It seems likely to me that "heaven" is a physical place. The
reason I think so
is that Christ was raised with a body that was a "spiritual
body," yet He could
eat and be touched. Apparently He was raised with the same
kind of body that we
will have after the resurrection. He went to heaven, and has
been living there
ever since. How could He do that if it weren't physical?
I always thought Jesus was a spiritual being brought
into flesh. The ideal of the resurrection giving the rest of
us this spiritual body must be questioned. Jesus, as well as
his followers, resurrected several individual. These persons
had died and were brought back into life. The text assures us
that these persons did not ascend into heaven but died again.
I think we view God through harsh eyes believing
things that we understand through our imaginations. The text
teaches even the prophets must be taught about God. With this
reasoning comes the thought that it is merely the
imaginations we hold that reject the ways of God. Not the
physical realities he made eternal.