Therefore, by not "hitting it out of the park," he's confirming the Apostles' expectation of a united Israel in an earth based kingdom.
Did Christ miss a chance to knock it out of the park?He did knock it out of the park, and He did not miss anything, "It is finished".All the Father said for Him to do is done. Satan defeated, the works of the law unto salvation taken away, His death, His stripes, His resurrection, His asention into the Heavens, the house of our Father Jesus is preparing for His body the Church, His come again in new birth in the believer, Born again, His Spirit in us, made unto us wisdom, righteousness, santification and redemption. Just to name a few.You speak of a home run, this is the whole game, done, over all accomplished for the Father and us The Father has given to JESUS. In Christ and He in us: Phillip