The gift mentioned in 1 Corinthians 12:10 "WORKING of miracles" is a supernatural manifestation of the power of God that alters, suspends, or in some way controls the laws of nature.
This is more than just praying for or hoping for a miracle, right? This is WORKING of them...
Isn't this working through the church?
How many people still believe God WORKS through the church in this way?
A very good question, Grace. From my observations over the years, many people do not believe that God performs through the church any more. If He does a miracle, then it is solely Him in the act based upon a perverted idea of sovereignty.
However, Scripture says that as long as the church is on planet earth, there will be the Gifts of the Spirit in operation...in the lives of those who are walking with God and not just playing church. Many believe they are saved because of false teachings, when they really have never been saved a day in their lives, and so they go to church and may even seek spiritual gifts, but never manifest any because they don't have the Spirit dwelling within them.
By and large, the church in this country today, has been severly weakened by false teachings to the point that carnal pastors lead churches, and because of this, there are no miracles, there is no demonstration of the Spirit, there is no preaching in the power of the anointing, etc. So, after years of never witnessing a miracle, people just accept the lie that God does not do them in or through the church today.
Both Calvin and Luther taught that God does not work in miracles in the church, and so all the churches that ascribe to calvinistic teachings (which, sadly, is a vast majority today in this country), teach that God doesn't.
I believe the Scriptures, and the Scriptures teach that anyone who is saved and walking with God (that is, walking in obedience to Him in personal relationship based in prayer and worship) not only can, but should be doing what Jesus did...
"Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father.
What was Jesus doing? He was healing the sick, casting demons out of people, raising the dead, opening blind eyes, unstopping deaf ears, etc...
For the most part, from my observations, people today even though saved, just don't practice walking in righteousness and holiness...well, I can't jump out of bed after sleeping with a lover and expect for God to work through me. It just doesn't happen like that. When we get serious enough with God and actually start practicing obedience to His Word, then we will see Him move again through us.