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The End Of The Revolution
The literal meaning of revolution is to revolve, to go around e.g. engine speeds are typically measured in revolutions per minute. Human history has had many revolutions that, in historical fact, eventually degenerate to that mechanical definition, to revolve (without intending a pun, most revolutionaries carry revolvers, or their modern-day improvements, semi-automatic pistols), to go around. The old saying that "history repeats itself" is true nearly all the time because carnal human nature is the same, whether today, or a century ago, or a hundred centuries ago. The best, and the worst, that humans can do is to repeat what someone else has already done. History is prophetic. That's why wise King Solomon, before he lost his wisdom because he was corrupted by the great Satanic power that his followers allowed him to have over them, correctly said:
"1:9 The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun" (Ecclesiastes 1:9 KJV).
"In the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a Kingdom"
The apostles were no different than people today. Before the Holy Spirit enabled them to see and understand what the Christ had been teaching them, they viewed Jesus of Nazareth as just another human revolutionary leader, a man who would bring about a military victory over the foreigners (i.e. the Romans) who had invaded and occupied their country. Peter sought the restoration of the human kingdom of Judah in a world of other kingdoms; that's why Peter fought to prevent Jesus' arrest (see Malchus).
"8:31 And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and of the chief priests [see Why Can't 'The Chosen People' See?], and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. 8:32 And he spake that saying openly. And Peter took him, and began to rebuke him. 8:33 But when he had turned about and looked on his disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men." (Mark 8:31-33 KJV)
Even after His resurrection, the apostles still did not understand that Christ was not merely another "human messiah" (most nations have had their False Christs who promised to deliver their people from all of their self-inflicted troubles) because they still were carnal-minded. The Holy Spirit had not yet opened their eyes to the reality of Christianity.
"1:6 When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? 1:7 And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power. 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that The Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth" (Acts 1:6-8 KJV)
Christ is a King who will restore the kingdom to Israel (see The Messiah), but not merely as a nation among other nations. Christ is going to establish spiritual Israel, the Kingdom of God, on earth for all people who choose to become citizens of Paradise. Christ is not going to lead a "revolution," a mere repetition of what carnal humans have created for themselves since the beginning, human kingdoms that have always declined and fell, but a Kingdom that is never going to end because it will not be created and led by carnal-minded humans. Christ isn't bringing a revolution against the kingdoms of this world, He is bringing the annihilation of the kingdoms of this world, all of them (see the Fact Finder question below).
"2:44 And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever." (Daniel 2:44 KJV)
Fact Finder: How is Christ going to rule His world?