I haven't mentioned Ezekiel in a while, but I was looking at chapter 2 and my initial comment is, "Israel must have been rebellious." God is very descriptive of Israel and not in a complementary fashion. He uses "rebellious" five times. He then describes them as: transgressors, stubborn, obstinate, children, thistles, thorns and scorpions.
I will comment on this at length at a later date, but God definitely gives His of Israel to Ezekiel. He was preparing Ezekiel for the reception he will receive, which was a cool one at best.