The people were going into captivity because they rested in the temple and the promised land--instead of IN Him. God had to remove those blessed things so folks would seek Him, the Blessing Giver. Religion is not what God has in mind for us...relationship is His goal!
Ezekiel was told to live out the relationship he shared with God. He was to live the testimony of active connection with God. My take away from this: beware of settling with...or being...those caught up in religious activity not initiated by God. Prophets--religious folks--who follow their own spirit are going nowhere (except captivity). Passionately seek God and live the Word He gives you.