God has always taken up residence with his people. Throughout redemptive history, God being with His people has been the defining trait of those He’s saved. How do we know God is present with His people? We see His work! God’s work among His people today is seen through the Holy Spirit working to bring salvation, sanctification, and other fruit toward godliness, including His spiritual gifts, which build up the church and bring glory to Jesus.
14 And he said, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” 15 And he said to him, “If your presence will not go with me, do not bring us up from here. 16 For how shall it be known that I have found favor in your sight, I and your people? Is it not in your going with us, so that we are distinct, I and your people, from every other people on the face of the earth?”
Exodus 33:14–16 "Presence and Power"