What I learned in the United Kingdom

In my recent visit to Europe, from Africa, I noted how very little has changed in Europe. I could spend hours narrating stories to you of what really differentiate Europe from Africa but let me lay the foundation first. At the Victorian Station in London, there is a sign that said we should report anyone begging to specific authorities. Initially, I could not understand why the authorities won’t tolerate beggars in public places because it was common to find beggars here in Cape Town city centre as well as in trains.

However, in the United Kingdom, they perceive begging as an insult to the Queen/King. The wellbeing of the subjects in a kingdom has a direct correlation with the Queen/King’s image. This is why there is free accommodation provided to those who do not have a place to live as well as monthly unemployment benefits to those without jobs. When I visited my friend in the UK, he told me that schooling is free in the institution that his son attended. This was a far cry from the “fees must fall campaign” here in South Africa where students are beaten up for demanding free education. I could remember a day when I returned from work very tired and I literally forgot to lock the doors of the car. The hotel parking, which I lodged in, was an open parking. There weren’t any security guards at this parking and anyone could walk in and out of the hotel. When I got up in the morning, I realised that the doors of the car were opened but no one even bothered to steal anything in the car. The reason was simple; no one needed to steal anything from my car because no one is pressured to steal from anyone. There is more than enough for everyone living in the United Kingdom. There is no need to rob anyone of anything.

Matthew 7:11 “If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father who is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?”

I told you this story to say this; if carnal men can run earthly kingdoms like these, imagine what our Father in heaven has prepared for us in His Kingdom. The kings of this world understand that those living within their kingdoms are not supposed to beg; what more of Christ who the Bible calls the King of kings and the Lord of lords.


Father, I am a citizen of the Kingdom of Zion. I refuse to be broke because they that live in Zion always flourish. Prosperity is my birthright as a child of your Kingdom. I am a joint heir with Christ and a partaker of the divine nature in the name of Jesus. Amen.


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