I remembered (emnhsqhn). First aorist passive indicative of the common verb mimnhskw, to remind. Peter recalls the very words of Jesus as reported in Acts 1:5 . Peter now understands this saying of Jesus as he had not done before. That is a common experience with us all as new experiences of grace open richer veins in God's truth ( John 12:16 ). Peter clearly sees that the water baptism is merely the symbol or picture of the spiritual baptism in the heart.