February 9, 2017 // Story



Rev. Parker Maxey relates this account of a couple that he met in their later years while he

was a young pastor. He states:

During pioneer days a young couple of Irish descent was homesteading in the state of

Colorado. They had been wonderfully saved, and were full of the joy of the Lord. But, of course
they were battling with the carnal nature, and did not know the cure. At times they would get into
arguments and lose the joy. At other times, while working on the farm, the horses would step over
the traces and snarl the harness. He would get mad and beat them unmercifully. Then while
convicted of his anger, he would turn the horses loose and go in the house to talk to his wife about
it. Together they would pray, until he prayed through.

Finally, on one of these occasions, he went in and got his Bible, and said, “I know what

God did for me. I’m going to the woods and find out if God has anything better.” In the woods he
first prayed through and received the joy back. Then he began finding promises in the Bible. God
led him to Luke, 1:74, 75 where God promised “…that we being delivered out of the hand of our
enemies might serve him without fear, in holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our
life.” Then he read in James 3:17: “But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable,
gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without
hypocrisy. “Then he turned back to the promise in James 1:5, “If any of you lack wisdom, let him
ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not, and it shall be given him.”

While pleading with God for deliverance, his faith took hold of the promise and wonderful

peace came to him. He returned to the house and testified to his wife that he had found the cure.
She replied that she would see whether he had or not. So sweetly did he live it that in a few weeks
she became deeply convicted, and sought and found the same experience.


About two or three years later, a holiness tent revival came to their area. They attended the

services and heard holiness preached. He said, “That’s what Mom and I got two or three years

Source: “Scriptural Death-Route Holiness”
by L. S. Boardman

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(A Collection of Holiness Experience Accounts)
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Vol. I — Named Accounts

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