My comments follow these scriptures from the Book of Jude.

Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.

In context:

Jude – King James Version (KJV)

Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called:

Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied.

Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.

For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.

I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.

And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.

Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.

Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.

10 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.

11 Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.

12 These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;

13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.

14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,

15 To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.

16 These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage.

17 But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;

18 How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.

19 These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.

20 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,

21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.

22 And of some have compassion, making a difference:

23 And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.

24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,

25 To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.

Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.

What Jude is talking about here is respect, and spiritual authority. The angels are servants and emissaries of the Lord, so they show the greatest respect to Him, and do His bidding without question.

If you knew for certain the Lord spoke to you, would you do what he says?

Professor Lloyd Geering, New Zealand’s famous Christian heretic, now aged 100, taught me Religious Studies and Comparative Religion in the late 1970s. Lloyd Geering is a Presbyterian clergy, like my father. My father Rev Reuben Donald Elley, known as Rev Don Elley, took on Lloyd Geering, along with a group of other Presbyterian ministers (pastors) in the 1960s, and tried to get him removed from the New Zealand Presbyterian Church. Their attempt failed. In the growing liberal and ecumenical environment there wasn’t the will to expel him.

Lloyd Geering, aged 100 and due to slip into the Hereafter any day now, doesn’t believe in the spiritual world or the supernatural. Lloyd Geering is in for a surprise quite soon.

Lloyd Geering, like the German philosopher Feuerbach, believes God is a concept made up by mankind. There are many in this world who like to believe this.

Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.

Eternity is in the heart of mankind, and even bad sinners like Keith Richard of the Rolling Stones believe in God and eternity. Keith Richard told his biographer that he believes in God but doesn’t think he’ll make it to Heaven because of the things he’s done in his lifetime.

Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.

So we must respect the Lord and the universe He’s created and move in harmony with it. Harmony with the Lord and His creation is achieved by respecting and obeying the Lord and what He’s outlined in the Holy Bible. When we hear the the Lord and the Holy Spirit, God on earth, talking to us, we should listen and take head. We should show the greatest respect to Him.