In the former treatise, O Theophilus, I have given an account of all that Jesus began both to do and teach
until the day in which He was taken up, after He had given commandments through the Holy Ghost unto the apostles, whom He had chosen.
To these also He showed Himself alive after His passion by many infallible proofs, being seen by them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the Kingdom of God.
And being assembled together with them, He commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, "which," saith He, "ye have heard from Me;
for John truly baptized with water, but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence."
When they therefore had come together, they asked of Him, saying, "Lord, wilt Thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?"