Some of the 500 in Acts chapter 1 were mentally captivated by the physical restoration of Israel. They wanted more than anything for the Romans to be defeated and Israel once more to be a great nation.
The majority of the crowds that followed Jesus seemed more interested in what He could do than who He was.
All of a sudden, a man, who was just a simple fisherman—who denied even knowing Christ—turned into a flaming evangelist with no doubt and no fear, declaring the power of God and quoting scripture from the book of Joel and Psalms without any hesitation.
This was not bad for the disciples’ first crusade. Three thousand souls were added to the kingdom.
Christ ends His words to the 11 disciples in Matthew 28 by saying, “Lo, I am with you always even to the end of the age.”
In other words, He has promised that He’s going to help us to accomplish this great commission to reach the world.