Yechezkel Perek 8

Perek 8 presents the climax of the nevuah and sheds light on the text of Yechezkel .We are told stories of the Beis Hamikdash as Yechezkel is taken by his hair and brought to the Beis Hamikdash in Heaven.

The idea of a Beis Hamikdash in Heaven is explained by a number of different sources. The world that we see around us, including the physical world of the trees, sun, moon, and even our bodies, are all reflections of a world that is far more real than the illusion we live in. If one stares at a mirror for a long time, it can become hard to discern what the real image is and what the reflection is. Likewise, even when we are convinced that the reflection is reality, it may merely be a shadow of reality.

Everything in the physical world is sourced in the heavens, in the most complete and perfect form possible. Some posit that the Torah presents the rewards for mitzvos in physical form (good crops etc.) because physical bounty and flourishing in this world is symbolic of spiritual bliss in the higher spiritual realms. What Hashem is showing the Navi here is the true Beis Hamikdash.

Chazal comment that when the Beis Hamikdash was destroyed, the ultimate tragedy was that it only had the potential to be destroyed because the Beis Hamikdash in Heaven had already been destroyed by Bnei Yisrael. Hashem is showing the Navi Who really leads the armies that burn down the House of Hashem.