‘And while staying with them he ordered them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, he said, “you heard from me’ (Ac 1:4).
I’m sure the first disciples were rating to go after meeting their resurrected Messiah and sitting under His ministry once again for forty days. There were convinced the Gospel is real, Jesus is Lord and the world must be saved. However, the Lord expressly commanded them to wait for the promise of the Father.
How much damage is happening today through well-meaning, truly born-again saints who just can’t wait! How many ministers today are doing more harm than good just because they jumped the gun? Remember that the early disciples had already experienced tremendous demonstration of power in ministry (see Luke 10:17). But their previous experience and knowledge were not sufficient for the Kingdom assignment ahead. Jesus wouldn’t let them settle for less. Neither should we substitute our considerable experience and knowledge for a fresh saturation in the Promise of the Father!