John 14:23 and John 14:1-4-the words abode and mansion/house are actually the noun form of "abide" in John 15 etc.
John 14:1 - 4
ESV - 1 Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. 2 In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?
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Read Rev 11:19 and all of Revelation chapter 21. The descriptions there sound like actual material things and places to me. Revelation chapter 21 describes a new Heaven, the new Jerusalem, and the new Earth with real people and things so I would think John 14:1-4 describes a real place and to me it would be in the new Jerusalem.
I believe that heaven is a place with physical and spiritual dimensions rolled together. The redeemed of God will have glorified bodies (1Corinthians 15). They will dwell in the presence of Christ and of God. Heaven is definitely a particular abode whose location God alone knows. According to Hebrew theology, the third heavens is the dwelling place of God from where He reigns. Since Rev 21-22 clearly describes heaven with amazing details, we can infer that it is a real physical location. It has gates, a river flowing from the throne of God; streets of gold, tree of life on either side of the river of life. There is therefore no doubt that a physical location is contemplated.
Yes John 14.1-4 is a physical place, only those who are born again will go there.
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