So when they met together, they asked him, "Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?" Acts 1:6
They didn't get it. Even after Jesus conquered death and spent a bunch of time explaining the upside down priorities of the kingdom of God, they still thought he would restore and rule Israel as a physical nation.
Sometimes I don't get it either. It couldn't have been more obvious that we were to go to our last church...but God's purpose in that was neither for that to be our forever church home, nor to plant a church in our town out of that church.
He said to them: "It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." Acts 1:7-8
Jesus knew they didn't get it. But he knew explaining it wouldn't help...instead he sent his Spirit to empower them.
Send your spirit, Lord. Empower us to do Your will, not ours.