There are some who try to say because YHWH says there are no other saviors, it means that, if Jesus (Yehoshua) is our savior, it means he’s YHWH. This is also clearly shown to be a misunderstanding. All throughout the Old Testament, scriptures tell us YHWH sends saviors, such as:
Judges 3:9 And when the children of Israel cried unto YHWH, YHWH raised up a savior to the children of Israel, who saved them, even Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb’s younger brother.
Judges 3:15 But when the children of Israel cried unto YHWH, YHWH raised them up a savior, Ehud the son of Gera, a Benjamite, a man lefthanded: and by him the children of Israel sent a present unto Eglon the king of Moab.
2 Kings 13:4-5 Then Jehoahaz entreated the favor of YHWH, and YHWH listened to him; for He saw the oppression of Israel, how the king of Aram oppressed them. And YHWH gave Israel a savior, so that they went out from under the hand of the Syrians: and the children of Israel dwelt in their tents, as beforetime.
Nehemiah 9:27 Therefore thou deliveredst them into the hand of their enemies, who vexed them: and in the time of their trouble, when they cried unto thee, thou heardest them from heaven; and according to thy manifold mercies Thou gave them saviors, who saved them out of the hand of their enemies.
Obadiah 1:21 And saviors shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be YHWH’s.
YHWH Appoints & Anoints Saviors
We know Moses and Noah were a couple of other saviors sent by YHWH to lead people out of danger and into protection. But these saviors can only save because YHWH is with them (in plan and purpose). Just because they (Moses, Noah, Jesus (Yehoshua), and other prophets) performed miracles, prophesied, and saved people doesn’t mean they’re YHWH. The prophets of YHWH can perform miracles for Him, but it’s not them doing it, it’s YHWH inside of them who does the works, like Jesus (Yehoshua) said in John 14:10.
Acts 2:22 Men of Israel, listen to this message: Yehoshua of Nazareth was a man certified by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know.
Jesus (Yehoshua) was certified to them through the miracles that YHWH did through him. That is what it means that his Father was his second witness certifying he was who he said he was.
John 14:10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me? The words I say to you, I do not speak on my own. Instead, it is the Father dwelling in me, performing His works.
John 10:37 If I am not doing the works of my Father, then do not believe me. 38 But if I am doing them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works themselves, so that you may know and understand that the Father is in me, and I in the Father.”
We know Jesus (Yehoshua) never claimed to be YHWH. He always said that he wasn’t speaking on his own authority and he was commanded on what to say by his Father (Acts 3:22, Deut 18:18) and the Father was working miracles through him, and that he couldn’t do anything on his own power (John 5:30). All of the anointed, appointed prophets could say the same thing.
YHWH saves people through His anointed men that He sends to do His will. When He says there are no other saviors beside Him it means there are no other pagan gods that will save anyone. Those false gods can’t save you, only YHWH can. And YHWH saves people through the men He appoints and anoints.
Isaiah 43:10 “You are My witnesses,” declares YHWH, “And My servant whom I have chosen, So that you may know and believe Me And understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, And there will be none after Me. 11 “I, even I, am YHWH, And there is no savior besides Me. 12 “It is I who have declared and saved and proclaimed, And there was no strange gods among you; So you are My witnesses,” declares YHWH, “And I am Elohim.
So there will be no other strange or pagan gods to save anyone, only YHWH can save people, and He does that through men, His anointed ones, His witnesses. Just as YHWH was Jesus (Yehoshua)’s second witness in John 8, the prophets are the second witnesses to YHWH! They are His witnesses. In Isaiah 43, YHWH is saying there are no other saviors except the ones I send to you, my second witnesses! They testify about YHWH doing the miracles and doing the saving through them (the ones He’s appointed to do His will).
YHWH’s Saviors Call People To Repentance
Another savior of YHWH’s was Jonah, who went to Ninevah and pleaded with them to repent. Noah told people to repent. Moses told the Israelites to repent. Joshua told people to repent of worrying about the bad report and being disappointed and pessimistic. John the Baptist and Jesus (Yehoshua) told people to repent. When people repent and go and sin no more, there is no more danger to be worried about. The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life and the promised land (if we listen to His saviors, the prophets we will gain eternal life).