John 11:22-26 Now Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died. 22 But even now I know that whatever You ask of God, God will give You.” 23 Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.” 24 Martha said to Him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.” 25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. 26 And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?”
Here we see the incident were Martha went to meet the Lord after the death of Lazarus and our Lord’s visit to their town. Here we can see how Martha reasoned with our Lord regarding the resurrection. “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day” this is what Martha said. She knew about the resurrection and the scriptures associated with that. So she reasoned with the Lord that she knew that Lazarus will rise again. Likewise, many of us today tend to reason with the Lord using the scriptures. Some can ask what is wrong with it, the Bereans went back and searched the scriptures. Discernment is spiritual; reasoning is carnal. How do we differentiate it? Let us take Martha; she missed the message, which our Lord gave her. She did not believe that He is able to raise Lazarus alive in flesh and blood today. Because of her unbelief, she brought the scriptures that she know and settled herself with the final resurrection. Reasoning with the scripture will come because of unbelief; discernment will come when you believe the message of the Holy Spirit and confirm it with the scriptures. Believe the message (Love believes all things I Cor 13:7) – Test the spirits with the scriptures – Apply it in faith. This will remove the biblical reasoning barrier to listen to the voice of God.