The word of the Lord came expressly to Ezekiel to priest…and the hand of the Lord was upon him there. (Ezekiel 1:3)
Ezekiel was already in captivity. He was among those first captives who were deported, those who were cast out of the promised land. Then why, oh why did God still send the word of God through Ezekiel since He was unhappy with them?
It is only when we connect this question with Ezekiel 6:9 that we get the answer: “Then those of you who escape will remember Me among the nations where they are carried captive, because I was crushed by their adulterous heart which has departed from Me, and by their eyes which play the harlot after their idols; they will loathe themselves for the evils which they committed in all their abominations.”
These verses tell us two things: First, God treats His people like a man treats his wife. That is, when a man sees his wife looking at another in the way she should be looking at him, he is crushed. Second, filled with longing for His people to return as soon as possible, God reveals His crushed heart. The relationship was not meant to be that way.
It is no wonder why God keeps sending messages of how crushed He is by our unfaithful heart when He sees us looking at our blessings more than the One who blesses us. It should be that the more He blesses us, the more we love Him. But along the path of life, we tend to become devoted to the blessings rather than the heavenly Father who has prepares all things for us.
Only when we care that He is, in fact, rightfully the One and Only in our life, will our spiritual life become fruitful. Otherwise, it will stay on the plane where we look upon God as the One who helps us in life. It should be that the more He helps us, the more we love Him. We should not just stay on the point where we need Him only. We must become devoted to Him.
Therefore, the voice between the cherubim is speaking from inside the true tabernacle, His true church. When the prophetic voice is present, let us sense in the Spirit and truth, the heart of the heavenly Father. Let’s resolve to no longer leave the heart of God crushed.