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.