the NATIONAL TREASURE star said he fell to his knees and said out loud, “it’s so difficult.” But to Voight’s surprise, he heard a response from God with “wisdom, kindness … clarity.”
Voight said God spoke directly to him.
Voight recalled God’s voice telling him: “‘It’s supposed to be difficult.'”
“At that moment in time, I knew, I’m not alone,” Voight added. “Everything is known. … I am known.”
“Now, I know we’re covered. … Everything we think, everything we say, everything, it’s known. … They say God knows every bird that falls. … We all are known,” he continued. “We’re being observed, and helped and loved and we’re expected to get up and … do what’s right. … There’s a purpose here. And the purpose here is to learn our lessons and grow. And what’s the big deal? To give to each other, and to be here and be of help.”
From that moment on, Voight said that he grew a healthy “fear of the Lord.”
“I had to straighten out,” Voight said. “If I’m going to be a vessel for God, I better be cleaner than I was. I’ve got to be a righteous fellow.”
Voight confessed that the road was not easy, but as his encounter revealed, Voight knew that God was with him and that God put people in his life to help him along the way.
“I have fear of the Lord. … I got it. … I am afraid of offending God. Because God is everything; God is love, God is all these beautiful things, beauty, everything. And how can I live up to that? I need a lot of help. I think that is the fear of the Lord. It keeps you on track,” Voight said.
The father of actress and director Angelina Jolie said in a separate interview that he wants to share the truth that he knows with others, no matter what ridicule may come.
“Family is so important, and family is being attacked by people who are really trying to tear down the fabric of our society, it’s true,” Voight told the Christain Post. “I don’t want to get into any kind of conspiracy stuff, but it’s really happening. So we have to protect the values of our country and the values of family and guide the focused lives; we have to protect that aspect.”
Voight has attended and won at the Movieguide® Awards Gala and is candid about how his faith takes precedence despite acting in Hollywood.