Depending on which righteousness you stand in is where you will be ( Hades or Heaven) until the final judgment (Rev 20:11-15).
Where is heaven? Where is Hades? These are legitimate questions from the statement you made above.
Do you believe that heaven is "out there" somewhere? the same with hades? You see both is "within God".
It was said "where would I go? heaven you are there, hell you are there." God is omnipresent. There is no where where He is not. They are both "spiritual places". Jesus said " I am in Heaven". He was still very much in a flesh body when He said that. He walked in the spiritual realm of heaven even while still on this earth. They are not just "places" we go to after physical death. Heaven is not a place "out there" somewhere, with God sitting on a literal throne. The same way when it says that Jesus sat down at the right hand of the Father it does not mean 'He literally sat on a throne beside our Father's right side". If God is omnipresent then , where is His right hand?" It means that Jesus took the position of authority beside the Father. (example: He is my right hand man). It is a place of position. Not a literal place. For even Jesus must become subject to the Father.
Jesus walked in the spiritual realm at all times. We can too. But you must go within. He demostrated the spiritual realm on the mount of transfiguration. And that was before His crucifixtion.
There are many layers to the bible. To the written word. The top layer being the "literal" layer. But there are many layers beneath the literal layer. Only the Holy Spirit can interpret these layers to you. These are the hidden mystereies that Paul spoke about. God's plan for the ages has been moving forward, is moving forward and will continue to move forward. It did not stop. These hidden mysteries that are deep within the pages of the written word have been being revealed to those true seekers all along. We can choose to stop receiving , never moving forward and just sit on the knowledge that we received while sitting in the pews. Hearing the same message over and over again for 40 or more years, never growing in the spirit, or we can choose to seek the Holy Spirit for His Truth, to begin to move beyond the veil. Knowing God and knowing about God is two different things. We all need to move beyond the top layer of the written word to truly know God. The deep things of God are for those who truly seek Him. Spirit to Spirit. Is the only way.
The written word says "you know longer need any man teach you for you have the Holy Spirit". We CANNOT read the bible and interpret it ourselves. That is still man teaching man. Even if it is ourselves.
On the other side. There are spiritual prisons. But if you truly want to know what the Lake of Fire is that the bible speaks of then seek God on it. For GOD HIMSELF IS A CONSUMING FIRE!! He will burn away all the wood hay and stubble and all that will be left is "pure gold". Within each and every one of us.
"do not be amazed at the firery trials that you go through, for they are for the PERFECTING of the saints!!!
God's plan for the ages is to make man in His image and likeness. That is what He has been doing since time began. Each one of us. Every man , woman and child who has ever lived, is living , or will ever live will be perfected and will take their place in the body of Christ!! The "manchild" that is spoke of in Revelations is "man made in God's image and likeness!! Made up of the whole human race as the body of Christ with JESUS AS THE HEAD!!!! This is the SON OF GOD!!! The manchild! THE NEW CREATION MAN!!!
The book of revelations is not a book of doom and gloom for the earth we walk on. It is not "revelations that Jesus received to pass on". For Jesus was God in the flesh. He ALREADY knew all! He knew all things from begining to end. The book of the revelations of Jesus Christ is just that "It is a book revealing JESUS CHRIST!!! Who He is NOW, in the Spirit. Revealing "the manchild" "the Christ" the new creation man , THE SON OF GOD , made up of the EKlesia as the body of Christ with JESUS the HEAD!!
That is why Jesus said "upon this Rock I will build my church". That is exactly what He has been doing all along is building His Church!! He is not in the business of burning or torturing anyone for eternity!! He has ONLY been building !!
Time was created for man. Eternity is a period of time. It has a begining and an ending!! There is no such thing as eternity in our Father's Kingdom. There is no time. That is why our Father said "I AM". It is a place of "being".
If you believe in "eternal torment" for lost souls then "that too must end",, for all is within the concept of time which will eventually end. Then what? those souls that should be burning alive for eternity goes where? Time is just a part of creation that is a part of our Father's plan for the ages and when all the ages has passed then time will be no longer.