Jesus trained the disciples to be leaders, not followers, they were to lead the lost to salvation. The disciples started out as fishermen, tax-collectors and revolutionaries, but they were transformed by the Spirit of God into world-changers. They became leaders in the church, not because of their own abilities, their leadership came from the Spirit dwelling in them. Jesus commanded them to stay in Jerusalem until they received power from the Spirit.
“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8
This same power which transformed this group of common men into extraordinary men was the Holy Spirit. This is the same Spirit which dwells in every believer. We have the same power available to us to change nations; therefore each of us should strive to be leaders. We are to transform the world, through the power of the Holy Spirit. The problem with many Christians is they do not realize the power they have within. They don’t know we are called to be salt and light in dark world; Jesus gave His church all authority and power over the works of Satan.