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Welcome to SOTS
The Sword Of The Spirit Bible Institute, a ministry of DOZme International is committed to reaching the world via discipleship and sound biblical training. SOTS is a Self Paced Program For The End Time Bible Scholar & Ministry Worker.
The Sword of the Spirit Bible Institute is a Christ-Centered ministry. It is the training arm of DOZme International, which was founded in May 2011 and is legally registered as a Christian organization in the United States. Sword of The Spirit Training Program has a religious exemption in the states of New Mexico and Idaho to offer faith-based training courses, thereby operating lawfully as a nonprofit religious organization.
Our training/educational ministry was developed in September 2019 for those who:
- Are seeking a deeper knowledge of God and His Word
- Have a desire and calling for ministry work
- Are current ministry/church leaders or workers seeking to advance in their ministerial assignments.
Our courses are FREE and are accessible anytime from the comfort of your home or office. You may study at your own pace. A Certificate of completion will be emailed to you upon request following the completion of the course (it is optional).Please be advised that at this time we do not offer college credit for our courses and if you are seeking a bible training program that offers a diploma or degree programs, we will be more than happy to recommend some reputable and affordable online bible colleges or universities. Our hope is that by the time you complete these courses with SOTS, you would have experienced the transforming power of the Holy Spirit in your lives, career, church, individual ministry, and community.
Harvestime International Network
With permission SOTS uses Harvestime course materials as part of their curricula.
With permission from ITW ministries, SOTS is able to offer their Discipleship Training Curriculum to its students
Sword of The Spirit Bible Institute is the training arm of dozme international ministries.
DOZme Int'L is a Charter Member with the United Christian Faith Ministries Evangelistic Association, a 501(c) 3 FOUNDATION.
What is the Sword of The Spirit?
The phrase “sword of the Spirit” is found only once in Scripture, in Ephesians 6:17. The sword is one of the pieces of spiritual armor Paul tells the Ephesian Christians to put on as part of the “full armor of God” that will enable us to stand our ground against evil (Ephesians 6:13).The sword is both an offensive and defensive weapon used by soldiers or warriors. In this case, it is a weapon belonging to the Holy Spirit. Swords were used to protecting oneself from harm or to attack the enemy to overcome or kill him. In both cases, it was necessary for a soldier to get rigid training on the proper use of the sword to get maximum protection. All Christian soldiers need the same rigid training to know how to properly handle the Sword of the Spirit, “which is the word of God.” The sword that Paul refers to here is the Holy Scriptures. We know from 2 Timothy 3:16–17 that the word of God is from the Holy Spirit and written by men. Since every Christian is on the spiritual battle with the satanic and evil forces of this world, we need to know how to handle the Word properly. Only then will it be an effective defense against evil, but it will also be an offensive weapon we use to “demolish strongholds” of error and falsehood (2 Corinthians 10:4–5).God refers to His Word as a sword in Hebrews 4:12. Here the Word is described as living and active and sharper than a double-edged sword. The Roman sword was commonly made in this manner. The fact that it had two edges made it easier to penetrate, as well as to cut in every way. The idea is that of piercing, or penetrating; the Word of God reaches the “heart,” the very center of the action, and lays open the motives and feelings of those it touches. The purpose of the sword of the Spirit—the Bible—is to make us strong and able to withstand the evil onslaughts of Satan, our enemy (Psalm 119:11, 33–40, 99–105). The Holy Spirit uses the power of the Word to save souls and then to give them spiritual strength to be mature soldiers for the Lord in fighting this corrupt and evil world we live in. The more we know and understand the Word of God, the more useful we will be in doing the will of God and the more effective we will be in standing against the enemy of our souls.
Courtesy of Gotquestions.org
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