Object lesson – Dream of mummified women/men - Word
Priscilla Van Sutphin

I was at a local conference a few years back, and thinking I would soon again be allowed to go to India, I boldly sought out Randy Clark, asking for him to pray for me. I went flying backwards and was out on the floor, weakened by the presence of God, and suddenly a man steps on my hand, full force, as if he didn’t see it or me on the floor, no apology, nothing. He had on work boots.
It hurt terribly, and yet there was no bruising, and on the way home, I was asking God about it, having to forgive, etc…. I couldn't drive with my left hand at all, and the understanding I got from the Lord was that it was a PROPHETIC action confirming some impressions about some men in the church that were stepping on the hands of the women.
Some time after that, I got this from Thea in Florida:
Thea Anderson
March 30, 2005 2:42 PM

What is atrophy ?
I dreamed that I was with this guy for a good part of my dream, but I was at a place where these little mummies were, and I really was looking at the people who had had this done to them.
They were women and they were explaining how their spinal cords had been cut, and I could see it happen, 1 woman had a baby on her back, just like a papoose. Then as they were cut , would be how they would "atrophy down into this mummy shape".  The guy that I had been with, this happened to him, and he was telling me to hurry, that if I did not it would be too late for him, he would stay this way. I remember picking him up in this little mummy form and it was very very  hot, and kind of oily sticky.

SLIMED sounds appropriate for this last sentence. The authority in the church has been duped by the enemy to cause women & men to atrophy in their ministries they are called to - that is what I'm picking up from this dream...
Cutting of the spinal cord would paralyze you.  This has caused many to be paralyzed in their giftings and made impotent to do anything for the Lord.  Cutting the babies off - babies meaning ministry or gifting. Quenching the spirit in them so that spiritually they atrophy !!!!  The gifts dry up and vision dies. They become discouraged, and disconnected.

Atrophy is when a muscle shrivels/weakens due to lack of use or medical problems.  Like the body of a dead person when it shrivels.  Many have spoken death over the women and men in the church who they think are incapable of doing anything for the Lord.  The cords of death surrounded me David said in a Psalm.  The cords of death on a person are like the mummy wrappings.

This is the work of a jezebel spirit in the church that exalts SELF.  In exalting self she puts down others to make herself prominent.  And by putting down I mean a murderous spirit that typically comes with jezebel. Remember the story with Elijah, that she murdered the guy with the land in order to get it because he refused to sell his vineyard to the king.

Ps 18:3-14 NKJV
3 I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised;
So shall I be saved from my enemies.
4 The pangs of death surrounded me,And the floods of ungodliness made me afraid.
5 The sorrows of Sheol surrounded me;The snares of death confronted me.
6 In my distress I called upon the LORD, And cried out to my God;
He heard my voice from His temple, And my cry came before Him, even to His ears. 7 Then the earth shook and trembled; The foundations of the hills also quaked and were shaken, Because He was angry. 8 Smoke went up from His nostrils, and devouring fire from His mouth; Coals were kindled by it.
9 He bowed the heavens also, and came down with darkness under His feet.
10 And He rode upon a cherub, and flew; He flew upon the wings of the wind. 11 He made darkness His secret place; His canopy around Him was dark waters And thick clouds of the skies.
12 From the brightness before Him, His thick clouds passed with hailstones and coals of fire.
13 The LORD thundered from heaven, And the Most High uttered His voice,
Hailstones and coals of fire.  
14 He sent out His arrows and scattered the foe, Lightnings in abundance, and He vanquished them.

Ps 116:3-9  NIV
3   The cords of death entangled me,the anguish of the grave came upon me; I was overcome by trouble and sorrow. 4  Then I called on the name of the LORD: "O LORD, save me!"
5  The LORD is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion.
6  The LORD protects the simplehearted; when I was in great need, he saved me. 7  Be at rest once more, O my soul,for the LORD has been good to you.
8  For you, O LORD, have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling, 9  that I may walk before the LORD in the land of the living.
Ps 68:20-21  NKJV   Our God is the God of salvation; And to GOD the Lord belong escapes from death.  21   But God will wound the head of His enemies, The hairy scalp of the one who still goes on in his trespasses.

You will note from the above verses that GOD comes down, rends the heavens for this treatment of His beloveds.  He is about to do a new thing.  And Elijah & Elisha prophets, TRUE Elijah & Elisha prophets are about to be birthed into ministry.  He will unwrap the cords of death and empower them to go forth in VICTORY to confront the spirit of jezebel in the church.
I then asked the Lord if there was something He wanted to say about this :

" I am the Author of Life and not death !  I AM RESTORING and I will deliver My beloveds from all that has come against them.  I will RESTORE all the locust have eaten, and I will make a way where there seems to be no way.  I have told many of you about ministry I want you to do, and you think "HOW LORD" as you don't see any favor or any funds, or the usual things that accompany the ministry of others.  And I tell you, " IN THE ONE ANOTHERS".  As you step out one by one, doing what I show you to do, I will exalt the humble and lift you up and cut the cords of death that have come against you trying to defeat your purpose in this life.  Many of you have gone through much loss and pain, and affliction and rejection.  You have been paying the price for what is to come.

Do not in any way be dismayed My beloveds, for Your King is coming.  The Portion of Jacob is His name and He will be as a Refiner's fire in your midst and purge the threshing floor till it is cleansed and all the people are transformed.  Put on garments of PRAISE for the spirit of heaviness.  REST in ME, and let me touch the places of woundedness and barreness, and numbness.  I will heal you and raise you up.  YOU WILL GO FORTH IN PRAISES and be led forth in PEACE.  I AM rejoicing for that time draws near !

To those that have been bound, the day of deliverance draws nigh.  I will not allow this mummifying of my people any longer by those who call themselves by My name.  I will come.  I will fight for you, and I will change the order of My church so that you will find your place and know that I have loved you and all things will become NEW !  REJOICE and be GLAD for great is your reward in heaven !  "

Jer 10:16  NKJV  16 The Portion of Jacob is not like them, For He is the Maker of all things, And Israel is the tribe of His inheritance; The LORD of hosts is His name.

Jer 51:19-22 NKJV   The Portion of Jacob is not like them, For He is the Maker of all things; And Israel is the tribe of His inheritance.  The LORD of hosts is His name.
20  "You are My battle-ax and weapons of war:  For with you I will break the nation in pieces; With you I will destroy kingdoms;  21 With you I will break in pieces the horse and its rider; With you I will break in pieces the chariot and its rider; 22 With you also I will break in pieces man and woman

Mal 3:2-3   NKJV  "But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner's fire and like launderers' soap.  3 He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver; He will purify the sons of Levi, And purge them as gold and silver, That they may offer to the LORD an offering in righteousness.

Num 23:24 NKJV   Look, a people rises like a lioness, And lifts itself up like a lion; It shall not lie down until it devours the prey, and drinks the blood of the slain."

I had an experience recently that crystallizes the typical thing that happens when you are hindered.  One night at church a guest speaker from Venezuela prophesied over me how men had tried to SHUT ME UP.  But that God was wanting me to shout from the rooftops what I hear in my ears.  He spoke other things that were right on and encouraging.

My pastor, whom I love, so don’t mistake my sharing, but I’m trying to be transparent, was listening to this prophecy and so was pastora.  Well a short time later, they came to the house with a prophetic friend and she gave me same word about how I need to stay at home and REST, and when I’ve done that, then will come the BEST.

The pastor who is constantly driven and still has many religious ideas about church attendance, and has vocally condemned those that don’t show up or tithe, couldn’t seem to “get it” in terms of my staying away from church for a time and resting.  Then one night Pastora came to my apt, wanting me to go to the church telling me that they needed me to speak to the people about the revival manifestations that were happening in the church.  She seemed desperate so I thought it was God, So I went. Then she told me on the way she felt God wanted me there, that HE had something for me. This was the Venezuelan’s prophecy methinks.

But the pastor didn’t allow me to speak, I wasn’t too kind about that either, I was struggling because this has been a long history of being shut down a lot, or only used for my prayers because people have breakthroughs when I pray, but they won’t allow me to speak, or preach.  So then the next week, after he told me he would allow me to talk on it, he then changed his mind again and said no. Then yes, then NO the Sunday morning when I called him for a ride.  But Holy Spirit prompted me to take a copy of what I prepared, so I did.  Then after worship pastor announces I’m going to speak - much to my SHOCK.  So I go up with Miguel who’s to interpret, and get half way through, maybe 15 min worth and pastor gives a sign to cut it off from the back of the room. So It was midway.  So I stopped.  Then he got up and loudly went back and forth on the stage preaching his best, and he’s good at that.
It was painfully obvious that there is double-mindedness, and confusion at play. I know there are deep roots of lack of love, and insecurity, like many of us, so I knew I had to pray for him. But that it’s not time to be there. God had already TOLD ME TO STAY HOME and REST WITH HIM.  So in even going I was probably doing the wrong thing.  He knew he wasn’t ready to receive it.

Turned out later that pastora admitted he'd been abusing her and the children and doing drugs for a long time.