Living in Freedom

As God’s children, the Holy Spirit comes to free us through the love of Christ, as well as freeing us to live for Christ.

According to the gospel of Luke, Jesus announced his manifesto by quoting from the Old Testament prophet Isaiah using these word: ‘The Spirit of the Sovereign Lᴏʀᴅ is on me, because the Lᴏʀᴅ has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners…’ Isaiah 61:1 NIV

This is good news! One of the great purposes for which Jesus has come is in order to heal and restore our lives and to bring freedom to us. At the heart of the very nature of God himself is a passion to bring us into increasing levels of freedom.


    When we talk about freedom it is important to realise what is meant by this word from a biblical point of view. Biblical freedom does not mean freedom to do anything you like. No, it’s much richer and more wonderful than that. It is a freedom that touches every part of our lives, spirit, soul and body.

    The freedom Jesus offers us is both a freedom FROM and a freedom to BECOME.

    Jesus wants to bring us complete freedom from anything and everything that has hurt and damaged us. For example, he wants to set us free from destructive ways of thinking and behaving, from wounds caused by our own mistakes and things people have done to us, and from any bondages we may have in our lives for whatever reason.

    Jesus also wants to free you to become everything he made you to be. Ultimately, that means becoming more and more like him. Imagine that: totally secure, free from all fear and anxiety, full of joy and peace, able to walk through the everyday challenges of life confident in the Father’s care and provision, and living in joyful obedience to the will of God for your life. Now that’s true freedom!


    The good news is that Jesus has already made everything we need available to go on this journey of freedom. When you become a Christian, Jesus himself comes to live in you by his Holy Spirit. Now you and I are invited on the adventure of a lifetime to find out how his power and presence can become fully integrated into every aspect of our lives – spirit, soul and body.

    As Christians we are all on the journey of a lifetime, becoming all Jesus wants us to be. Continually discovering the wonder of what it means to have the Risen Christ living within us by his Holy Spirit.

    Here at KingsGate we are committed to helping you along on this journey. There are other resources that you can access on this website to help you understand more of what it means to be ‘In Christ’. Allowing you to take intentional steps and help you walk in the freedom that Christ has offered us as Christians.

    The Bible also makes it clear that freedom comes not only from growing in our relationship with God, and as we journey and invest in our relationships with other Christians. One way you could get into meaningful relationships with other believers is by joining a LifeGroup or Connect Group at KingsGate.

    If you desire to experience more freedom in particular areas of your life, and want to take the first steps towards this, you could also attend one of our Beta or Celebrate Recovery courses.