I thank Robert Robinson for this. He has a blog entitled All Christians Should Die At Least Twice.
“Every new Christian comes to Jesus with the support and nurture of the shepherd’s staff. But as a Christian matures, this pastoral scene must be gravely altered. For the Sons of God are not sheep, but shepherds themselves. They are the slayers of wolves. They do not seek protection, but victory. They are not women and children, they are warriors, arising from obscurity as they are engulfed in conflict. These shall one day be revealed as the deliverers and saviors of earth. They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war; and they shall march every one on his ways, and they shall not break their ranks.
The medals of mastery can be earned only in the heat of battle. Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up. Warriors need enemies. Great warriors need great enemies. And the most powerful adversaries in existence are the fallen carnal mind of man, and the lust of his five senses. These are the curses of Eden. When you destroy these Satanic evils in your own life, you will stand in the fellowship of conquerors. And from the days of John the Baptist until the present time the kingdom of heaven has endured violent assault, and violent men seize it by force as a precious prize. A share in the heavenly kingdom is sought for with most ardent zeal and intense exertion. Matthew 11:12 (Amplified).”