POWER "IN" AND "UPON"
The Holy Spirit dwelling in us, is one thing; I think this is clearly brought out in Scripture; and the Holy Spirit upon us for service, is another thing. Now there are only three places we find in Scripture that are dwelling places for the Holy Ghost.
In the 40th chapter of Exodus, commencing with the 33rd verse, are these words:
"And he (that is Moses) reared up the
court round about the tabernacle and the altar, and set up the hanging of the court gate.
So Moses finished the work. "Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and
the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle. "And Moses was not able to enter into
the tent of the congregation, because the cloud abode thereon, and the glory of the Lord
filled the tabernacle."
There must be an emptying before there can be a filling; and when the heart is turned upside down, and everything is turned out that is contrary to God, then the Spirit will come, just as He did in the tabernacle, and fill us with His Glory. We read in 2nd Chronicles, 5th chapter and 13th verse:
"It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were as one to make one sound, to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord, and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the Lord, saying, For He is good; for His mercy endureth forever; that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the Lord. So that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud, for the glory of the lord had filled the house of God."