Still sounds like the Watch to me bud! I think you've even helped me locate it. LOLParadise is the third Heaven where God's throne is...Paradise is the Watch of God. It is where you are guaranteed to rest after your body is deceased. For the dead neither hear nor speak. And Jesus said, Lazarus sleeps. Nothing like a peaceful undisturbed sleep. Now what do I mean by the Watch of God?
Many Bibles translated this word - phulake (G5438) as Prison. Found in 1 Peter 3:19 But I believe this is done because of Catholic doctrinal influence. Catholicism has this weird teaching, it's called Purgatory. See this link: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/12575a.htm You can easily see how phulake can be massaged to mean Prison.
But look at Strong's definitions:
1) guard, watch
a) a watching, keeping watch
1) to keep watch
b) persons keeping watch, a guard, sentinels
c) of the place where captives are kept, a prison
d) of the time (of night) during which guard was kept, a watch i.e. a period of time during which part of the guard was on duty, and at the end of which others relieved them. As the earlier Greeks divided the night commonly into three parts, so, previous to the exile, the Israelites also had three watches in a night; subsequently, however, after they became subject to the Romans, they adopted the Roman custom of dividing the night into four watches
The emphasis is on the word WATCH. Of course prison guards watch prisoners. But God does not see his children as prisoners. Whether they will resurrect to live or judgment, they are all precious in his sight. Peter also said, he would that none should perish, Peter is speaking of the Lord's intentions for mankind. So at best the Lord Watches over our souls as they rest, until the time his Kingdom comes.
2Co 12:1 It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.
2Co 12:2 I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven.
2Co 12:3 And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;)
2Co 12:4 How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.
BTW take note that Paul sounds delusional, not that he was but that it was all dreamy to him. And that is what I would expect, since this is a plane you must enter in spirit or a sleep state. Remember Jesus said "no man has ascended into Heaven". So this place Paul speaks of is not where Jesus is sitting on his throne. It is a different place. I call it the Watch. Wink