|Acts 1:4-8 |
4 And, being assembled together with them, he commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father,1 "which," he said, "you have heard about from me.
5 For John truly baptized with water; but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from this time."
6 Therefore when they had come together, they asked him, saying, "Lord, will you restore the kingdom to Israel again at this time?' [This verse reveals that the disciples were still expecting a physical kingdom in Israel to be established, but Jesus is recorded as teaching them very differently, particularly as recorded by Luke 17:20-21: "Now when he was questioned by the Pharisees, as to when the kingdom of God would come, he answered them and said, 'The kingdom of God does not come with outward signs to be observed. Nor will they say, Look here!or, Look over there! For behold, the kingdom of God is within you and around you.'1" Once the disciples experienced the baptism of fire and death at Pentecost, they knew differently and taught correctly.]
7 And he said to them, "It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father has set by his own authority.
8 But you will receive power, after the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the uttermost part of the earth."
1 he commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, Notice, the waiting is not like it was translated in verse 14 as footnote 3 details. The waiting is as it is detailed in Hebrews:
to those who persistently and patiently wait for him he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring full salvation. Heb 9:28
he [Jesus] became the author and source of eternal salvation to all those who heed and obey him; Heb 5:9