以下的見證雖不關乎風、火或地震 (王上十九11-12) 各樣自然界的奇蹟，卻見證主在我身上的厚愛。
當這喜樂正覆庇我、環繞我及使我震動時，我看見一幅圖像。我目睹在日落的餘暉中，有三個人的輪廓，中間的那位顯得較高。當我定睛觀看時，圖像變成了立體的。我意識到自己正看著《出埃及記》十七章所記載「利非訂之役」的情景。他們是摩西、亞倫與戶珥。為何摩西顯得較高呢？因摩西是坐在大磐石上，但亞倫和戶珥跪在地上，分別在摩西兩旁扶持他的手；摩西的手肘擱在同伴的肩上，當時他手中仍拿著杖。這是在他們身後所看見的景象。他們都正在禱告 — 為以色列軍兵禱告，並且是由清早開始一直禱告。我不禁失聲說：「主啊！」。神給我上了「代禱」的一課。代禱乃是一種犧牲，犧牲自己寶貴的時間，並且是一種忍耐的試驗。摩西、亞倫與戶珥自清晨禱告直至日落。我那兩小時的禱告實在變得微不足道，我因而自卑。
An Intercession Experience
Sis Fong Yee Pang
Cambridge House of Prayer, UK
In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ I testify.
My testimony is not concerning great miracles of nature — neither wind, fire nor earthquake (1 Kg 19:11-12) — but the Lord’s love abides with me.
In March 2016, my younger daughter was sitting her medical finals. Though I had promised to go and live with her during her exam weeks, I could not fulfil my promise because of my other family commitments. What I could however do, was to support her in prayers from home. She was happy with this new arrangement and gave me her exam schedule. I nagged her daily about praying to the Heavenly Father to ask for a good night’s sleep.
On the day of the first exam, which would last two hours, I got ready to pray that the Lord would keep her mind clear so she would not be unnerved by the examiners’ questions and scenarios. Then a thought suddenly came into my mind — “Surely I could not spend the time repeating the same request”. The Lord seemed to be chuckling, and the Bible verse “but the Spirit Himself makes intercessions for us with groanings which cannot be uttered” popped into my head (Rom 8:26b). I realised that I should just pray in tongues and let the Holy Spirit pray for me. Upon being taught, I continued my prayer just praising the Lord, with “Hallelujah”. It felt like sheer communion with the Lord. It was heavenly!
Whilst this joy was wrapping me, swaddling me and rocking me, I saw a picture. I saw the silhouettes of three people against a backdrop of sunset colours. The middle person appeared taller. While I looked on, the picture became three-dimensional. I realised I was watching a scene from the book of Exodus Chapter 17 — the Battle of Rephidim. It was Moses, Aaron and Hur. Why was Moses that much taller? It was because he was sitting on a large rock, but Aaron and Hur were kneeling on the ground either side of him supporting his arms – Moses had both elbows resting on the shoulders of his companions, whilst still holding his staff. The view was of their backs. They were all praying — praying for the Israelite army. They had been praying since the morning. “My Lord”, my voice broke. God had taught me a lesson on making intercessions. They are a form of sacrifice, a sacrifice of my precious time; they are also a test of endurance. Moses, Aaron and Hur prayed from dawn till dusk. My two-hour prayer had paled into insignificance! I was humbled.
The joy of the Lord’s presence continued to envelope me. Yet a doubt crept in. “Will You grant me this small favour, Lord? Is this wishful thinking?” Thank God. Immediately the answer came from Him — “… whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours” (Mk 11:24 NIV). When the two hours were up, my daughter rang me to say, “That wasn’t bad.” “I know”, I said, “Our Lord Jesus Christ has told me.”
So my intercession for her continued during her exam weeks, one more two-hour session, and two three-hour sessions. She was notified by the university at the end of March that she had passed her exams, and in June was told she had received a distinction.
Blessed be the wonderful Lord. May all glory be unto Him! Amen.