However when the Wrong Man (self or satan) sits on the throne of the heart, defeat is certain. Alone we cannot stand against sin and temptation. We will be defeated again and again as long as the Wrong Man is ruling the heart. Jesus taught that all manner of sin proceeds from the heart, from the inside out. Sin then is an inside job! No wonder that the Wrong Man is powerless to confront the onslaught of sin and selfishness.
The Apostle John reminds us that "Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world." But only if the Strong Man is ruling from the throne of your heart. Who rules your life: the Strong Man or the Wrong Man?