1 Timothy 6:12
Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.
It's interesting how Jesus says in Matt. 11:6 And blessed is he whosoever shall not be offended in me just before he says in 11:12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force. Then sums up by saying, For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. John ushered in the Way to give the Church the authority and power to operate in action! Now is the time for the Church to move with the ability to be effective in it's impact on the world! But Jesus also took into consideration beforehand to say And blessed is he whosoever shall not be offended in me. He knew the challenges the Church would have to face in taking the kingdom by force.
The word offended in Matthew 11:6 according to Strong's Exhaustive Concordance means to entrap; trip up (stumble) or entice to sin, apostasy. In the process of the violent, (The Church) taking the kingdom by force, we can't allow ourselves to become tempted to quit, give up and abandon the faith and purpose God has for the Church as a whole and individually. We must be encouraged to continue fighting the good fight of faith! He died to give us life...let's do what we are called to do and take the kingdom! We can't get violent sitting down!!!