Last week I lamented the unfortunate conclusions Grant Osborne came to in his otherwise excellent commentary on Revelation. Like many other commentators, he reads Israel out of Revelation. Israel shows up in Revelation in four places: chapters 7, 11, 12, and 14. In all of them, Osborne decides these images are about the Church (even to the point of saying that the Church in Revelation 12 gives birth to the Messiah!).
As I said then, we should see Revelation as taking God