*In Daniel, as in Ezekiel, God cracked the door that we might peer into the heavenly realm. In Daniel 7, we also have the only directly related vision referencing the Lord's throne with wheels. These two visions of the throne have similarities and there is much imagery. However, in Ezekiel the wheels are described in much greater detail.
Fiery Throne: The throne in this dream is described with the Ancient of Days seated and the throne as "burning as with fire and its wheels were ablaze." In and of itself this description wouldn't make much sense. However, in light of the historic understanding of the chariot throne, it does. It is reminiscent of the wheels in Ezekiel's vision. In the first chapter of this study, we observed that Ezekiel beheld a moving throne that included the chariot of the cherubim and their wheels. Those wheels were to the prophet burning with fire.
The fact that the wheels are included in a vision where many other things in the passage are interpreted as allegoric/figurative gives evidence that the wheels are to be understood in this same sense. Though these two passages are the only places in scripture that the wheels of the throne are spoken of directly, there are many passages that use related imagery. The words "chariots of the Lord" can be found in a greater number. This concept is important in that it sheds light on the more obscure passages where wheels are associated with the throne.
Imagery in the Fire of God: As noted earlier, the wheels are associated with fire. In a related passage, Psalm 97 states: "1 Yahweh reigns. … Righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne. 3A fire goes before him, and burns up his adversaries on every side."*
Quotes from the online eBook "The Wheels of God's Throne" (Ch2) by G.Thomas Windsor