You asked, quote: Can God truly build His kingdom if we are getting in the way?
I was speaking of ministry gifts, I said,
I agree with you that all the ministry gifts should be in operation in the body of Christ.
I think most would agree that they are not. We could discuss many reasons for this, but it really falls upon man. We get in Gods way.
Rich, what we see happening, is God, allowing the apostate church to wallow in its pride.
How? By believing that the right man, the right program, the right method, and the right special teaching, ( like some kind of new revelation from God) will cause some great move of God.
When I say its not about us I refer you to His Word.
Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:  Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.  For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.  For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:  So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
If the Lord willed it, He could simply speak His church into existence, instead, His Word says,
And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
So you see He Will Build His Church, man, nor hell itself, cannot prevent Him.
So you see, its all about Him, and His Church. He will build it by His Word.
He will bring His Will to pass, not any man, or any plan devised by man.
And for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice; it is because the thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass.
Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executeth my counsel from a far country: yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it.
You see, what ever He purposes in His heart, He brings to pass.
The only way we become a part of this is to,
Get on our knees and pray and seek His face, and ask for His Word to accomplish His Will in us.
1 Cor. 1:26-31
For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:  But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;  And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:  That no flesh should glory in his presence.  But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:  That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the
This also answers Os question, Will He not use ordinary men to testify of Him?
Only by The Word of God,
And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.  His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.  And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.  And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.  And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.  And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
Yes, gentlemen, it is the corporate church, it is the pride of all the so called Christians who have brought the world into the church, because they are gutless wonders, to afraid to go into the
World and compel them to come to the Kingdom. Its man that has heaped to themselves teachers
having itching ears, teaching doctrines of devils.
Just remember something, these churches and these men only exist because of the demand of the people to have them. They have been deceived and they believe the lie.
Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying?  But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.  Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
So, let them alone. We can do one thing and one thing alone, stop complaining and start praying.
You will see THE LORD JESUS CHRIST BUILD HIS CHURCH, in spite of us.
HIS WLL, will BE DONE,