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Ruth Finds Her Kinsman Redeemer!
"Following program sponsored by the national prayer chapel <music> years nothing off active role ooh thinking you're aupres store. I've tasted and see the sweetest heart big gums and same as ooh spirit <music> <music> <music> the doc id <hes> <hes> <hes> <music> and a emma and my shame aw yeah risk yeah uh-huh yeah doc despair homes as in this god is hard zubi in your friends. Oh out of the days the dark days of the judges comes a love story. That gleams seems like the brightest diamond. It's the greatest love story of the old testament it begins this win elimelech and they owe me because there is no longer bread in the house in bethlehem. There is a famine they make the business decision to move to moab now. That's a tragic decision because moab meads fornication occasion. It's a place of death. It's a place of utter destruction and they move there and then elimelech elect dies then the two sons die they were married and so there are now the precious wife naomi meaning grace and beauty and the two daughter-in-law's orfa and ruth orphan meaning stiff necked ruth meaning friend and companion it and then the word comes in this desperate situation without the finances to take care of her daughter in laws. There has to be a change and naomi hears. Here's it there is bread once more in the house of god in the house of bread welcome to pilgrim's progress. I'm ray greenlee from the national chapel. I wanna share this love story with you because it's much more than just a love story. It is the i love story of jesus christ for his people. It is a parable. It is a true story but it it is also a parable. I wanna share the depth of that parable with you today. Nail nail me urges the two daughter-in-law's to leave her and go back to their land into their gods. They have walked to the edge of moab on the kings highway. Naomi now intends to go on alone with tears with great sadness or for the stiff necked one decides to go back to her people and her gods. She is going back to paganism. She is not going to allow. You're the covering of god in her life and she disappears from history ruth on the other hand. It has a book of the bible named after her amoah bias forbidden by moses for any israelite to marry komo abide us they were enemies but now ruth is not willing to go back to her people in her gods instead she makes this incredible vow in ruth the first chapter i'll begin begin reading with verse sixteen but ruth replied. Don't urge me to leave you or to turn back from immu. Were you go. I will go where you stay. I will stay. You're people will be my people and your god. My god awed were you die. I will die and there. I will be buried. May the lord deal with me. Be it ever so severely dearly if anything but death separates you and me this incredible vow of love comes comes out of a heart of faith and patience and forbearance and good temper. It comes out of an incredible love that she has for now me naomi's embittered because her husband and her sons they've all died. She has nothing she is left in abject poverty but that does not turn the heart of this precious daughter-in-law away. She loves naomi with all our heart. Love love is tested when times become difficult most people when times become very difficult bailout and they say this is not for me. I wanna life. I want to have children. I wanna go my own way and so back they go to their old stuff without the compassion and the love and the self-sacrifice vice most feel entitled. They'll take all they can take and run not ruth. Ruth is of the different stripe. Her heart is utterly given to love we read yesterday. I corinthians thirteen. I urge you read today perfectly quietly before the lord read about what paul said concerning love in first corinthians corinthians the thirteenth chapter now mayo may realizes that ruth is determined to go with her regardless of what what happens ruth knows that she will not probably we will accept it in this new land because they hate more bites. I'm sure the two women talked at length about this. She was forewarned and they walked onto bethlehem them once they arrived in bethlehem. The whole town was stirred. They said can this be naomi. Don't call me naomi. She told them call me. Mara because the almighty has made my life very bitter i went away full but the lord boorda's brought me back empty the judgment of god fell upon her husband and her sons and their now dead and they only has nothing she is stripped bare naked will starve to death if something doesn't doesn't change in the land of bread but i wanna tell you in the land of bread. There is redemption. I don't care how barren you feel today day and i feel very barren. Then i praise god there is a kinsman redeemer but don't let may get ahead of my story. They arrive in bethlehem just as the barley harvest is beginning now. Naomi has a relative on the husband's side amana standing. His name is boaz and ruth the moa by this says d._n._a. Omi let me go to the fields and pick up the leftover grain behind anyone. Who's who's is. I find favour now this. This is hot sweaty work. It's astonishing to me. That ruth loves naomi to such a degree that she's willing to go without an humble herself to the lowest position of a servant piercing her fingers with those sharp straws ause causing blood to flow causing her hands to be sore. She's willing to go out and do this for her. Precious mother in law aw naomi is not strong enough to go out and do this but roof can do it so she begins to go to a field and there she asks permission before she enters the field. She could have just walked in and assumed i have the right. There's there's no sense of entitlement in this person ruth. There's no selfishness in her heart. There's no demand that she be respected. She is humble submissive. She will soon be filled with the presence of god she works in this field and boaz arrives from bethlehem and he greets harvesters and he asks ask the foreman who young woman is this and the foreman answers. She's the moa by who came back from moab with nail me now he could just as easily run her out of his field and say i don't wanna mo- abide us in my field but he doesn't do that. It's reported now that naomi her precious ruth is is in the field and his work from early morning until now except for a very short rest in the heat of the day boas goes to ruth and says my daughter listen to me. Don't go and gleaming another field. Don't go away from here. Stay here with my servant girls. There's an indication already. His hard is being drawn by this faithful beautiful young woman woman. Watch the field where the men are harvesting and follow along after the girls. I've told the men not not to touch you and wherever whenever you're thirsty go in and get a drink from the water jar that the men have filled oh he's now extending to her her the the shalom courtesy to a mobile us assess astonishing. She bows down with a face to the ground and she says why have i found such favourite in your eyes that you notice me a foreigner. I wanna ask a question. Why have you found such favor in the eyes of jesus while you're a foreigner. A gentile boaz replied. I've i been told all about what you've done for your mother in law since the death of your husband in other words i've been told about the great love you have for nail me how you left your father and your mother and your house la your homeland and how you've come to live with the people you did not know before. May the lord repay you for that. May you be richly rewarded by the lord the god of israel under whose wings you have come to take refuge each. This love story is based on ruth making the decision to come under the wing of almighty god. I spoke with precious woman this morning. She's in trouble ding for custody of her son. The judge will make the decision tomorrow you. She said why is allowing this to happen to me and i said because he wants you to take your place of shelter under the wing of jesus he wants you to enter. You're into the rest of jesus. He wants you to trust him to not go crazy but anything to wait on the lord but now let me tell you the story. It is so exciting picks up right now. She answers. May i continue to find favour in your eyes my lord you have given me comfort and have spoken kindly to your servant. Though i do not have the standing of one of your servant girls. She understands today. If you think you have standing before god somehow your deserving somehow you're entitled. You've missed it. You've missed it. You don't have standing before god not in yourself. There's no good thing. Paul says that dwells in the human heart all that you have has come from jesus all that you are has come from jesus that is righteous or good when the men stopped harvesting and the women stop picking up the grain boas went to her and said please come over here. Come over have some bread and dip it in the wine sauce. She sat down with the harvesters. As though she had a place he offered her offered her some roasted grain. She eight all she wanted but she had some leftover. You know what she's going to do with that. Leftover grain. She's gonna take it home to feed her precious mother-in-law so she got up to glean and boas gave orders to his men and even if she gathers among the sheaves do not embarrass her rather pullout stocks for her from the bundles and leave them for her to pick up and do not rebuke her. There is no rebuke for you. There's no rebuke from me. When i dot com humbly and say lord if it would please you would you redeem me when we humble our hearts before god and we don't assume we have rights we when we don't come at him angry blaming accusing bitter when we come humble of heart knowing that we've lost everything and our lives was are in his hands and we say if it would please you you be my redeemer. There will be no criticism of us. No judgment from god she gleaned in the field <music> until evening and then she thrashed out the barley that she'd gathered it amounted to about an e fought that is about three refer fifths of a bushel. She carried it back to town and her mother-in-law said how much she had gathered ruth also brought out and gave her what what she had leftover after she'd eaten enough sir mother-in-law ask her. Where did you go to glean today. Where did you work doc. Nobody knew you could not go to a field and glean and have that much barley from a day's labour picking up the grains off the soil with finding a straight stalk here and there no somebody had to pour out the grain for her and they did she said where did you work blessed. Be the man who took notice of you. Naomi knows something is going on here and she doesn't understand and what is and so tells her mother-in-law about the one who's play. She'd been working the name of the man. I worked with today's bow as she she said exclaiming the lord bless him. Naomi said to her daughter-in-law he has stopped. He has not stopped showing his kindness cleanest the living and the debt she had that man is our close relative. He is one of our kinsman redeemer and rhythm abide has said he said to me. Stay with my workers until they finish harvesting all the grain. Naomi said to ruth her daughter-in-law would be good for you my daughter to go with his girls. Because in someone else's field you might be harmed. Yeah so ruth stayed close to the servant girls of boaz to glean until the barley and we harvests were finished and she lived with her mother in law and ruth was providing for her mother in law they were selling. I'm sure the extra grain that she was able to gain this was a time of great testing for for naming. Her heart was so bitter because of what had happened with her husband and her sons she felt so very very alone and can i ask you today. Do you feel alone. Are you lonely in your heart. Are you embittered by the things that have happened to you. It's very painful when we look at the rejection of others when we look at the loss of loved ones when we look at the loss of an income we know we don't have enough money to meet the needs that present themselves and those needs come. I'm dancing before our heart and say how are you going to pay for me and fear rises up in our hearts or or when sickness comes upon us. We can't see out of one. I one leg is almost useless and we have to use a walker and some of you are in that condition and you say how am i going to do this. Lord hilmi there's no answer from heaven and fear comes uh-huh dancing into your heart and you wonder can i trust him is god trust-worthy. Yes and he's writing a love story for you. God loves you. You are precious listen his site one day when they know me said to ruth my daughter. Should i not try to find a home for you where you'll be well provided for is not boas with who servant girls. You've been a kinsman of ours tonight. He'll be winnowing barley on the threshing floor. Wash in perfume yourself. Put on your best clothes then go down to the threshing floor but don't let him know that you are there until he has finished the eating and drinking when he lies down not place where he's lying then go and uncover his feet and lie down and he will tell you what to do. Wow that's gonna take every ounce of courage that ruth has. She is following the custom of the land. She does not know whether this kinsman redeemer will accept her or cast her out as wicked woman. Wood is a kinsman redeemer well in the hebrew in the old testament. It was a relative who when your husband died i could redeem you and mary you and you could have children with him and that would continue the name of your husband's. It was an act of kind redemption. It was bringing you back into the family now. Naomi mara is bitter. She has no hope of marrying <music> a kinsman redeemer but this precious ruth is beautiful and boaz whereas his paid attention to her and she in her wisdom of the ages advises ruth on exactly what to do now. May i see this please when we don't know what to do and we are at an utter loss listened to the wisdom of scripture what she has just i've been told to do with boas is exactly what you must do with jesus. If you want jesus to be your redeemer you're going to have to do with jesus what ruth did with boas. What do i mean. Put away the evil. That's in your life. Turn aside permit do the best as you can and come to the threshing floor where things are thrashed out. Remember john the baptist said when jesus comes. He's going to take his grain. He's going to thrash it and is going together his grain into the barn and he's going to baptize you with fire. Jesus is going to come and do something in your life a magnificent act of love and compassion to redeem your life wherever you're at whatever you doing whatever issues you face you must come and lie down at the feet of jesus soc ruth comes boaz finished eating and drinking. He's in a good mood. He's his thomas full. He's comfortable so he's going to sleep there with the grain to make sure no one comes and steals it he goes over and he lays down on the far end of the grain pile pile and after she certain he's asleep. She comes quietly in the dark. She uncovers his feet where he has a covering and she lays down on the floor at his feet. Anyone who wants to be redeemed from their sin must give all pretense must come and lay at the feet of jesus. Give give up all of your rights. Give up all of your arguments. Give up all your bitterness. Give up everything and say i'm going to lay at the feet of jesus until he notices me. I'm going to wait wait upon him now. In the middle of the night the man is startled. He suddenly awakens and he turns to see what has awakened him and he discovers a woman a sweet-smelling woman lying at his feet who are you. He asks in a loud whisper who are you. I'm your servant ruth. She set spread. The corner of your garment over me says your kinsman redeemer the lord bless you my daughter. He replied this. Kindness is greater than that which you showed earlier you've not run after the younger men dan where the rich or poor and now my daughter don't be afraid. I will do for you all that you ask. She has come and laid down at the feet of her kinsman redeemer. She she stays there she waits upon him and when he awakens she says cover me with the corner of your robe. She's just proposed to him. She's just said will hugh redeem me. When you come to jesus and you lay down everything you lay down your bitterness your anger your hurt you lay down your expectations and your demands. You lay down your sin. You lay at the feet of jesus and you say cover me with your with your covering. Jesus is pleased. Jesus is not pleased when we come arrogantly before him demanding that he do things for us praying for things asking for things well. We've not yet lay at his feet. Ruth did not come demanding anything of boas. She came and worked as a servant in his field. It may take you some time to get to know jesus. You may have to work in that field. You may have to read the scriptures and pray and ask the lord to teach you how to come to him. Usually we turn to anger. We've pushed him away and we say if you're not going to do what i've asked ask for you to do. I'm gonna go find a way to do it for myself. And we've just lost jesus as our kinsman redeemer the holy spirit withdraws from us and we're loan were under our own wing now. I can't state this clearly enough for you please. I'll try. The modern church is full of pretense. It's full full of love loveless nece. It's full of hostility. It's full of self seeking it's full of the love of amusement newsman and wurley passions. It's a place of political intrigue. It's a place where people struggle for power. It's it's a place where people go just to be entertained. That is not at the feet of jesus. When you go to church you need to go to a place where you can just lay before jesus and ask him please jesus. Would you cover me with your car with your robe job. Will you be my kinsman redeemer for most of you think you've accepted jesus and now you're saved and you're on on your way to heaven but never laid at his feet. You never won his love. You have to win the love of jesus by laying down everything of this flesh in this world by by converting yourself. You must convert yourself what is convert mean. It means a sharp turn another direction. You must give a sharp turn and give up your bitterness in your anger and surrender under that to jesus. I woke up this morning. The early early hours three thirty. My heart filled with fear because i don't know how i'm going to survive five. I don't know how i can pay radio. I don't know how i could cover rent. Don't how i was terrified. You know what i did. I went and lay at the feet of jesus said jesus this radio radio broadcasts belongs to you. It's not mine. I said jesus the rent for this place is in your hands said jesus. You know what my needs are and i'm just going to come and lay your feet. I have no demands. I just come and lay your feet and say jesus cover me again. Remove this fear from my heart restore me to the peace piece to the shalom that comes when jesus covers us with garment as our kinsman redeemer. I don't want the shallow wickedness of the modern church. We are entering into a time of famine in america soon. There will be famine here there. It will be such a shortage of food. The crops have been devastated. The crops are rotting in the fields. The peach harvest has been destroyed. The lemon harvest has been destroyed. We're in trouble in america. You may not see it yet in the marketplace but if you look oh carefully you'll see empty shelves. You'll see signs that say this was out of stock and we weren't able to get it but we will soon. I was at wegmans and i saw that sign in several places. The economy is crashing america's in trouble and for the next three or four years we are going to face such hardship in this nation and then there's only going to be one place you can go and that is going lay before jesus and ask him to cover you with his garment. He's going to have to be your food in your shelter is going to have to be a piece now. You can say i'm fearmongering. I'm not what i'm saying is coming. It's already here. We're in trouble. The world is in trouble. China hong kong. Germany france england the caribbean. We're in trouble on every hand. You may not be trembling in fear yet but things are coming in hurricanes and tornadoes fires fires. They will make you tremble and you need a kinsman redeemer not a make believe messiah not a make believe jesus not a sentimental jesus that allows you to continue to walk in your wicked ways. You're going to have to to give up those wicked ways. If you're going to survive what's coming on this nation to couldn't have to repent and you're going to have to get to your kinsman redeemer. Who are you he he asks. I am your servant ruth. She said spread the corner of your garment over me since you are a kinsman redeemer teamer what's covering your life. Today's brother sister wake up. What's covering you. You think your your job is covering you. You think your credit cards are covering you. They're not going to carry you through. Do you think your job is covering you. You need jesus to cover you and the only way you're going to find him. Go to the threshing floor where jesus is thrashing his grain and be baptized in fire. You're the holy spirit he said. Stay here for the tonight and in the morning if he wants to redeem good let him redeem but if he is not willing as surely as the lord lives i will do it lie here until morning. There is a kinsman redeemer ahead of bo ass was she lay his feet until morning but got up before anyone could be recognized and he said don't let it be known that a woman came to the threshing floor that the words let's keep this between us but he also said bring me your shawl that you're wearing and hold it out. She did so and he poured into six measures of barley and put it on her back and she went back to town. Jesus will never send you away empty. You hear me jesus will never send you away empty but the devil will always steal from you. The devil is a liar and a cheater and a thief. Jesus is not he will pour into your shawl six measures of grain. He will never send you away hungry or m up to ruth came to her mother in law naomi ask her. How did it go. Oh my daughter oh. I'm sure naomi was awake all night. Braying ruth reported everything everything that bo is done for her and then. She said he gave me these six measures of barley saying don't go back to your mother-in-law empty-handed. He handed jesus always says don't go back empty-handed. You've lane at my feet. You asked me to cover you. I will cover you early hours of this morning. As i was praying i was very clear. The peace came upon my art and jesus said to me. Don't go back empty-handed. I will cover you. I've asked jesus to be my kinsman redeemer. I've asked him to be my kinsman redeem. Naomi said wait my daughter until you find out what happens for this man will not rest until the matter matter is settled today in other words watch. What's going to happen this boas. I know he's not a man who fools around. I wanna tell you my jesus is not a man who fools around with the feelings with the with the experiences of life. He is clean. He is straight it. He is not a hard man. He is not a dictator. He wants you to come lay everything down at his feet. All of your legalistic expectations sion's all of the things you think you have to do to gain his favor. You just go and lay at his feet and you will gain his favor and he will not send you away. Empty-handed clark beats jesus. I love him. Glory be to jesus aces boas goes up to the town gate and he sits there in the town gate is were the men gather and were decisions are made and actions are taken and the kinsman redeemer that is first mentioned comes along along and boaz's come over here my friend sit down so he went over and sat down and boaz took ten of the elders of the town said sit here with us and they did so. I'm sure they were all wondering what's going on. Then he said the kins to the kinsman redeemer naomi has come back from moab and she is selling the piece of land that belonged to her brother elimelech. I thought i should bring the matter to your attention and suggest you buy it in the presence of those seated here in the presence of the elders of my people. If you will redeem it do so but if you will not tell me so i will know for no one has the right to do it except up to you and i am next in line and the man says i'll redeem it. Boaz says on the day you buy the land from naomi and and from ruth the moebius you acquire the dead man's widow in order to maintain the name of the dead with his property at this the kinsman redeemer aamer said then i can't redeem it because i might endanger my own estate. You redeem it yourself. I cannot do it all. I'm so grateful today that jesus leases does not fear that by redeeming my life he will endanger his estate. I am jesus estate. You are jesus. A state boas already loves ruth and he is going to do whatever he has to do and this cheap man refuses is to function as a kinsman redeemer because he's concerned about his money. I i wonder about you. Are you afraid about your money. Do you think if you follow jesus he will demand too much from you can already tell you what he'll demand. He'll demand that you give him. Everything your wife your husband. Your the children your job your friends your family. He believe in demand that you give him all of your money any and all of your time that is you will belong holy unto jesus not paying pingu tie the ten percent but the entire amount tie this just the beginning point all that you possess all that you are you must come and lay before his feet when ruth with winning laid down at boaz feet she was saying i am yours. I hold nothing back. I give all to you boas. I give you my life and he says well. You could've run after the a young men they would've loved you. She's not interested in the things of the world. She's been there. She's done that boaz. Boaz is an older man. She lays his his feet because he is designated as is a kinsman redeemer. You can go to many different places at many different people and they'll tell you many different things about jesus. I don't wanna hear everybody told me about jesus. I want jesus himself. I got a text from a precious believer. Last line of her text was encouraging. She said i i want jesus. Nothing else will take the place of jesus my brother but to have him. You're going to have to lay at his feet. You're gonna have to give up your busy busy busy. Life and you're going to have to take time. They can have to come and live the feet of jesus. Are you willing to do that. Are you willing to take the time and the energy delay your life before jesus and not reclaim but to surrender it utterly and completely into the hands of lord lord jesus i come them to pray for my brothers and sisters and ask that you would give them especially the religious just them's would you give them the courage to come before you in humble their hearts and lay down literally on the carpet at your feet and stay there until you cover them with the corner of your robe until they have confessed everything they have poured out the depths of their heart before you he he they recognize that if they are not redeemed by you there is no redemption that they cannot pretend any longer to be a serious follower of yours have their heart filled with cynicism and bitterness and judgments. They can't come in bargain with you if you'll do this. I'll do that lord they can't be growling and grabbing and trying to improve their situation. Led the heff to come and lay fee and and give you full charge in full control lord. I pray that right. Now i know they're men and women in the valley of decision. When are they willing to finally get honest with you and go all the way a to the bottom and confess every known sin before you and confess every wicked way that they know oh of and then the lay at your feet jesus waiting for you to instruct them on what you want them to do lord. Would you come in power. Would you hear the cries of your people lorde. The half converted are very popular. Today they filled the pulpits of america. They fill the best reason the boards they fill the positions of leadership in the church but they're only half converted. They've never gone all the way and let you search reach their hearts for. I know that's what will happen. As a man or woman lays at your feet you will begin to search their hearts with the spotlight the holy spirit and you will unveil every unclean thing and every wicked thing in every wicked way lord. Were so accustomed to thinking that it's going to be it's up to me. I know that's a lie. I know that if revival is going to come to the city it will only come by way of my kinsman redeemer. I know of this broadcast is going to be effectual for the people were listening. It's going to only be because of my kinsman redeemer and his mercy lord as you reach out and touch the hearts of those who listen and call them to this obedience that i'm speaking of lord some today. They are very troubled in their hearts. They don't know how they're going to survive. They don't know how they're going to pay their bills. They don't know how they're going to make their mortgages or their rent. They don't know how they're going to make their car payments. They don't know how they're going to work out the relationship with her husband or with their wife and they're in great turmoil in their heart and their single oughta have god's answer would would you bring them to lay your feet. You surrender everything into your hand. Would you come and meet them now. Oh lord god would you come and meet them now. Would you speak to them. We have compassion upon them lord. Yeah i know you never turn a man or woman away. Who is honest with you about their sin. I know you turn your face away from people apple because of our sin lord i plead with you today. Come lord jesus. I pray in your holy name amen. Will you've been listening to pilgrim's progress. I'm ray greenlee from the national per chapel. I'd love to hear from you. I'd love to know if you are at the feet of jesus if you'd like to be a part of this this you'd like this broadcast to continue. Would you give a hilarious offering today. Right to the national per. 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Explainer 176: Can land expropriation help heal South Africa?
"In addressing inequality quality it seems a straightforward indeed elegant policy. Take stuff off people who have a lot of it and give it to people who don't have any of it however anybody certainly any government proposing such a measure would do well to heed the immortal wisdom of H L Mencken who wants observed that there is is always a well known solution to every human problem needs plausible and wrong nevertheless the idea of land expropriation has returned to the public discourse in South Africa a panel assembled by President Cyril Ramaphosa to look into the idea has returned a proposal recommending in limited circumstances the seizure of land without compensating the owners. We should no longer be afraid of this process of having to change the land ownership architecture in our country. It is here and it is here to stay. It is going to happen land. Land ownership has been a persistent issue in post-apartheid South Africa and not without reason a quarter of a century after the racist monstrosity of apartheid was formerly dismantled white South Africans who comprise roughly nine percent of the population still own seventy two percent of the farmland possessed possessed by individuals as an illustration of the lingering effects of systemic injustice. It's hard to beat this by lament is rare opportunity unity to redress on this past wrongs to allow the natives who have lost so much to reclaim the dignity. <MUSIC> BIC by kitching our land back no law shall. We be treated as life in our own land. Never Ramaphosa's panel has proposed seizing land which is held for speculative purposes land which is occupied and worked by tenants and land that has has been abandoned it has also suggested taking inner city buildings owned by absentee landlords for obvious and understandable reasons these these measures will go over well with a significant proportion of South African voters especially those who have lately been tempted away from President Obama poses his African National Congress now very much the Party of South Africa's establishment and towards the radical firebreathers of the opposition Economic Freedom Fighters Party not who nearly doubled the parliamentary presence in last May's election the F. F. led by Julius Malima who might be charitably described as uncompromising uncompromising in his general approach favors wholesale nationalization of South Africa's land. You'll say I thought what colonialism we wanted decolonisation yet yourself party or Lord Boorda's in Africa what is being proposed by President Obama poses panel is significantly less than that but it is nevertheless significant as it stands under section twenty five of South Africa's Constitution and the government may expropriate land but is required to cough up just and equitable compensation there has long been chat about amending this his clothes and or concocting some legal argument that in certain circumstances just and equitable compensation might amount to nothing they is also a growing body of opinion in our country that the constitution as it stands does not impede. beat expropriation of land without compensation that expropriation will be popular in some electorally important demographics is beyond doubt and that is very usually the clinching argument in matters of politics. Although some polling in South Africa suggests widespread unease with the idea of no compensation factor less often subject to rigorous scrutiny is whether or not a given policy will actually work and where expropriation nation of land is concerned. The are some discouraging precedents and if you WANNA see the inroad of what you want to do today most infamously in the early years of the twenty th century Zimbabwe's then President Robert Mugabe ordered the seizure of white-owned farms and they're transferred to black ownership good have looked at what happened in Zimbabwe. Remember signor Robert Mugabe went down the same road was he also did in so doing was effectively <unk> demolish. Zimbabwe's agricultural infrastructure femme production plummeted by two thirds in less than a decade and Zimbabwe's economy collapsed alongside to the point where the country had to abandon its hyper inflation stricken currency in two thousand nine. Zimbabwe issued a one hundred trillion dollar banknote note which wouldn't buy a phosphate. They're actually doing the opposite non Zimbabwe. 'cause they realize the folly of their ways. South Africa is not Zimbabwe's and Cyril Ramaphosa Hosa is not Robert Mugabe but the <hes> some similarities many years after the end of white minority rule things remain extremely tough for many among long South Africa's black majority the unemployment rate in South Africa is a staggering scandalous twenty seven point six percent even higher among youth who. Who are increasingly drawn to the E. F F and South Africa is as Zimbabwe was an apparently attornal one party Democracy Ramaphosa a post has big problems and the means always tempting of making big gestures in response. If this Kevin was serious about restitution and redistribution we would speed up the hundreds of thousands of land claims that tremaine unprocessed in South Africa that is what it serious party would do if it was kid about land performer land redistribution the trouble is that property rights matter they are along with free and fair elections a free press judicial independence and the rule of law one of the crucial differences between functional society and a shambles property rights are also in this specific instance crucial to the foreign investment which South Africa urgently requires. Nobody is going to buy something if they're not sure they will be allowed to keep it and in fact we have said to those who are investing in no country that they shouldn't have no fear that the land property is going to be expropriated while the proposals of the presidential panel panel commendably constrained they will prompt concerns about these slipperiness of this particular slope they are of the ways to redress economic imbalance and historical injustice. The President Ramaphosa will be wearily aware that they are often more complex and long term than understandably impatient poor people would prefer he could of course set a personal example his own farm. The in Taba Neo near state in Malaga Province is reckoned at five thousand one hundred Hector's plenty to go around for monocle twenty four. I'm Andrew Moolah <music>.