Moreover take for yourself an iron plate, and set it as an iron wall between you and the city. Set your face against it, and it shall be besieged, and you shall lay siege against it. This will be a sign to the house of Israel.
Ezekiel was an Old Testament priest and prophet. He had to make a model of the city of Jerusalem and construct a wall and use an iron plate, as well as other items to illustrate the message God wanted to convey to the Israelites. It would actually look like a grown man playing with toys. Nevertheless, Ezekiel trusted God and walked in the realm of the unseen. He did as he was told and did not care what people thought about him. 1 Corinthians 1:27 tells us, “But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise…” 1 Corinthians 4:10 says, “We are fools for Christ’s sake…” When you look at the seemingly foolish things Ezekiel did when he obeyed God, you can understand that in order to walk in the realm of the unseen you cannot be concerned about how you look. You may look foolish sometimes when you obey God, but you cannot care what people think, but only what God thinks.