In Acts 1:6-8 Jesus Christ responded to his disciples posed a question about the politics of that day:
When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? 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. But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses (Link - martus) unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.God had other plans in mind for man. God gave men power. It wasn't political power that they got. They became powerful witnesses for Jesus Christ. The word 'witness' in Greek is 'martus' from which we get the word 'martyr'.
A Critical Lexicon and Concordance to the English and Greek New TestamentBy E. W. Bullinger