2012 from a Biblical Perspective

by Joshua Tilghman on November 24, 2012

Is there any relation to the Bible and the infamous date of December 21, 2012? I believe so. At first this connection seems subtle and indirect. But by the end of this post you’ll see how strong the connection is when we look at the overall picture.

As it turns out, the Bible doesn’t address the exact date, December 21, 2012. But it teaches the same concepts and lessons. Therefore, it can be said that the Bible has a lot do with December 21, 2012.

How the Mayan date of 2012 and Biblical time scales relate

Jesus addresses the end of the world many times in the Gospels. As I have said before, the Greek word for “world” in the King James should be translated “age.” The end of an age carries a very different connotation than the end of the world. The end of an age is simply the end of one way that consciousness has patterned itself and the beginning of a new way it will be expressed. The ancient mystics understood an “age” as something temporary in the overall cosmic cycle of conscious expression.

Think about the concept of time and cosmic cycles for a moment. Man’s idea of time in the modern world is a little different than the way mystics view time. To the ancients, time was cyclical. Today, we view time as linear. Our minds are conditioned to focus on events that happened in the past and things that will happen in the future. Our whole of existence is lived in our minds, planning for the future or thinking about the past. To the ancients, this would be considered insanity. They put more emphasis on the present moment in total awareness because they knew that the past and future really weren’t so important since the universe runs in great cosmic cycles of birth, death, and rebirth. The point was to be conscious of the present moment and to expand consciousness through the present moment.

Thanks to the hype of 2012, many are becoming more aware of the great cosmic cycles governed by greater consciousness. For them, fear is quelled, but for the many who fail to see the reason and purpose behind 2012, fear has increased.

Ultimately we must realize that December 21, 2012 is not about the end of the world. It, too, is about the end of an “age.” It is doing away with something old, and bringing about something new. Thus the great Mayan thinkers and mystics of the Bible were only teaching us about a cycle in cosmic conscious expression.

Why 2012?

The real meaning and message of 2012 is change. It’s the exact same slogan that won the presidency for Obama on the first go-round. The problem is that most people don’t really know what kind of change their souls are truly yearning for. They might have an idea of what that change should be, but for the most part that idea of change isn’t going to bring true contentment. Getting a quick fix to society’s egotistical problems will only serve to reinforce the problem.

The good news is that many of us are ready for spiritual change. Some of us have already been preparing. Others are slowly learning. What is the best way to prepare and then thrive during and after 2012?


If I could throw out a word to put 2012 in perspective, it would be balance. The world desperately needs balance. Think about all of the problems manifesting in society today: severe mental, emotional, and physical diseases that are increasing every year despite the proclaimed advances taking place in the medical industry. The same goes for the events happening around us. Man has become so engrossed in the senses of the outer world that spiritual, emotional, and mental balance is almost impossible. We are so busy that we barely have time to develop the kingdom within ourselves. Not only that, our perspective on life is so far off that most are willing to forfeit the health of our planet in order to reap the temporary pleasures of wealth and gain. We are so quickly killing planet earth! Pesticides, chemical pollution, massive CO2 emission, GMO’s, radiation pollution, the way we mine the earth, and HARRP research are destroying so many of the conscious expressions of life on this planet. The movie Avatar is being played out right here!

Modern science, technology, medicine, and entertainment no longer really serve society either. It has made many of us lazy, confused, busy, stressed, desensitized and increasingly dependent on outside sources. In short, it has turned us away from the Kingdom of God by keeping our attention and focus on things instead of BEING and living.

For those of you who are new to this, I want to make it clear that walking in Godliness is about walking in balance. To be balanced spiritually leads to emotional and mental balance. This will in turn lead to balance in our physical bodies.

Below are just a few scriptures to consider:

“Let me be weighed in an even balance, that God may know mine integrity” (Job 31:6)

“Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity” (Psalm 62:9).

“Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehend the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?” (Isa. 40:12).

“Behold, the nations are as a drop in the bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance…” (Isa. 40:15).

God’s creation is a delicate balance between negative and positive forces. A balance between the two brings health, vitality, and prosperity. Imbalance leads to destruction and death. Not eternal death, for energy isn’t created or destroyed. But the temporary temple consciousness constructs such as our physical bodies must be balanced through true spirituality and the correct flow of energy in order to stay healthy for the time that we are meant to BE as we are in these physical bodies.

2012 is about bringing back balance

What we really need for humanity then is a rebalancing. The Bible talks about this sort of rebalancing that comes at the end of great ages. Take Jesus’ parable in Matthew 13 about the Kingdom of Heaven being like the one who sows good seed into his field. Since the Kingdom of Heaven is within us this parable relates to things within us as well. Jesus broke it down like this after his disciples asked for an explanation of the parable:

“The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom, but the tares are the children of the wicked one; the enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world (AGE); and the reapers are the angels. As therefore the tares are gathered and burned up in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world (AGE)” (Matt. 13:38-40).

Jesus is speaking of the overthrow of the ego in man here at the end of the age. The devil is the ego. At the harvest, or end of the age, there is a great change that is coming to bring balance back to the soul. This change is like a great shaking up of the old order. The tares are the thoughts and emotional imbalances brought about by a ruling ego. These must be burned up in a cosmic fire that comes from deep in the universe in the form of energy that effects global consciousness. For those who resist, it’s going to be painful. For those who explore consciousness by going within, it will be much better. There may be pain at first for all, but we definitely shouldn’t fear it, because 2012 and Bible prophecies about the end times aren’t end-of-the-world scenarios. They’re just simply about the great cycles of conscious expression and what must ultimately happen in order to prepare for the new age.

The revolution in the way we think

In order for there to be a rebalancing, there has to be a revolution in the way we think. The former order must pass away, and a new order must arise. Since God’s cosmic time scale deals with cycles of positive and negative energy, we are about to enter a new age. What will it be like? Is there going to be more negativity or more harmony, peace, and love? For many there will be more negativity. For others, who learn to bring balance back to their life, things will get more positive. Some websites preach that 2012 is going to bring a great Golden Age. Even the Bible speaks of such things, but events like this start from within the individual. The emphasis should be what’s going on within you!

How can all this knowledge help us?

Although not everyone wants to pursue true balance in their lives yet, you must! It is in this way that you will avoid much of the negativity that I believe is still coming. Bringing true spiritual balance into your life will allow you to be in touch intuitively with what we call God. Think about how all of the animals knew to flee the great tsunami that hit Asia in 2004. Even the elephants knew something was coming and headed for the hills. Do elephants have a closer connection with God than most humans? You bet! They aren’t wrapped up in ego. You can have that connection too. You can get to the point where you will intuitively know what to do and get out of harm’s way.

You are a spiritual warrior! Pursue what is right in this world. Spend time in meditation. Eat healthy. Give thanks. Learn to live with your awareness and conscious thought focused on this moment. Enjoy being conscious of every experience. Think positive. Act positive. In this way you will be preparing. And if your intuition tells you to prepare by stocking up on some food and supplies which might be in short order during emergency situations, then by all means do it! I have. While I don’t believe the doom and gloom hype of 2012, I certainly feel that things could get painful for those who think our government is going to magically fix everything. It doesn’t take intuition to look around and see that things are going to get a little tougher. And finally, realize that 2012 and Biblical prophecies on the ages are the natural order in the greater cosmic scheme of things. There’s no reason to fear. But there is every reason to embrace life as a wonderful expression of consciousness, and no matter what happens after December 21, 2012, you will seek to bring spiritual balance into your life.


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selina November 24, 2012 at 4:24 pm

I agree that being ‘balanced’ in every way is the perfect way to be and would end all the wars, greed, poverty,racism,bigotry and many more besides. If only those that are at the end of the scale would embrace LOVE then we would live in harmony and peace in a much needed balanced world. Love and light always to us all x


Joshua Tilghman November 24, 2012 at 9:00 pm


Hopefully this will become a reality sometime in our not too distant future. Blessings!


Victoria November 24, 2012 at 10:59 pm

Josh…what you’re talking about is very much in alignment with the New Thought writers of the 19th century, and specifically, Charles Fillmore wrote an interpretation of the Bible that is nearly identical to your posts. On a personal note, I believe you’d enjoy Joel Goldsmith’s writings as well. He was a phenomenal teacher and awakened being.


Joshua Tilghman November 26, 2012 at 3:42 pm


I will have to check out Charles Fillmore. One thing about the mystic viewpoint that I think you will find is that there is a general consensus among us as to what the scriptures mean. There are differences, but not as many as you will find in mainstream Christianity itself.

I also put the name Joel Goldsmith on my list. That name sounds familiar. I might have read some of his work when I left the church many years ago looking for answers. The work of Joseph Campbell was a real wake up call.



Christine Hoeflich November 26, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Love this post, Josh! I believe that time goes in a spiral–a cycle AND a direction forward (vector) at the same time. I don’t think 2012 is about repeating YET ANOTHER cycle. This one is major.

Although we ARE heading towards a Golden Age (which we will create by each individual seeking truth within and aligning with their higher self in their thoughts and actions), that will require some upheavals, of course, which will be painful at first.

Also, many people will be seeking deeper truths within because they will not be able to find the answers in the outer world! That’s what made me look within: Strange/crazy events happened that I knew intuitively could not be answered by what was already available out in the worls. I HAD to look within. I HAD to find peace within. No one could take care of it for me.


Christine Hoeflich November 26, 2012 at 9:14 pm

I meant world, not worls! Sorry!


anny July 18, 2013 at 6:19 am

Hi Joshua,

You write: God’s creation is a delicate balance between negative and positive forces. A balance between the two brings health, vitality, and prosperity. Imbalance leads to destruction and death.

This principle is embodied as it were by the Hebrew word shamajim, heaven. I think I already wrote in one of my comments that this word is a dualis: shem, name, this one and that one at the same time; sham, there, here and there at the same time; esh-majim, fire and water at the same time. It is the situation where everything is constantly completely balanced.

And then God creates/divides heaven and earth. God creates duality/polarity, which among other things means that the balance is disturbed. The balance is disturbed in order to become really aware of what balance is by experiencing imbalance, by experiencing duality by eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and digesting all experiences. The idea is to bring everything back into balance again and this principle is embodied by the name David, 4-6-4. All the opposites of the material (fourth) world must be reconnected by the hook of the character six and be integrated and balanced. That is why David becomes king towards the end of the cycle and because of this rule the kingdom of Salomo (shalom, peace) during which there was no adversary (satan) any more could come into existence. The summit of a cycle in the bible.

That is why Jesus is called the Son of David. As I have written in previous comments this is a way to describe what drives a person and this principle of bringing everything back into balance describes Jesus.

We always talk about Jesus but in Hebrew this name is Jeshua, which means help, rescue. It shows that also here we are talking about a principle, just like in the case of David, and before David appears in the bible as a person, these same principles have been addressed as just help or rescue, or as dod (meaning uncle) or dud, meaning beloved. Underneath the related stories the message is about the same principle.


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