10 And Jacob continued on his way out from Beer-sheba and kept going to Haran.
11 In time he came across a place and set about spending the night there because the sun had set [ending this system and starting the kingdom]. So he took from the stones of the place and put under his head and lay down in that place [all the stones of this place are put under the 1NC saints who are the head of Jacob. This is the synthesis of the 1NC and the 2NC kings].
12 And he began to dream, and, look! there was a ladder/staircase stationed upon the earth and its top reaching up to the heavens; and, look! there were God's angels ascending and descending on it [We all go up this ladder and everyone who goes up a ladder comes down it. So every saint goes up to heaven and every saint comes back down to earth. So this says that Jesus will come again in the flesh of his wife during the kingdom. A ladder is moveable from house to house, so the symbolism also infers several true churches. The ladder is the the rapture, the means by which men ascend into heaven as angels, and it is the reverse rapture, the mean by which angels descend as men. It is truly the heavenly stargate as Jacob himself says in verse 17].
13 And, look! there was Jehovah stationed above it, and he proceeded to say: I am Jehovah the God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac [So both the sons of the 1AC and the sons of the ICC are raptured into heaven from the ark. This is obvious from the fact that the maximum length of stay before being raptured up the 30 cubit wall is the 50 days, a day for a cubit, of its width]. The land upon which you are lying [the congregation of Zoar], to you I am going to give it and to your seed [literally yes the genetic kids got the promised land whilst they were God's people, then symbolically the sons of the JAC get the the congregation of the ICC and the 1AC, in fact the whole land of the planet earth upon which Jacob was lying, in the kingdom after the sun has set on this system].
14 And your seed will certainly become like the dust particles of the earth/ground, and you will certainly spread abroad to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south, and by means of you and by means of your seed all the families of the ground will certainly bless themselves [by borrowing the angelic vehicles of your covenant seed, the sons of the JAC, to go up the stairs with].
15 And here I am with you and I will keep you in all the way you are going and I will return you to this ground, because I am not going to leave you until I have actually done what I have spoken to you [Jacob's bones were buried in the promised land, but that did not fulfil this. Jacob's sons repopulated the promised land after 1513Nisan14. But the angels are brought back to the planet earth likewise in the kingdom.]
16 Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said: Truly Jehovah is in this place [the LWs] and I myself did not know it.
17 And he grew fearful and added: How fear-inspiring this place is! This is nothing else but the house of God and this is the gate of the heavens [Portal between the heavens and the earth, a STARGATE].
18 So Jacob got up early in the morning and took the stone that was there as his head supporter and he set it up as a pillar and poured oil on the top of it [the head supporting stone is a saint who helps the 1NC saints in their battle against the corruption of their church and then is made into an anointed pillar, the high priest of a new church].
19 Further, he called the name of that place Bethel [house of God, Zoar]; but the fact is, Luz [almond tree - the LWs] was the city's name formerly.
20 And Jacob went on to vow a vow, saying: If God will continue with me and will certainly keep me on this way on which I am going and will certainly give me bread to eat and garments to wear
21 and I shall certainly return in peace to the house of my father, then Jehovah will have proved to be my God.
22 And this stone that I have set up as a pillar will become a house of God, and as for everything that you will give me I shall without fail give the 10th of it to you [10% of the unsanctified will be water baptised priests in the kingdom. They are the Levites] (Genesis 28).
We also know that the windows/floodgates of the heavens are opened and the vast springs of the watery deep are busted in two on the 17th day of the second month of some year...
892 In the house of my Father there are many abodes.
Otherwise, I would have told you, because I am going my way to prepare a place for you.
3 Also, if I go my way and prepare a place for you, I am coming again and will receive you home to myself, that where I am you also may be. (John 14 NWT)
This place is the bridal chamber for the 1NCs built upon his father's land. That chamber is the ark. For Jesus is the greater Noah.
4 And in the 7th month, on the 17th day of the month, the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat. (Genesis 8 NWT)
11 In year 600th, year
to life of Noah [This is a Tishri1 year in the literal meaning (or actually a year starting in the birth month of Noah!)] [the 600th year of the presence of the Christ, defined as a mediator or covenanter of the 1NC having a valid water baptism. The wording 'In year 600th, year to life of Noah' indicates 2 different years],
in the month, the second [of the aforementioned year] [not said to be of the year], in 17th day to the month...
2018Heshvan17, the 17th day of the second month of the old Tishri1 secular year for the floodgates of the heavens for 1NCs to descend
2023Shebat17, the 2nd month of the Abrahamic Tebbeth1 secular year, still in the 600th year of Jesus' life, into Zoar pursuant to Mark Registration and the 2nd fire sign (fountains do shoot upwards)
This is all before the lava flood begins on 2024Nisan14 and runs for 40+40 days to 2023Tammuz4. The bible does use the expression "month of the year" in Exodus12 - but not here], in/on/at the day this all the fountains of the great deep were broken/cleaved/divided open  and the windows/floodgates [arubah - lattices/woven works/windows] of the heavens were opened  (Genesis 7)
2018Heshvan17: Genesis 7:11: The 1NC angels start down Jacob's ladder, on the 17th day of the 2nd month of the Tishri1 secular year, when the floodgates of the heavens are opened into the ark. They could not have come on 2017Heshvan17
due to the heavenly war of Revelation12. The 2 winged woman is fed for 3½ times in a place prepared by God (the ark) from 2015Iyyar17, 3 days before the 2nd 1NC marriage, the 2nd wing marriage, to 2018Heshvan17, when she
starts descending - see U165.
2018Chislev17: The 1NC kings reach the bottom of the 30 steps of Jacob's ladder and flood out into the wilderness
2019Ab27: Watchtower 1NC reserves are given the vision of Daniel10 of their future church from the descended Charles Russell on the 1st Sabbath of Laodicean Weeks of John 20..
2019Elul5: Jesus is the form of the 3rd Holy Spirit visits the 2 spies and those with them, after 8 days of John20
2019Tishri17: Genesis 8:4: The ark comes to rest upon the mountains plural of Ararat meaning curse reversed (reappointed Laodicea and 2NC Zoar). The 3rd 1NC bride enters into Ark3
2023Shebat17: Genesis 8:4: The 17th day of the 7th month of the Ab1 Isaaic Zoar sacred year. The ark comes to a rest upon the mountain of Zoar (by a 4th row LW elder 2NC being raptured into it). The LW 2NCs are raptured from 2023Shebat16-21 into God's rest in Ark2/3.
The odd phrase, "year 600th, year to life of Noah" will require two different years in the greater meaning. Since two successive recitals of the year require two fulfilments. We use the old 2018 adamic Tishri1 secular calendar for the floodgates of the heavens and the new 2023Tebbeth1 Abrahamic secular year for all the springs of the vast deep into Zoar. These are both in the 600th year to the presence of Jesus, notwithstanding their being separated by 5 years 3 months of elapsed time. Because they are separated by no whole years of Jesus' life because the 2nd part of the 2nd presence ended on 2013Adar10, the 3rd part in reappointed Laodicea ran from 2019Elul10 - 2019Shebat10 and the 4th part in reverted Laodicea ran from 2020Tammuz10 to 2020Heshvan14. A presence requires Jesus' flesh (his primary or secondary wife, the 1NCs or the HLCs) to be in a true church with a water baptism. So he did not complete an entire Nisan1 sacred or Tishri1 secular year between the two great openings. Both openings cause a flood, one of 1NCs angels from above and the other of Kingdom priestly waters from below. However there was also possibly a flood of angels from below starting on 2019Heshvan17 (1NCs NOT HLCs into reappointed Laodicea - because only one woman (the 1NC) gave birth by water baptism on the 3rd day of Laodicea (the day of reappointed Laodicea, after adamic Laodicea and non adamic Abrahamic Laodicea) in the house of 1Kings3, when Solomon judged between them - see U296).
2013Tishri1: 600th year of Jesus' presence on earth begins (through Enoch, (Eber?), Isaac, Jesse, Elisha, Ezekiel, and Jesus) .
2013Adar10: 2nd part of 2nd presence ended
2019Elul10: 3rd part of 2nd presence began
2019Tishri24-2020Tishri24: 3rd 1NC bride rejoicing period (honeysun)
2019Heshvan29-2020Heshvan29: 4th 1NC bride rejoicing period (honeysun)
2019Chislev27-2020Chislev27: 5th 1NC bride rejoicing period (honeysun)
2019Tebbeth25 - 2020Tebbeth25: 6th bride rejoicing period (honeysun)
2020Tammuz26-2021Tammuz26: 7th 1NC bride rejoicing period (honeysun)
2020Ab24-2021Ab24: 1st HLC bride rejoicing period (honeysun)
2020Elul29-2021Elul29: 2nd HLC bride rejoicing period (honeysun)
2020Tishri27-2021Tishri27: 3rd HLC bride rejoicing period (honeysun)
2020Heshvan25-2021Heshvan25: 4th HLC bride rejoicing period (honeysun)
The 1NC woman is stuck in the wilderness until the expiration of her 40 year Watchtower wilderness penalty from 1976Nisan1 to 2015Adar30, followed by the 40 month Laodicean wilderness period from 2016Nisan1 to 2019Tammuz30. Frank, an LW apostle, was baptised into the JWs in 1977. But if you leave that church then you are no longer subject to their wilderness penalty. You could walk out of the camp of Israel in the wilderness and become independent if you wished.
|40 year Watchtower wilderness penalty begins
| 40 month Laodicea wilderness penalty begins
| Laodicea falls as a true church
|40 month Laodicean wilderness penalty ends
| Laodicea reappointed as a true church
2019Ab1 (constant feature reaccepted)
|40 year Watchtower wilderness penalty
|40 month Laodicean wilderness penalty
There is no point in going out to try and find them during this period (as Jesus advised in Matthew 24) since they are under a judicial wilderness penalty.
Jesus comes to the LWs in the form of both the descended the 1NC kings and the 1NC reserves. The descended kings do not start the 3rd part of the 2nd presence because the active ones do not initially join the church (or they would have to run it immediately). The 3rd part of the 2nd presence begins through the baptism of 1NC reserves on 2019Elul10, 5½ years of Daniel12 after the 2nd part ended on 2013Adar10 (when Laodicea lost its water baptism). The 2,000 pigs of Mark 5 run from 2013Adar10 to 2019Elul30. Then on 2019Tishri1, the first flying pig jumps off the overhang of the fallen church of the Watchtower into the sea of the world in order to drown in the waters of the 3EC on 2019Tishri10.
Jesus comes into 2NC Zoar in the form of the 1NCs and HLCs by 4EC baptism from 2023Shebat22 - 2024Nisan4, upon and with the clouds of heaven of Matthew of the 2nd and 3rd fire signs on 2023Shebat1-21 and 2023Shebat20-22 and by bringing the 2NC church to him in the ark on 2023Tishri16-21 and 2023Tebbeth16-21 and 2023Shebat16-21, the 3 seahs of flour whose leaven is only revealed when they are raised (into the ark). Only in Luke does he come in a cloud singular...
26 while men become faint out of fear and expectation of the things coming upon the inhabited earth; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
27 And then they [the powers of the heavens] will see the Son of man coming in a cloud  with power and great glory. (Luke 21 NWT)
30 And then the sign of the Son of man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will beat themselves in lamentation, and they will see the Son of man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. (Matthew 24 NWT)
64 Jesus said to him: You yourself said [it]. Yet I say to you men, From henceforth you will see the Son of man sitting at the right hand of power and coming on the clouds of heaven. (Matthew 26 NWT)
They should come to the true church on a divine Pentecost, not on a Baalian Pentecost. The 3rd Holy Spirit comes the minute they can. Just as they get married the minute they can. There is no reticence. There is only prohibition through maledictions and spying penalties, and the timing of Jubilee releases actually. Then there is the 5215 weekly Sabbath and 82 atonement day less 47 Sabbaths whilst the Governing Body was in prison payback period from 2005Sivan14 to 2019Tishri5, when JWs cannot work for God whilst in that church. So Laodiceans were always going to hide their talent in the ground unless they left the Watchtower!
26 Therefore, if people say to you, 'Look! He is in the wilderness,' do not go out; 'Look! He is in the inner chambers,' do not believe it. (Matthew 24 NWT)
Do not go out because he is under a wilderness penalty or you are maledicted.
In the greater meaning the floodgates of the heavens are opened to shower us with angels, the 144,000 1NC Kings, the holy spirit of the Kingdom of God, the wife of Jesus. The springs of the vast deep/wave are the sources on this planet of waters or lava. Now waters give life to the earth, and so can also stand for the priests, sons of the water baptism.
30 And then the sign of the Son of man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will beat themselves in lamentation, and they will see the Son of man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. (Matthew 24 NWT)
The 2nd/3rd fire signs are the Sign of the Son of Man. The clouds of heaven are mushroom clouds over Manhattan and London that the LWs have been predicting for over 17 years now. These will cause all the tribes of the earth to beat themselves with grief. But in truth they are the dragon's reception party for the Son of Man, who has already arrived in the ark, the vessel which will save the faithful from the final extinction level lava flood. So physically the two fire signs are a disaster for mankind. But spiritually they are the sign for which all men of faith have been waiting. Although such a sign would have been unnecessary if people had read God's book as if it was written by someone more intelligent than themselves (rather than the opposite).
In the first century Jesus gave a sacred ministry from 29Heshvan21, when he was installed to feed to 33Nisan14 and through [dia] 40 days (Acts 1:3) from his appearance to 'the 11' excluding Thomas, late on 33Nisan16 in Jerusalem in accordance with Luke 24 and John 20 - see U240 and see U34, to his ascension on 33Iyyar25. During this ministry the demons were down here on earth possessing people and being expelled. His last miracle on 33Sivan5 was coincident with the installation of the first true Christian church TCC1 to rule as sacred king over the saints.
Jesus spent 40 days and 40 nights in the wilderness neither eating nor drinking but being fed through ark access before he was treated to the face of Satan. This appears to be some sort of ark based angelic to human downgrade adaptation period. So surely the 1NC Kings will have the same training. Eve was fed for 3½ years in the garden of Eden, a place prepared by God, before facing the serpent. This new Eve, the 1NCs reserves of the 3rd Holy Spirit, are fed for 3½ years in her place of Revelation12 prepared by God (the Ark) away from the face of the serpent from 2015Iyyar17 3 days before the 2nd 1NC marriage on 2015Iyyar20) to 2018Heshvan17, when they descend down Jacob's ladder to 2018Chislev17, to police the evicted demons - see U165. She will be an altogether tougher match for the internal corruptor of all true religions, the anti Christ, the head of the church of Satan, the church of woke. Reappointed Laodicea (people of judgement) became a true church on 2019Ab1. But had its president possessed by a repenting Satan - see U853. It fell as a true church on 2019Adar1689.
If you perform a bible search for the words '40' and 'days' and 'nights' you find the following...
4 For in just 7 days more I am making it rain upon the earth 40 days and 40 nights; and I will wipe every existing thing that I have made off the surface of the ground (Genesis7).
12 And the downpour upon the earth went on for 40 days and 40 nights (Genesis7).
15 Thus Moses went up into the mountain while the cloud was covering the mountain.
16 And Jehovah's glory continued to reside upon Mount Sinai, and the cloud continued to cover it for 6 days. At length on the 7th day he called to Moses from the midst of the cloud.
17 And to the eyes of the sons of Israel the sight of Jehovah's glory was like a devouring fire on the mountaintop.
18 Then Moses entered into the midst of the cloud and went on up the mountain. And Moses continued in the mountain 40 days and 40 nights (Exodus24).
27 And Jehovah went on to say to Moses: Write down for yourself these words, because it is in accordance with these words that I do conclude a covenant with you and Israel.
28 And he continued there with Jehovah 40 days and 40 nights. He ate no bread and he drank no water. And he proceeded to write upon the tablets the words of the covenant, the 10 Words (Exodus34).
7 Remember: Do not forget how you have provoked Jehovah your God in the wilderness. From the day that you went out of the land of Egypt until your coming to this place you people have proved rebellious in your behavior with Jehovah.
8 Even in Horeb you provoked Jehovah to anger so that Jehovah got incensed at you to the point of annihilating you.
9 When I went up the mountain to receive the stone tablets, the tablets of the covenant that Jehovah had concluded with you, and I kept dwelling in the mountain 40 days and 40 nights, I neither ate bread nor drank water,
10 then Jehovah gave me the 2 tablets of stone written upon with God's finger; and upon them were all the words that Jehovah had spoken with you in the mountain out of the middle of the fire in the day of the congregation.
11 And it came about that at the end of the 40 days and 40 nights Jehovah gave me the 2 tablets of stone, the tablets of the covenant;
12 and Jehovah proceeded to say to me, 'Get up, go down quickly from here, because your people whom you brought out of Egypt have acted ruinously. They have turned aside quickly from the way about which I commanded them. They have made themselves a molten image.'
13 And Jehovah went on to say this to me, 'I have seen this people, and, look! it is a stiff-necked people.
14 Let me alone that I may annihilate them and wipe out their name from under the heavens, and let me make you a nation mightier and more populous than they are.'
15 After that I turned and went down from the mountain, while the mountain was burning with fire; and the 2 tablets of the covenant were in both my hands.
16 Then I looked, and there you had sinned against Jehovah your God! You had made yourselves a molten calf. You had turned aside quickly from the way about which Jehovah had commanded you.
17 At that I took hold of the 2 tablets and flung them down from both my hands and shattered them before your eyes.
18 And I proceeded to prostrate myself before Jehovah, as at first, 40 days and 40 nights. I neither ate bread nor drank water, because of all your sin that you had committed in doing evil in the eyes of Jehovah so as to offend him.
19 For I was scared because of the hot anger with which Jehovah had got indignant at you to the point of annihilating you. However, Jehovah listened to me also that time.
20 At Aaron, too, Jehovah got very incensed to the point of annihilating him; but I made supplication also in behalf of Aaron at that particular time.
21 And your sin that you had made, the calf, I took, and I proceeded to burn it in the fire and to crush it, grinding it thoroughly until it had become fine like dust; after which I threw its dust into the torrent that was descending from the mountain.
22 Further, at Taberah and at Massah and at Kibroth-hattaavah you proved yourselves provokers of Jehovah to anger.
23 And when Jehovah sent you out of Kadesh-barnea, saying, 'Go up and take possession of the land that I shall certainly give you!' then you behaved rebelliously against the order of Jehovah your God, and you did not exercise faith toward him and did not listen to his voice.
24 you have proved yourselves rebellious in behavior with Jehovah from the day of my knowing you.
25 So I kept prostrating myself before Jehovah 40 days and 40 nights, for I prostrated myself thus because Jehovah talked of annihilating you.
26 And I began to make supplication to Jehovah and to say, 'Oh Sovereign Lord Jehovah, do not bring to ruin your people, even your private property, whom you redeemed with your greatness, whom you brought out of Egypt with a strong hand.
27 Remember your servants Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Do not turn your face to the hardness of this people and their wickedness and their sin,
28 for fear the land out of which you brought us may say: Because Jehovah was unable to bring them into the land that he had promised them, and because he hated them he brought them out to put them to death in the wilderness.
29 They are, too, your people and your private property whom you brought out with your great power and your outstretched arm (Deuteronomy 9).'
DEUTERONOMY CHAPTER 10
1 At that particular time Jehovah said to me, 'Carve for yourself 2 tablets of stone like the first ones, and come up to me into the mountain, and you must make an ark of wood for yourself.
2 And I shall write upon the tablets the words that appeared on the first tablets, which you shattered, and you must place them in the ark.'
3 So I made an ark of acacia wood and carved 2 tablets of stone like the first ones and went up into the mountain, and the 2 tablets were in my hand.
4 Then he wrote upon the tablets the same writing as the first, the 10 Words, which Jehovah had spoken to you in the mountain out of the middle of the fire in the day of the congregation; after which Jehovah gave them to me.
5 Then I turned and went down from the mountain and placed the tablets in the ark that I had made, that they might continue there, just as Jehovah had commanded me.
6 And the sons of Israel pulled away from Beeroth Bene-jaakan for Moserah. There Aaron died, and he got to be buried there; and Eleazar his son began to act as priest instead of him.
7 From there they pulled away for Gudgodah, and from Gudgodah for Jotbathah, a land of torrent valleys running with water.
8 At that particular time Jehovah separated the tribe of Levi to carry the ark of Jehovah's covenant, to stand before Jehovah for ministering to him and to bless in his name until this day.
9 That is why Levi has come to have no share and inheritance with his brothers. Jehovah is his inheritance, just as Jehovah your God had said to him.
10 And I -- I stayed in the mountain the same as the first days, 40 days and 40 nights, and Jehovah proceeded to listen to me also on that occasion. Jehovah did not want to bring you to ruin (Deuteronomy 10).
1 Then Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done and all about how he had killed all the prophets with the sword.
2 At that Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying: So may the gods do, and so may they add to it, if at this time tomorrow I shall not make your soul like the soul of each one of them!
3 And he became afraid. Consequently he rose up and began to go for his soul and came to Beer-sheba, which belongs to Judah. Then he left his attendant behind there.
4 And he himself went into the wilderness a day's journey, and at length came and sat down under a certain broom tree. And he began to ask that his soul might die and to say: It is enough! Now, Oh Jehovah, take my soul away, for I am no better than my forefathers.
5 Finally he lay down and fell asleep under the broom tree. But, look! now an angel was touching him. Then he said to him: Rise up, eat.
6 When he looked, why, there at his head was a round cake upon heated stones and a jug of water. And he began to eat and drink, after which he lay down again.
7 Later the angel of Jehovah came back a second time and touched him and said: Rise up, eat, for the journey is too much for you.
8 So he rose up and ate and drank, and he kept going in the power of that nourishment for 40 days and 40 nights as far as the mountain of the [true] God, Horeb (1Kings19).
1 Then Jesus was led by the spirit up into the wilderness to be tempted by the Devil.
2 After he had fasted 40 days and 40 nights, then he felt hungry.
3 Also, the Tempter came and said to him: If you are a son of God, tell these stones to become loaves of bread.
4 But in reply he said: It is written, 'Man must live, not on bread alone, but on every utterance coming forth through Jehovah's mouth.'
5 Then the Devil took him along into the holy city, and he stationed him upon the battlement of the temple
6 and said to him: If you are a son of God, hurl yourself down; for it is written, 'He will give his angels a charge concerning you, and they will carry you on their hands, that you may at no time strike your foot against a stone.'
7 Jesus said to him: Again it is written, 'You must not put Jehovah your God to the test.'
8 Again the Devil took him along to an unusually high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory,
9 and he said to him: All these things I will give you if you fall down and do an act of worship to me.
10 Then Jesus said to him: Go away, Satan! For it is written, 'It is Jehovah your God you must worship, and it is to him alone you must render sacred service.'
11 Then the Devil left him, and, look! angels came and began to minister to him (Matthew4).
40 days and nights of the flood
40 days and nights of Moses up the mountain the first time neither eating nor drinking
40 days and nights of Moses prostrated in supplication due to golden calf
40 days and nights of Moses up the mountain the second time neither eating nor drinking
40 days and nights of Elijah going as far as the mountain of the true God, Horeb (Mount Sinai)
40 days and nights of Jesus fasting in the wilderness.
We know that the angel Michael possessed Immanuel (Jesus) at his baptism. Michael's spirit came down into the human and Immanuel's spirit went up into an angel. Michael then did a quarantine period in the wilderness without eating or drinking. So the only characters in the bible who fasted for 40 days and 40 nights were Jesus, Moses and Elijah, the very 3 who appeared to Peter James and John at the transfiguration, as resurrected angels in their glory. We also know that Jesus appeared to the disciples several times during 40 days after his resurrection before his ascension. And we know that the ark was 30 cubits high. These are the pieces of the jigsaw for the rapture.
It is of course not possible for a human to live for 40 days without water. And although God is capable of performing any sort of miracle we can imagine, including beaming water into a human body, his modus operandi is that he does as little miraculous work as possible. Now Elijah kept going to God's mountain for 40 day and 40 nights. This means that he kept going at night as well as during the day. If you put all of this together you get humans who appear not to sleep and who do not eat or drink. Now this is the lifestyle not of humans but of angels. So we have a 40 day period wherein humans act as if they are angels. This period in the case of Jesus, was certainly a human acclimatization period. But how did he remain alive during this period and how did Elijah keep going every night to the mountain of Jehovah?
Well since this 40 day period is an angelic to human conversion wherein humans behave as if they are angels, it is reasonable to assume that they are angels for some of this time. Now these periods are always referred to as 40 days and 40 nights, which is actually tautologous, since 40 days always have 40 nights associated with them and 40 nights always have 40 days associated with them. So there is going to be a reason why the holy spirit uses this tautology to describe 6 weeks less 2 days. The reason will be that there are 40 days of visibility and 40 nights of invisibility. Angels are invisible, humans are visible. So it looks like Jesus, Moses and Elijah spent 40 days as humans and 40 nights as angels. So they fasted for 40 periods of around 12 hours and were angelic for 40 periods of around 12 hours.
Since the angels did come and minister to Jesus, and since the human bodies did not give out it may have been the case that at the end of each day, when the spirit of the person returned to his angel for the night, the angels reset the bodies back to the nutritional position they were in at the start of the day, so that the fast was not cumulative. The Muslim Ramadan fast is not dissimilar to this concept. The 40 day lent fast is the same too. The idea is that you only eat during the night so that you do indeed fast for 40 days.
But why does this process take 40 days? Well we are transferring a spirit from a human brain to an angelic brain or vice versa, and these two devices have vastly different capabilities. It might not be possible or safe to just throw a spirit from the one into the other in one step. Perhaps it takes 40 steps and every night in the case of an angelic descent, the angelic brain downloads memories and thought patterns little by little over the period. Likewise in the case of a human ascent, the spirit is first put into a downgraded angelic brain which is slowly opened up over 30/40 days perhaps. In other words it is a 30/40 day software installation into the relevant hardware. A bit slower than Microsoft, but a lot more stable!
So in summary, the 40 day period is a step by step hybrid acclimatization as far as we can see from the scriptures, a spirit installation period. When angels come down to be human they continue to act as angels for 40 days. When humans go up to be angels they presumably continue to act as humans in this case for 30 days (the 30 cubits of the height of the ark), sleeping every night in dream-remembering sleep in their angels. So for 30 days before your final rapture, you do actually go to heaven every night whilst your body sleeps!! So Elijah did literally go to the mountain of God (heaven) every night for 40 nights! That is in addition to travelling towards mount Horeb, every day for 40 days.