…has only made him stronger. Praise God for this miracle in particular.
“Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven.” – Matthew 10:32
I confess Christ is God. And I will not forget the next verse, either. He said:
“But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.” – Matthew 10:33
How does a Christian know the will of the Father? This is important to me, because He said:
“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord,’ have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name? And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'” – Matthew 7:21-23
As for an answer, listen to this passage.
For God may speak in one way, or in another, Yet man does not perceive it. In a dream, in a vision of the night, When deep sleep falls upon men, While slumbering on their beds, Then He opens the ears of men, And seals their instruction. In order to turn man from his deed, And conceal pride from man, He keeps back his soul from the Pit, And his life from perishing by the sword. – Job 33:14-18
That reads as poetry to my mind.