I agree that he probable didn't make the connection between the Jesus we worship and His vision. I think it's interesting how hard the Jews have always had understanding that the Kingdom of God was not going to be an earthly Kingdom. Jesus told them repeatedly that the Messiah was not there to kick out the Romans, but inaugurate a spiritual Kingdom. They didn't buy it them, and they aren't buying it now. Pilate got it immediately (my Kingdom is not of this world...), and the message spread like wildfire through the Gentile community;. It didn't take much more than 50 years before the majority of the Church was Gentile.