The Old Lamplighter

The Old Lamplighter


The Old Lamplighter

By Bonnie Jones


The other day the Lord woke me with a song that was popular in the late fifties, “The Old Lamplighter” by The Browns. Not only did I hear the song but I saw Bob Jones as well. The song is about an older white haired widower who walked about the town lighting lamps, as he would go. I knew the Lord was signifying a fresh and powerful anointing of God resting upon His children.

Years ago the Lord showed me Bob Jones as the “Old Lamplighter” and indeed that’s who he was. Bob continually lit the fires of many people, both individual Christians and established ministries throughout the world. He opened their spiritual senses to life beyond salvation and imparted the fire of God into each one he touched. He opened their spiritual tombs of decaying darkness so God’s marvelous light would shine forth from them.


Bob’s Passing Charge


About a week before Bob’s passing on Valentine’s Day 2014, our good friend Gary Beaton was at Bob’s bedside. I was present as Bob told Gary that he couldn’t run anymore and asked him if he would run for him. Gary answered yes. Then Bob said, “Will you carry my torch?” Gary responded, “It would take millions of people to carry your torch for the billion soul harvest.” Gary was trembling as he spoke. Bob said, “That’s good. Take my torch and light other fires everywhere. And tell them thank you from me.” With great honor and humility Gary accepted this task.

“Get ready for your light to shine, says the Lord. Get ready for the embers to burn. For out of the ashes of a dying fire new life begins. There’s a new day on the horizon where the light of man will burn brightly. There will be no doubt in the mind of mankind that it is Me flowing forth from My children. There is power and life, resurrection life beyond man’s understanding. There is great delight toward My children who walk in remembrance of Me.”

“Here today, gone tomorrow – that has been the anointing of many. Why? They have not believed with a whole heart. There have been signs, wonders and miracles sporadically but get ready for a continuous flow of the Holy Spirit in power.”

It’s time for the sons of glory to arise in revelation power. It’s time for the Shekinah glory to beam forth from His sons and daughters. Today is the hour of power and glory. Get ready as the Holy Spirit lights your lamp with holy fire. Don’t limit what He wants to do through you. You are the new breed, the sons and daughters of God’s glorious light!


  1. Awesome Word. Thank you. I know that I am ready for what is coming next from God. I can't hardly wait for this to take place. God bless you and your family Lynn. I pray for you all. Love you all.

  2. I am, Duane Williams, the pastor of New Horizons Ministries in Kingsport, TN. I read your story about the song THE OLD LAMPLIGHTER and remembered a vision that I had about Bob Jones on April 4, 2014. The vision took place in our town of Kingsport, TN. Our downtown is divided up in city blocks and Broad Street runs through the middle of town from Church Circle to the Train Station. Center Street intersects with Broad Street about half way down which is where the vision took place. I was standing at the intersection and I saw Bob Jones walking from Church Circle toward the Train Station.

    This is the vision: As I awoke, I was standing on the corner of Broad and Center Street at dusk as the sun was going down. Everything looked gray, almost black and white, as if there was no color. I looked toward Church Circle and saw Bob Jones walking down the sidewalk. There were Gas Lamps like years ago and Bob was lighting them. I just stood there and watched him coming toward me. When he met me he stopped and said, “The Prophetic Voice lights the way for the Song of The Lord that brings the Glory of The Lord”. He continued to walk down the street lighting the Gas Lamps.

    I looked toward Church Circle and saw Ray Hughes coming down the street with a guitar. I thought that it was the Song of the Lord that I heard him singing. I heard the sounds of the guitar and his voice; however, out of his mouth and the guitar came streams of colors like the rainbow. Then as the colors came forth everything around him and beyond begin to change from black and white to the most beautiful colors I ever saw. It was as if night became day.

    I would appreciate your thoughts on this vision.
    Thank you for all you do for the King and the Kingdom of God.

    Yours in Christ,
    Duane Williams

  3. This confirms a word the Lord recently spoke to me. I was getting ready for work and not really looking forward to dealing with their trickery that seems to always been in play. He said be the light. Darkness has covered the earth and deep darkness the people. I am in an area where most people are occultist and deception is more common than truth. Darkness is so ingrained in these people that when they feel the peace of God coming from me they get quite. I am different and I don't have to say anything. Little do they know the hard pressed spiritual warfare the Holy Spirit had me doing over the past decade or so. Jesus said that the Kingdom of God would be like this. He will first send out the reapers to remove all that offends, then He will send the harvesters to gather His wheat into the barn. Also, "they shall sat naked on the ground while the Saints take their positions". The glory He is releasing is for more than to get people saved and heal the sick. This glory has come to remove the wicked from their unlawful positions and establish His Kingdom. The Lord said to my Lord, sit here until I bring your enemies to Your footstool. This glory will strip evil out of our governments, universities, medical sectors and every sector of society. If we are to be like Jesus, than we must become fierce lions too. It should be the motive of every person that calls themselves a Christian to rule in whatever they are doing in life and be the light. Yes, they feel something different and when God is done, the only ones left standing are those who bow to King Jesus. Then the whole earth will be full of His glory. The glory belongs to Him and He will channel it through those who will stand up for what is right and not be afraid to come against evil no matter what the cost. Love not life unto death and do His will. His will is for His people to reign and rule so let's do it. This glory is going to take the giants out! Amen

  4. Please pray for new Zealand as they try and bring in full term abortion
    Pray for the church as they are asleep on this issue
    Please please pray we need surport as we are only few on the forefront here on this battle

  5. Thank you for keeping these words alive to bring encouragement,faith, and hope to the body of Christ. We nedd to know and continually be reminded of who we are in Christ; the sons and daughters og the God most high.

  6. I wish you would come to Kansas City to speak!

  7. Wow. I so receive praise God