Matthew 11:11-12, “Assuredly, I say to you, among those born of women there has not risen one greater than John the Baptist; but he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. 12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force. (NKJV)
In this prophetic sermon, we see that no matter how little we perceive ourselves to be; in the kingdom of heaven we are considered greater than John the baptist, who was greater than Moses, Ezekiel, Jeremiah etc. The reason for this is that we have been given the name that is above every other name, Jesus Christ! In the above scripture the violent ones, are those that have suffered the violence of religion, betrayal, brokenness, sin, sickness. They are strong, brave and bold. Those who have come through that season of violence through their lives, and that are still standing, they are those who will take it by force!