Donald, your question appearing at this time is a very interesting one in that we are discussing on a different thread the "fullness of the Gentiles". Your question is not directly related to that thread, but, it is of interest, at least to me, in that it shows the difference between the administration of Peter's apostleship and that of Paul.
Specifically, the Holy Spirit indwells the believe during this current era. At that time, the Holy Spirit came upon the believers..........in a miraculous demonstration of spiritual gifts at the time of Pentecost, and upon the laying on of hands such as in the verse that you cited.
For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38,39