God spoke to the man clothed in linen: “Go in between the wheels, even under the cherub [Justice], and fill thine hand with coals of fire from between the cherubims, and scatter them over the city.” Ezekiel, in vision, was on the ground, looking up at the huge wheels that touched the earth. The “coals of fire” (plural) were related to judgment. The man with the inkhorn, described now as being clothed in linen, had stood beside the Brazen Altar earlier (Ezek. 9:2). He had put a mark on all those in the city who did not cry and sigh regarding the abominations. Now he was instructed to go under the throne between the wheels. There was fire both under the throne and above it—even a bright glow in the appearance of God on the throne. As narrated in Ezekiel 1:4,5, the prophet had seen a whirlwind come out of the north. In the midst of the whirlwind was a self-feeding fire. Hence the fire was extensive.
Why was the man clothed in linen told to go in between the wheels? What is the significance? Wheels are a symbol of progress, ages, and time sequence, and the huge wheels represent large epochs and dispensations. Therefore, God was instructing Ezekiel to go in between the ages. The Harvest, which is a little loop of time between the ages or, stated another way, in the overlapping of the Millennial and Gospel ages. (Ages can overlap but not the Creative Days or the worlds.) As the Gospel Age is phasing out, the Millennial Age is slowly being ushered in.