The Bible shows clearly that in every age God gives only one vision to man. We cannot find in the Bible that there were two visions in any age. What about those men who came after the apostles’ time? How did they serve God according to the proper vision? Today Paul is gone. If we are to serve God today, what is our vision?
During the past nineteen hundred years, countless numbers of Christians have been serving God….[Some] are serving according to the vision revealed in the New Testament Gospels, which has to do only with the earthly ministry of Jesus. Some serve without any vision at all. In order to serve God according to the up-to-date vision, we need to come up to the level of Paul’s very last Epistles. In fact, we need to come up to the level of the epistles to the seven churches in Revelation as well as the revelation which covers all the ages, including the kingdom, the new heaven and new earth, and the ultimate consummation of the church—the New Jerusalem. Simply put, in order for us to serve God today, our vision must extend all the way from the first vision of Adam in Genesis to the ultimate vision of the manifestation of the church, the New Jerusalem. This and this alone is the complete vision.
Today we can be in one accord because we have only one vision and one view. We are all in this up-to-date, all-inheriting vision. (Witness Lee, The Vision of the Age, chs. 1-2)