Oral Roberts benediction at the close of his TV sermons was always: “He that is in you is greater than he that is in the world” taken from 1 John 4:4 kjv. Oral Roberts implication is that the believer has implanted the :Holy Spirit: in a Gnostic sense.
In the Greek the preposition "en: has many meaning—It can mean inside of, between, among, to or at. The ultimate meaning must be implied by the context. Since the context of the preceding verse is in the plural it very well could mean "among: or :between, as well as :“inside of”. However, that is not the primary thrust of the theology of 1 John 4:4. Probably the best modern version of the verse is found in the New English Bible----“he who inspires you is greater than he who inspires the godless world.”
The work and mission of the Holy Spirit is to declare Christ. Thus, the truly Spirit filled Christian" will speak of Christ’s birth, life, passion, death, resurrection, ascension, installation, and soon to return. Thus Christianity is the proclamation of the finished work of Jesus the Christ. Christ said: “Ye are my witnesses.”
To place the emphasis upon what happens in man confuses a good effect with the best cause. It puts a good fruit in place of the best root. Such a change is even the more treacherous because of its subtlety.
Christianity is not a religion of re-enactment but of retelling. Martin Luther speaks of two kinds of righteousness–an alien righteousness whereby we stand just before God and a second righteousness he call proper righteousness that John Bunyan called consequential righteousness. The apostle John wrote–"Every man that hath is hope in him purifieth himself, even as he [Christ] is pure 1 John 3:3 kjv
Thus the order of salvation is clear–Jesus Christ is the first cause, our response is affirming His saving Grace. and coming Kingdom of is only through the Spirit of God which inspires us and causes us to believe, trust, and to declare His Righteousness, not our own.
Therefore, the primary Good News of the Gospel is not subjective i.e., in man but objective in Christ. Any attempt to alter that order is said by John to be the spirit of the world and the spirit of the anti-Christ.
To place the emphasis upon the “in” instead of “above” is to court the danger of losing sight of the source of our salvation.
The author above and I fine that the meeting in S.A. came mighty close to Oral Roberts.