Question: Can I Overcome? How?
“Why do we not cling to Jesus, and draw from Him by faith the strength and perfection of His character … ? We are to look to Jesus, and climb up step by step in the work of overcoming … . Man is nothing without Christ. But if Christ lives in us, we shall work the works of God.” Manuscript Releases, vol. 17, 337.
“God has not left us to battle with evil in our own finite strength. Whatever may be our inherited or cultivated tendencies to wrong, we can overcome through the power that He is ready to impart.” Counsels on Health, 440.
“For every soul struggling to rise from a life of sin to a life of purity, … The only remedy for vice is the grace and power of Christ.” Ibid.
“Christ knew that man could not overcome without His help. … He came to bring man moral power, and He would not have man to understand that he has nothing to do, for every one has a work to do for himself, and through the merits of Jesus we can overcome sin and the devil.” Manuscript Releases, vol. 3, 108.
“Every man is free to choose what power he will have to rule over him. None have fallen so low, none are so vile, but that they can find deliverance in Christ. … Those who will consent to enter into covenant relation with the God of heaven are not left to the power of Satan or to the infirmity of their own nature.” The Desire of Ages, 258, 259.
“Now the question for us to decide is, Shall we have connection with Christ and the Father? Shall we accept the help needed?” Manuscript Releases, vol. 3, 109.
“The tempted one needs to understand the true force of the will. This is the governing power in the nature of man—the power of decision, of choice. Everything depends on the right action of the will. … Many will go down to ruin while hoping and desiring to overcome their evil propensities. They do not yield the will to God. They do not choose to serve Him.” The Ministry of Healing, 176.
“Through the right exercise of the will, an entire change may be made in your life. By yielding up your will to Christ, you ally yourself with the power that is above all principalities and powers. You will have strength from above to hold you steadfast, and thus through constant surrender to God you will be enabled to live the new life, even the life of faith.” Steps to Christ, 48.