Is it most appropriate to conceptualize the church as a community of rebels/insurrectionists, rising up against the current ruling world system—Christ’s resurrection viewed as the start of an uprising (anastasis)/takeover? Or more appropriate to view Satan and the world system as the rebels, who will eventually be entirely stamped down as God reinstates his perfect rule? Is Christ’s “making his enemies his footstool” a matter of quashing a rebellion, or of mounting a coup? Perhaps it can be legitimately viewed as both, just from different perspectives?
I see the practical appeal in both images… I’m just trying to think through it theologically.