Originally published in Charisma News
Doctors gave Glenn Hicks a “death date.” He was diagnosed with stage 3 bone cancer on Dec. 14. Six weeks later, the cancer had spread and advanced to stage 4.
According to the Enneking staging system for bone cancers, stage 3 means the cancer has spread to another part of the body. And according to the TNM staging system of bone cancer, stage 4 bone cancer means the disease has spread to the lungs.
Hicks knew he was dying. He was experiencing severe pain in his joints and bones. But as a resident of Faith Farm, a homeless ministry in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., he was not allowed to take narcotics to treat his pain.
“I had to deal with it and give everything to God,” Hicks says. “[Doctors] gave me a ‘date of death’ sheet on a clipboard, upside down, and told me if I wanted to look at it, it was right there to look at. But I never looked at it. I decided to trust in God.”
A leader from Faith Farm called Rodney Thompson and told him about Hicks’ condition. Thompson, founder of Christ Kingdom Evangelist Network (CKEN), said he would bring over his team of evangelists to pray for his complete healing.
“Glenn told us the doctors gave him a date of death. We prayed for Glenn and spoke to the cancer,” says Thompson, who also serves on the leadership team at International House of Prayer, Fort Lauderdale. “We said, ‘Cancer, we give you your date of death—April 3.’”
During the April 3 prayer, Hicks said he felt “a warmth and relaxing and a peace and calm about [himself].” Convinced he was healed, Hicks went to see his doctor on April 4 for a new round of tests. The results came in on April 8.
“The doctors told me I was in remission,” Hicks says. “But I’ve been healed by God.”
Charisma News obtained a report from the doctor, validating the healing (what the doctor calls remission). That report from Dr. F. Collins reads: “Our findings from the TriScreen report on 4-5-2013 was as follows: Your cancer cell count was 263 cpms and on 4-5-20-2013 your cancer cell count was 0 cpms. I cannot explain this except that you are in 100 percent total remission.”
Several days later, Dr. Collins sent Hicks a second letter, which reads: “The bone-biopsy is unexplainable … This is not just baffling to me and my staff, but also to the AMA which I have informed of these findings. According to these results, you are a normal healthy 51-year-old male.”
Hicks’ healing came on the eve of an evangelistic outreach known as Cry at Midnight, in partnership with Free Indeed Ministries and CKEN. Organizers had been praying and fasting to see souls saved, the sick healed and the oppressed delivered from demons.
“We were expecting great miracles at Cry at Midnight,” says Jim Locke, founder of Free Indeed Ministries and worship pastor at Praise Chapel Hollywood in Florida. “We saw one before our event ever got underway. God is still in the business of healing people. Hicks is proof.”