I have always thought that one of the most powerful arguments for the literal fulfillment of prophecy relating to Christ’s future coming is the fact that prophecy was fulfilled literally at His first coming. I still very much believe this in spite of the fact that some have attempted to dispute this important truth. Those who argue that prophecy will not be fulfilled literally in the future go against God’s past pattern and have no biblical basis for their claims.
Ice, Thomas D., "The Literal Fulfillment of Bible Prophecy" (2009). Article Archives. Paper 101.