When I read this passage of God’s word, “the vision is the foundation. If you do not pay attention to this, then you will not be able to follow to the end. As you experience, you will either go astray or fall and fail. You will not succeed! Those who have no great vision as their foundation will have only failure and no success,” I was always unconvinced. I thought: Could it be so serious? Won’t it be enough if I know how to practice when encountering things? Especially after God’s family required us to eat and drink Three Hundred Questions & Answers on the Truth in Christ’s Word, I always ate and drank the truths in it concerning practice but ignored the truths concerning the vision.
After a period of time, however, when I considered the truths God required of man, such as, being an honest person, solving transgressions, being faithful to God, etc., and then looked at my present situation—being crafty by nature, having many transgressions and much disobedience, being always faithful to my flesh in performing my duty, and living for my flesh, I became passive, feeling that I had all kinds of satanic poisons and had been corrupted too deeply and could not be saved. Accordingly, I lost my strength to perform my duty and had no desire to pursue progress. I had no choice but to come before God to pray and seek. Afterward, I opened Three Hundred Questions & Answers on the Truth in Christ’s Word, and in the answer to question 9 on the truth concerning the vision, “Why is the last stage of work done in China? What is the significance of this?,” I read these two passages of God’s word: “the Chinese have been corrupted by the great red dragon most severely, resist God most seriously, and have the lowest and filthiest humanity. So they are typical representatives of the whole corrupt mankind. … Such things as man’s corruption, filthiness, unrighteousness, resistance, and disobedience are most thoroughly manifested in the Chinese, and all these kinds of things are expressed in them. … The work done in this place is representative. … This is the significance of making you models and specimens.” “Although the status of these people is low, they can receive so great a salvation today, which is really God’s uplifting. This work is very meaningful; it is to gain these people through judgment. God does not intentionally come to punish these people, but comes to save them.”
God’s words cleared away the dense fog in my heart all at once. I have been weak and passive, living in the darkness and being unable to come out of it, because I did not know God’s work of saving man and was unclear about the truths concerning the vision. God is incarnated in China to work, and the ones he chooses are just a group of non-humans who are devoid of humanity and conscience and sense and who are full of satanic poisons from head to foot, inside and outside; they are typical representatives of the corrupt mankind. God takes our corruptions as raw materials to make a group of specimens and models, and then uses them to conquer the people all over the universe. When God chose me, he knew how corrupt I am. He does not punish and eliminate me because I have been most deeply corrupted; instead, he wants to conquer and save me, causing me to receive this great salvation. Today, through answering the questions, I am expected to realize the corruptions and deficiencies in me and then equip myself with the relevant truths to cast off these corruptions, so that I can receive God’s supplying, purifying, and perfecting. However, when I saw I had been corrupted too deeply, I could not treat myself properly and felt that I had all kinds of satanic poisons and could not be saved by God. I really understood too little about God’s intention to save man.
Through this experience, I have realized that it is really so important to equip oneself with the truths about the vision. If one believes in God without the vision, he will, because of not knowing God’s work and not understanding God’s intention, often become weak and passive, draw back, misunderstand God, and judge himself as hopeless. If one believes in God without the vision, he will have no ways to practice and enter in and have no goals; he will only fail and not succeed in believing in God. Thank God for his inspiration. It has caused me to gain in my experience a little understanding about these words: “The vision is the foundation. If you do not pay attention to this, then you will not be able to follow to the end. As you experience, you will either go astray or fall and fail. You will not succeed! Those who have no great vision as their foundation will have only failure and no success.”
Dalian City, Liaoning Province