In a vision, EzekielA prophet during the Babylonian exile who saw visions of God's throne-chariot, new life to dry bones, and a new Temple. More sees the glory of the Lord depart from the templeThe Jerusalem temple, unlike the tabernacle, was a permanent structure, although (like the tabernacle) it was a place of worship and religious activity. On one occasion Jesus felt such activity was unacceptable and, as reported in all four Gospels, drove from the temple those engaged... More to God’s throne-chariot.
The throne-chariot of God is a powerful symbol of God’s presence and glory in this book. After speaking about many of the abominations and sins of Israel, Ezekiel sees the throne-chariot again (10:1). The “cherubim” are the living heavenly beings (10:20) who carry the throne of God. The “glory” or throne leaves the house of God (temple) where God’s glory had dwelt in the past. God’s presence, glory, and blessingBlessing is the asking for or the giving of God's favor. Isaac was tricked into blessing Jacob instead of his firstborn Esau. At the Last Supper Jesus offered a blessing over bread and wine. To be blessed is to be favored by God. More are about to leave the temple and Jerusalem (10:19).