During my first week here, I was also privileged to speak at a monthly Women's Gathering to encourage and empower them to take their role in the coming apostolic reformation that God is affecting at this time. Women were raised up by Jesus after some four centuries of bondage during the rise of Judaism that is known as the Dark Ages. It was only through the joint work of women and men that Christianity was able to be birthed and thrive in New Testament times. Women have also been considered as second-class citizens in most of the Body of Christ during the last twenty centuries that we consider to be the church age. But that season is over, and women are now being lifted again to their God given role in this day!