Hashmallim Angels

In Judaism, the Hashmallim Are Known for Love, Kindness, Mercy

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The hashmallim is a group of Jewish angels who are are known for their love, kindness, and mercy. They are most commonly known as the dominions angel rank. In the mystical branch of Judaism called Kabbalah, archangel Zadkiel (the angel of mercy) leads the hashmallim.

Expressing Unconditional Love to People

Hashmallim angels are messengers of God's unconditional love to humans. 

The love of the hashmallim shows people that none of their sins is too great to block God's great love for them.

No matter what they've said or done so far in their lives, people can always count on God's love being there for them, hashmillim angels say. They encourage people to have confidence that God will always be willing to meet them where they are and help them grow spiritually, once they ask God for help.

Love that the hasmallim express also helps people understand that they don't need to try to earn God's love by trying to prove to him that they're somehow good enough for it. The unconditional love that hashmallim angels deliver frees people to relax knowing that God already loves them and so is for them (not against them) as they go through life.

Hasmallim angels encourage people that they don't need to worry about missing out on God's love because of their bad mistakes; nor do they have to work hard striving to achieve God's love through their good choices. The hashmallim tell people to simply respond to God's love by loving him back the best they can.

Motivating People to Be Kind to Others

The hashmallim also motivate people to choose kindness in the ways they relate to their fellow human beings. They send thoughts directly into people's minds, giving them fresh ideas about kind words to communicate to others and kind actions to take to help others.

If people have broken relationships with difficult people in their lives -- from family members and friends, to coworkers and neighbors -- hashmallim angels urge them to be kind to each other by working together with love and respect to resolve their conflicts and reconcile their relationships.

Delivering God's Mercy to People

Sometimes God assigns angels from the hashmallim rank to act as messengers through which he sends his divine mercy into the lives of people who need it.

Hashmallim angels may visit people on missions of mercy to correct unjust circumstances. The hashmallim bring solutions to problems of injustice, giving people opportunities to overcome situations in which they're being treated unfairly.

The hashmallim also carry out God's judgments against sin in ways that reflect his mercy for the people involved. In the Torah and Bible, the angels who angels who helped destroy the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah because of widespread sin there were from the hashmallim (dominions) order.

Another famous story involving hashmallim angels features the leader of this angelic rank: Archangel Zadkiel, the angel of mercy. According to Jewish tradition, Zadkiel was the angel who showed up to mercifully stop the prophet Abraham from sacrificing his son Isaac to God after Abraham passed God's test of faith.

Helping People Be Merciful to Others through Forgiveness

Forgiveness is another key part of the way that hashmallim angels express the quality of mercy in the world.

They encourage and empower people to forgive those who have hurt or offended to them. The hashmallim remind people that God is graciously willing to forgive them for their sins whenever they confess and repent of them. Since forgiveness is always available to them when they make mistakes, hashmallim angels point out, people should always be willing to forgive others who make mistakes.

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