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Trending Now: Genesis 8:7-12 linked to Manila's Flood?

Updated on July 6, 2013

Why is Genesis 8:7-12 suddenly became popular in the Philippines? Let's take a look at this.

The date last Tuesday was August 7, 2012, shortened date is 8-7-12.

The NCR (National Capital Region, Manila) and other provinces were shocked to experience heavy rainfalls that occurred last Tuesday.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration or PAGASA declared that there's no tropical cyclone within the Philippine Area of Responsibility and all these heavy downpours was mainly brought by the southwest monsoon.

A massive flood brought by the southwest monsoon rains submerged 80% of Metro Manila and other neighboring provinces. Flood deaths now climb to 60 and others were still missing.

View Gallery: Heavy rains flood NCR and other provinces

Work and schools were called off last Tuesday because of the heavy rains and was extended until Wednesday. Other schools were used as an evacuation centers for those people whose houses are still submerged in water.

North Luzon Expressway (NLEX)
North Luzon Expressway (NLEX)

Until now, many families still seek refuge to basketball courts and evacuation centers far from the submerged areas until the water will subside on their homes.

But looking on the heavens, I can see dark clouds still towering us.

Some people were lucky enough to save some personal belongings but for some who don’t, the silent scream of help echoes everywhere, especially for the families who relied on everyday work to earn money for food.

Mountain of garbage spilled their secrets along with flood and made sickness worst. As what I’ve always read and hear: “the garbage you just threw away will get back to you someday.”

It’s a popular saying here among people who support the Clean and Green Movement to encourage people to dispose their garbage and waste properly.

It will take days again when the water will fully subside but for now, we all do hope for a sunnier tomorrow.

And also may I ask you to please pray for everyone’s safety and well-being.

What is interesting is that, the date was linked to the passage in the Bible found in Genesis 8:7-12 which talked about Noah and the Great Flood.

Do you think that the flood that submerged Philippine’s capital city is only a coincidence to the numbers which the passage refers?

Or the Genesis numbers represent a real event in the future that man hasn’t just noticed?

What do you think?


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    • unknown spy profile imageAUTHOR

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      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Yes, Helen. I got your message and responded to it. Thank you for all the thoughts and prayers you have for us. The passgae of Genesis, I dont know either but last time, it was trending in twitter and FB, guess people just over reacted. :)

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      6 years ago

      Dear M,

      I had written to you by email when this tragedy of the flooding happened in the Phillipines.....did you get my email?.....I hope that you did.....and at that time, when I sent you the email, you had not written this hub yet, because I didn't see it until just today....I am happy that you are alright, and hope that all your family and friends are also well....I am so sorry that this has happened, and have been praying for you and the people of the Philliipines......I don't know what to say about the bible passage and the date being the same....only God knows if they are truly connected.......take good care of yourself and I pray for God's continual blessings in your life!!.......Helen

    • unknown spy profile imageAUTHOR

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      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      hi nighthag..glad you stopped by.. thanks for the answer!

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      K.A.E Grove 

      6 years ago from Australia

      having spent time in manila, and knowing many friends who live in the surrounding area I can only hope and pray that those trapped in the flooded area get through this crisis alive.

      I am not sure about the Genesis thing, but even if it did have some meaning most of us are too busy living our modern lives to notice

    • unknown spy profile imageAUTHOR

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      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Hi Hannah. I just think its a mere coincidence..but the topic is trending last time.. :)

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      6 years ago from Utah

      Natural disasters?? Signs of the times?? Ya, probably. Sure makes the Bible come to life.

    • unknown spy profile imageAUTHOR

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      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Thanks for reading Feliz!

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      6 years ago

      Nice concept, unknown spy.

    • unknown spy profile imageAUTHOR

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      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Michael, TT, Pamela, Ruby, thank you for your answers. Hehehe, me I also say its just a coincidence. Thanks as always!

      Mhatter, well, some doesnt really that concerned..It's their right.

    • unknown spy profile imageAUTHOR

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      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Hi J, Kashmir, thanks for the support and prayers.. :) thanks for reading

    • unknown spy profile imageAUTHOR

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      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Larry..thank you, you've take time to stop by. i think 2 yrs ago, typhoon Ondoy also washed the city and the worst flood brought by the typhoon. Yes, heard about Katrina too, those horrible calamities that struck the land.

      Thank you, the sun is up now and things will get back to normal in no time.

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      Martin Kloess 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      Interesting concept. Here is a thought for you. I am surrounded by Filipinos. They don't seem that concerned.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I think it is a coincidence, but who knows? I am so sorry for the misery the flooding caused. My thoughts are with you and the others in your country..Best wishes...

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Such a tragedy. I pray for the people that still suffer. I don't typically believe in coincidences but I don't thing the Genesis numbers are related to the flood, but I could be wrong. Interesting and sad hub.

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      Terrye Toombs 

      6 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Spy, interesting correlation between the flooding in Manila and the biblical passage. Much to consider.

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      6 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Jaime, i have written you a poem and made a hub of it . if you want to see it go to my hub, the unknown spy. . hope you like it.

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      Michele Travis 

      6 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      This is a very interesting hub. But, it may be more about Revelation and the things that are going to happen in Revelation. There are going to be many things that happen to the earth. Earthquakes, wars, floods- And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;

      And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.

      Very good hub.

      Voted up.

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      Thomas Silvia 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi M. this s such a tragedy that this has happen, my prayers and thoughts are with all those who need help and those who may lose there life .

      Vote up and more !!!

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      Joshua Zerbini 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania


      I am sorry to hear of this tragedy M! So heartbreaking; my prayers go out to everyone involved!

      About eh question you have raised, I believe it to be a coincidence. But what a great question to ask M!

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      Larry Wall 

      6 years ago

      Ms. Spy,

      Very good Hub. I am sorry for the tragedy that has struck your homeland. We went through a similar experience with Katrina several years ago. I think the date and the passage in Genesis is a coincidence, because the Bible states that God will not destroy the world with water ever again. Our world is imperfect, by our own fault. We had paradise and lost it. We may gain it back, but no one knows when. My condolences goes out to those who were killed. They are now in a better place. Those that are suffering will know that God will help them through this difficult time. It may not be easy, but they will endure with God's help.

      Finally, I do not know how the original book of Genesis was written. I am inclined to think it was written as a story, maybe with chapters. The numbering of the verses came later. I would say it was a coincidence.


    • unknown spy profile imageAUTHOR

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      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Yeah..hehehe, who's listening anyway on these wake-up messages? only heed when we already got the alarm ringing!

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      6 years ago from Florida

      Unknown spy...great question and well written hub subkect.....but as the saying goes..".History has a way of repeating itself"..there are so many things thru time that have occurred and are still active ( war in Middle East) since the Bible began

      " WHY ? "..Is it coincidence????.Mother Earth has a way of rebuttle to man's actions..these are wake up messages..However..who's listening ?

    • unknown spy profile imageAUTHOR

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      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Thank you snow..

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      6 years ago from The Second Star to the Right

      All my prayers to all people who are now suffering from this calamity.

    • unknown spy profile imageAUTHOR

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      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      hi Romari.. thank you for your answer too and for taking time to read.

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      Rose Maria Rica D. Fuentes 

      6 years ago from Heaven

      It's because of people's disobedience..

    • unknown spy profile imageAUTHOR

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      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Healthylife, thank you for the support.

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      Healthy Life 

      6 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Thanks for making me aware of the flood and all those in need of help. I hope there are sunny days ahead! voted up and shared!


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